Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Ornament with Intertwined Dolphins
Pen and brown ink on paper cut at upper left corner; verso: graphite trials.
2 1/8 x 2 3/16 inches (54 x 56 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:105
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Numbered at left, in graphite, "13".

Provenance: 
Mrs. J. P. Morgan, New York; by descent to her sons Junius S. Morgan, Princeton and Paris (no mark, see Lugt 1536) and Henry S. Morgan, New York.
Bibliography: 

Stampfle, Felice. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Dover, 1978, no. 105, repr.

Notes: 

On same mat as 1966.11:93; 102; 104.

Associated names: 

Morgan, Jane Norton, 1868-1925, former owner.
Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1892-1960, former owner.
Morgan, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1900-1982, former owner.

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