Inscribed at lower center, inverted, in pen and brown ink, "Pa mi["mi" in superscript]"; numbered at upper left, inverted, in graphite, "113".
Stampfle, Felice. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Dover, 1978, no. 115, repr.
This drawing represents a plan for a wall panel and shows Piranesi's evolution away from the curving Venetian Rococo of a similar earlier sketch at the Morgan (inv. 1966.11:13) and towards to an all'antica classicism. The inscription at top is a measurement -- 4 1/4 Roman palms -- indicating that this was probably a design for a real interior rather than a mere exercise in form. The intended purpose of the plan, however, has not been identified.
Morgan, Jane Norton, 1868-1925, former owner.
Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1892-1960, former owner.
Morgan, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1900-1982, former owner.