Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Prison Interior with Figures Mounting a Stairway
ca. 1740-50
Pen and brown ink and gray wash, red chalk and red chalk wash, over brown ink on paper.
8 7/16 x 5 15/16 inches (215 x 152 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:15
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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. 15, repr.

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Watermark: Shield surrounded by double chain and emblems, fragment.

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