Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Prison Interior of a Great Hall with Piers and Arches Pierced by Grated Oculi, and Figures in Foreground
ca. 1740-1750
Pen and brown ink, with gray and brown wash, over black chalk, on paper; framing line in pen and brown ink.
7 3/16 x 9 11/16 inches (183 x 246 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:16

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Numbered at lower right, in graphite, "25".
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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.
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Watermark: Fragment of circle.

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