Watermark: Fleur-de-lis inside doube circle, mongram "CB" above, centered on chain line. Similar watermark on 1966.11:56 and 1966.11:55 and 1966.11:58
Denison, Cara, Myra Nan Rosenfeld, and Stephanie Wiles. Exploring Rome : Piranesi and His Contemporaries. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library; Montrǎl : Centre Canadien d'Architecture, 1993, no. 32, repr.
Numbered at lower right, in graphite, "57".
Borromini rebuilt the nave of the Lateran Basilica in a style that was decidedly out of fashion by Piranesi's generation. Yet Piranesi had long held a deep admiration for his predecessor. In this idea for the rebuilding of the Lateran, Piranesi planned to expand Borromini's series of pedimented aedicules from the nave into the transept and around the choir. A refinement of the idea is seen in 1966.11:58. This scheme is also seen in finished presentation drawings, the Tavola Quarta and Tavola Quinta, now at Columbia University's Avery Library.
Morgan, Jane Norton, 1868-1925, former owner.
Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1892-1960, former owner.
Morgan, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1900-1982, former owner.