Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Sketch for Ornament Showing Scabbard with Animal Head and Insignia of the Rezzonico Family for the Outermost Pilasters on the Façade of Santa Maria del Priorato
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk, on paper.
6 1/4 x 2 13/16 inches (159 x 72 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:52
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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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