Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Six Roman Masks. Verso: Mounted Rider with Shield and Spear and Pedimented Niche
Pen and brown ink on paper; verso: black chalk.
8 x 13 7/16 inches (203 x 342 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:43

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Inscribed with initials at upper right, in graphite, "B.P", with line leading from initials to mask at lower right; inscribed on verso, in within niche, in graphite, "Mezzo".
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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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