Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Sketch for Mantelpiece with Candelabra on Jamb
Pen and brown ink on paper.
4 1/16 x 3 5/8 inches (103 x 92 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:90

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Numbered at lower center, in graphite, "86".

Provenance: 
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. 90, repr.

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Drawing is on verso of a fragment of a letter written in pen and brown ink; see entry cited below for full transcription.
On same mat as 1966.11:87; 88; 91.

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Morgan, Jane Norton, 1868-1925, former owner.
Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1892-1960, former owner.
Morgan, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1900-1982, former owner.

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