Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Sketches for the Prow of a Ship
Pen and brown ink on light brown paper, irregularly trimmed and pasted down.
5 7/8 x 8 1/8 inches (149 x 208 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:120
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Numbered at lower center, in graphite, "62".

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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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Stampfle, Felice. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Dover, 1978, no. 120, repr.

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