Inscribed at left, in pen and brown ink, "giocoliere"; at right, "piante"; numbered at lower center, in graphite, "33"; inscribed on verso, in pen and brown ink, "due cornucopi".
Watermark: Six-pointed star inside circle, surmounted by a cross, centered on chain line, fragment.
Stampfle, Felice. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Dover, 1978, no. 119.
One of a series of late drawings by Piranesi showing vases and other decorative objects not as isolated design studies, but rather set within compositions - in this example perhaps in a garden, given the indication of "piante" (plants); see also 1966.11:116 and 1966.11:118. The function of these drawings is unclear, for they do not relate to any of Piranesi's printed works.
On same mat as 1966.11:116.
Morgan, Jane Norton, 1868-1925, former owner.
Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1892-1960, former owner.
Morgan, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1900-1982, former owner.