Workshop of Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Sketch of Capital with Dolphin and Acanthus. Verso: Sketches of animal claw furniture leg, putto head, and rococo frame
Graphite on paper; verso: black chalk.
5 x 9 9/16 inches (127 x 242 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
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Numbered at lower left, in graphite, "56".
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.
Stampfle, Felice. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Dover, 1978, no. 42, repr.
Morgan, Jane Norton, 1868-1925, former owner.
Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1892-1960, former owner.
Morgan, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1900-1982, former owner.