Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Sketches of Figure and Vases
Pen and brown ink on paper.
6 x 10 inches (152 x 254 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:116
Inscription: 

Inscribed at right, in pen and brown ink, "Vaso Ville Medici".

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. 116, repr.

Notes: 

Drawing is on verso of a fragment of a list of Piranesi publications in a clerical hand. See entry cited below for transcription.
On same mat as 1966.11:119.

Associated names: 

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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