Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Sketches for Candelabra
Pen and brown ink on paper.
8 3/16 x 5 3/16 inches (207 x 132 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
Numbered at upper center, inverted, in graphite, "73".
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. 95, repr.
This drawing was once joined to 1966.11:94 as a single sheet, and the ornamental motifs seen there probably represent alternate ideas for some of the elements in the cadelabra (or perhaps one candelabrum, in variant sketches) depicted here.
On same mat as 1966.11:94.
Morgan, Jane Norton, 1868-1925, former owner.
Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1892-1960, former owner.
Morgan, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1900-1982, former owner.