Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Studies from the Antique with Rams' Heads, Barbarian Trophies, and Figures of Victory
Red and black chalk on paper, trimmed irregularly along right edge.
18 3/8 x 14 11/16 inches (467 x 374 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:34

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Watermark: Fleur-de-lis inside doube circle, mongram "CB" above, centered on chain line. Same watermark on 1966.11:33.

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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. 34, repr.

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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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