Numbered at lower left, in graphite, "76".
Stampfle, Felice. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Dover, 1978, no. 44, repr.
On same mat as 1966.11:45.
Together with 1966.11:43 and 45, these studies, drawn in Piranesi's late style, also date from his time in Pompeii near the end of his life. The masks are similar to those found in many paintings, mosaics, and tombs at Pompeii, for example the masks at the tomb of the Istacidi family, located outside the city's Herculaneum Gate (show in situ in another of Piranesi's views, a sheet now in Copenhagen). 1966.11:45 was once joined to the bottom of this sheet.
Morgan, Jane Norton, 1868-1925, former owner.
Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1892-1960, former owner.
Morgan, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1900-1982, former owner.