Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Three Sketches for a Mantelpiece with Tablet and Festoons at Center of Lintel and Medallion at End. Verso: Profile and computations
Pen and brown ink on paper cut to an L-shape; verso: black and red chalk.
7 1/4 x 12 3/4 (bottom) inches (185 x 324 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:75

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Watermark: Countermark: BLAUW, fragment.

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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. 75, repr.

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On same mat as 1966.11:73; 74.

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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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