Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Download image: 
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

Download verso image: 
Inscription: 
Watermark: Countermark: BLAUW, fragment.
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. 75, repr.

Notes: 

On same mat as 1966.11:73; 74.

Watermark: 
Classification: 
Department: