Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Study of Statue of Draped Seated Female Figure Holding a Serpent
Pen and gray ink, with brown and gray wash, over black chalk, on paper; pen and gray ink trials at upper left and upper right.
9 5/16 x 6 1/4 inches (237 x 165 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:128
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Inscribed at upper right, in pen and gray ink, "Gustinian"; numbered at lower left, in graphite, "45".
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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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