Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Design for a Vase with Masks and Bird Heads on Handles and Three Nude Figures Bowing Before a Bird in a Temple in Central Register
Pen and gray ink, with gray wash, on paper; framing line in pen and brown ink.
8 5/16 x 4 13/16 inches (211 x 122 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:124
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Numbered at lower right, in graphite, "40".
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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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On same mat as 1966.11:125.
Not fully convincing as being by Piranesi's own hand and may be the work of pupil(s) or assistant(s).

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