Numbered at lower right, in graphite, "40".
Stampfle, Felice. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Dover, 1978, no. 125, repr.
This drawing is a copy of plate 3 from the suite of Antique and Egyptian Vases in Johann Fischer von Ehrlach's Entwurf einer Historischen Architektur of 1721. Although the drawing cannot be by Piranesi himself, the sheet came to the Morgan,with the large group of drawings that descend from Piranesi's workshop, so it is presumably a copy made by one of Piranesi's assistants. See also 1966.11:125, another copy from Fischer's suite of vases. The vase also appears at the bottom of Piranesi's own sheet of studies after Fischer, 1966.11:17.
On same mat as 1966.11:125.
Morgan, Jane Norton, 1868-1925, former owner.
Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1892-1960, former owner.
Morgan, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1900-1982, former owner.