Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Chair with Shield Back
Pen and brown ink on paper; extraneous lines in black chalk.
3 1/16 x 1 7/8 inches (77 x 48 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:102

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Inscribed on verso, in graphite, "Nine Inches hig[h] / five Inches hi[gh]".
Watermark: Circle with three mounts and letter "G", 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. 102, repr.

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On same mat as 1966.11:93; 104; 105.

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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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