Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Sketch for Ornament with Griffin on Base
Red chalk, over black chalk, on paper cut to a trapezoid.
3 11/16 x 2 5/16 inches (95 x 60 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:101
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Numbered at lower right, in graphite, "5".
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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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Watermark: Fragment.
On same mat as 1966.11:19; 20; 40.

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