Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Large Villa with Semi-Circular Colonnaded Porch and Garden. Verso: Fragmentary sketch of a Prison
Pen and brown ink, with gray-brown wash, over black chalk, on laid paper; verso: pen and brown and brown wash, over black chalk.
4 7/8 x 7 7/16 inches (124 x 190 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:1

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Numbered at lower left, in graphite, "109".

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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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Stampfle, Felice. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Dover, 1978, no. 1, repr.

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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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