Autograph letter signed : Rome, to Charles Townley, 1772 Aug. 3.

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Record ID: 
193829
Accession number: 
MA 4220
Author: 
Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, 1720-1778.
Credit: 
Purchased as the gift of Mr. John P. Morgan II, Miss Julia P. Wightman, and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, in memory of Mrs. J. P. Morgan, 1985.
Description: 
1 item (2 p.) : ill. ; 30.7 cm
Notes: 

With an autograph draft of Townley's reply, dated Naples, 14 August 1772; cataloged individually as MA 4220.1; see related record for more information.

Summary: 

Praising him as a collector; with a pen and ink study by Piranesi of the Warwick Vase drawn as a heading for the letter.

Provenance: 
Purchased as the gift of Mr. John P. Morgan II, Miss Julia P. Wightman, and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman in memory of Mrs. J.P. Morgan in 1985.