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Two Men Holding Long Staffs (recto); Proof impression of part of an etching, and scribbles in the artist's hand (verso)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Pen and brown ink
6 9/16 x 8 3/8in. (16.6 x 21.3cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Erased annotation in graphite on recto, "Eg....dro" (?). Annotations on verso: in graphite, "10"; in red chalk, "D."

Marking: At center foreground, unidentified collector's stamp (Lugt 735a), formerly identified with Gabriel Decamps (Paris 1803-1860 Fontainebleau); at rigt, stamp in blue ink of unidentified collector.
Donor: Walter C. Baker
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Walter C. Baker Collection of Drawings," June 2, 1960–September 4, 1960.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings from New York Collections. III: The Eighteenth Century in Italy," January 30, 1971–March 21, 1971.

Claus Virch Master Drawings in the Collection of Walter C. Baker. New York, 1962, cat. no. 64, p. 41.

Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, vol. III: Eighteenth Century Italian Drawings. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1971, cat. no. 238, ill.

Jacob Bean, William M. Griswold 18th Century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, cat. no. 165, fig. no. 165, pp. 173-74, ill.

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