31 January 2013
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Mogliano 1720-1778 Rome)
A standing man wearing a hat, seen from behind
4 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. (11 x 8.6 cm.)
Samuel Wagstaff, Jr.
The Estate of Robert Mapplethorpe; Christie's, New York, 10 January 1990, lot 68.
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A drawing with comparable figures datable circa 1770-5 was formerly in the Witt collection (H. Thomas, The Drawings of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, New York, 1954, no. 76).
Please note the additional provenance:
With Nicolas Joly at Galerie Yves Mikaeloff, Paris 1990.
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