Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Two Studies of Saskia Asleep
Pen and brown ink and wash, on laid paper; traces of framing line.
5 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches (130 x 171 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Inscribed at lower left, in Rymsdyk's hand, in brown ink, "Rymsdyk's M."; on the old mount, at lower center, also in Rymsdyk's hand, in brown ink, "Rembrandt"; at left, in another hand, in brown ink, "Born near Leyden 1606", and at right, "died at Amsterdam 167[?]"; on the verso of the mount, at upper center, also in Rymsdyk's hand, in brown ink, "BXI >?V[?V in ligature]/ BXI?V[?V in ligature]B / Rymsdyk [slashed through 4 times]".
Jan van Rymsdyk (fl. c. 1770), Bristol (Lugt 2167); Tighe; Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), London and Florence; from whom purchased through Galerie Alexandre Imbert, Rome, in 1909 by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see Lugt 1509); his son, J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.