Anthony van Dyck
Diana and Endymion
Pen and brown ink and wash, with white opaque watercolor, on blue laid paper, faded to green gray.
7 1/2 x 9 inches (190 x 228 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
William Young Ottley (no mark; see Lugt 2662-65); possibly his sale, London, T. Philipe, 11-14 April 1804, one of four in lot 430 ("Van Dyck. Four-Narcissus, ... Studies of Heads ... and two sheets of pen sketches, one on both sides"); Samuel Woodburn (no mark; see Lugt 2584); Sir Thomas Lawrence (Lugt 2445; not in "Lawrence Gallery: Second Exhibition", 1835); Samuel Woodburn (no mark; see Lugt 2584; Lawrence-Woodburn sale, London, Christie's, 12-14 June 1860. lot 1211 ("Dyck [A. van].-Venus supporting the dead body of Adonis-pen and bistre wash"; to Seymour for £1.4.0); presumably H. Danby Seymour (no mark; see Lugt 176); not in his sale, London, Sotheby's, 20 May 1875; Jacob de Vos Jbzn (Lugt 1450); his sale, Amsterdam, Roos, Muller ..., 22-24 May 1883, lot 145 ("Couple amoureux. Croquis à la plume sur papier bleu.-Hauteur 19 largeur 22.5 cent. Collection Sir Thomas Lawrence"; to Thibaudeau for Fl.510; Sir Francis Seymour Haden (Lugt 1227); his sale, London, Sotheby's, 15-19 June 1891, lot 546 ("Venus and Adonis, pen and bistre"; to Fairfax Murray for £4.4.0); 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.