After Jean-François de Troy

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After Jean-François de Troy
1679-1752
Discovery of the New World
Pen and black ink on paper, inscribed with stylus; verso rubbed with chalk.
8 3/4 x 15 7/8 inches (222 x 404 mm)
Purchased as the gift of the Fellows.
1965.9

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Inscribed at lower center margin in pen and brown ink, "De Troy - for the Republick of Genoa 1718".
Watermark: IHS and cross in an circle, centered between two chain lines, cross rising from crossbar of "H"(Christogram).

Provenance: 
John MacGowan (Lugt 1496); Sir Bruce Ingram (Lugt S. 1495a); P & D Colnaghi and Co., Ltd., London.
Bibliography: 

Adams, Frederick B., Jr. Fourteenth Annual Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1965 & 1966. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1967, p. 122-123.
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 173.

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Corrections in the hand of the artist on added pieces of paper in right half of drawing.

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MacGowan, John, -1803, former owner.
Ingram, Bruce, Sir, former owner.

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