Claude Gellée, called Claude Lorrain
The Magdalen in the Desert
Pen and brown ink and brown wash, over black chalk, on paper.
4 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches (110 x 130 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
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Jonathan Richardson, Sr. (Lugt 2184); Frederick Lord Leighton of Stretton; his sale, London, Christie's, 16 July 1896, lot 452; 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.
Watermark: laid down.
Drawing shares mount with III, 79.