Old Man with Staff, Seated, Looking Up
Red chalk on paper; ruled border in red chalk.
19 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches (491 x 371 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Signed and dated at, lower left, "B. Picart f. 6em novemb. 1723"; inscribed in red chalk below ruled border, "44"; in pen and black ink, "59".
John MacGowan (d.1803), Edinburgh (Lugt 1496); 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.
Denison, Cara D. French Drawings, 1550-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, no. 35.
MacGowan, John, -1803, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.