Jacques-André Portail

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Jacques-André Portail
1695-1759
Lady Sketching at a Table
Black and red chalk, gray wash, with pink and blue watercolor, on paper.
10 1/16 x 8 3/8 inches (255 x 212 mm)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1907.
III, 98a
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Watermark: Horn with strap in crowned shield, above letters "VDL" (Vanderley; cf. Heawood 2749).

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Georges Cain, Paris, 1900; Eugene Glaenzer, New York; from whom purchased in 1907 by J. Pierpont Morgan (no mark; see Lugt 1509).
Bibliography: 

New York World's Fair : Illustrated Catalogue of an Exhibition Held on the Occasion of The New York World's Fair. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1939, no. 104.
Denison, Cara D. French Drawings, 1550-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, no. 46.
Denison, Cara D. French Master Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1993, no 44, repr.

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Cain, Georges, 1856-1919, former owner.
Glaenzer, Eugene, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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