Charles Beale's Sketchbook
Red chalk, some with touches of black ink, on paper; except fol. 8, in graphite on paper.
8 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches (225 x 171 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Title page inscribed, "Charles Beale / 1st Book. 1679. / Charles Beale's Book".
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: fleur-de-lis (Heawood 1785).
Original drawings (68), 65 of which are portraits.