Gainsborough Dupont

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Gainsborough Dupont
Portrait of Thomas Gainsborough
ca. 1775
Black and white chalks, with white chalk worked wet on blue-green paper.
6 1/8 x 4 15/16 inches (156 x 124 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 64

Inscribed on verso in graphite in an elaborate script, "A Portrait of Gainsboro / by himself / May 4th [18]43".

Monkhouse; 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.
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Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Bolzoni, Marco S. Thomas Gainsborough : Experiments in Drawings. New York : The Morgan Library & Museum, 2018, p. 80, repr.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 64.

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