Jan Asselijn

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Jan Asselijn
-1652
The Aqueducts at Frascati
Black and gray washes, over graphite, on paper; outlines incised with a stylus; framing line in black ink.
7 3/8 x 10 inches (187 x 255 mm)
Purchased as the gift of the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres.
1969.8
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Inscribed on slip of paper pasted on the verso, at upper left, in an old hand, in brown ink, "Vestiges des acqueducs de Frescati"; below this, in graphite, "P" and "33" (encircled); at lower left, in graphite, "AN" and "No ["o" in superscript] 844"; at lower right, in an eighteenth-century hand, in graphite, "Asselyn"; and below this, in graphite, "D 30805" (i.e. Colnaghi stock number).
Provenance: 
Hendrik van Eyl Sluyter (1741-1816), Amsterdam; his sale, Amsterdam, van der Schley...de Vries, 26 June 1814, Album F, one of two in lot 25 (to "de Vries" for 256 fl.); Prestel(?); Hendrick van Cranenburgh (1754-1832), Amsterdam; his sale, Amsterdam, Roos...Engelberts, 26-7 October 1858, lot 158 (to "Gruyter" for 31 fl.); William Pitcairn Knowles (1820-94), Rotterdam and Wiesbaden (Lugt 2643); his sale, Amsterdam, Frederik Muller and Co., 25-6 June 1895, lot 12 (with lot 13 to "Frederik Muller and Co." for 42 fl.); Peter Vischer-Burckhardt (1869-1947), Basel and Schloss Wildenstein, near Basel; A.W.M. Mensing (1866-1936), Amsterdam; his sale, Amsterdam, Frederik Muller and Co., 27-9 April 1937, lot 8 (to van de Mandele for 40 fl.); W. van de Mandele, Bloemendaal; Mrs. A.C.R. van de Mandele-Vermeer, Bloemendaal; her sale, Amsterdam, Mak van Waay, 18 December 1968, lot 238b (with lot 238a to Colnaghi for 2350 fl.); acquired from P. & D. Colnaghi and Co. (dealer), London.
Bibliography: 

Exhibition of Old Master and English Drawings, P. and D. Colnaghi, London, 1969, no. 33.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Sixteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969-1971. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973, p. 108.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 1.

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Engraved by Gabriel Perelle (c. 1603-1677); (Hollstein I, 1949, 44, nos. 15-32).

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