Attributed to Jan Asselijn

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Attributed to Jan Asselijn
-1652,
An Artist Seated on the Ground, Sketching
Black chalk on paper; framing line in graphite.
5 15/16 x 6 13/16 inches (151 x 173 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Catherine Warner.
1974.69
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Inscribed on the verso, in graphite, at center, "889"; at lower center, "34 N"; at left, "#249"; and at lower left corner, "Jan Asslyn (eigen Portret) 1610 / b:j genaamd Krabbetje".
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Acquired from C.G. Boerner, Düsseldorf (through whose Leipzig gallery the drawing had passed in 1937).
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Seventeenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1972-1974. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976, p. 150.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 2.
Burlington Magazine, CXVI, November 1974, cxxxiv, repr.

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