David Bailly

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David Bailly
Portrait of Johan Rutgers
Point of brush and gray wash, with pen and black ink, on paper; traces of framing line in brown ink.
6 7/16 x 5 1/8 inches (163 x 130 mm), oval
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 119

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Inscribed on the verso of the old mount, at center, in brown ink, "Jhr["r" in superscript] Rutgertius Hensii Swager, Ambassadeur van den Koning van Zweeden-".
Watermark: none visible through lining.

Griffier François Fagel the Elder (1659-1746), The Hague; his nephew, Griffier Hendrick Fagel the Elder (1706-90), The Hague; his grandson, Griffier Hendrick Fagel the Younger (1765-1838), The Hague and London; sale [François Fagel the Elder], London, T. Philipe, 20-25 May 1799, one of two (with I, 118) in lot 225: "Mierevelt, Michel Janssen, Two portraits of gentlemen-pen and Indian ink, very highly finished" (to Palmerston for £1.12.0); Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston (1739-1802), Broadlands, near Romsey, Hampshire, and London; his son, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865), Broadlands and London; his widow, Mary (née Clavering), Lady Palmerston (d. 1869), Broadlands; her grandson, the Rt. Hon. Evelyn Ashley (1836-1908), Broadlands; his sale, London, Christie's, 24 April 1891, one of two (with I, 118) in lot 133 (as Miereveldt to Fairfax Murray for £1.6.0); 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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Miereveld, Michiel van, 1567-1641, Formerly attributed to.
Fagel, François, 1659-1746, former owner.
Fagel, Hendrik, 1706-1790, former owner.
Fagel, Hendrik, 1765-1838, former owner.
Temple, Henry, Viscount Palmerston, 1739-1802, former owner.
Temple, Henry John, Viscount Palmerston, 1784-1865, former owner.
Temple, Mary, Lady Palmerston, d. 1869, former owner.
Ashley, Evelyn, 1836-1907, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 119, repr. (as Michiel van Miereveldt).
Rembrandt and his century : Dutch drawings of the seventeenth century : from the collection of Frits Lugt, Institut néerlandais, Paris, New York-Paris, 1977-1978. New York: Pierpont Morgan Library; Paris: Institut néerlandais, 1977, under no. 4, n. 7 (as Bailly).
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 6.

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