Attributed to David Bailly
Portrait of Johan Rutgers
Point of brush and gray wash, with some work in 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.
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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-".
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.
Watermark: none visible through lining.