Nicolaas Pietersz Berchem

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Nicolaas Pietersz Berchem
Landscape with Tobias and the Angel
Red chalk on paper; verso: a few pen trials in brown ink at lower center edge.
7 7/8 x 12 5/16 inches (200 x 313 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 206

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Inscribed on the verso, at upper center, in brown ink, "Berchem / ..." [illegible]; at lower right, twice in graphite, "17"; and at bottom right corner, in another hand, in brown ink, "No. ["o" in superscript]..." [obscured by glue stain in corner].
Watermark: Countermark: Letters "CD" (similar to Heawood, no. 61: [van de Velde drawing of ca. 1665-6 in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich]), Letters placed on either side of one chain line, joined by bottom serif.

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.


Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 206, repr.
Stampfle, Felice. Rubens and Rembrandt in Their Century : Flemish and Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century from The Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1979, no. 102, repr.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 23.