Nicolaas Pietersz Berchem

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Nicolaas Pietersz Berchem
1620-1683
Sleeping Soldier Wrapped in a Cloak
Black and white chalk, on blue paper.
12 3/8 x 10 1/6 inches (314 x 256 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Gerrit P. Van de Bovenkamp.
1982.74

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Inscribed at lower right corner, in black ink, "g (?) co". On the verso, in graphite, at upper center, "No ["o" in superscript] 1505"; and at lower left, "J. Miel 1505".
Provenance: 
Sale, London, Christie's, 5 April 1977, lot 17, repr.; Francis Thompson, Cape Town, South Africa; acquired from Richard Day Ltd., London.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 237.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 21.

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Watermark: none visible through lining.

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