Jan de Bisschop

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Jan de Bisschop
Portrait of the Genoese Nobleman Gerolamo Moneglia (after Anthony van Dyck)
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk, on paper.
11 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches (286 x 190 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 229a

Inscribed at lower edge, by the artist, in brown ink, "Anth. van Dyck [macron over y and c] pinxit" and "Girolamo Moneglia Nobile Genoese"; at lower right, in another hand, in paler brown ink, "J. Episcopius delin". On the old mount: at lower center, in brown ink, "Biscop"; in upper left corner, in graphite, "362"; and in lower right corner, "c.cd". On the verso of the old mount: at upper center, with Knapton code, in brown ink, "W. 26"; and at upper right corner, "5.N / L.24"; at upper left corner, in another hand, in graphite, "362"; and at upper center, also in graphite, "Drawing by Biscop" and "298".

George Knapton (1698-1778), London; bequeathed by him to General George Morrison (1704?-1799), London; Knapton-Morrison sale, London, T. Philipe, 25 May-3 June 1807, one of two (as John Bischop) in lot 82 (with lot 81 to "Mr. Robertson" for £0.18.0); 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.

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. 118.


Watermark: none visible through lining.
Drawing is a copy of Anthony van Dyck's portrait of the Genoese nobleman Gerolamo Moneglia. The current location of the van Dyck painting is unknown.

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Van Dyck, Anthony, 1599-1641 Copy after.
Knapton, George, 1698-1778, former owner.
Morrison, George, 1704?-1799, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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