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

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.


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.
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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.


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.

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