Abraham Bloemaert

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Abraham Bloemaert
1564-1651
A Clump of Three Trees
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk, gray wash, watercolor in green, yellow, and brown, with touches of white, on paper tinted pale pink.
11 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches (285 x 190 mm)
Purchased as the gift of the Fellows.
1972.9
Inscription: 

Inscribed on verso, in an old calligraphic hand, in brown ink, "Roeland Savery f."; above this, in graphite, "R. SAVERY".

Provenance: 
Possibly Dr. Edward Peart (no mark; see Lugt 891-92); acquired from P. & D. Colnaghi, London.
Bibliography: 

Stampfle, Felice, with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1991, p. 20, no. 34 repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Seventeenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1972-1974. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976, p. 153-54.
Rubens and Rembrandt in Their Century, Paris, Institut Néerlandais; Antwerp, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten; London, British Museum; and New York, The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1979-80, no. 43, repr.

Notes: 

Watermark: double-headed eagle, surmounted by single crown, with initials FB (close to Heawood 1300).

Associated names: 

Peart, Edward, former owner.

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