Copy after Abraham Bloemaert

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Copy after Abraham Bloemaert
1564-1651
Cimon and Pero in Prison
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, with opaque lead white (partially oxidized), on paper.
sheet: 11 15/16 x 7 7/8 inches (303 x 201 mm); design area: 8 1/4 inches (209 mm), circular, diameter
Bequest of Mrs. Ernest Ash.
1981.34
Inscription: 

Inscribed in upper right corner, in brown ink, "R.90"; on verso, at lower right in graphite, "Spranger".

Provenance: 
Godin-Deheselle (collection stamp in purple ink on verso; not in Lugt); Dr. Curt Glaser, former director of the Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin; his widow, Maria Milch Glaser, later Mrs. Ernest Ash, New York.
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. 21, no. 37 (repr.).

Notes: 

Watermark: fragment of the arms of Amsterdam (cf. Heawood 344; Churchill 10-11). The original drawing after which the present copy was made is in a Belgian private collection.

Associated names: 

Godin-Deheselle, former owner.
Glaser, Curt, 1879-1943, former owner.
Ash, Ernest, Mrs., former owner.

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