Copy after? Hieronymus Bosch
Group of Ten Spectators
Pen and brown ink on paper; framing line in brown ink.
4 7/8 x 4 15/16 inches (124 x 126 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
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Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink, "Rymsdyk's Museum"; below, in an old hand, in brown ink, "bosch". On verso, at upper center, in Rymsdyk's hand, in brown ink, "B1FX"; below, in graphite, "lived about 1600"; further below, "9"; at lower edge, illegible fragment of inscription in brown ink.
Jan van Rymsdyk (Lugt 2167); Tighe (according to Fairfax Murray); 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.