Pieter Cornelisz Kunst

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Pieter Cornelisz Kunst
ca. 1484-1560/1
St. Augustine in a Landscape
Pen and black ink on paper; traces of a framing line in graphite.
design area: 8 9/16 inches (219 mm), diameter; on trimmed sheet (at both sides): 9 3/16 x 8 1/8 inches (234 x 206 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Jeanette Watson McElvenny, Duke Roberto Ferretti di Castelferretto, John H. Loudon, and Frits Markus.

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Dated at lower center, by the artist, "1532". Inscribed on verso, in graphite, "em.ne / A 615.1".

Edward Habich (Lugt 862); his sale, Stuttgart, Gutekunst, 27 April 1899, lot 150 (Hans Burgkmair; bought in for DM 85); W. Hauth, Frankfurt; C.R. Rudolf (Lugt S. 2811b); his sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby Mak van Waay, 18 April 1977, part I, lot 19, repr.

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. 30, no. 53.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. 242-43, 271-72 (Pieter Cornelisz. Kunst).
The Age of Bruegel: Netherlandish Drawings in the Sixteenth Century (checklist only). New York : The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1987, no. 41A.


Watermark: none.
The drawing is a design for a glass roundel.

Associated names: 

Habich, Edward, 1818-1901, former owner.
Hauth, W., former owner.
Rudolf, C. R. (C. Robert), former owner.
McElvenny, Jeanette Watson, Mrs., donor.
Ferretti, Roberto, Duke of Castelferretto, donor.
Loudon, John H., donor.
Markus, Frits, donor.