Attributed to Jan Miense Molenaar

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Attributed to Jan Miense Molenaar
approximately 1610-1668
Peasant Youth Holding a Tankard
Black chalk and gray wash, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
11 1/4 x 7 3/16 inches (285 x 183 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Frits Markus, The Hon. Harry F. Oppenheimer, and Paul W.L. Russell.

Watermark: Interlaced letters "CC", surmounted by an open crown, with double cross in center (similar to Heawood, no. 2896: Amsterdam, 1644).

Private collection, Holland; sale, Amsterdam, Christie's, 22 November 1982, lot 76, repr. (as attributed to Cornelis Saftleven); acquired from Richard Day Ltd., London.

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 255 (as Dutch school, formerly attributed to Cornelis Saftleven, c. 1640-50).
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 159.

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Anonymous, Dutch School, 17th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Saftleven, Cornelis, 1607-1681, Formerly attributed to.
Markus, Frits, donor.
Oppenheimer, Harry F., donor.
Russell, Paul W. L., donor.

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