Hendrik Goudt

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Hendrik Goudt
Tobias and the Angel
Pen and brown ink on parchment.
7 9/16 x 9 7/8 inches (192 x 250 mm)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1900.
I, 146a

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The drawing served as a preparatory study for Goudt's engraving dated 1613 after the lost painting of "Tobias and the Angel", known as the "Large Tobias", by Adam Elsheimer (1578-1610), which survives in two copies, one in the National Gallery, London, and the other in the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen.


Signed at lower right corner, in brown ink, partially obliterated, "HG(in ligature)o...". Inscribed on the verso, in graphite, at lower center, "W.E. - Hawkins"; and below this, in another hand, "555".

Jean-Baptiste-Florentin-Gabriel de Meyron, Marquis de Lagoy (1764-1829), Aix-en-Provence (Lugt 1710); William Esdaile (1758-1837), London (Lugt 2617); his sale, London, Christie's, 18-25 June 1840, lot 581 (as Elsheimer): "Tobit and the angel, an exquisite drawing on vellum..." (to "White" for £1.3.0); J.H. Hawkins (1803-77), London and Bignor Parks, Sussex (no mark; see Lugt 1471); his sale, London, Sotheby's, 29-30 April 1850, lot 435 (as Goudt after Elsheimer to "Webster" for £4.14.0); Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London and Arlesford (Lugt 1227); his sale, London, Sotheby's, 15-19 June 1891, lot 555 (as Goudt after Elsheimer to "Keppel" for £6.0.0); Theodore Irwin (d. 1902), Oswego, NY (this drawing acquired by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1900 along with the Irwin collection of Rembrandt etchings, which included the Flight into Egypt [B. 56]; no mark; see Lugt 1540); J. Pierpont Morgan (no mark; see Lugt 1509).
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Heer, Guilliam de, ca. 1638-1681, Formerly attributed to.
Elsheimer, Adam, 1578-1610, after.
Meyron, Jean-Baptiste-Florentin-Gabriel de, Marquis de Lagoy, 1764-1829, former owner.
Esdaile, William, 1758-1837, former owner.
Hawkins, John Heywood, 1803-1877, former owner.
Haden, Francis Seymour, 1818-1910, former owner.
Irwin, Theodore, 1827-1902, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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