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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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).

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.

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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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