Pieter de Grebber

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Pieter de Grebber
Sermon on the Mount
Black chalk, stumped, especially in upper section, with green watercolor, on paper; squared in black chalk.
10 7/8 x 9 inches (276 x 228 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 170

Inscribed at lower right corner, in brown ink, "Pinas"; on the verso, at lower left, in brown ink, "5031 n"; at left center, in graphite, "18"; and to the right of this, in another hand, also in graphite, "24 ["24" in superscript] 5 ["5" in subscript]".
Watermark: Double-headed eagle with crozier, over "C" and three balls (similar to Briquet, no. 1371: Loosduinen, 1599, or Rhijnsburg, 1600).

William Sharp, Manchester (Lugt 2650); his sale, London, Sotheby's, 1-14 March 1878, one of five in lot 655 (as Jan Pinas to "Jackson" for £1.15.0); 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.
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Pynas, Jan, 1583/4-1631, Formerly attributed to.
Sharp, William, active mid-19th century, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, John Pierpont, 1837-1913, former owner.

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