Philips Koninck

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Philips Koninck
Woman Carrying a Torch
Pen and brown ink and wash, on paper; traces of framing line in brown ink.
5 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches (144 x 117 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 213b

Watermark: none.


Inscribed on the verso, at lower center, by the artist, in red chalk, "p. koning"; at right, in graphite, "Cat / Flinck"; and numbered at center, also in graphite, "31661".

Nicolaes Anthonis Flinck (1646-1723), Rotterdam (no mark; see Lugt 959); Sir John Charles Robinson (1824-1913), Edinburgh and London (Lugt 1433); his sale ["Well-Known Amateur"], London, Christie's, 12-14 May 1902, lot 179 (as Salomon Koninck to Fairfax Murray for £2.5.0); Charles Fairfax Murray, London (as Philips Koninck); from whom purchased in 1910 by J. Pierpont Morgan (no mark; see Lugt 1509).
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Flinck, Nicolaes Anthonis, 1646-1723, former owner.
Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 118.

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