Gérard de Lairesse

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Gérard de Lairesse
Allegory of War
Pen and brown ink and wash, pen and black ink and wash, and gray-blue wash, over red chalk, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
12 6/16 x 17 7/16 inches (320 x 443 mm)
Purchased as the gift of the Fellows.

Watermark: none.


Inscribed (signed?) at lower left, in black ink, "Gerard Lairesse". On the verso of the old lining, at upper left, in the hand of van der Marck Ægzn, in graphite, "Een Zinnebeld door / Gerard De Lairesse / N. 570... / te Amst. in Sept 1766[?] / /... / ... / ... / ..." [computations]; at upper right corner, in a different hand, in black ink, "partie du No ["o" in superscript] / 185 / 9 desseins"; below and to the left of this, in the same hand, "a ce no ["o" in superscript] 18 de plus"; in the lower right corner, the Colnaghi stock number, in graphite, "A 19170"; below this, in an older hand, in graphite, "£0.18.0"; below this, in brown ink," /20"; and at lower center, in graphite, "Lag[?] en geld".

Johan van der Marck Ægzn (1707-72), Leiden (Lugt 3001); acquired from P. & D. Colnaghi and Co., London.
Associated names: 

Marck, Johan van der, 1707-1772, former owner.


A review of acquisitions, 1949-1968 / Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : The Library, 1969, p. 152.
Adams, Frederick B., Jr. Tenth Annual Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1960, p. 57.

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