Dirk Maas

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Dirk Maas
Cavalry Leaving a Burning City
Black chalk and watercolor in gray, green, blue, yellow, and red, on paper; framing line in black chalk.
Full sheet: 8 3/16 x 10 15/16 inches (208 x 278 mm); design area: 6 1/8 x 7 15/16 inches (156 x 202 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 160a

Signed at lower left corner, in black chalk, "D: Maas". Inscribed on the verso, at upper left, in red chalk, "£ 6-5".
Watermark: Fragment, illegible.

Probably W.H. Barnard; possibly his sale, London, Sotheby's, 7-8 April 1893, one of three in lot 64: "Sketches of Landscapes with figures (3)" (to Fairfax Murray); 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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Barnard, W. H., former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, John Pierpont, 1837-1913, former owner.

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