Dirk Maas

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Dirk Maas
Mounted Huntsman and another with his Horn Resting under a Tree
Black chalk and watercolor in green, gray, blue, yellow, and brown, with a few accents in black ink, on paper; framing line in black chalk.
Full sheet: 8 1/8 x 12 1/8 inches (206 x 309 mm); design area: 5 3/8 x 9 7/16 inches (136 x 240 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 160b

Signed at lower left, in black chalk, "D: Maas. F". Inscribed in lower right corner of sheet, in graphite, "K/- and No ["o" in superscript] 18".
Watermark: Rampant lion, holding wheat sheaves and sword, on shield, within a double circle surmounted by a crown, above monogram letters "GVH" (similar to Heawood, no. 3145). Seven Provinces.

Probably Dr. Edward Riggall, London; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 6-8 June 1901, lot 518: "D. Maas. Landscapes with figures, signed; others by N. Maas; etc. (7)" (to Fairfax Murray for £5.5.0); 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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Rigall, Edward, Dr., former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, John Pierpont, 1837-1913, former owner.

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