Dirk Maas

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Dirk Maas
Horseman Addressing Two Foot Travelers Resting near a Wayside Shrine and Rustic Chapel
Black chalk, with pen and black ink snd wash, on paper; trace of framing line in black chalk.
5 7/16 x 8 1/16 inches (138 x 205 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 160c

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Signed at lower left corner, in black chalk, "D: Maas".
Watermark: Grapes below a cartouche with letters "AGOVRBERO", surmounted by a crown (similar to Churchill, no. 476: France, 1680). Placed across chain lines with word running along chain line, grapes with thick, hollow stem.

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.

Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 142.

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Associated names: 

Rigall, Edward, Dr., former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, John Pierpont, 1837-1913, former owner.

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