Dirk Maes

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Dirk Maes
Six Scattered Horsemen and Two Pilgrims on Foot near a Wayside Shrine
Black chalk and gray wash, on paper; black chalk framing line beneath one of two framing lines in brown ink.
5 5/8 x 8 5/16 inches (143 x 211 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 160f

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Signed at lower left, in black chalk, "D: Maas".
Watermark: Monogram letters "Y" overlaid "S", "V" and "L" between "M" and "G". Monogram centers between chain lines.

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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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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