Master of the Death of Absalom

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Master of the Death of Absalom
active approximately 1490-1510
St. George and the Dragon
Brush and pen and black ink, with opaque blue and white opaque watercolor, on paper prepared with dark gray ground.
Diameter: 7 15/16 inches (200 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 251
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Lettered on shield, in brush and black ink, at left, "RO"; at right, "MCC".
Watermark: Gothic letter "P". Partly obscured by lining and lead white on drawing.

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Nicholas Lanier? (Lugt 2908); Sir John Charles Robinson (according to Fairfax Murray; no mark; see Lugt 1433); not in his sale, Christie's, 12-14 May 1902; 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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Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 125.
Stampfle, Felice, with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1991, p. 7, no. 8.

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Anonymous, German School, 15th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, German School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, Flemish School, 15th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, Flemish School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, Dutch School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Lanier, Nicholas, former owner.
Robinson, J. C., (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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