Copy after Gabriel Metsu

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Copy after Gabriel Metsu
1629-1669
Young Man in a Fur Cap Seated Writing
Black chalk on paper.
8 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches (216 x 182 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 145
Inscription: 

Inscribed on the verso, in graphite, at upper left corner, "c 369"; twice in lower quarter, "Metzu"; and in lower right corner, "c 369 [upside down] / £1.11.6".

Provenance: 
Robert Stayner Holford (1808-1892), London and Westonbirt, Gloucestershire (Lugt 2243); his sale, London, Christie's, 11-14 July 1893, lot 651 (to Salting for £42.0.0); 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.
Bibliography: 

Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 145 (as Metsu)

Notes: 

Watermark: none.

Associated names: 

Metsu, Gabriel, 1629-1669, Formerly attributed to.
Holford, Robert Stayner, 1808-1892, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, John Pierpont, 1837-1913, former owner.

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