Isaac de Moucheron

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Isaac de Moucheron
1667-1744
Decorative Urn in a Park
Pen and brown ink, point of brush in gray ink, gray wash, over graphite, on paper; framing line in gray ink.
9 13/16 x 5 3/4 inches (248 x 146 mm)
Gift of George and Maida Abrams.
1991.34
Inscription: 

Inscribed on the verso, in graphite, at lower left, "LEGU"; at lower right, "R"; below this, in another hand, "D305D"; and below this, in still another hand, "LH. LHR N 13B".
Watermark: Fleur-de-lis in shield, surmounted by crown, over "4" and "WR" and cursive letters "ll", (Strasbourg lily).

Provenance: 
H. Schickman Gallery, New York; from whom acquired c. 1960 by George and Maida Abrams, Newton, MA.
Bibliography: 

Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 402.

Notes: 

A nearly identical urn appears in a signed painting by Moucheron in the collection of A.J.E. Cranstoun, Corehouse. In the painting, the medallion, which is left blank in the drawing, is filled with a relief depicting the "Rape of Europa".

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Abrams, George, former owner.
Abrams, Maida, former owner.

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