Isaac de Moucheron

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Isaac de Moucheron
View of Rome with the Castel Sant'Angelo
Pen and brown and some black ink, gray wash, over graphite, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
8 11/16 x 7 inches (220 x 178 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 237a

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Watermark: Fleur-de-lis in shield, surmounted by crown, over 4 and letters "LVG", (Strasbourg lily).
On the same mat as III, 237b.


Signed and dated at lower center, in brown ink, "IM(in ligature)oucheron Fecit 1742". Inscribed on the verso, at center, in the hand of Ploos van Amstel, in graphite, "da stads mauer omtrent t Kastel Angelo buyte rome / I de Moucheron"; at lower left, in the same hand, also in graphite, "hoog 8 1/2 / bred 7dm"; at lower left corner, in brown ink, "I[or J?]: N 79"; and below, in graphite, "f a".

Cornelis Ploos van Amstel Jb Czn (1726-98), Amsterdam (Lugt 3002); possibly his sale, Amsterdam, van der Schley...Roos, 3ff. March 1800; 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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Ploos van Amstel, Cornelis, 1726-1798, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 237a.

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