Isaac de Moucheron

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Isaac de Moucheron
View of the Abbey of Grottaferrata
Pen and brown and black ink, gray wash, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
8 13/16 x 7 3/16 inches (223 x 182 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 237b

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Watermark: none.
On same mat as III, 237a.


Signed and dated at lower left center, in brown ink, "IM(in ligature)oucheron Fecit 1742". Inscribed on the verso: at left center, in the hand of Ploos van Amstel, in graphite, "t klooster tusse rome / en tivoli / hoog 8 1/2 / bred 7 dm. / I de Moucheron"; at lower left corner, in brown ink, "I[or J?]: N 78"; and below this, in graphite, " f a / ...Gandolfo".

Cornelis Ploos van Amstel Jb Czn (1726-98), Amsterdam; 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, 237b.

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