School of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

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School of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
Adam and Eve with the Devil: Genesis 3:1-5. Detail of Adam's Head
ca. 1650
Pen and brown ink, smudged brush strokes in detail of Adam's head and shoulders, on paper; laid down onto a cardboard mount with number "61" printed at top and "Rembrandt van Ryn" below (probably that of a previous English collector, since it reflects the mounting practice of the British Museum).
5 1/8 x 4 5/16 inches (130 x 110 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 186
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Inscribed in graphite, at upper right, "Born"; and with calculations at lower right, "11 x 13" (twice).

Provenance: 
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, 186, repr. (as Rembrandt).
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 228.

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Watermark: countermark, letters "PB" (visible through cardboard lining with fiber optic light).

Associated names: 

Rembrant Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, Formerly attributed to.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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