Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
Head of a Bearded Man in a High Cap, Facing Left
ca. 1636
Pen and brown ink on paper; framing line in brown ink.
2 5/8 x 2 1/8 inches (66 x 53 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 174d
Provenance: 
Dr. Edward Riggall, London; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 6-8 June 1901, one of five in lot 527: "Rembrandt van Rijn. Studies of Heads, pen and ink, from the Esdaile and other collections" (to Fairfax Murray 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: 

Stampfle, Felice and Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann. Rembrandt Drawings from American Collections. Cambridge, MA: Fogg Art Museum; New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1960, no. 16, repr.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 206.

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Watermark: none.
This drawing and nos. I, 174a, I, 174b, I, 174c, and I, 174e have apparently been mounted together on one mat since at least 1908.

Associated names: 

Riggall, Edward, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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