School of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

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School of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Seated Woman, Half-length, Holding a Baby, and Detail of her Head
ca. 1650
Pen and brown ink on paper; framing line in brown ink.
3 1/16 x 2 1/4 inches (78 x 57 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 179

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Inscribed on the verso, at lower left, in graphite, "Rembrand"; below this, in brown ink, "Rembrandt No ["o" in superscript]- 7 ..."; on the old backing, now removed, in graphite, trimmed along right margin, "Strawberry Hill... / Sketch for his... [written twice] / Wife & Child... [written twice] / Painting at... / Horace Walpole... / at Strawberry Hill in 1842..."; on the verso of this old backing, in an older hand, in graphite, "Paijnon dijonval / & Horace / Walpole / Strawberry Hill / 1842 / lot 9 p 15".

Paignon Dijonval (1708-92), Paris; Horace Walpole (1717-97), London and Strawberry Hill, Twickenham (no mark; see Lugt 1386); his sale, London, Strawberry Hill, 25 April-24 May 1842, lot 9; Sir John Charles Robinson (1824-1913), London and Edinburgh (Lugt 1433); his sale, London, Christie's, 12-14 May 1902, lot 357 (to Fairfax Murray for £16.0.0); 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.

Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 179, 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. 248.


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Associated names: 

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, Formerly attributed to.
Paignon-Dijonval, 1708-1792, former owner.
Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.