School of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

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School of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
The Four Evangelists Interpreting the Scriptures
ca. 1655
Pen and brown ink, rubbed with the finger, on paper.
5 1/2 x 6 9/16 inches (140 x 167 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 192
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Numbered on old mount, in graphite, at upper center, 6 22 ["6" in superscript; "22" in subscript; crossed out]; and below this, "358".

Provenance: 
Sir John Charles Robinson (1824-1913), London and Edinburgh (possible traces of his obliterated initials in lower right corner; see Lugt 1433); 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, 192, 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. 244.

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Watermark: none visible through lining with fiber optic light.
Formerly attributed to Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669.

Associated names: 

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, Formerly attributed to.
Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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