Attributed to Willem Drost

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Attributed to Willem Drost
Adoration of the Shepherds: Luke 2:8-18
ca. 1646-1650
Pen and brown ink, rubbed with the finger, corrected with opaque white throughout, such as in area of Virgin's left hand, on paper; random spots of ochre wash.
6 7/8 x 10 11/16 inches (175 x 271 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 198

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Watermark: none visible through lining with fiber optic light.


Numbered on the verso, at upper left, in black chalk, "265".

George Salting (1835-1909), London (no mark; see Lugt 2260-61); 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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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, School of, Formerly attributed to.
Salting, George, 1835-1909, 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, I, 198, 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. 242.

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