Attributed to Ferdinand Bol

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Attributed to Ferdinand Bol
Joseph Sold by his Brethren to the Ishmaelites: Genesis 37:17-28
ca. 1632/33
Reed and quill pen and brown ink and wash, some corrections in opaque white in small figures at far left, on paper.
6 13/16 x 10 1/2 inches (173 x 267 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 174

Watermark: arms of Basel within a shield, surmounted by a crown, with letters "F[?]H" above "M", visible through lining with fiber optic light (impossible to trace, but similar to Heawood, no. 1203: 1634).

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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Eeckhout, Gerbrand van den, 1621-1674, Formerly attributed to.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, School of, Formerly attributed to.
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, 174, 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. 35.

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