Attributed to Constantijn van Renesse

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Attributed to Constantijn van Renesse
1626-1680
The Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek: Genesis 14:18-24
Pen and brown ink and wash, gray wash, red chalk, over black chalk, on paper; boldly revised with broad reed pen and brown ink and also with opaque white; framing line in gold ink.
Arched top: 8 15/16 x 8 11/16 inches (226 x 220 mm), full height
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 215a
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Numbered on the verso, in graphite, at upper left, "16"; and at lower center,"10 ["10" underlined and in superscript] H ["H" in subscript]; on the old mount beneath the sheet, at lower left, in the hand of Arthur Hind, in graphite, "Eckhout"; and [?where], in another hand, 10 ["10" in superscript] H ["H" in subscript]".

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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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Watermark: none.
Rembrandt (1606-1669) corrected Renesse's original drawing, presumably when Renesse was in his stuido ca. 1649.

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, Corrected by.
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.

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