School of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

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School of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Interior of the Hall of the Orphans, Amsterdam
Pen and brown ink on paper darkened to brown by exposure to light; framing line in brown ink.
8 1/2 x 13 1/8 inches (216 x 334 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 175

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Inscribed on the verso, in a 18th-century hand, at lower center, in brown ink, "200 stuckx" and "Oude weeskamer a Amsterd ("the old orphans hall at Amsterd[am]")"; numbered in graphite, at the upper left, "22" and "2"; and below the Dutch inscription, "18"; and inscribed below this, in brown ink, "bo".

Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston (1739-1802), Broadlands, near Romsey, Hampshire, and London; his son, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865), Broadlands and London; his widow, Mary (née Clavering), Lady Palmerston (d. 1869), Broadlands; her grandson, the Rt. Hon. Evelyn Ashley (1836-1908), Broadlands; probably his sale, London, Christie's, 24 April 1891, one of three (with I-206) in lot 162: "A Hall in the Maison de Ville, Amsterdam" (the lot to Fairfax Murray for £0.18.0); 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.
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Temple, Henry, Viscount Palmerston, 1739-1802, former owner.
Temple, Henry John, Viscount Palmerston, 1784-1865, former owner.
Temple, Mary, Lady Palmerston, d. 1869, former owner.
Ashley, Evelyn, 1836-1907, 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, 175, 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. 246.