School of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

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School of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Good Samaritan: Luke 10:34-5
Pen and brown ink, extensive brown wash, some corrections in opaque white, notably in upper part of figure on far right, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
6 1/16 x 7 3/16 inches (154 x 183 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 181

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Watermark: none visible through lining with fiber optic light.
A weak copy of the Morgan sheet is in the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London. It is important in showing another full figure on the right of the composition, of which only a few indications remain on the Morgan drawing (which was clearly trimmed at some point at both top and right).


Inscribed on the old mount, at lower center, in brown ink, "Rembrandt".; on the verso, [?where], in Robinson's hand, in black ink, "JC Robinson / from the Hon. Lewis Wingfield's sale / Feb 10 - 1892"; and on top of this, in graphite, "19 / No 4 [or 21]".

Possibly George William Reid (1819-87), London (no mark; see Lugt 1210); possibly his sale, London, Sotheby's, 26-9 February 1890, lot 639: "Good Samaritan by Rembrandt" (to Fairfax Murray to £5.10.0); Charles Fairfax Murray, London; The Hon. Lewis Strange Wingfield, London; Sir John Charles Robinson (1824-1913), London and Edinburgh (no mark; 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.
Associated names: 

Fabritius, Barent, 1624-1673, Formerly attributed to.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, Formerly attributed to.
Reid, George William, 1819-1887, former owner.
Wingfield, Lewis, 1842-1891, former owner.
Robinson, John Charles, Sir, 1824-1913, 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, 181, repr. (as Rembrandt).
Rembrandt and His Century: Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century: From the Collection of Frits Lugt, Institut Néerlandais, Paris, New York-Paris, 1977-78. New York: Pierpont Morgan Library; Paris: Institut Néerlandais, 1977, under no. 58, n. 9 (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. 239.