School of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

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School of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
The Repentance of Judas: Matthew 27:3-5
Pen and brown ink, extensive brown wash, touch of opaque white in the head of Judas, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
7 x 10 1/16 inches (177 x 256 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 188
Inscription: 

Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink, "p/r [?]"; on the verso, at upper right center, in graphite, "p/r".

Provenance: 
Possibly Samuel Woodburn (1786-1853), London (no mark; see Lugt 2584); possibly his sale, London, Christie's, 16-27 June 1854, lot 2169 (as Rembrandt with lot 68 to "Beggi" for £1.2.0); Sir John Charles Robinson (1824-1913), Edinburgh and London (Lugt 1433; mark is partially obliterated); 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.
Bibliography: 

Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 188, 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. 240.

Notes: 

Watermark: none.
The drawing displays a similar composition and motifs to those in a Rembrandt school sheet of the same subject in the Louvre, Paris (R.F. 1.980), which was attributed to Barent Fabritius (1624-73).

Associated names: 

Fabritius, Barent, 1624-1673, Formerly attributed to.
Woodburn, Samuel, 1785 or 1786-1853 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.

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