Attributed to Gerbrand van den Eeckhout

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Attributed to Gerbrand van den Eeckhout
Achilles and Briseis
ca. 1640
Quill and reed pens and brown ink, brown wash, rubbed in some areas with the finger or thumb, some gray wash (later?), on paper; extraneous touches of oxidized white.
6 15/16 x 11 3/16 inches (176 x 284 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 184

Inscribed on the verso of the lining, in graphite: at upper center, "17"; and at lower right, "Achilles, &c".

Sir Charles Greville (1763-1832), English officer (Lugt 549); his nephew George Guy, 4th Earl of Warwick (1818-93), Warwick Castle (Lugt 2600); his sale, London, Christie's, 20-21 May 1896, lot 304 (as Rembrandt to Fairfax Murray for £15.0.0); 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.

Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 184, 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. 75.


Watermark: none visible through lining with fiber optic light.

Associated names: 

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, School of, Formerly attributed to.
Greville, Charles, 1762-1832, former owner.
Warwick, George Guy Greville, Earl of, 1818-1893, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.