Attributed to Willem Drost

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Attributed to Willem Drost
1633-1659
Dismissal of Hagar: Genesis 21:9-21
ca. 1656
Reed and quill pen and brown ink, rubbed with the finger in a few areas, some corrections in opaque white at sides of low walls of portal, on paper; traces of framing line in brown ink.
7 7/8 x 8 3/8 inches (200 x 213 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 195
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Inscribed on the old Richardson mount, at lower left, in graphite, "No ["o" in superscript]- 8"; at lower center, in brown ink, "Rembrandt"; at lower right, in graphite, illegible dealer's code; on the verso of the mount, at lower right, in graphite, "10335".

Provenance: 
Jonathan Richardson, Sr. (1665-1745), London (Lugt 2995); possibly Samuel Woodburn (1786-1853), London (no mark; see Lugt 2584); possibly his sale, London, Christie's, 16-27 June 1854, lot 2164: "Abraham Sending away Hagar. Fine;" (as Rembrandt to "Dr. Beggi" for £2.4.0); 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.
Bibliography: 

Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 195, repr.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 61.

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Watermark: none (lined but checked with fiber optic light).

Associated names: 

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, School of, Formerly attributed to.
Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745, former owner.
Woodburn, Samuel, 1785 or 1786-1853 former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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