Samuel van Hoogstraten

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Samuel van Hoogstraten
1627-1678
Camel Seen from the Front. Verso: black chalk outline of the camel on the recto
Pen and brown ink and wash, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
4 1/16 x 6 5/16 inches (103 x 160 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 204 (1)

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Inscribed on the verso, in graphite: in the lower left corner, with dealer's code, "GVN / 2/o.S · OOC-VOX"; at center, "H / 1 / 14".
Watermark: Possibly Arms of Basel surmounted by a crown, fragment, crown only. (similar to Heawood, no. 1203: 1634).

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Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Aylesford (1786-1859), London and Packington Old Hall, Meriden, near Coventry, Warwickshire (no mark; see Lugt 58); possibly his sale, London, Christie's, 17-18 July 1893, one of five (with Nos. 104 and 229) in lot 254 (as Rembrandt): "Various Sketches in pen and ink" (to "Sir Charles Robinson" for £1.5.0); possibly 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.
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Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 204 (1).
Stampfle, Felice. Rubens and Rembrandt in Their Century : Flemish and Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century from The Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1979, 115, repr. (as attributed to van Hoogstraten).
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. nos. 103, 104.

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, Formerly attributed to.
Aylesford, Heneage Finch, Earl of, 1786-1859, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, John Pierpont, 1837-1913, former owner.

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