Cornelis Saftleven

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Cornelis Saftleven
1607-1681
A Young Man Seated on a Stool, Seen from Behind
1643
Black chalk and gray wash on paper.
11 5/8 x 7 15/16 inches (295 x 201 mm)
Purchased on the Fellows Fund.
1977.16
Inscription: 

Signed with monogram and dated at lower right, in black chalk, "CSL / 1643"; numbered on the verso, at lower center, in graphite, "XI B14".

Provenance: 
C.R. Rudolf (Lugt S. 2811b); his sale, Amsterdam, Kunstveilingen Sotheby Mak van Waay B. V., part I, 18 April 1977, lot 107, repr.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. 291.
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, no. 84, 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. 268.

Notes: 

Watermark: none.
The same youth occurs in a drawing, dated 1638, in the Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig (Inv. no. I-414), and in another, dated 1642, in the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (Inv. no. 20.460).

Associated names: 

Rudolf, C. R. (C. Robert), former owner.

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