H. Schepper

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H. Schepper
18th century
View of the Castle of Muiden with Two Men Fishing in the Moat
Pen and black ink and wash, over black chalk, on paper; thick framing line in black ink.
7 11/16 x 10 7/8 inches (195 x 275 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 245

Signed at lower right, in black ink, "H: Schepper Fec". Inscribed on the verso, at upper left, in graphite, "behort aent collegie".
Watermark: Fleur-de-lis in shield, surmounted by crown, over "4" and letters "WR", (Strasbourg lily).

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, III, 245, repr.


A second signed drawing by this otherwise unknown draughtsman, another "View of the Castle of Muiden", was on the Utrecht art market in 1936.

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Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, John Pierpont, 1837-1913, former owner.

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