Aert Schouman

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Aert Schouman
1710-1792
Horned Poppy
Watercolor and gray wash, over graphite, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
16 11/16 x 10 13/16 inches (425 x 275 mm)
Purchased on the Acquisitions Fund with the special assistance of Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Platt.
1984.33
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Inscribed on the verso, in graphite: at upper left, "Af"(or At?); at lower center, "papaver cornuculatus"; at lower right, "gele boompapaver" (partially erased).
Provenance: 
Eyre & Hobhouse, Ltd., London.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 379.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 414.

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Watermark: fleur-de-lis within a shield, surmounted by a fleur-de-lis and flowers (see Heawood, nos. 1829 and 1835).

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