Copy after Lucas Vorsterman

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Copy after Lucas Vorsterman
Portrait of Francisco de Moncada
Brush and black wash, pen and black ink, white goauche in detail of belt and hair, on paper.
9 5/8 x 6 5/8 inches (244 x 168 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 229b

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Watermark: none visible through mount.
Drawing corresponds precisely to the engraving by Lucas Vorsterman in the "Iconographie" after, as the engraved inscription records, a painting by Van Dyck.


Inscribed on old mount at upper left, in graphite, "949"; at upper right, in brown ink, '14"; on verso of old mount, in black ink, "François De Moncade, Marquis D'Aytone / Gouverneur des Païs-Bas. -Il mourut en 1635 / Van Dyk Portraits Des Hommes Illustres. p. 33"; in graphite, "949"; on printed ticket in upper left corner, "Mounted by / Mr. WATTS / 7 Great Pulteney Str. / Golden Square."

Charles Fairfax Murray, London (in his Inventory as Jan de Bisschop); from whom purchased in 1910 by J. Pierpont Morgan (no mark; see Lugt 1509).
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Van Dyck, Anthony, 1599-1641, Copy after, Formerly attributed to.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Stampfle, Felice, with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1991, p. 161-162, no. 338 (repr.).
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., under no. 118 (mentioned erroneously with the Library's genuine De Bisschop portrait after Van Dyck, Acc. no. III, 229a).

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