Willem van Mieris

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Willem van Mieris
Baker Selling Rolls at a Window. Verso: Study of a Seated Female Nude
Black chalk and white chalk, on blue paper.
8 9/16 x 6 1/2 inches (217 x 166 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 233a

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Watermark: illegible fragment.

Samuel Woodburn (1786-1853), London (no mark; see Lugt 2584); his sale, London, Christie's, 16-27 June 1854, lot 214: "Mieris. A man at a window, holding a horn, a female figure on the back" (to "Peace" for £2.6.0); Charles Fairfax Murray, London (as Adriaen van der Werff); from whom purchased in 1910 by J. Pierpont Morgan (no mark; see Lugt 1509).
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Werff, Adriaen van der, 1659-1722, Formerly attributed to.
Woodburn, Samuel, 1785 or 1786-1853 former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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