Jacob de Wit

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Jacob de Wit
1695-1754
Two Pairs of Putti with Thyrsus and Vine
Watercolor on paper; double framing line in brown ink.
10 3/4 x 13 1/8 inches (275 x 334 mm)
Gift of the Fellows.
1966.7
Inscription: 
Signed at lower right, in dark brown ink, "J Wit / invt". Inscribed on the verso, in lower left corner, in Ploos van Amstel's hand, in brown ink, "Jb. ["b" in superscript] d Wit f / h: 10 1/2 d / b: 13 d"; below this, in another hand, in graphite, "f. na".
Provenance: 
Cornelis Ploos van Amstel Cb Jbzn (1726-98), Amsterdam (Lugt 3004, and blind stamp like Lugt 2034, but center medallion only); acquired from H. Shickman Gallery, New York.
Bibliography: 

A review of acquisitions, 1949-1968 / Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : The Library, 1969, p. 177.
Adams, Frederick B., Jr., ed. Fifteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1967 & 1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 110-11.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 430.

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Watermark: Fleur-de-lis within a shield, surmounted by a crown, over 4 and letters "WR" (similar to Heawood, no. 1828), Strasbourg lily.

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