Pieter de Witte

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Pieter de Witte
ca. 1548-1628
Five Studies of Figures Seen from Below. Verso (by another hand): Half-Length Figure of a Man in Armor and a Plumed Hat
Red and black chalk, pen and black ink, squared in red chalk, on laid paper.
6 7/8 x 6 3/16 inches (174 x 158 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
IV, 57

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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.
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Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, IV, 57.
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. 113-114, no. 251.

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Watermark: cross on three mounts, in a quatrefoil within a circle (cf. Briquet 1242).

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Forli, Melozzo da, 1438-1494, Formerly attributed to.
Sarto, Andrea del, 1486-1530, Formerly attributed to.
Morone, Domenico, 1442-1517, Formerly attributed to.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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