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

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