Hendrik van Cleef

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Hendrik van Cleef
1525-1589
View of the Pantheon (Santa Maria Rotunda), Rome, from a Point above the Via dei Colonnelle
Pen and brown ink, red-brown, and blue watercolor, over black chalk, brown, on paper.
17 1/8 x 23 3/8 inches (434 x 593 mm)
Gift of a Fellow in honor of Frederick B. Adams, Jr., on the occasion of his retirement as Director of the Library.
1969.3

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Signed on the architrave of the Pantheon, with monogram and with the lowercase letters "h" and "c", in brown ink; inscribed at lower left, by the artist, in brown ink, "S. Maria Rotonda Romae"; at lower center, in a later hand, in a different brown ink, "Henr. van cleef". On verso, at upper left corner, in an old hand, in red chalk, "[No] 424" ["o" in superscript]; below, in another old hand, in graphite, "St. Maria Rotonda..." in brown ink, "86th"; at upper right corner, in brown ink, "No 4" ["o" in superscript]; at lower left, in graphite, "721".

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George Henry Hubert Lascelles, seventh Earl of Harewood, Harewood House, Yorkshire; his sale, Christie's, 6 July 1965, lot 120; private collection, New York.
Bibliography: 

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. 28, no. 49, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Sixteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969-1971. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973, p.88-89, III.

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Watermark: horizontal band and three crosses within a shield (cf. Heawood 510: Antwerp, 1579). Watermark (beta radiograph), crosses, shield. 144209wm_1969_3_WM_beta.tiff.

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Harewood, George Henry Hubert Lascelles, Earl of, 1923-2011, former owner.

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