Pieter Coecke van Aelst

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Pieter Coecke van Aelst
1502-1550
Christ before Caiaphus: Matthew 26: 57-68
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on paper.
8 5/16 x 6 7/16 inches (212 x 163 mm)
Purchased as the gift of the Fellows.
1967.10
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Inscribed at lower left center, in an old hand, in brown ink, "JC", and numbered "50"; at lower left corner, in another hand, in brown ink, "alber dure". On verso, in brown ink, "deux cent soixante deux".

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Acquired from Fl. Tulkens, Brussels.
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. 29, no. 50, repr.
Adams, Frederick B., Jr., ed. Fifteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1967 & 1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 138.

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Watermark: gothic letter "P" with small quatrefoil directly above it (Briquet 8622). Watermark, beta radiograph, Letter "P". 144211wm_1967_10_WM_beta.tiff.
The sheet is arched at the top, silhouetted arch beginning 3/4 of an inch to the right of the left margin.

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