Pieter Coecke van Aelst

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Pieter Coecke van Aelst
1502-1550
Christ Crowned with Thorns: Matthew 27:27-31
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on paper.
7 15/16 x 6 1/2 inches (201 x 165 mm)
Purchased as the gift of the Fellows.
1967.11
Inscription: 

Inscribed at lower left center, in an old hand, in brown ink, "JC", and numbered "51"; at lower left corner, in another hand, in dark brown ink, "alber dure" (largely abraded). At lower right corner, "3". On verso, in brown ink, "deux cent soixante".

Provenance: 
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. 51 (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. 93-94.
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 138.

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The sheet is arched at the top, the silhouetted arch beginning 3/4 of an inch to the left of the right margin.
Watermark: none.

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