Atelier of Pieter Coecke van Aelst

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Atelier of Pieter Coecke van Aelst
Sarah Asking Abraham to Banish Hagar and Ishmael, Genesis 21:9-12
Pen and brown ink, gray wash, on paper.
Diameter: 9 1/16 inches (230 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 131

Lettered on wall of gate at far left, by the artist, "PP". Inscribed at lower center, in the same hand as on III, 132, in brown ink, "Cornelius Engelbrethsen / Leyden". On verso, partially visible through lining, in another hand (the same hand that inscribed verso of III, 132), in black chalk, "Abraham, Sarah - Hagar".

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.

Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 131, repr. (German School, 16th century)
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. 52, repr.


Watermark: None.
There is a second sheet, apparently by the same hand, representing the Angel showing Hagar the well in the wilderness, in the collection if the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Inv. No. 325), now in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Associated names: 

Anonymous, German School, 15th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, German School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, Flemish School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, Dutch School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.