Abraham van Diepenbeeck

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Abraham van Diepenbeeck
The Holy Family with St. Anne Holding the Child
Brush and shades of black watercolor, with opaque white, over black chalk, the figures reserved against a gray prepared ground, on paper; incised with the stylus.
9 5/8 x 13 7/16 inches (245 x 341 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 246
Sir Charles Greville (1762-1832), English officer (Lugt 549); George Guy, fourth Earl of Warwick (Lugt 2600); his sale, London, Christie's, 20-21 May 1896, one of three in lot 106 (to Fairfax Murray for £1.1.0); 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, I, 246.
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. 119, no. 265 (repr.).


Watermark: two opposed "C's" embracing the cross of Lorraine, surmounted by a crown (cf. Heawood 2896: Amsterdam, 1644).
Drawing was engraved in reverse by Pieter de Jode the Younger (1604-1674).

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Greville, Charles, 1762-1832, former owner.
Warwick, George Guy Greville, Earl of, 1818-1893, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.