Attributed to Anthony van Dyck

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Attributed to Anthony van Dyck
Half-Length Figure of Christ on the Cross
Black chalk with some red chalk, slight traces of white, some stumping in black chalk of background, on paper.
13 9/16 x 11 3/8 inches (344 x 288 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 242

Illegible trace of inscription at lower right, in faint black chalk.

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, lot 126 (Van Dyck; to Fairfax Murray for £3.5.0); 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, 242.
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. 125, no. 274, repr.


Watermark: fleur-de-lis within a small circle, surmounted by a crown (cf. Heawood 1627).

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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.

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