Anthony van Dyck

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Anthony van Dyck
Study for a Portrait of a Woman and Child
ca. 1634
Black and white chalk on gray-blue paper.
15 15/16 (left edge) x 13 1/4 inches (404 x 336 mm); 20 11/16 inches (526 mm) at highest point
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 180

Inscribed at center of Richardson mount, in his hand, in brown ink, "Van Dyck"; on verso of mount, in graphite, "15264".

Jonathan Richardson, Sr. (Lugt 2184; on his mount, although there are no pressmarks on verso); Thomas Hudson (Lugt 2432); not distinguishable among the forty-two drawings by Van Dyck in his sale, London, Langford, 15-26 March 1779, but possibly one of twelve divided between lots 35 and 36 ("Six [studies] for portraits ... "; for £1.1.0 and £2.7.0); Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364); 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.

Tuinen, Ilona van. Power and Grace : Drawings by Rubens, Van Dyck, and Jordaens. New York : Morgan Library & Museum, 2018, page 23, fig. 11 (repr.)
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 180, repr.
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. 123, no. 271 repr.


Watermark: none visible through cardboard mount.

Associated names: 

Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745, former owner.
Hudson, Thomas, 1701-1779, former owner.
Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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