Circle of Anthony van Dyck

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Circle of Anthony van Dyck
1599-1641
Study for Portrait of a Woman
Black and white chalk on gray-blue paper; traces of framing line in graphite.
12 15/16 x 8 3/4 inches (328 x 222 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 181
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Inscribed on verso of mount at upper center, in brown ink, "No 25"; at upper left center, in graphite, "166"; at upper right center, "Lot 767 = / m/s".

Provenance: 
Earl Spencer; his sale, London, T. Philipe, 10-18 June 1811, lot 767 (to Alexander for £0.3.0.); 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.
Bibliography: 

Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 181.
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. 127, no. 276, repr.

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Watermark: none.

Associated names: 

Spencer, Earl, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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