Charles Eisen

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Charles Eisen
1720-1778
Guitar Player in a Landscape and Five Cupids
Pen and black ink on paper.
5 x 71/4 inches (128 x 183 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 111
Inscription: 

Signed in pen and black ink at lower left, "Ch. Eisen inv. et fecit".

Provenance: 
Collection of Hippolyte Destailleur, Paris (see Lugt 740); 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, 111, repr.

Notes: 

In "Gravelot and Others" album, folio 30.

Associated names: 

Destailleur, Hippolyte Alexandre Gabriel Walter, 1822-1893, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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