Flemish School

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Flemish School
18th or 19th cent
Profile Portrait of a Hook-Nosed Man (Richard Suett?)
Oil on canvas.
6 11/16 x 6 1/4 inches (170 x 159 mm)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.

Originally on page 13 of the Braham Album compiled by C.B. Braham, a musician, and presented to his sister Frances Countess Waldegrave.


Inscribed on the album page, in graphite, "Suett / by / "; in brown ink, "Nollekens", and again in graphite, "son" (crossed out) and above it written, "Father of the great sculptor his style resembled that of Watteau".

Charles Bampfylde Braham (1822-1884), London; his sister, Frances Elizabeth Anne Braham, Countess Waldegrave (1821-1879), Radstock, Somerset, and Strawberry Hill, Twickenham; on her death the album was returned to her brother and on his death it was sold by Lady Waldegrave's solicitor, R. Macarthur (Macarthurs & Drolling Smith), London, to Sir Edward Lee (1833-1904), London, ca. 1890; Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), London and Florence; from whom purchased through Galerie Alexandre Imbert, Rome, in 1909 by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see Lugt 1509); his son J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.
Associated names: 

Anonymous, Flemish School, 18th cent.
Anonymous, Flemish School, 19th cent.
Nollekens, Josef Frans, 1702-1748, Formerly attributed to.
Braham, Charles Bampfylde, 1823-1884, former owner.
Waldegrave, Frances Elizabeth Anne Braham, Countess, 1821-1879, former owner.
Lee, Edward, 1833-1904, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.
Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, former owner.


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. 165, no. 345, repr.

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