Flemish School

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Flemish School
18th century
Jacob's Dream. Verso: Half-Length Draped Figure
Pen and brown ink, black chalk, on paper tinted light brown; framing line in brown ink.
3 13/16 x 5 1/8 inches (97 x 130 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
2006.27:1-96, fol. 41(1)

Watermark: none.
Recueil de Dessins folio 41(1).
One of ninety-six drawings that the French architect and collector Hippolyte Destailleur apparently pasted into an empty quarto album. See also Recueil de Dessins (2006.27:1-96).


Inscribed at lower left, in black ink, "A. Van Dyck".

Hippolyte Destailleur (various inscriptions in his hand but no mark); his sale, Paris, Damascène Morgand, 26-7 May 1893, lot 98 (bought in for Fr 4,300); 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.
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.


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. 116, no. 256, repr.

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