Frans Floris

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Frans Floris
1519 or 1520-1570
The Holy Kinship
Point of brush and pen with black ink, black wash, heightened with white, on paper tinted light ochre; framing line in black ink.
9 15/16 x 12 1/2 inches (252 x 317 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 190
Inscription: 

Fragment of the artist's monogram at lower left, in the pen and black ink of the design, "F ... ".

Provenance: 
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: 

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. 32, no. 56, repr.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : drawings by the old masters formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 190, repr. (Egbert van Heemskerck)

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Watermark: none visible through lining.

Associated names: 

Heemskerck, Egbert van, 1634 or 1635-1704, Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, Flemish School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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