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German School
15th century
A Fool
Pen and black ink on laid paper; with some pricking (dogs at lower left).
11 3/8 x 7 inches (290 x 179 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 252
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.
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Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 252, repr.

Notes: 

Possibly Bavarian or Austrian.
Watermark: Serpent Watermark, beta radiograph. serpent, snake. 144378wm_I252_WM_beta.jpg

Associated names: 

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

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