In the manner of Jan Gossaert

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In the manner of Jan Gossaert
ca. 1478-ca. 1532
Design for a Reliquary or a Monstrance
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk, on paper.
6 5/8 x 3 5/16 inches (168 x 85 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 127b
Possibly Sir John Charles Robinson (no mark; Lugt 1433); possibly his sale, Christie's, 12-14 May 1902, lot 144 ("Flemish Gothic [Antwerp?]. A Monstrance - circa 1490 - pen. Exhibited at Burlington House, 'Old Masters,' 1895"; to Johnstone for £4.0.0); 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.

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. 44, no. 71, repr.


Watermark: fragment showing two small shapes, like divided descender of the Gothic letter "P" (cf. Briquet 8608 etc.; last quater of the 15th century).

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Anonymous, German School, 15th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, Flemish School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913, former owner.
Johnstone, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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