Orpheus Charming the Animals
Watercolor and opaque watercolor, over black chalk, on parchment, mounted to panel; bordered in gold.
6 9/16 x 8 5/16 inches (167 x 211 mm)
Purchased on the Sunny Crawford von Bülow Fund 1978.
Signed and dated at lower left, in gold, "Ja: Houfnagl / 1613".
Private Collection, England; acquired from Artemis SA, Luxembourg.
From Leonardo to Pollock: Master drawings from the Morgan Library. New York: Morgan Library, 2006, cat. no. 35, p. 76-77.
The drawing derives from Jan Bruegel and Hendrik van Balen's painting of the same subject formerly on the art market (Fred R. Kline Gallery, Santa Fe).