Copy after Josias Murer

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Copy after Josias Murer
The Migration of Abraham. Verso: sketches of ornamental panels
Pen and black ink and wash, over graphite, on paper; verso: black chalk.
15 3/4 x 11 11/16 inches (401 x 297 mm)
Purchased on the Edwin H. Herzog Fund.

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Watermark: none.
This drawing is a copy after the drawing by Josia Murer in the Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich (inv. LM 23803).


Inscribed at upper center in pen and black ink, "Abraham zucht uss nach Gotts Geboth / Mit Sara seinem Weib und Lot / Samt aller Hab, in ander Landt / Sin grechter Glaub ward Gott bekandt / Dorum ihn segnet Gottes Handt / Genis XII"; inscribed at lower right in pen and brown ink, "CM" in ligature (altered from IM?) and in empty shield in graphite, "19".

E. von Feder (Lugt 923); Kurt Meissner, Zurich (his mark, MM in a circle, on verso).
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Feder, E. von, former owner.
Meissner, Kurt, former owner.


Handzeichnungen Alter Meister aus Schweizer Privatbesitz, Kunsthaus, Zurich, 1967, no. 207.
Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Kurt Meissner, Zurich, exh. cat. by Françoise Froster-Hahn, Stanford Unviersity Museum and Stanford Art Gallery, 1969-70, no. 82.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 364.

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