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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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).

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.


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

Associated names: 

Feder, E. von, former owner.
Meissner, Kurt, former owner.

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