Netherlandish School

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Netherlandish School
16th century
Christ before Pilate
Pen and black ink and wash, with opaque lead white, on gray prepared paper.
4 1/2 x 3 1/8 inches (114 x 80 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 130

Watermark: none visible through lining.


Inscribed on verso of lining, at upper right, in brown ink, "Barnard / 1787"; at center of lower edge, in another hand, in brown ink, remnants of letters, "PI". On verso of mount, Richardson's pressmarks, in brown ink, "Q 53 / AA. 32 / A #25 / J [or "T"]e.45 / A. #52 / C".

Jonathan Richardson, Sr. (Lugt 2183, 2983); John Barnard (Lugt 1420); his sale, London, Greenwood, 16-24 February 1787, in view of inscription on verso, but it is impossible to identify the lot; 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.
Associated names: 

Anonymous, German School, 15th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, German School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745, former owner.
Barnard, John, d. 1784, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


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. 6, no. 6, repr.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : drawings by the old masters formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 130, repr. (as German School)

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