Netherlandish School

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Netherlandish School
17th century
Adoration of the Shepherds
1607
Pen and brown ink, watercolor in brown, shades of red, and some blue, on paper.
8 1/8 x 6 5/8 inches (206 x 168 mm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Bookman.
1980.76
Inscription: 

Signed with monogram at left center, in brown ink, "S" above "ATK"; dated at lower center, "1607 1/1 ["1" superscript] / ANNO."; and again at lower right, "1607"; inscribed at upper center, in pseudo Hebrew, and illegibly in scroll held by cherubs. On verso, in graphite, "V 47 and "Martin de Vos".

Provenance: 
Rudolf Peltzer (Lugt 2231); possibly his sale, Stuttgart, Gutekunst, 13-14 May 1914, one of twelve in lot 498 ("religiöse Darstellungen von niederländischen Meistern des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts:" to Mallmann for DM31); Richard Ederheimer (dealer), New York; Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Bookman; their son, George Bookman.
Bibliography: 

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. 14, no. 20, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 187 (Dutch School, early 17th century)

Notes: 

Watermark: hunting horn with a shield (cf. Heawood 2664-97).

Associated names: 

Peltzer, Rudolf, former owner.
Mallmann, former owner.
Bookman, Arthur, former owner.
Bookman, Arthur, Mrs., former owner.
Bookman, George, former owner.
Bookman, George, Mrs., former owner.

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