Netherlandish School

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Netherlandish School
16th century
Venus, with Cupid, Spied Upon by a Satyr
Pen and brown ink, blue wash, with white opaque watercolor, on blue laid paper.
6 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches (155 x 197 mm)
Bequest of Mrs. Ernest Ash.
1981.38
Inscription: 

Inscribed (by the artist?) at upper center, in brown ink, "ano 92". On verso, in graphite, "150".

Provenance: 
Dr. Curt Glaser, former director of the Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin; his widow, Maria Milch Glaser, later Mrs. Ernest Ash, New York.
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. 16, no. 27, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 261-62 (German School)

Notes: 

Watermark: Indecipherable, possibly circle with something inside. Watermark, beta radiograph.

Associated names: 

Anonymous, German School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Glaser, Curt, 1879-1943, former owner.
Ash, Ernest, Mrs., former owner.

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