Netherlandish School

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Netherlandish School
16th century
Rest on the Flight into Egypt
Opaque watercolor in blue-green, black, brown, red, pink, ochre, green, white, and gold on parchment; framing line in gold.
5 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches (130 x 172 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 114
Inscription: 

Inscribed at lower right, in brush and brown ink, "P. Brevgel F".

Provenance: 
Possibly Rev. G.J. Blomfield; possibly his sale, Christie's, 8 January 1894, one of two in lot 42 ("Brueghel, 'Il Riposo', picture"; to Cohen for £3.3.0); Panciatichi; 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.
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. 13, no. 18, repr.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : drawings by the old masters formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 114, repr. (as P. Brueghel)

Associated names: 

Bruegel, Pieter, 1564-1638, Formerly attributed to.
Blomfield, G. J., Rev., former owner.
Cohen, active 1894, former owner.
Panciatichi, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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