Netherlandish School

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Netherlandish School
16th century
Victory of Pompey the Great over the Pirates
Pen and brown ink, brown and gray washes, on paper.
14 5/8 x 14 13/16 inches (371 x 377 mm)
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1979.15
Inscription: 

Inscribed in the upper border, in a cursive script, in brown ink, "Victoria Gnei pompei Adversus Sprartas (Sprartas crossed out and above it, in lighter brown ink, "Pyrates").

Provenance: 
Louis-Remi Garnier (no mark; see Lugt 2211); Ravaison; Dr. G. L. Laport (Lugt 1170); János Scholz (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
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. 11, no. 16, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 217-18 (Stradanus)

Notes: 

Watermark: none visible through lining.
Design for an unidentified tapestry.

Associated names: 

Garnier, Louis-Remi, former owner.
Ravaison, former owner.
Laport, G. L., former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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