Aert van Ort

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Aert van Ort
ca. 1470-ca. 1540
Death and a Man Struggling for a Bone
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk; extraneous smudges of black and red chalk; on paper.
trimmed: 4 5/8 x 8 1/8 inches (117 x 206 mm), oval, irregular
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 253
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Lettered at far right on casket, in dark brown ink, "L".
Watermark: Hand with quatrefoil (cf. Briquet 11423, 11463, etc.).

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Sir John Charles Robinson (according to Fairfax Murray; no mark; see Lugt 1433); not traced in his sale Christie's, 12-14 May 1902; 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.
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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. 50, no. 81, repr.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : drawings by the old masters formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 253, repr. (German School)

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Lucas, van Leyden, 1494-1533, Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, German School, 15th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, German School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, Flemish School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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