Aert van Ort

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Aert van Ort
ca. 1470-ca. 1540
The Death of Lucretia
Pen and brown ink and wash on parchment; framing line in brown ink.
8 3/4 x 5 11/16 inches (221 x 144 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 254
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Lettered by the artist on cartouche suspended from column, "LUCRESCIA". Lettered at lower left, in dark brown ink, "L".

Provenance: 
William Bell Scott (no mark; see Lugt 2607); his sale, Sotheby's, 14 July 1892, lot 203 (Lucas van Leyden; to Fairfax Murray for £11.11.0); 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. 51, no. 83.

Associated names: 

Anonymous, German School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Lucas, van Leyden, 1494-1533, Formerly attributed to.
Scott, William Bell, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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