Aert van Ort

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Aert van Ort
ca. 1470-ca. 1540
Susanna and the Elders, Apocrypha, Susanna 12-64
Pen and brown and gray-brown ink, over black chalk on paper.
Diameter: 8 inches (210 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 128
Inscription: 

Inscribed on verso, in various hands, in graphite, at upper left, "2985"; at center, "1811". Cat Dijonval"; below, "Flemish not German"; still farther below, in black ink, "Culmbach / Lyden"; below, in graphite, "3".

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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. 82.

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Watermark: None visible through lining.

Associated names: 

Anonymous, German School, 15th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, German School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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