Anthony van Dyck
The Jesuit Nicolas Trigault in Chinese Costume
Black and green chalk, on laid paper; traces of framing line in black chalk.
16 11/16 x 9 3/4 inches (424 x 248 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Inscribed at lower right, in black chalk, now barely legible, "A. Dyck". Numbered on verso of lining, at lower right, in graphite, "7 / S".
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.
Formerly attributed to Peter Paul Rubens, Siegen, Westphalia 1577-1640 Antwerp