Frans Snyders

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Frans Snyders
1579-1657
Game Bird Seller with His Wares
Pen and brown ink, gray and brown wash, over black chalk, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
8 5/8 x 12 7/8 inches (219 x 328 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 235
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Inscribed at lower right, in relatively old hand (same as that on I, 235a), in graphite, "F. Sneyders".
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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.
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Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 235.
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. 157, no. 327, repr.

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Watermark: none visible through lining.

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