Frans Snyders

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Frans Snyders
1579-1657
Basket of Grapes and Pears, Dead Game Birds and Hare, Chickens, and Cat in the Window
Pen and brown ink, gray and brown wash, over black chalk, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
6 11/16 x 10 13/16 inches (170 x 274 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 235b
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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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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. 158, no. 328, repr.

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Watermark: hunting horn within a shield.
Two on one mat.

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