Frans Snyders

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Frans Snyders
1579-1657
Squirrel in Fruit Basket, Dead Game Birds and Crayfish, Wine Glasses and Tankard
Pen and brown ink, gray and brown wash, over black chalk, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
7 3/8 x 11 1/2 inches (187 x 292 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 235c
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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. 158, no. 329, repr.

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Watermark: fragment with cross above letters.
Two on one mat.

Associated names: 

Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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