Follower of Bartholomeus Spranger

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Follower of Bartholomeus Spranger
1546-1611
Venus Embracing Cupid Who Pierces her Breast
ca. 1600
Pen and brown ink and wash, white opaque watercolor, over black chalk, on light brown paper, very lightly rubbed with black chalk.
9 3/4 x 5 5/16 inches (249 x 136 mm)
Bequest of Mrs. Ernest Ash.
1981.36
Provenance: 
Dr. Curt Glaser, former director of the Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin; his widow, Maria Milch Glaser, later Mrs. Ernest Ash, 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. 54, no. 90, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 301.

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Associated names: 

Glaser, Curt, 1879-1943, former owner.
Ash, Ernest, Mrs., former owner.

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