Vrancke van der Stockt
Christ among the Doctors: Luke 2:46-47
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk, on laid paper prepared with red chalk wash.
9 9/16 x 7 inches (243 x 177 mm); Secondary support: 9 5/8 x 7 1/16 inches (244 x 179 mm )
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Inscribed on verso, at lower left, in black ink, "Theodor (crossed out) van ... lem".
Henry Temple, second Viscount Palmerston (1739-1802); Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865); probably his stepson, William Francis Cowper-Temple, Baron Mount-Temple (1811-1888); his nephew, the Right Honorable Evelyn Ashley (1836-1907), biographer of second Viscount Palmerston; probably Ashley's sale [collection of second Viscount Palmerston], Christie's, 24 April 1891, one of three in lot 136 ("Baldassare Peruzzi. Christ teaching in the Temple; and other sacred subjects"; to Fairfax Murray for £1.18.0); 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.
Watermark: none. Gothic letter "P" on lining (cf. Briquet 8527).