Jan van der Straet

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Jan van der Straet
1523-1605
The Annunciation
Pen and brown ink, blue wash, on paper.
4 3/16 x 2 7/8 inches (106 x 73 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1979.14:1
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Inscribed on verso, by the artist, in brown ink, "marita e moglia p[er] adorare per stesa".

Provenance: 
Giovanni Piancastelli (no mark; see Lugt S. 2078a); Edward and Mary Brandegee (no mark; see Lugt S. 1860a); Rudolf Wien (dealer), New York; János Scholz (acquired from Wien, 1957; no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
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. 55, no. 92, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 216-17.

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Watermark: none.

Associated names: 

Piancastelli, Giovanni, 1845-1926, former owner.
Brandegee, Edward, former owner.
Brandegee, Mary, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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