Jan van der Straet

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Jan van der Straet
The Holy Family with the Adoring Infant St. John and St. Elizabeth
Pen and brown ink, heavy brown wash, over faint indications in black chalk, on paper.
4 1/8 x 2 7/8 inches (104 x 73 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.

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Inscribed on verso are random notations by the artist, in brown ink, "16 / 4 camisa 9 - / canantia (?) 3 / colorette 4 [or "7"] // 6 gulden 9 stuvers in alf / Sono y [= lire] sedice [= soldi] 5 - / P conto delle colori [or "colari"] che il galle / me la mandare // luna / mercurio".

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


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. 56, no. 94, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 217.

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