Jan van der Straet

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Jan van der Straet
1523-1605
Nobilitas Enthroned with Liberalitas and Potestas
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on paper; executed on back of a letter (?), in the artist's hand, that is visible, but not legible from the recto.
4 1/8 x 5 13/16 inches (105 x 149 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1979.14:4
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Inscribed by the artist, at lower center in cartouche, "Nobilitas / ·6·".

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. 57, no. 97, 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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Watermark: none visible through lining.

Associated names: 

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

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