Jan van der Straet

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Jan van der Straet
1523-1605
St. Martin Dividing His Cloak. Verso: Feathers of the Tip of a Wing; Spherical Diagram
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on paper; verso: Feathers of the Tip of a Wing: pen and brown ink, and black chalk; Spherical Diagram: pen and brown ink.
4 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches (105 x 66 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1979.14:8

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Inscribed on verso, by the artist, in brown ink, "... / nude gioanni / Angele vestite".

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. 96, 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.
This is a preliminary sketch, in reverse, for the composition engraved by Adriaen Collaert (fig. 73, Hollstein IV, p. 203, no. 196).

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

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