David Teniers

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David Teniers
Sheet of Figure Studies
Graphite, light brown and some gray wash, on paper; traces of a framing line gone over in black and another line in black added on the mount.
7 15/16 x 11 3/8 inches (202 x 288 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 124a

Numbered in lower left corner, in brown ink, "22". On verso, at lower left, in an old hand, in graphite, "380"; in brown ink, "H 1228" (?).

Possibly sale ("Well-Known Amateur and Another Property": "Brooke" according to annotation in British Museum copy of sale catalogue and also Fairfax Murray's Notebooks; "Hope" according to Lugt, Répertoire, no. 50106), London, Sotheby's, 20 June 1891, one of five in lot 228 (this lot form the other "Property"; "Teniers. A Village Fair, and various other Studies of Figures [5]"; to Fairfax Murray for £0.90); 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.

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. 159, no. 333 repr.


Watermark: none.
The group of three Brouwer-like figures appears in the foreground of a picture by Lucas van Uden (1595-1672) in the National Gallery, London, in which the staffage was painted by Teniers in one of their occasional collaborations.

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Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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