Ludovico Pozzoserrato (Lodewijk Toeput)

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Ludovico Pozzoserrato (Lodewijk Toeput)
approximately 1550-approximately 1604
Panoramic View of the City of Lyons
Pen and black ink, gray and blue washes, extraneous spots of green wash, on paper.
5 1/16 x 15 9/16 inches (142 x 396 mm)
Purchased in 1957.

Lettered for topographical identification throughout, in somewhat darker brown ink, "A" through "Q" (no J). Inscribed on verso, at lower left, in an old hand, in black chalk, "Joos de Mompere".

Charles Hanbury Williams, M.P. Caldbrook, Monmouthshire; acquired from Colnaghi London.

Adams, Frederick B., Jr., comp. Ninth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1958 & 1959. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1959, p. 94-95 (Flemish School, 1550-1600)
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 129 (as Anonymous Fabriczy).
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. 62, no. 106, repr.


Watermark: fragment of figure of angel within a circle, with letters "BB" and trefoil (cf. Briquet 659-60).
Model for Georg Hoefnagels's engraving of the city of Lyons in the famous book of city views by G. Braun and F. Hogenburg, Civitates orbis terrarum (1572-1618, Part 5, no. 19. Fig. 81).
Formerly attributed to Anonymous Fabriczy, second half of 16th cent.