Netherlandish School

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Netherlandish School
16th century
Two Studies of a Woman Wearing a Wimple, in Profile to the Left. Verso: two studies of a reclining dog and a study of a bird's head
ca. 1520
Black chalk on paper; framing line in black ink; verso: pen and black ink, over black chalk.
4 15/16 x 6 1/2 inches (125 x 165 mm)
Gift of Mrs. H.P. Kraus in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Morgan Library and the 50th anniversary of the Association of Fellows.

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Watermark: illegible fragment.


Inscribed on the verso, at lower right (turned 90 degrees), in graphite, "8201924".

Fürst von Liechtenstein, Vaduz; his sale, Bern, Kornfeld & Klipstein, 16 June 1960, lot 56, repr. (as "Circle of Jacob Cornelisz. Van Oostsanen" to Mrs. H.P. Kraus); Mrs. H.P. Kraus, New York; sale, London, Sotheby's, 5 July 1993, lot 124, repr. (not sold)
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Cornelisz van Oostsanen, Jacob, 1472?-1533, Circle of, Formerly attributed to.
Liechtenstein, Fürst von, former owner.
Kraus, Hanni, former owner.

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