Attributed to Cornelis Saftleven

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Attributed to Cornelis Saftleven
Recumbent Brown and White Dog
Black chalk and brown wash, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
2 1/2 x 3 3/16 inches (64 x 82 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
2006.27:1-96, fol. 15(2)

Inscribed on the verso, at center, in Destailleur's hand, in graphite, "Safteleven".

Madame Sophie (d. 1782); Hippolyte Destailleur (1822-93), Paris (inscription in his hand, but no mark; see Lugt 740); his sale, Paris, Damascène Morgand, 26-7 May 1893, lot 98 (bought in for 4,300 frs.); 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.

Watermark: none.
Recueil de Dessins folio 15(2).
One of ninety-six drawings that the French architect and collector Hippolyte Destailleur apparently pasted into an empty quarto album. See also Recueil de Dessins (2006.27:1-96).

Associated names: 

Sophie, of France, Madame, daughter of Louis XV, 1734-1782, former owner.
Destailleur, Hippolyte Alexandre Gabriel Walter, 1822-1893, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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