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British School
18th century
Portrait of a Man
Gray wash over graphite, with pen and dark-brown ink, on buff paper. Double ruled border in pen and brown ink.
5 1/2 x 4 9/16 inches (141 x 116 mm), oval
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.

Fol. 26, no. 44 in the Bull Album.
Not in Fairfax Murray or handlist of album.


Inscribed beyond border at lower center in pen and brown ink: Baker Jambs[?]; at lower left: J. Fuller pinx.; at lower right: in ports.[?] Mr. J Richardson P[?]ictor; on album leaf beyond double border at lower right in graphite: Vertue; at lower center: [Q if Gibsons or young Beal], effaced; and beneath this: Q if Gibsons or young Beal; at upper right: 44.

Richard Bull, Ongar, Essex (Lugt 314 and Lugt S. 314); Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau (ca. 1840-ca. 1892), London and Paris; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 9-13 December 1889, lot 1146; 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.
Associated names: 

Bull, Richard, 1725-1806, former owner.
Thibaudeau, Alphonse Wyatt, 1840-1893, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, former owner.

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