Attributed to Jonathan Richardson

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Attributed to Jonathan Richardson
Portrait of a Lady (Mrs. Renolds Fiske?)
Metalpoint, some graphite, on vellum. Double framing line in metalpoint (interior line) and graphite.
5 15/16 x 4 3/8 inches (150 x 112 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.

Inscribed in graphite at lower left: Mrs[superscript "rs"] Renolds Fiske. Ap. 16; at lower right: 1736.; on verso at center: Mrs.[superscript "rs"] [period under "rs"] Reynolds Fiske / 16 Ap: 1736; at lower right: Mrs.[superscript "rs"] Reynolds Fiske.; on album sheet beyond decorative border at upper left: x 16; at upper right: 25. Collector's mark of Jonathan Richardson Sr. inscribed at lower right, R., and on verso at lower right, R

Jonathan Richardson, Sr. (Lugt 2183); 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.

Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 23, repr.


Fol. 10, no. 25 in the Bull Album.
Attributed to Jonathan Richardson, Sr., in Fairfax Murray.

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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