Attributed to Jonathan Richardson

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Attributed to Jonathan Richardson
Portrait of a Man (Thomas Caverly?)
Metalpoint, some graphite, on vellum.
6 9/16 x 5 1/8 inches (167 x 130 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.

Fol. 15, no. 33 in the Bull Album.
Attributed to Jonathan Richardson, Sr., in Fairfax Murray. A less finished version of this drawing, by Jonathan Richardson, Sr., is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.


Inscribed (by the artist?) at lower center in graphite: Mr[superscript "r"] [period under "r"] Thomas Caverly Decr[superscript "r"] 2. 1740. Dancing Master; on verso at lower right: Mr[superscript "r"] Tho. Caverly. / 2 Dec. 1740.; beyond decorative border at upper left in graphite: x 21; at upper right: 33. Collector's mark of Jonathan Richardson Sr. stamped at lower right and on verso at lower right.

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.
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.


Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 36, repr.

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