Attributed to Jonathan Richardson

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Attributed to Jonathan Richardson
Portrait of a Man (William Duncombe?)
Black chalk, some graphite, on cream paper.
6 11/16 x 4 1/4 inches (170 x 108 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.

Fol. 17, no. 35 in the Bull Album.
Not in Fairfax Murray.
Attributed to Jonathan Richardson, Sr., in handlist to album.


Inscribed at lower left in pen and brown ink: William Duncombe Esq. May 4. 1737.; on verso at lower center in graphite: Will[?] D[?; cut off] [cut off]q[?]; and at lower center in pen and brown ink: Will Duncomb Esq / 4 May 1737; beyond decorative border at upper right in graphite: 35. Collector's mark of Jonathan Richardson Sr. inscribed at lower right in pen and brown ink and stamped in black ink 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: 

Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745, former owner.
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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