Attributed to Sir James Thornhill

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Attributed to Sir James Thornhill
Portrait of a Man in Profile (Thomas Tudway?)
Black chalk, some graphite, laid down on paper.
9 x 8 1/8 inches (229 x 206 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.

Fol. 24, no. 42 in the Bull Album.
Not in Fairfax Murray.
Attributed to Sir James Thornhill in handlist of album.
Thomas Tudway (British, ca. 1650-1726) was a composer, organist, and copyist.


Inscribed (signed?) and dated at left center in black chalk: Sept [?] 25 1724 / J Th:; at lower left in pen and brown ink: Dr. Thomas / Tudway; in piece of paper laid down below lower edge of drawing: The Musician by Sir James Thornhill; beyond decorative border at upper right in graphite: 42.

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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