David Bailly

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David Bailly
Portrait of an Ensign
Point of brush and brown wash, pen and dark brown ink, on paper. Framing line in brown ink.
5 5/16 x 4 inches (135 x 102 mm), oval
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.

Fol. 6, no. 18 in the Bull Album.
Not in Fairfax Murray.
The inscription on the album leaf is an old attribution to the Dutch artist Michiel van Miereveldt (1567-1641).


Inscribed on verso at lower center in pen and brown ink: "Sitters Vaandrager Tot L"[?; partially cut off]" / Bally"; on album leaf beyond decorative border at right in graphite: "Miervelt".

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.


Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in The Pierpont Morgan Library, forthcoming.

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