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.

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.

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


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).

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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