Attributed to David Loggan
Portrait of a Man in Armor (Sir Blount?)
Graphite, some stumping, on vellum.
5 1/4 x 4 7/16 inches (133 x 113 mm), oval
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Inscribed (signed with initials?) at lower right: DM / 1679; on verso at lower center: Coll [l superscipt] [?]; in decorative border at lower center: [illegible] (effaced); at lower right: D. Loggan fect [t superscript]; on album leaf beyond decorative border at lower right: signed with / initials D.M. / dated 1679?; beyond upper left corner of decorative border: x 11; beyond upper right corner: 17; beyond lower left corner: Q. fi / Tim[?] [illegible] / [illegible].
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.