Attributed to Jonathan Richardson

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Attributed to Jonathan Richardson
Portrait of a Lady in Profile
Metalpoint on vellum; double framing line in graphite.
6 1/4 x 5 3/16 inches (157 x 131 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.

Fol. 8, no. 21 in the Bull Album.
Attributed to Jonathan Richardson, Sr., in Fairfax Murray.


Inscribed at lower left in graphite (metalpoint?): 21. Feb. 1734/5.; on verso at lower left: 21 Feb. 1734; on album leaf beyond lower right corner of decorative border in graphite: Q; beyond upper left corner: x 13; beyond upper right corner: 21. Collector's mark of Jonathan Richardson Sr. stamped in black ink 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.


Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 23, repr.

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