Samuel van Hoogstraten

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Samuel van Hoogstraten
Camel Seen from the Rear
Pen and brown ink and wash, with corrections in opaque white, on paper; framing line in brown ink; verso: black chalk outline of the camel on the recto.
4 1/2 x 6 5/16 inches (114 x 160 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 204 (2)

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Inscribed on the verso, in graphite: at lower left corner, with dealer's code, "GVN / 2/1:S · OOC"; at center, "H / 2 / 11".

Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Aylesford (1786-1859), London and Packington Old Hall, Meriden, near Coventry, Warwickshire (no mark; see Lugt 58); possibly his sale, London, Christie's, 17-18 July 1893, one of five (with Nos. 103 and 229) in lot 254 (as Rembrandt): "Various Sketches in pen and ink" (to "Sir Charles Robinson" for £1.5.0); possibly Sir John Charles Robinson (1824-1913), London and Edinburgh (no mark; see Lugt 1433); 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.

Stampfle, Felice. Rubens and Rembrandt in Their Century : Flemish and Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century from The Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1979, 115, repr. (as attributed to van Hoogstraten).
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. nos. 104.


Watermark: none.

Associated names: 

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, Formerly attributed to.
Aylesford, Heneage Finch, Earl of, 1786-1859, former owner.
Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, John Pierpont, 1837-1913, former owner.