Attributed to Jan Harmenszoon Muller
Arion playing the Harp
Pen and brown ink over red chalk and charcoal; framing lines in black ink on laid paper.
11 1/16 x 9 5/8 inches (282 x 243 mm)
Gift from the Kravis Collection.
Watermark: Eagle with Basel crozier inside, fragment.
Bernardus Hagelis, Amsterdam (his sale: Amsterdam, 8 March 1762, lot 317, "Arion, extra finely drawn with the pen, by Muller, after C. van Haarlem, together with the print" [sold together with an impression of the print]; bt. J. van der Marck); Joh. van der Marck Az (his sale: Amsterdam, 29 November 1773, Kb, N, lot 1218, "Arion, playing on the harp, ingeniously and meticulously hatched with the pen, after C. v. Haarlem, together with the print" [sold together with an impression of the print]; bt. Heemskerk); Baron van Leyden, Amsterdam (his inventory; the accompanying print was acquired in 1807 by the Rijksprenetenkabinet, Amsterdam); Private collection, Germany (sale: Cologne, 22 September 1991, lot 2084, as "H. Goltzius;" bt. Le Claire Kunsthandel); Thomas le Claire, Kunsthandel, Hamburg; Private collection, New York, since 1994.
Hagelis, Bernardus, 1680-1762, former owner.
Marck, Johan van der, 1707-1772, former owner.