Netherlandish drawings of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and Flemish drawings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library
New York & Princeton, Pierpont Morgan Library / Princeton University Press, 1991
(31 cm), xii, 640 (4) pp., 520 black & white illustrations, 68 reproductions of watermarks. Publisher’s red cloth, pictorial dust jacket. - A superlative catalogue of just under half of the Dutch and Flemish drawings in the Morgan Library (the other four hundred or more Dutch drawings in the collection, mostly of the seventeenth century, are to be published in a second volume). Of the 347 sheets catalogued here, 244 belonged to the British painter, collector, and dealer, Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), whose collection was acquired en bloc by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1910; no less than 103 of the drawings considered (Cat. nos. 113-215) are from a single series, Otto van Veen’s preparatory sketches for the Quintii Horatii Flacci Emblemata (Antwerp 1607). ¶ Fine, unmarked copy.