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Man Playing The Violin

Hendrick Sorgh (Dutch, Rotterdam 1609/11–1670 Rotterdam)
Black chalk, brush and gray wash
sheet: 5 1/2 x 4 13/16 in. (13.9 x 12.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Ian Woodner Family Collection Fund, Karen B. Cohen and Van Day Truex Funds, and Harvey Salzman Gift, 1994
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Lower left in brush and gray ink: H.A.Sorgh/1645

Inscription: Upper right in pen and brown ink, monogram of William Esdaile: WE (Lugt 2617)
Verso along bottom in pen and brown ink in the hand of Esdaile: 1816 WE Roscoe's coll P 99 N 487.
Verso bottom right in pen and brown ink: H M Sorgh.
Verso top left corner in pencil: 1/2
Verso lower left in pencil: Geo V..ith (?)
William Roscoe (British, Liverpool 1753–1831 Liverpool); William Esdaile (British, 1758–1837 London); Ernst Goldschmidt; Anton W. Mensing (died 1937)(to Hirschmann); his sale, Frederik Muller & Cie (Amsterdam), April 27–29, 1937, lot 676; Ader Tajan, sale, Paris, October 28, 1994, lot 39; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
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