Jean-Baptiste Oudry

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Jean-Baptiste Oudry
1686-1755
Landscape with a Grove of Trees
1752
Black, red, and white chalks, on blue-green laid paper.
9 7/8 x 16 9/16 inches (251 x 420 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 279

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Signed and dated, in black chalk, at lower right, "J. B. Oudry 1752".

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Paignon-Dijonval collection, Paris; 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.
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Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 279, repr.
Denison, Cara D. French Drawings, 1550-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, no. 42.

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Watermark: laid down.

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Paignon-Dijonval, 1708-1792, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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