Attributed to George Frost

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Attributed to George Frost
1754-1821
River Landscape with a Cow
Black chalk on paper.
11 1/4 x 15 3/8 inches (285 x 391 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 54

 

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Inscribed by Esdaile on verso at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "Gainsboro / 1822 WE-G. Frost's coll. N 40x / N".

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William Esdaile (Lugt 2617); 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, III, 54.

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Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788, Formerly attributed to.
Esdaile, William, 1758-1837, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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