Dutch School

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Dutch School
19th century
Dutch Shore Scene with People Landing with their Gear from Two Ships' Barges
Brush and gray and brown wash, with opaque white watercolor, over graphite, on paper; framing line in dark brown ink.
5 5/8 x 8 7/16 inches (143 x 214 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 223a

Watermark: Countermark: Monogram with letters "GV" over "L", between letters "E" and "T" (similar to Heawood, nos. 3061-2: London, 1800), Each letter and the monogram placed between chain lines. Countermark 128106wm_015_III_223a.jpg


Inscribed on the verso, at lower left, in brown ink, "x23" ["23" in superscript]. On the old mount, in graphite, at center, "Backhugson / true Ph"; and at lower right, in another hand, "no 30".

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.
Associated names: 

Backhuysen, Ludolf, approximately 1630-1708, Formerly attributed to.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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