Copy after Nicolaas Pietersz Berchem

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Copy after Nicolaas Pietersz Berchem
1620-1683
Cattle and Cowherd with Two Shepherdesses, One on a Donkey
Red chalk on paper; framing line in red chalk wash.
6 7/8 x 11 inches (174 x 279 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 204

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Inscribed on the verso, in graphite, at upper right, "75-8/a"; at center, "110"; and at lower right corner, "N. Berchem".
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Jeffrey Whitehead, London (see under Lugt 2799); his sale, Munich, Helbing, 19 June 1897, lot 384, repr.: "Rinderheerde heimwärts getrieben; mit angedeuter Landschaft. H. 17,5, B. 28 cm. Prachtvolle Rothstiftzeichnung." (bought in for 80 DM); 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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