Copy after Nicolaas Pietersz Berchem

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Copy after Nicolaas Pietersz Berchem
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".

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.
Associated names: 

Whitehead, Jeffrey, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 204, repr. (as Berchem).