In the manner of Jan Both
Landscape with Fishermen at the Water's Edge and Ruins of the Aurelian Walls of Rome in the Distance
Pen and brown ink, gray wash, over black chalk, on paper.
10 9/16 x 10 1/2 inches (269 x 265 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
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Inscribed at upper right corner, in dark brown ink, "JB(in ligature)oth". Inscribed on the verso, in graphite: diagonally in center, "Madme ["me" in superscript] Blaisot / Paris Xmas 1877"; and below this, in another hand, also diagonally, "Collection Donnadieu".
Alcide Donnadieu (ca. 1791-1861), London (according to the inscription on the verso; no mark; see Lugt 97); Mme. Blaisot, Paris (according to the inscription on the verso; no mark; see Lugt 263); possibly John Chapman, Esq., Hull; possibly his sale, London, Sotheby's, 16-17 November 1893, lot 249: "Watercolours and other Drawings, by Stephanof, J. Daniell, Bone, J. Both and others (35)" (to Fairfax Murray for £0.19.0); 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.
Donnadieu, Alcide, approximately 1791-1861, former owner.
Chapman, John, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.