Attributed to Herman van Swanevelt

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Attributed to Herman van Swanevelt
Tivoli (212). Verso: View of a Bridge (213); Landscape with Catacombs (214)
Pen and brown ink and wash, with opaque white, over black chalk, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
15 3/4 x 18 15/16 inches (399 x 481 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 212

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Inscribed on the old mount in brown ink, "No. 597".
Watermark: Kneeling figure (saint) holding a cross, within a shield.

Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge (Lugt 118); by descent to his son George William; probably their sale, London, Sotheby's, 28 November 1904; 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.

Landscape drawings 1953, no. 62.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 286.


Formerly attributed to Bartholomeus Breenbergh.
The drawing is related to another view of the temple signed and dated 1627 by the artist in the E.B. Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento.

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Breenbergh, Bartholomeus, 1599?-1657, Formerly attributed to.
Adolphus Frederick, Prince, Duke of Cambridge, 1774-1850, former owner.
George, Prince, Duke of Cambridge, 1819-1904, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, John Pierpont, 1837-1913, former owner.

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