Jacob Cats

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Jacob Cats
Scene at Castricum
Pen and brown ink, watercolor, on paper; thick framing line in dark brown ink.
9 1/2 x 13 5/8 inches (242 x 347 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 239

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On the verso, signed, dated, and inscribed by the artist, at lower left, in brown ink, "J: Cats Ao[o in superscript] 1769, / Te Castricom, ut(?) de Gedagten."; inscribed below this, by Goll van Franckenstein, in brown ink, "N 1473"; at center left, in graphite, "2195"; and at upper left, also in graphite, "1667".
Watermark: Fleur-de-lis within a shield over 4, fragment.

Jonkheer Johann Goll van Franckenstein the Elder (1722-85); Jonkheer Johan Goll van Franckenstein the Younger (1756-1821; his "N 1473" in brown ink on the verso; Lugt 2987); Jonkheer Pieter Hendrik Goll van Franckenstein (1787-1832); 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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Goll van Franckenstein, J. (Johann), 1722-1785, former owner.
Goll van Franckenstein, Johan, 1756-1821, former owner.
Goll van Franckenstein, Pieter Hendrik, 1787-1832, 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, 239, repr.

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