Jacob Cats

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Jacob Cats
1741-1799
Herdsman and Shepherdess with their Animals on a Road at the Edge of a Wheat Field
1793
Pen and brown and black ink, gray and brown wash, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
10 9/16 x 14 1/8 inches (269 x 358 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 165

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On the verso, signed and dated at lower left, in brown ink, "J: Cats inv et fec / 1793"; inscribed above this, in another hand, in graphite, "S.K."; numbered at lower left corner, also in graphite, "50"; and at lower right, in graphite, "4.".

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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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Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 165, repr.

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Watermark: none.

Associated names: 

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

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