Jacob Cats

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Jacob Cats
1741-1799
Fair on the Ice
1779
Pen and point of brush and dark brown and black ink, gray wash, over black chalk, on paper; framing line in graphite.
9 7/16 x 11 15/16 inches (239 x 303 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 242
Inscription: 

Signed and dated on the verso, at lower left, in black chalk, "J: Cats inv / 1779". Inscribed above this, in graphite, "W[or N]. 149- 21".

Provenance: 
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.
Bibliography: 

Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 242, repr.

Notes: 

Watermark: none.

Associated names: 

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

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