Aelbert Cuyp

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Aelbert Cuyp
1620-1691
View of the Valkhof at Nijmegen from the Southwest
Black chalk and gray wash on paper.
6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (165 x 240 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 122

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Inscribed at lower right, in black ink, "A. Cúÿp". Inscribed on the verso, at lower left, in graphite, "Wharncliffe".

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Rt. Hon. James Archibald Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, Baron Wharncliffe (d. 1845), Wortley Hall, Sheffield; probably his sale, London, Christie's, 9-14 June 1847, one of two in lot 103 (to "Graves" for £1.15.0); 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.
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Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 122, repr.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 52.

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Watermark: none.
This accurate topographical drawing is a study for the artist's painting, formerly on loan to the National Gallery, London, and since 1972 in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh.

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Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, James Archibald, Baron Wharncliffe, d. 1845, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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