Dutch School

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Dutch School
17th century
A Steer and a Cow Grazing
Black chalk, pen and black ink and wash; framing line in black ink.
2 1/8 x 3 11/16 inches (53 x 93 mm); strip: 1/8 inch, added at top
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
2006.27:1-96, fol. 18(2)

Inscribed on the verso, at center, in Destailleur's hand, in graphite, "A. CUYP".

Hippolyte Destailleur (1822-93), Paris (various inscriptions in his hand, but no mark; see Lugt 740); his sale, Paris, Damascène Morgand, 26-7 May 1893, lot 98 (bought in for 4,300 francs.); 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.

Watermark: none.
Recueil de Dessins folio 18(2).
One of ninety-six drawings that the French architect and collector Hippolyte Destailleur apparently pasted into an empty quarto album. See also Recueil de Dessins (2006.27:1-96).

Associated names: 

Anonymous, Dutch School, 18th cent., Alternate attribution.
Cuyp, Aelbert, 1620-1691, Formerly attributed to.
Destailleur, Hippolyte Alexandre Gabriel Walter, 1822-1893, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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