Lambert Doomer

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Lambert Doomer
1622 or 1623-1700
The Spring at Cleves. Verso: The Swan Tower of Schwanenburg Castle at Cleves
Pen and brown ink, brown, gray, and ochre washes, over faint indications in black chalk, very slight corrections in opaque white, on paper; verso: pen and brown ink.
8 7/8 x 14 1/4 inches (226 x 363 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 218

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Inscribed on the verso, at the lower center, by the artist, in brown ink, "aen de Springh te Kleef". On the verso of the old mount, at lower right center, in Robinson's hand, in black ink, "Jan Doomer / From Lord Palmerston's colln ["n" in superscript] / formed 1770-1801 / sold at Christie's April 24 1891 / JC Robinson". Graphite inscriptions, formerly at the lower right corner, in three different hands (no longer visible), "Doomer / Domer / From Lord Palmerston's colln".

Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston (1739-1802), Broadlands, near Romsey, Hampshire, and London; his son, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865), Broadlands and London; his widow, Mary (née Clavering), Lady Palmerston (d. 1869), Broadlands; her grandson, the Rt. Hon. Evelyn Ashley (1836-1908), Broadlands; possibly his sale, London, Christie's, 24 April 1891, one of four (possibly with I, 220a) in lot 157: "Landscapes by Doomer" (to Robinson for £5.10.0); Sir John Charles Robinson (1824-1913), Edinburgh and London (according to inscription on the verso of the mount; Lugt 1433); his sale ["Well-Known Amateur"], London, Christie's, 12-14 May 1902, lot 100: "Landscape with man on a road in foreground, and building to right-pen and bistre, and indian ink wash. From Lord Palmerston's Collection. Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1895" (to "Johnstone" for £18.0.0); 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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Temple, Henry, Viscount Palmerston, 1739-1802, former owner.
Temple, Henry John, Viscount Palmerston, 1784-1865, former owner.
Palmerston, Emily Lamb, Viscountess, 1787-1869, former owner.
Ashley, Evelyn, 1836-1907, former owner.
Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913, 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, I, 218, repr. (recto only).
Rembrandt and His Century : Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century : From the Collection of Frits Lugt, Institut Néerlandais, Paris. New York: Pierpont Morgan Library; Paris, Institut Néerlandais, 1977, under no. 30, n. 11.
Stampfle, Felice. Rubens and Rembrandt in Their Century : Flemish and Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century from The Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1979, no. 112, repr. (recto only).
Denison, Cara D., and Helen B. Mules, with the assistance of Jane V. Shoaf. European Drawings, 1375-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, no. 83, 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. 58.

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