Lambert Doomer

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Lambert Doomer
1622 or 1623-1700
The Fortress of Tal Ehrenbreitstein from the Mineral Well at Koblenz
Pen and brown ink, brown, gray, and ochre wash;with white opaque watercolor, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
9 1/8 x 14 1/4 inches (233 x 362 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 220a

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Inscribed on the verso, at lower center, by the artist, in brown ink, "de tùer bron toe Kobelens". On the old mount, underneath drawing, at lower right corner, in three different hands, "Domer / Scholar of Rembrandt / From Lord Palmerston's Colln ["n" in superscript] / Doomer". Inscribed on the verso of the mount, at lower center, in Robinson's hand, in black ink, "L.doomer / From Lord Palmerston's colln / formed 1770-1801 / Sold at Christie's Apl 24 1891 / JC Robinson".

Reynier Assueri (d. 1777 or before); perhaps his sale, Amsterdam, van der Schley & Posthumus, 10 November 1777, Album E, lot 19; Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston (1739-1802), Broadlands, near Romsey, Hampshire, and London (according to inscription on the mount); 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; his sale, London, Christie's, 24 April 1891, one of four (possibly with I-218) 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 101: "Landscape, with two women and a dog by a well in foreground, walled town on a hill beyond, in pen and bistre, and india ink wash. From Lord Palmerston's Collection" (to "Johnstone" for £19.0.0); 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.

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, 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. 113, repr.
From Leonardo to Pollock: Master drawings from the Morgan Library. New York: Morgan Library, 2006, cat. no. 49, p. 106-107.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 59.


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Associated names: 

Assueri, Reynier, d. 1777 or before, former owner.
Temple, Henry, Viscount Palmerston, 1739-1802, former owner.
Temple, Henry John, Viscount Palmerston, 1784-1865, former owner.
Temple, Mary, Lady Palmerston, d. 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.

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