Karel Du Jardin

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Karel Du Jardin
Recumbent Sheep
Red chalk on paper; framing line in brown ink.
3 5/8 x 4 11/16 inches (92 x 119 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
2006.27:1-96, fol. 16(2)

Recueil de Dessins folio 16(2); also III, 217.
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).


Signed at upper right, in red chalk, "K D J f".
Watermark: Foolscap with seven points, over "4" and three balls, lower fragment (similar to Heawood, no. 1925: Dutch, 1645)

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.
Associated names: 

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.


Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 217, repr.

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