Karel Dujardin

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Karel Dujardin
Boy on a Horse Drinking at a Stream, a Girl with a Flat Basket on her Head, a Cow, Goats, and Sheep
Red chalk on paper; framing line by the artist in red chalk.
7 1/2 x 10 5/16 inches (191 x 262 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 142a

The arrangement of figures and animals in the drawing and that of the related painting in the Galleria Sabauda, Turin are nearly identical, but in reverse.


Signed and dated at lower right, in red chalk, "1676·K·DV·IARDIN·f·Romae". Inscribed on the mount: at upper center, in graphite, "Burlington Fine Arts Club. Exh. 1883"; and at lower center, in Roupell's hand, in black ink, "R P R / Karl du Jardin / This drawing formed part of the Collection of / Sir Anthony Westcomb[sic] who is said in Walpoles / anecdotes to have been one of the Earliest English / Collectors. Temp Car 2. His Collection was bequeathed / by him to Bernard Granville the friend and patron of / Handel-and was preserved intact by that family / It was sold by order of the Executors in 1857 by Puttick / and Simpson. I purchased it at that sale / R P R".
Watermark: Anchor within a circle, surmounted by a six-pointed star, over the letter "F" (similar to Heawood, nos. 5-8: Rome, seventeenth century). Centered on one chain line, anchor has rounded top.

Sir Anthony Westcombe (d. 1752), Llanover (?; according to Roupell; no mark; see Lugt 202); his cousin, Bernard Granville, Llanover (?); his descendants; sale of a descendant, London, Puttick & Simpson, 22 December 1857, one of four in lot 39 (to Roupell for £1.15.0); Robert Prioleau Roupell (1798-1886), London (Lugt 2234); his sale, London, Christie's, 12-14 July 1887, lot 1004: "Peasants and Cattle in a Stream. Signed, and dated 1676. From the Collections of Sir A. Westcombe and B. Greusil [sic]. Exhibited at the Burlington Fine Arts Club." (to Salting for £5.5.0); George Salting (1835-1909), London (no mark; see Lugt 2260-61); 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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Westcombe, Anthony, Sir, approximately 1680-1752, former owner.
Granville, Bernard, former owner.
Roupell, Robert Prioleau, 1798-1886, former owner.
Salting, George, 1835-1909, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 66.

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