Karel Du Jardin

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Karel Du Jardin
Muleteer and Shepherdess with Animals at a Stream
Black and gray washes, over black chalk, on paper.
5 7/16 x 7 3/4 inches (137 x 197 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 142

Signed at the lower left corner, in brush and black ink, "K. DV.JARDIN". Inscribed on the verso (visible through thin lining), at lower left, in brown ink, "K du Jardin / behoorende aan / J. Chalon". On the old mount, underneath drawing, in Roupell's hand, in brown ink, "RPR / Karl du Jardin / From Bonomi Whites Sale - Christie. 1880"; and below this, in the same hand, in graphite, "Burlington Fine Arts Club Ex. 1883 / & Chalon coll".
Watermark: Horn inside shield (similar to Heawood, nos. 2680-2700: mostly England, 1680s and 1690s). posthorn, hunting horn.

Jan Chalon (1738-95), Amsterdam, Paris, and London (Lugt 439); William Benoni White (d. ca. 1878), London (according to Roupell; no mark; see Lugt 2592); Robert Prioleau Roupell (1798-1886), London (Lugt 2234); his sale, London, Christie's, 12-14 July 1887, lot 1002: "An Italian Landscape, with peasants, cattle, and ruins. Exhibited at the Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1883" (to "Salting" for £3.15.0); 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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Chalon, Jan, 1738-1795, former owner.
White, William Benoni, d. ca. 1878, former owner.
Roupell, Robert Prioleau, 1798-1886, 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, 142.
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. 110, 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. 65.

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