Karel Du Jardin

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Karel Du Jardin
1622-1678
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
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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".

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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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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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