Dutch School

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Dutch School
18th century
Woman and Dog Approaching a Cottage and Well
Pen and black and brown ink, watercolor, over graphite, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
5 9/16 x 9 1/16 inches (142 x 230 mm)
Gift of Otto Manley.
1981.8

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Inscribed on the verso, at lower left corner, in the hand of Goll van Franckenstein, in brown ink, "N 195"; above this, in graphite, "31"; at lower left center, in the hand of Esdaile, in brown ink, "1833 WE 80x from the coll of M de Vos. Stomme Van Campen"; above this, in graphite, "Stomme Van Kampen"; further above, also in graphite, "503 / 8"; and at center (upside down), in faint graphite, "12".
Watermark: Eagle with arms of Basel (similar to Heawood, no. 1248: Holland, 1618), crozier, three balls, crown, spread wings.

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Jonkheer Johann Goll van Franckenstein the Elder (1722-85), Amsterdam; Jonkheer Johan Goll van Franckenstein the Younger (1756-1821), Amsterdam (his "N 195" in brown ink on the verso; Lugt 2987); Jacob de Vos (1735-1833), Amsterdam (no mark; see under Lugt 1450); possibly his sale, Amsterdam, de Vries...Roos, 30 October 1833; William Esdaile (1758-1837), London (Lugt 2617); possibly his sale, London, Christie's, 18-25 June 1840, one of two in lot 1174 (as Avercamp): "A road scene; and a frozen river" (to "Grove" for £0.3.0); private collection, New York (as "manner of Hendrick Avercamp").
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 255 (as Dutch School, formerly attributed to Hendrik Avercamp).
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 432.

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Anonymous, Dutch School, 17th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Avercamp, Hendrick, 1585-1634, Formerly attributed to.
Goll van Franckenstein, J. (Johann), 1722-1785, former owner.
Goll van Franckenstein, Johan, 1756-1821, former owner.
Vos Jacobszoon, Jacob de, 1803-1878, former owner.
Esdaile, William, 1758-1837, former owner.
Manley, Otto, -1989, former owner.

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