Jan van Goyen

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Jan van Goyen
1596-1656
Fishermen and Market Women on the Beach at Egmond aan Zee
1653
Black chalk, gray wash, on paper; framing line in black chalk.
6 11/16 x 10 3/4 inches (170 x 272 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 172
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Signed with monogram and dated by the artist at lower right, in black chalk, "VG 1653".
Watermark: Countermark: Letters "LB". Letters between chain lines.

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Possibly W.H. Barnard; possibly his sale, London, Sotheby's, 7-8 April 1893, one of six in lot 69: "Van Goyen. Sketches and Drawings of Landscapes with Figures, black chalk and pen and ink (6)" (to Fairfax Murray for £2.10.0); 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.
Bibliography: 

Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 172, repr.
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. 58, 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. 90.

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On mat with III, 174.

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Barnard, W. H., former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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