Jan van Goyen

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Jan van Goyen
1596-1656
Clump of Trees and Cottage at the Water's Edge
Black chalk on paper; thick framing line in brown ink.
4 11/16 x 9 1/2 inches (119 x 242 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 175a

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Inscribed at upper left, apparently by the artist, in black chalk, "op de lage meer" (?); at upper right, in brown ink, "8" (?) [partially obscured by framing line]. On the verso, at the upper left, in graphite, "843"; below left, "i/ / Van Goene"; and in lower right corner, in brown ink, ".P".

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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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Watermark: none.

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

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