Jan van Goyen

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Jan van Goyen
Three Peasants beside a Fence on a Hillock
Black chalk on paper; framing line in black chalk.
4 3/4 x 6 5/8 inches (120 x 169 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 175d

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Watermark: none.
This sheet is part of the same sketchbook as III, 175c and nine other surviving leaves.


Inscribed on the verso, in graphite, "V.V.G. / a b".

William Young Ottley (1771-1836), London (Lugt 2665); possibly his sale, London, T. Philipe, 14-21 April 1803, part of one of the van Goyen lots 936-9; 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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Ottley, William Young, 1771-1836, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 88.

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