Jan van Goyen

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Jan van Goyen
Horse Market at Valkenburg near Leiden
Black chalk, gray wash, on paper.
6 5/8 x 10 3/4 inches (168 x 273 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 173

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Signed with monogram and dated by the artist at lower right, in black chalk, "VG 1653". Inscribed on the verso: in lower left corner, in graphite, "Mer / d 2.L oox... / f 36 / no ["o" in superscript] 600", with "Gg" written in black ink over the number "600"; and at lower center, in graphite, "8".
Watermark: Countermark: Letters "LR". Placed between chain line

Sir Joseph Hawley; sale M. de Salicis...and property of a Baronet [Sir Henry Hawley (1745-1825)], London, Christie's, 16 July 1891, lot 201 (to Fairfax Murray for £3.10.0); 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.
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Associated names: 

Hawley, Joseph Henry, Sir, 1813-1875, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 173, 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. 59, 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. 91.

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