Copy after Jan van Goyen

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Copy after Jan van Goyen
Landscape with Cottage and Figures
Black chalk, with brown wash, on paper; framing line in brown ink, partially trimmed off.
6 9/16 x 11 inches (166 x 280 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 175

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Watermark: none visible through lining.
The original drawing, signed and dated 1649, after which this is a copy, is in the British Museum, London.


Inscribed at lower right edge, in graphite, "VG". Inscribed on the verso, in the lower left corner, in red ink, "N. 1042" [not Goll van Franckenstein]; at center, in graphite, "1047"; and in lower right corner, in graphite, "Fagels Sale 1799. £ s d 2 12 0". On the old mount at upper left, in graphite, "1047".

Griffier François Fagel the Elder (1659-1746), The Hague; his nephew, Griffier Hendrick Fagel the Elder (1706-90), The Hague; his grandson, Griffier Hendrick Fagel the Younger (1765-1838), The Hague and London; sale [François Fagel the Elder], London, T. Philipe, 20-25 May 1799, one of two in lot 167: "Goyen, J. van, Two tasteful landscapes - black chalk and bistre" (to Palmerston for £2.12.0); Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston (1739-1802), Broadlands, near Romsey, Hampshire, and London; his son, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865), Broadlands and London; his widow, Mary (née Clavering), Lady Palmerston (d. 1869), Broadlands; her grandson, the Rt. Hon. Evelyn Ashley (1836-1908), Broadlands; his sale, London, Christie's, 24 April 1891, one of two in lot 152: "Landscapes, by Van Goyen and Saftleven (2)" (to Fairfax Murray for £0.18.0); 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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Fagel, François, 1659-1746, former owner.
Fagel, Hendrik, 1706-1790, former owner.
Fagel, Hendrik, 1765-1838, former owner.
Temple, Henry, Viscount Palmerston, 1739-1802, former owner.
Temple, Henry John, Viscount Palmerston, 1784-1865, former owner.
Temple, Mary, Lady Palmerston, d. 1869, former owner.
Ashley, Evelyn, 1836-1907, 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, 175, repr. (as van Goyen).

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