An English Yacht under Sail Close-hauled on the Right and an English Ship before the Wind on the Left, with a Small Vessel under Sail in the Center Foreground
Pen and brown ink, gray wash, over black chalk, on paper.
7 9/16 x 12 1/8 inches (192 x 307 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Signed at lower left, in brown ink, "Kob. f 1776". Inscribed on the verso, in graphite, at upper left, "985"; at lower left, in another hand, "Kob. (Kobell) 1776 /"; and at lower center, "3/2".
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.