Philips Koninck

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Philips Koninck
Cottages on a Wooded Road, a Church Tower in the Distance
Reed pen and brown ink and wash, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
2 3/4 x 7 5/16 inches (71 x 186 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 203

Watermark: none visible through lining with fiber optic light.


Inscribed at upper right corner, in brown ink, "R".

Jacob de Vos Jbzn (1803-78), Amsterdam (Lugt 1450); his sale, Amsterdam, Roos...Muller, 22-4 May 1883, probably one of three in lot 279 (as P. Koninck to "Thibaudeau" for 545 fl.); Frederick, Baron Leighton of Stretten (1830-1896), London (no mark; see Lugt S. 1741a); his sale, London, Christie's, 16 July 1896, lot 432 (as Rembrandt to Fairfax Murray for £42.0.0); 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.
Associated names: 

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, Formerly attributed to.
Leighton of Stretton, Frederic Leighton, Baron, 1830-1896, former owner.
Vos Jacobszoon, Jacob de, 1803-1878, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, 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, I, 203, repr. (as Rembrandt)
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 115.

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