Philips Koninck

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Philips Koninck
Village Schoolmaster and his Pupils
Pen and brown ink and wash, (brown wash plus gum arabic in the lower left corner in the bench and jug), some corrections in opaque white, on paper; traces of framing line in brown ink.
7 7/8 x 7 1/8 inches (200 x 182 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 213c

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Watermark: none through lining with fiber optic light.
Formerly attributed to David de Coninck, 1636-1699.


Signed on the verso, at lower left, in brown ink, "p. koning" (visible with fiber optic light). Inscribed on the verso of the old mount: at lower edge, in an 18th-century hand, in graphite, "David de Koning"; and below this, in a modern hand, "6 / H".

Jonathan Richardson, Sr. (1665-1745), London (Lugt 2183; remnants of his press mark on the verso of the mount, "n". and tops of letters ("6th") cut away at lower right corner; Lugt 2983-4); 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 Temple (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; Sir John Charles Robinson (1824-1913), Edinburgh and London (no mark; see Lugt 1433); his sale ["Well-Known Amateur"], London, Christie's, 12-14 May 1902, lot 178 (as Philips Koninck to Fairfax Murray for £27.0.0); 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.
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Coninck, David de, 1636-1699, Formerly attributed to.
Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745, former owner.
Palmerston, Henry Temple, Viscount, 1739-1802, former owner.
Palmerston, Henry John Temple, Viscount, 1784-1865, former owner.
Palmerston, Emily Lamb, Viscountess, 1787-1869, former owner.
Ashley, Evelyn, 1836-1907, former owner, former owner.
Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919
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. 116.

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