Inscribed on the verso, at lower left edge: in brown ink, "i96"; next to this, in another hand, in purple pencil, "N 270" [i.e. the lot number in the de Vos sale]; and above this, in another hand, in black chalk, 20 ["20" in superscript] 0 ["0" in subscript].
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 220, repr. (as Lambert Doomer, with note that it had been attributed to Philips Koninck).
Kruse, 1920, p. 99 (mentions Koninck, but seems to have Abraham Furnerius in mind).
Hofstede de Groot and Spies, 1926-7, p. 196, fig. 20 (as Doomer).
Gerson, 1936, pp. 66, 145, no. Z.67 (as Koninck, c. 1663).
Sumowski, Drawings, 1982, VI, no. 1485x, repr. (as Koninck, second half of the 1640s), and under no. 1484.
Exhibition, New York, 1953, no. 72 (as Koninck).
Exhibition, Poughkeepsie, 1976, no. 34, repr. (as Koninck, late 1660s).
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 120.
The drawing is one of a group of at least ten drawings similar in format and painstakingly executed in pen and brown ink with touches of watercolor, depicting for the most part panoramas of wide wheat fields bordering rivers and canals. The related drawings are located in the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin; the Koniklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels; the Teyler Museum, Haarlem ; the Louvre, Paris ; the Institut Néerlandais, Paris; and Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
Doomer, Lambert, 1622 or 1623-1700, Formerly attributed to.
Bosch, Bernardus de, 1742-1816, former owner.
Klijn, Hendrik Harmen, 1773-1856, former owner.
Vos Jacobszoon, Jacob de, 1803-1878, former owner.
Piek, Willem Frederik, 1838-1916, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.