Farm Buildings and Three Tall Trees
Pen and brown ink, on paper; faint traces of a framing line in brown ink.
7 13/16 x 11 13/16 inches (199 x 300 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
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Inscribed on the verso at lower left, in graphite, "dh" (?) and "J. Lievens".
Watermark: Countermark: Letters "VM" or "MV" (similar to Heawood, no. 367A: 1683). Individual letters placed between chain lines.
Sir Charles Greville (1763-1836), English officer (Lugt 549); George Guy Greville, 4th Earl of Warwick (1818-93), Warwick Castle (Lugt 2600); his sale, London, Christie's, 20-21 May 1896, one of two in lot 220 (to Fairfax Murray for £1.0.0); 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.
The drawing is very likely a study-whether or not from nature-which the draughtsman then incorporated in the larger composition (222 x 370 mm) on Japanese paper in the British Museum, London.
Greville, Charles, 1762-1832, former owner.
Warwick, George Guy Greville, Earl of, 1818-1893, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, John Pierpont, 1837-1913, former owner.