Three Horsemen and their Dogs beside a Large Fountain
Black chalk and watercolor in green, blue, gray, and ochre, on paper; framing line in black chalk.
Full sheet: 8 1/4 x 11 7/8 inches (209 x 301 mm); design area: 5 9/16 x 8 15/16 inches (141 x 227 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Inscribed on the verso, at upper left, in red chalk, "£-6-0".
Watermark: Rampant lion, holding wheat sheaves and sword, on shield, within a double circle surmounted by a crown, above monogram letters "GVH" (similar to Heawood, no. 3145). Seven Provinces.
Probably W.H. Barnard; possibly his sale, London, Sotheby's, 7-8 April 1893, one of three in lot 64: "... sketches of Landscapes with figures (3)" (to Fairfax Murray); 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.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 160, repr.
Barnard, W. H., former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, John Pierpont, 1837-1913, former owner.