Dutch School

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Dutch School
17th century
Four Men, Three Standing and One Seated, at the Left of a Thicket and Fence
Black chalk and gray-brown wash, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
6 1/16 x 8 inches (153 x 203 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 167b

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Inscribed on the verso, visible through lining, at the upper left "Dr. Riggall"; at lower center, in the same hand as that which inscribed the verso of III, 167c, "Molyn".

Dr. Edward J. Riggall, London; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 6-8 June 1901, one of seven in lot 521: "P. Molyn. Studies of landscape, mostly signed (7)" (to Fairfax Murray for £7.0.0); 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.

Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 167b.


Watermark: none visible through lining.

Associated names: 

Molijn, Pieter de, 1595-1661, Formerly attributed to.
Riggall, Edward, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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