Pieter de Molijn
Landscape with Farm Buildings and Three Peasants and a Cow
Black chalk and gray wash, on paper.
5 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches (145 x 196 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Signed and dated at lower left, in black chalk, "PM ["P" in superscript; "M" in subscript]olyn 1656. Inscribed on the verso, in graphite: at upper left, "5436"; and at center, "N 3".
Probably Dr. Edward J. Riggall, London; probably 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, London; from whom purchased in 1910 by J. Pierpont Morgan (no mark; see Lugt 1509).
Rigall, Edward, Dr., former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, John Pierpont, 1837-1913, former owner.