Pieter de Molijn
Winter Landscape with Windmill and Wagon
Black chalk and gray wash, on paper; traces of framing line in black chalk.
5 13/16 x 7 9/16 inches (148 x 192 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Signed and dated at upper right, in black chalk, "-PM["P" in superscript, "M" in subscript]olyn- / -1655-".
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 (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.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 164.