Herman Naiwinx

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Herman Naiwinx
Rocky Landscape with Two Travelers on a River Road
Black chalk and gray wash on paper.
6 1/4 x 5 9/16 inches (158 x 142 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 203

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The drawing and an almost identical black chalk drawing by Naiwincx formerly owned by the late J.Q. van Regteren Altena are connected with the artist's etching of a "Rocky Landscape with a River", the third in a series of eight landscape prints.


Signed at lower left, in brown ink, "H: Naúwjncx Ft ["t" in superscript]". Inscribed on the verso, in graphite, at upper left corner, "A.E".; at center, "12"; at lower left corner, "210x/2"["210x" in superscript above "2"]; below this, "Esdaile"; further right, in a different hand, "T Th"; at extreme lower left edge, "Naúwijncx"; and at the lower right, in another hand, upside down, "d.x 2 By Van dyk. / fr 25 - Letter [or Petter?] / 28-o-".
Watermark: Crown over a coat-of-arms, fragment.

Thomas Thane (1782-1837), London (Lugt 2461); his sale, London, Sotheby's, 25ff. May 1846, lot 673: "Nauwinx, H. - Landscape, Indian ink wash; valued by Mr. Thane at 51.5s." (to "Evans" for £0.5.0); William Esdaile (1758-1837), London (no mark; see Lugt 2617); his sale, London, Christie's, 18-25 June 1840, lot 616; possibly Dr. Edward Riggall, London; possibly his sale, London, Sotheby's, 6-8 June 1901, one of five in lot 523: "H. Naiwincx. Rocky landscape with a River, signedÖ" (to Fairfax Murray for £2.5.0); 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.
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Thane, Thomas, 1782-1846, former owner.
Esdaile, William, 1758-1837, former owner.
Riggall, Edward, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 203, repr.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 172.

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