Possible attribution Karel la Fargue

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Possible attribution Karel la Fargue
Moonlight River Scene with Four People on the Wharf Meeting a Boat
Brush and black wash, some pen and brown ink, heightened with opaque white, on blue paper; framing line in black ink.
8 1/4 x 12 3/4 inches (210 x 323 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 120

False monogram inscribed at the lower left in black ink, "AV(in ligature) DN(in ligature". Inscribed on the verso, in graphite, at center, "2238"; and at lower left, "ae".

Paignon Dijonval (1708-42), Paris; his grandson, Charles-Gilbert, Vicomte Morel de Vindé (1759-1842), Paris (no mark; see Lugt 2520); the collection sold in 1816 to Samuel Woodburn (1786-1853), London (no mark; see Lugt 2584); Thomas Dimsdale (1758-1823), London (Lugt 2426); Samuel Woodburn; 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, 120, repr. (as van der Neer).


Watermark: none visible through lining.
The drawing is a copy, probably by Karel La Fargue (1738-1793), after the painting by van der Neer formerly at both the Leger Galleries and the Richard Green Gallery, London, and later sold in New York in 1983.
Formerly attributed to Aert van der Neer, 1603 or 4-1677.

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Neer, Aert van der, 1603 or 4-1677, Copy after.
Neer, Aert van der, 1603 or 4-1677, Formerly attributed to.
Paignon-Dijonval, 1708-1792, former owner.
Morel de Vindé, Charles Gilbert Terray, vicomte, 1759-1842, former owner.
Woodburn, Samuel, 1785 or 1786-1853 former owner.
Dimsdale, Thomas, 1758-1823, former owner.
Woodburn, Samuel, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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