Cornelis Dusart

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Cornelis Dusart
1660-1704
Bird-Hunter Displaying His Trophies in the Courtyard of an Inn
Pen and brown ink, gray wash, over graphite, on paper. Black chalk trials at upper left of the verso.
8 11/16 x 7 7/16 inches (220 x 189 mm)
Gift of W. Houston Kenyon, Jr., in memory of his wife, Mildred Ames Kenyon.
1981.5

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Inscribed at lower left, with monogram, in pen and brown ink, "AVo ("A" and "V" connected and superscript "o").
Inscribed on verso: in an old hand, at lower right, in pen and brown ink, partially cut off, "Adriaen van" [Ostade]; at lower left, in graphite, "2705"; at upper right center, in graphite, "Granville & / Fairfax Murray / col. etc."; at lower center, "9 [superscript] 7 (8?) [subscript bellow superscript] 36".
Watermark: Countermark: Letters "PB" (similar to Heawood, no. 430), letters between chain lines, with B touching chain at right.

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Sir Anthony Westcombe (Lugt 202); his cousin, Bernard Granville; his descendants; sale of a descendant, London, Puttick and Simpson, 22 December 1857, no doubt 1 among the various lots of Ostade drawings, probably 1 of 6 in lot 51; "an external scene with figures, all in pen and wash" (to Hermann for £ 1.1.0); Charles Fairfax Murray; Mr. and Mrs. Owen D. Young; given by Mrs. Young in the 1930s to the donor.
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Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 283-284.

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Anonymous, Dutch School, 17th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Ostade, Adriaen van, 1610-1685, Formerly attributed to.
Westcombe, Anthony, Sir, approximately 1680-1752, former owner.
Granville, Bernard, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Young, Owen D., 1874-1962, former owner.
Young, Owen D., Mrs., former owner.
Kenyon, W. Houston, former owner.

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