Attributed to Ferdinand Bol

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Attributed to Ferdinand Bol
River Landscape
Pen and brown ink and wash, gray wash, green-yellow wash and opaque white, over black chalk, on paper; framing line in brown ink; on gold paper mount.
5 5/8 x 7 13/16 inches (144 x 198 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 176

Watermark: fragment of a foolscap with three balls (visible through lining with fiber optic light [similar to Heawood, no. 1921: 1648-9]).


Inscribed at lower right corner, in brown ink, "Rembrandt".

Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Aylesford (1786-1859), London and Packington Hall, Meriden, near Coventry, Warwickshire (according to Fairfax Murray; no mark; see Lugt 58); probably his sale, London, Christie's, 17-18 July 1893, probably lot 258 (as Rembrandt): "A Landscape: canal scene with a clump of trees on the bank-a highly finished drawing in colours" (to Fairfax Murray for £1.0.0); 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.
Associated names: 

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, Formerly attributed to the School of.
Aylesford, Heneage Finch, Earl of, 1786-1859, 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, I, 176, repr. (as Rembrandt).
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 36.

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