Willem Romeyn

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Willem Romeyn
ca. 1624-1694
Cattle, Sheep, a Donkey with a Shepherdess, and a Girl Spinning
Point of brush, black and gray washes, over black chalk, accents throughout in black chalk, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
11 3/4 x 15 1/4 inches (298 x 388 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 215

Signed at lower right, in point of brush and black wash, "WR(in ligature)OMEYN ("N" partially cut off)"; inscribed on the verso, at lower left, in graphite, "9".
Watermark: Horn with strap in a shield (similar to Heawood, no. 2686: England, 1683), Lined drawing shows crossed chain lines of two layers of paper in beta radiograph.

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, III, 215, repr.

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Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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