Jacob van Ruisdael

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Jacob van Ruisdael
1628 or 1629-1682
Rustic Cottage and Pine Trees near a Rocky Mountain Stream
Black chalk and gray wash on paper; framing line in brown ink.
7 3/4 x 9 1/8 inches (196 x 233 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 218

Inscribed on the verso, in graphite, at lower center, with a Colnaghi stock number, "11649"; and at lower left, "1860".

Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), London (Lugt 2445); George Edward Habich (1818-1901), Boston and Kassel (Lugt 862); his sale, Stuttgart, H.G. Gutekunst, 27 April 1899, lot 590 (as van Ruisdael): "Gebirgslandschaft, im Vordergrunde ein Bach. L. 23 cm. H. 19 1/2 cm. Prachtvolle Studie in schwarzer Kreide und Tusche. Sammlung Miss James." (to "Colnaghi" for 86 DM); 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.

Watermark: none.
The drawing is directly related to the artist's exceptionally large painting of a "Waterfall", now in the Bute collection in Scotland.

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