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

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


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.
Associated names: 

Lawrence, Thomas, Sir, 1769-1830, former owner.
Habich, Edward, 1818-1901, 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, III, 218, repr.
Landscape Drawings & Water-colors, Bruegel to Cézanne. New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1953, no. 77, repr.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 262.

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