Jacob van Ruisdael

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Jacob van Ruisdael
1628 or 1629-1682
Sun-Dappled Trees on a Stream
Point of brush, black and gray washes, over slight indications in black chalk, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
10 3/8 x 7 11/16 inches (264 x 196 mm)
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1957.2

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Signed with a monogram at lower right, in brush and black ink, "JVR (in ligature)"; inscribed on the verso, at upper center at left margin, in brown ink, "Ruydael"; and at lower left corner, in another hand (that of Engelberts?), in graphite, "a / mk n k [n superscript, underlined] [k subscript]/ SL: AS COV:".

Provenance: 
Possibly Dionis Muilman (1702-1772), Amsterdam; possibly his sale, Amsterdam, de Bosch, 29 March 1773, Album P, lot 1122; possibly Engelbert Michaël Engelberts (1773-1843), Hoorn; his sale (?), Amsterdam, van der Schley...de Vries, 14ff. December 1807; John Rushout, Baron of Northwick (d. 1859), Northwick Park; by descent to Capt. E. Spencer-Churchill, Northwick Park; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 1-4 November 1920, lot 201 (to "Sabin" for £26.0.0); acquired from Martin B. Asscher, London.
Bibliography: 

Adams, Frederick B., Jr. Eighth Annual Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1958, p. 72-73.
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 166.
Stampfle, Felice. Rubens and Rembrandt in Their Century : Flemish and Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century from The Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1979, no. 117, repr.
Denison, Cara D., and Helen B. Mules, with the assistance of Jane V. Shoaf. European Drawings, 1375-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, no. 84, repr.
From Leonardo to Pollock: Master drawings from the Morgan Library. New York: Morgan Library, 2006, cat. no. 50, p. 108-109.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 260.
100 Master drawings from the Morgan Library & Museum. München : Hirmer, 2008, no. 62, repr. [Kathleen Stuart and Felice Stampfle]

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Watermark: none.

Associated names: 

Muilman, Dionis, 1702-1772, former owner.
Engelberts, Englebert Michaël, 1773-1843, former owner.
Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859, former owner.
Spencer-Churchill, E. G., former owner.
Asscher, Martin B., former owner.

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