Cornelis Saftleven

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Cornelis Saftleven
1607-1681
Recumbent Cow
Black chalk and gray wash on paper.
5 5/16 x 7 1/4 inches (135 x 185 mm)
Purchase.
1987.16
Inscription: 

Inscribed at lower left, in graphite, "P Potter"; on the verso: at upper center, in red chalk, "C. Lievens"; to the left of this, in black chalk, "13(?)"; and at lower right, in graphite, "143".

Provenance: 
Dr. Albert Welcker, Amsterdam (no mark; see Lugt S. 2793c); sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby Mak van Waay, 11 November 1980, lot 101; Kate de Rothschild, London; Otto Naumann, New York.
Bibliography: 

Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 267.

Notes: 

Watermark: none.

Associated names: 

Welcker, Albert, former owner.
De Rothschild, Kate, former owner.
Naumann, Otto, former owner.

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