Jacob van Strij

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Jacob van Strij
1756-1815
Pipe-smoking Herdsman and Six Cows in a Landscape
Pen and brown ink, brown and gray wash, over black chalk, on paper.
8 5/16 x 11 1/8 inches (212 x 283 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 168

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Signed at upper right, in black ink, "J: van Stry".
Watermark: Fleur-de-lis in shield, surmounted by crown, over "4" and "WR" and cursive letters "AJ", (Strasbourg lily), similar to Heawood, no. 1786).

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Richard Fisher; 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.
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Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 168, repr.

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Fisher, Richard, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, John Pierpont, 1837-1913, former owner.

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