Jacob van Strij

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Jacob van Strij
Farm in Winter
Pen and brown ink, watercolor, on paper; framing line in dark brown ink.
9 1/16 x 13 9/16 inches (230 x 345 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 168b

Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink (apparently in the same ink as that of the drawing), "m hobbema".

Possibly Sir William Richard Drake (1817-1890), London and Oatlands Lodge, Weybridge, Surrey; possibly his sale, London, Christie's, 24-5 May 1892, one of three (possibly with I-168a) in lot 395: "Van Stry, J. A River Scene: winter; and the companion; etc." (to Fairfax Murray for £6.0.0); 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.

Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 421.


Watermark: none.

Associated names: 

Drake, William Richard, Sir, 1817-1890, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, John Pierpont, 1837-1913, former owner.

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