Jacob van Strij

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Jacob van Strij
Houses along the Bend of a River
Pen and brown ink, watercolor, on paper; framing line in black ink.
7 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (190 x 298 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 168a

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Signed at lower right, in black ink, "J: van Stry".

Possibly Sir William Richard Drake (1817-90), London and Oatlands Lodge, Weybridge, Surrey; possibly his sale, London, Christie's, 24-5 May 1892, one of three (possibly with I-168b) 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.

Watermark: indecipherable (PR?) through lining.

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

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