Jacob van Strij
Cowherd and Cattle at the Edge of a Wood
Black chalk, some point of the brush, and brown and gray washes, on paper.
18 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches (461 x 578 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Signed at lower left, in brush and brown ink, "J: van Stry".
Sir Charles Greville (1762-1832), English officer (Lugt 549); George Guy, 4th Earl of Warwick (1818-93), Warwick Castle (Lugt 2600); his sale, London, Christie's, 20-21 May 1896, lot 381 (to Fairfax Murray for £5.0.0); 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.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 244, repr.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 420.
Greville, Charles, 1762-1832, former owner.
Warwick, George Guy Greville, Earl of, 1818-1893, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, John Pierpont, 1837-1913, former owner.