Adriaen van de Velde

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Adriaen van de Velde
Study of a Mule
Red chalk on paper; double framing lines in brown ink and graphite.
7 3/4 x 9 5/8 inches (196 x 245 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 151

Signed with initials at lower left, in red chalk, "A.V.V".
Watermark: Foolscap with seven points over "4" and three balls (similar to Heawood, no. 2002: Dutch, 1674).

Possibly Jonkheer Johann Goll van Franckenstein the Elder (1722-1785), Amsterdam (no mark, see Lugt 2987); possibly also Jonkheer Johan Goll van Franckenstein the Younger (1756-1821), Amsterdam; Jonkheer Pieter Hendrik Goll van Franckenstein (1787-1832), Amsterdam; his sale, Amsterdam, de Vries...Roos, 1 July 1833, Album Z, lot 6: "Een gezadelde ezel, mede op zijde te zien...uitvoerig met rood krijt" (to Woodburn); Samuel Woodburn (1786-1853), London (no mark; see Lugt 2584); possibly Gérard Leembruggen Jzn (1801-65), Hillegom; possibly his sale, Amsterdam, Roos, 5 March 1866, lot 656: "Une âne--Un mouton. Deux dessins à la sanguine" (to "Gruijter" for 12.25 fl.); Jacob de Vos Jbzn (1803-82), Amsterdam (Lugt 1450); possibly his sale, Amsterdam, Roos, Muller ..., 22-4 May 1883, lot 553: "Du Bétail. - Six dessins à la sanguine" (to "Thibaudeau for J.P.H." for 300 fl.); 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, I, 151, repr.
Stampfle, Felice. Rubens and Rembrandt in Their Century : Flemish and Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century from The Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1979, no. 124, 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. 297.

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Goll van Franckenstein, J. (Johann), 1722-1785, former owner.
Goll van Franckenstein, Johan, 1756-1821, former owner.
Goll van Franckenstein, Pieter Hendrik, 1787-1832, former owner.
Woodburn, Samuel, 1785 or 1786-1853 former owner.
Leembruggen, Gérard, 1801-1865, former owner.
Vos, Jacob de, 1803-1882, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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