Adriaen van de Velde

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Adriaen van de Velde
Cattle and Sheep near an Arched Bridge
Brush and gray wash, over black chalk, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
7 7/16 x 9 7/16 inches (189 x 239 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 152

Inscribed at lower right, in black ink, "A: Van de Velde". On the verso, in graphite, at upper left, "a.466"; and at lower left, "G.uow / ftd / de twee".
Watermark: Foolscap with seven points over "4" and three balls.

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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Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 152, 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. 294.

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