Adriaen van de Velde
Seated Herdsman with Cattle, Sheep, and a Horse. Verso: Slight Sketch of Animals in a Landscape
Pen and brown ink, gray wash, over black chalk, on paper; framing line in gray ink; verso: black chalk.
6 13/16 x 7 3/4 inches (173 x 197 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Inscribed on the verso, at lower right, in graphite, "A. van den Velde". On the old mount, at lower center, in graphite, "Collo ["o" in superscript] Th-[or TL] & Bouillard" and "1655".
Désiré Bouillard (fl. 19th century), Belgium (no mark; see Lugt 731); 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, 152a.