Adriaen van de Velde
Mounted Herdswoman and a Herdsman Removing his Hose, with Cattle and Sheep at a Stream
Pen and brown ink, gray wash, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
7 1/8 x 9 7/8 inches (180 x 251 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Signed and dated at lower right, in brown ink, "A. v. Velde f. / 1663". Inscribed on the verso, in brown ink; at upper left, "3"; at the lower left, "1076"; and next to this, in another hand, "C.J. Nieuwenhuys 1840".
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 D, lot 2 (to Claussin for 1210 fl.); Chevalier Ignace-Joseph de Claussin (1766-1844), London and Paris (no mark; see Lugt 485); C.J. Nieuwenhuys (1799-1883), Brussels, Belgium, and Oxford Lodge, Wimbledon, England; Robert Stayner Holford (1808-92), London and Westonbirt, Glos. (Lugt 2243); his sale, London, Christie's, 11-14 July 1893, lot 675 (to Salting for £23.0.0); George Salting (1835-1909), London (no mark; see Lugt 2260-61); 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, 150, repr.