Attributed to Willem Schellinks

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Attributed to Willem Schellinks
Round Tower on a Promontory above an Italian Town at the Edge of a Lake
Point of brush and gray wash, over graphite, on paper.
7 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches (188 x 286 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 232

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Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink, partially cut off, "Poelenburg". Various inscriptions on the verso, in graphite, at upper center, "No ["o" in superscript] 2"; at upper right, "32"; at center, possibly in Georgina Morrison's hand, "Poelenburg"; and at lower left, in the same hand, "Poelenburg". On the old mount, with the Knapton code, in brown ink, at upper left, "634"; at center, "N 53"; and at upper right, "4N / L26".
Watermark: Foolscap with five points over "4" and three balls.

George Knapton (1698-1778), London; bequeathed by him to General George Morrison; Knapton-Morrison sale, London, T. Philipe, 25 May-3 June 1807, one of three (with I-116) in lot 634 (as Poelemburgh to Miss Georgina Morrison for £1.7.0); Georgina Morrison; Sir Joseph Hawley; sale, M. de Salicis...and property of a Baronet [Sir Henry Hawley (1745-1825)], London, Christie's, 16 July 1891, probably one of seven (with I-116) in lot 205: "Landscapes by Poelemberg, Van Ulft, and others" (to Fairfax Murray for £0.10.0); 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, 232, repr. (as Jan van der Meer der Jonge)

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Meer, Jan van der, 1656-1705, Formerly attributed to.
Poelenburch, Cornelis van, approximately 1594-1667, Formerly attributed to.
Knapton, George, former owner.
Morrison, George, General, former owner.
Morrison, Georgina, former owner.
Hawley, Joseph Henry, Sir, 1813-1875, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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