Attributed to Simon de Vlieger

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Attributed to Simon de Vlieger
A Dutch Coastal Scene near Scheveningen, with Fishing Pinks Hauled up on Rollers and with a Group of Fishing People in the Center
Pen and brown ink, gray wash, on paper; ruled lines in graphite at right and bottom edges.
6 5/8 x 12 inches (167 x 305 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 184

Watermark: none.


Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink, "Scheveling".

William Esdaile (1758-1837), London (Lugt 2617); probably his sale, London, Christie's, 18-25 June 1840, either one of two in lot 1076 or one of three in lot 1077 (both lots to "Tiffin" for £0.7.0); P. Hecht sale, London, Christie's, 1 February 1895, lot 31 (to Fairfax Murray for £1.9.0); 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.
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Esdaile, William, 1758-1837, former owner.
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, III, 184, 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. 326.
Christiaan P. van Eeghen, “Simon de Vlieger as a Draftsman, I: The Pen Drawings”, Master Drawings 44 (2006): 19, 22.

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