Simon de Vlieger

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Simon de Vlieger
Village on the Bank of a Canal
Black chalk, with white chalk, and gray wash, on blue paper.
10 1/2 x 16 11/16 inches (266 x 424 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 184a

Remains of an inscription at lower left corner, in brown ink, "V..."( ? ). Inscribed on the old mount, with Knapton code, in brown ink, in center, "P 24"; at upper left, "June 5 - 1807 / Lot 1033"; and at upper right, "6 N / L 3".

George Knapton (1698-1778), London; bequeathed by him to General George Morrison; Knapton-Morrison sale, London, T. Philipe, 25 May-3 June 1807, lot 1033: "(A. Waterloo) One - a landschape - a village on the bank of a canal, surrounded with trees; near a bridge are two figures, and a woman is passing another bridge of planks, on the left - black chalk, and Ind. ink, on blue paper, heightened - a capital and desirable morceau" (to "Mr. Peters" for £6.6.0); Sir Joseph Hawley; sale, M. de Salicis ... and property of a Baronet [Sir Henry Hawley (1745-1825)], London, Christie's, 16 July 1891, one of four in lot 204 (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.

Stampfle, Felice. Rubens and Rembrandt in Their Century : Flemish and Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century from The Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1979, no. 65, repr. (as de Vlieger)
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 322.


Watermark: none.

Associated names: 

Knapton, George, former owner.
Morrison, George, General, 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.
Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, former owner.

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