Charles Nicolas Cochin

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Charles Nicolas Cochin
Accident on the Road
Black and white chalk, on blue paper.
8 3/8 x 10 3/4 inches (212 x 274 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 198

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Inscribed on the verso of the old mount, in brown ink, at upper center, "N:3"; at left center, in the same hand, "J:P: 1777"; at lower left, in another hand, "[w]as given me by Mr ["r" in superscript] Sandby & is a very scarse master"; at lower right, in the same hand, "Philip Wouvermans born at Harleam...1620 died ag[cut off]".
J.P. (Lugt S. 1503a); Paul Sandby (1725-1809), London (no mark; see Lugt 2112); Dr. Edward Riggall, London; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 6-8 June 1901, lot 550: "P. Wouvermans. A Halt by the Way, black chalk on grey paper (1)" (to Fairfax Murray for £4.4.0); 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.

Watermark: none visible through lining.
This is a study by Charles-Nicolas Cochin the Younger (1715-90) for his print "Accident de Voiage", after a lost painting by Philips Wouvermans (1619-1668).