Formerly attributed to Philips Wouwerman
An Encampment, Possibly a Horse Fair
Brush and black wash, over graphite, on paper.
10 5/8 x 15 3/8 inches (269 x 392 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Inscribed at lower left, in brown ink, "philip Wouver...". On the old blue van Parijs mount, at lower right, in graphite, "Philippe Wouvermans". On the verso of the old mount, in graphite, at center, in large letters, in graphite," No ["o" in superscript] 9"; and at upper left, "40 frs".
Van Parijs (fl. c. 1789-1839), Brussels (his stamp on decorated mount; Lugt 2531); 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.