Boudewijns, Adriaen Frans

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Boudewijns, Adriaen Frans
Two Men at the Edge of a Woodland Road
Point of brush and black, brown, gray, blue, and green watercolor, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
8 7/8 x 11 15/16 inches (226 x 302 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 229

Inscribed on old decorated mount, at left immediately below drawing, in brown ink, "Boudovin f."; at lower left corner, in graphite, "Ex Riggall 499". On verso, in different hands, in black ink, in lower left corner, "N. 128"; in brown ink, "1-11-6"; in graphite, "by A.F. Boudewyns", at lower center, in graphite, "3"; in lower right corner, "d/pr/t".

Dr. Edward Riggall, London; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 6-8 June 1901, one of five in lot 499 (to Fairfax Murray for £3.17.6); 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, 229, repr.
Stampfle, Felice, with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1991, p. 117, no. 263 (repr.)


Watermark: fleur-de-lis (cf. Heawood 1699: Paris, 1696). Old decorated mount on which drawing is laid down has a different fleur-de-lis mark.

Associated names: 

Riggall, Edward, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.