Jan Bruegel

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Jan Bruegel
1568-1625
Cargo Vessels and Rowboats off a Wharf
Pen and brown ink and wash, and blue watercolor, on laid paper.
7 5/8 x 11 5/8 inches (194 x 296 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 115a

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Inscribed on verso, in graphite, at upper center, "No ["o" superscript] 3"; at lower right, No ["o" superscript] 5"; below, "... Percy Sale". Inscribed on old mount, with Knapton code, in brown ink, at center, "N / 55", at upper left, "136"; at upper right, "4N / L26".
Watermark: "4" over letters "GW", centered between chain lines.

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George Knapton; General George Morrison (by bequest from Knapton); Knapton-Morrison sale, London, T. Philipe, 25 May - 3 June 1807, lot 136 (to Mr. Peters for £0.11.0); Sir Joseph Hawley; Sir Henry Hawley; sale, M. de Salicis ... and Property of a Baronet [Sir Henry Hawley], Christie's, 16 July 1891, one of six in lot 222 ("A Coast Scene, by John Brueghel; and various other drawings"' to Fairfax Murray for £0.11.0); 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.
Bibliography: 

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. 26, no. 44.

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Knapton, George, former owner.
Morrison, George, General, former owner.
Hawley, Joseph Henry, Sir, 1813-1875, former owner.
Hawley, Henry, Sir, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913.

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