Cornelis Cort

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Cornelis Cort
1533?-1578
Mountainous River Landscape with a Chamois. Verso: Panoramic Landscape with a Distant Town
Pen and shades of gray-brown ink on paper.
7 7/16 x 12 1/8 inches (188 x 308 mm)
Purchased on the Director's Fund in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Ryskamp.
1986.116

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Watermark: Blacksmith, with hammer and anvil (cf. Briquet 7558: Lucca 1564).

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Sir William Forbes, seventh Baronet of Pitsligo (1773-1828); by descent to his heirs, including the 1986 lady vendor; sale, Various Properties, including "Property of a Lady" (lots 1-25), Amsterdam, Christie's, 1 December 1986, lot 1.
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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. 31, no. 55, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 330.

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Forbes, William, Sir, 7th Baronet of Pitsligo, 1773-1828, former owner.

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