David Teniers

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David Teniers
Village Street with Three Figures
Black chalk on paper; traces of a framing line in brown ink.
7 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches (191 x 273 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 124b

Signed at lower edge, left of center, with monogram. Numbered on verso, at lower right, in brown ink, ".8.8"; at upper right, in graphite, "6".

Jean-Denis Lempereur (1701-1779; Lugt 1740); not distinguishable among seven lots in his sale, Paris, Chariot, Boileau ..., 24 May 1773; William Esdaile (Lugt 2617); his sale, London, Christie's, 18-25 June 1840, one of three in lot 1163 ("A cavalier and a gypsey-a pair; and a landscape; black chalk"; to Mayor for £0.2.0); William Mayor (Lugt 2799); 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.

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. 159, no. 332 repr.


Watermark: Foolscap with five points (cf. Churchill 341; Heawood 1964).

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Lempereur, Jean-Denis, 1701-1779, former owner.
Esdaile, William, 1758-1837, former owner.
Mayor, William, 1826-1892, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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