David Vinckboons

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David Vinckboons
Village Kermis
Pen and brush and black and brown inks, watercolor and opaque white and varying shades or blue, red, and green, on laid paper; framing line in black ink.
8 1/8 x 11 9/16 inches (205 x 294 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 164

Signed with monogram (interlaced) and dated at lower left, in brush and white opaque watercolor, "DVB 1603". Inscribed (signed?) on verso, at upper left, in a seventeenth-century hand, in brown ink, "Davidt Vinckeboons"; in a later hand in brown ink "£50-extra"; at lower left, in graphite, "Collection of the / Marquis Vindé / & Miss James"; at lower right, in black chalk, "No. 1367" (inventory number of the collection of Vicomte Morel de Vindé).

Paignon-Dijonval (1708-1792), Paris; Charles-Gilbert, Vicomte Morel de Vindé (according to inscription on verso; no mark; see Lugt 2520); the collection sold in 1816 to Samuel Woodburn (no mark; see Lugt 2584); Thomas Dimsdale (Lugt 2426; Samuel Woodburn; his sale, London, Christie's, 14 June 1860, one of three in lot 1497 ("Vinkabooms [D.]-A streat scene, mendicants soliciting charity; a village festival; and a country fair"; to Gibbs for £2.2.0); James Gibbs (fl. mid-19th century), London (no mark; see Lugt 1125, identified as John Gibbs); Miss James, London (according to inscription on verso); her sale, London, Christie's, 22-23 June 1891, one of two in lot 171 (to Robinson for £1.9.0); probably Sir John Charles Robinson (no mark; see Lugt 1433); 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, 164, 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. 100, no. 218, repr.
100 Master drawings from the Morgan Library & Museum. München : Hirmer, 2008, no. 46, repr. [Achim Riether]


Watermark: illegible.

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Paignon-Dijonval, 1708-1792, former owner.
Morel de Vindé, Charles Gilbert Terray, vicomte, 1759-1842, former owner.
Woodburn, Samuel, 1785 or 1786-1853 former owner.
Dimsdale, Thomas, 1758-1823, former owner.
Gibbs, James, 19th cent., former owner.
James, Miss, d. ca. 1891, former owner.
Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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