Attributed to Jan Wildens

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Attributed to Jan Wildens
1585-1653
Woodland Ponds with Two Fisherman
Pen and brown ink, brown and yellow-brown with some gray wash, extensively tinted with the green watercolor, over faint traces of graphite, on paper.
8 3/4 x 14 3/16 inches (221 x 360 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 239a
Inscription: 

Numbered on that part of mount underneath the drawing, with Knapton code, in brown ink, at upper left, "1072"; at center, "P 46"; at upper right, "4N / L52".

Provenance: 
Prosper Henry Lankrink (Lugt 2090); Sir Joseph Hawley; Sir Henry Hawley; sale M. de Salicis and Property of a Baronet (Sir Henry Hawley), London, Christie's, 16 July 1891, one of four in lot 204 (to Fairfax Murray for £0.10.0); 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. 163, no. 340 repr.

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Watermark: illegible device within a shield, surmounted by a crown.

Associated names: 

Lankrink, Prosper Henricus, 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, former owner.

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