Adriaen van de Velde

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Adriaen van de Velde
1636-1672
Side View of a Cow Resting, Facing Left
Red chalk on paper; framing line in brown ink, with gold border applied directly on paper of drawing.
4 11/16 x 6 9/16 inches (119 x 166 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 224 (2)
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Signed at left, in faded brown ink, A.V.Vel[de].
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Sir John Charles Robinson (1824-1913), London and Edinburgh (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.
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Watermark: none visible through lining.
The drawing is one of six red chalk studies of cows by the artist owned by The Library.
Both this drawing and III, 225 (1) are related to a quick chalk sketch, apparently from life, in the Staatliches Museum in Schwerin.

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