Adriaen van de Velde
Three-quarter 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.
5 1/8 x 7 7/16 inches (130 x 189 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 225 (2)
Signed with initials at lower right, in faded brown ink, "A:V:V:".
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.
Watermark: none visible through lining.
The drawing is one of six red chalk studies of cows by the artist owned by The Library.