Adriaen van de Velde

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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)

Watermark: none visible through lining.
The drawing is one of six red chalk studies of cows by the artist owned by The Library.


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.
Associated names: 

Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 225(2), repr.
Stampfle, Felice. Rubens and Rembrandt in Their Century : Flemish and Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century from The Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1979, under no. 124.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 299.

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