Adriaen van de Velde

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Adriaen van de Velde
1636-1672
Calf Resting
Red chalk on paper; double framing lines in light and dark brown ink (the lighter one in same ink as signature), with gold border applied directly on paper of drawing.
3 3/4 x 6 11/16 inches (95 x 169 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 226 (1)
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Signed with initials at lower left, in faded brown ink, "A.V.V".
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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.
This study has been connected with a painting formerly in the collection of C.T. Yerkes.

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