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Dutch School
17th century
Oak and Pines on a Hillside
Brush and black, brown and gray washes, with opaque white watercolor, and selective gum arabic glaze, on paper.
2 3/4 x 3 15/16 inches (70 x 100 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 160a

 

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Inscribed on the verso, with miscellaneous pen trials, and at lower center, in brown ink, "...ransel / ... / 129". On the old mount, with Knapton code, in brown ink: at upper left, "331"; below at center, "Z 40"; and at upper right, "1N / L61".

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George Knapton (1698-1778), London; bequeathed by him to General George Morrison (1704?-1799), London; Knapton-Morrison sale, London, T. Philipe, 25 May-3 June 1807, presumably one of lots 328-35 (not lot 331 as indicated by the inscription on the verso), possibly lot 325 (as Elsheimer): "a small landscape, a wood-scene, pen and Ind. Ink, pencil-heightened-fine effect" (to Georgina Morrison for £0.14.0); Georgina Morrison; Sir Joseph Hawley; sale, M. de Salicis...and property of a Baronet [Sir Henry Hawley (1745-1825)], London, Christie's, 16 July 1891, one of five in lot 195: "A Wooded Landscape, by Elsheimer; ..." (to Fairfax Murray for £0.5.0); 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.
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Watermark: none.
Formerly attributed to Adam Elsheimer, 1578-1610, and Hendrick Goudt, 1573-1648.

Associated names: 

Elsheimer, Adam, 1578-1610, Formerly attributed to.
Goudt, Hendrik, 1583-1648, Formerly attributed to.
Knapton, George, 1698-1778, former owner.
Morrison, George, 1704?-1799, former owner.
Morrison, Georgina, former owner.
Hawley, Joseph Henry, Sir, 1813-1875, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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