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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1932.204
People
Karel La Fargue, Dutch (Voorburg, Netherlands 1738 - 1793 The Hague, Netherlands)
Copy after Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch (Dordrecht, Netherlands 1620 - 1691 Dordrecht, Netherlands)
Title
Cows in a Landscape
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
after 1767
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/298662
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black and red chalk counterproof, strengthened with charcoal and incised, on cream antique laid paper, with a framing line in brown ink
Dimensions
actual: 23 x 34.3 cm (9 1/16 x 13 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: Arms of Amsterdam with countermark, I MALRVSIE / FIN / PERIGORD / 1742 [the Dernier papermill in Couze, near Bergerac and Perigord, France, see Gaudriault, p. 239]
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left, blue ink, stamp: L. 2926 (Rudolf Philip Goldschmidt)
  • inscription: lower right, black chalk: [illegible, cut of at lower margin]
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: a / x
Provenance
Rudolf Philip Goldschmidt, Berlin (L. 2926, with his mark), not in his sale, [F.A.C. Prestel, Frankfort am Main, 4-5 October 1917]. Charles A. Loeser, Florence, Italy, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1932.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Charles A. Loeser
Accession Year
1932
Object Number
1932.204
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 547, p. 289, as Dutch School, 18th century

Charles Dumas and Michiel C. Plomp, "Karel la Fargue (1738-1793) as a forger of seventeenth-century Dutch drawings", Oud Holland (1998), vol. 112, no. 1, pp. 1-76, cat. no. 27, p. 32, repr.

Carlo Francini, "L'inventario della collezione Loeser alla Villa Gattaia", Bollettino della Società di Studi Fiorentini (2000), no. 6, p. 119 ("Cartella con due stelle d'oro")

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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