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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Karel La Fargue, Dutch (Voorburg, Netherlands 1738 - 1793 The Hague, Netherlands)
Copy after Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch (Dordrecht, Netherlands 1620 - 1691 Dordrecht, Netherlands)
Cows in a Landscape
Work Type
after 1767
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black and red chalk counterproof, strengthened with charcoal and incised, on cream antique laid paper, with a framing line in brown ink
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
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
Object Number
European and American Art
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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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