10 December 2014
This lot is offered without a reserve
Jacob van der Does (Amsterdam 1623-1673 Sloten)
Sheep grazing among classical monuments
signed 'JV Does' and inscribed 'HIC. SITA EST AMYMONE MARCI [?] OPTIMA ET PVLCHERIMA LANIFICA. PIA. PVDICA. FRVGICASTA. DOMISEDA' and 'TVRCIVS APRONIANVS V.C PRAEF. VRBI CVRAVIT'
black chalk, grey wash, brown ink framing lines
10 x 17¾ in. (25.5 x 45.1 cm.)
Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) (L. 2445).
Probably William Esdaile (1758-1837) (L. 2617, trimmed and overmounted at lower right on the mount), with his inscriptions '1803 P37. N134' (trimmed, verso).
Unidentified collector's mark (flower in dark blue ink, verso; not in Lugt).
Peregrine Francis Aldelbert Cust, 6th Baron Brownlow (1899-1978), Belton House, Lincolnshire.
Prince Wladimir Nikolaevitch Argoutinsky-Dolgoroukoff (1874-1941) (L. 2602d).
Anonymous sale; R.W.P. de Vries, Amsterdam, 12 February 1927; where purchased for 20 guilders by I.Q. van Regteren Altena (Inventory book: '272. t. J. v. d. Does Arcadisch landschap').
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