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Inscription

lower right plate in reverse: Av.ostade; by Henry-Louis Basan (?), verso scratched: 33/09

Provenance

The artist's estate (sale, Haarlem, Guild of St. Luke, 3 July 1685); purchased or withdrawn from sale by Dirck van der Stoel [d. 1723], Ostade's son-in-law, until 27 April 1686; (sale, Haarlem, Heeren Logement, 24 May 1694); Bernard Picart [1673-1733]; Pieter de Haan [1723-1766], H. van Winter and J. and P. Yver (sale, Amsterdam, De Keizerskroon, 9 March 1767); purchased by Pierre Fouquet, Jr. [1729-1800]; purchased by Pierre-François Basan [1723-1797], Paris (offered for sale in Brussels by Basan, 1791, not sold); by inheritance to his son Henry-Louis Basan, 1797; purchased by August Jean [d. 1820], Paris; by inheritance to Jean's wife, Veuve Jean (sale, Paris, 1846); purchased by Auguste Bernard, Paris; by inheritance to his son, Michel Bernard by 1875; purchased by Alvin-Beaumont, by 1906; purchased by brother of E.H. Kok, 1938; acquired by E.H. Kok, 1941; heirs of E.H. Kok (sale, Amsterdam, Christie's, 13 November 1995, lot 37); purchased by Noortman, Ltd., London; purchased by NGA, 1996.

Exhibition History
1996
Scenes of Daily Life: Genre Prints from the Housebook Master to Rembrandt van Rijn, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1996.
1996
Scenes of Daily Life: Genre Prints from the Master of the Housebook to Rembrandt van Rijn, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1996.
Bibliography
1930
Godefroy, Louis. L'Oeuvre gravée de Adriaen van Ostade. Paris, 1930.
1949
Hollstein, F.W.H. et al. German engravings, etchings and woodcuts ca. 1400-1700. 8 vols. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger, 1954-1868. Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700. Vols. I-XV, XVIII, XIX. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberge