lower right plate in reverse: Av.ostade; by Henry-Louis Basan (?), verso scratched: 33/09
The artist's estate (sale, Haarlem, Guild of St. Luke, 3 July 1685); purchased or withdrawn from sale by Dirck van der Stoel [d. 1723], Ostade's son-in-law, until 27 April 1686; (sale, Haarlem, Heeren Logement, 24 May 1694); Bernard Picart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.
- Scenes of Daily Life: Genre Prints from the Housebook Master to Rembrandt van Rijn, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1996.
- Scenes of Daily Life: Genre Prints from the Master of the Housebook to Rembrandt van Rijn, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1996.
- Godefroy, Louis. L'Oeuvre gravée de Adriaen van Ostade. Paris, 1930.
- 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