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Inscription

lower left in plate: A Ostade 1652; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: 46285; by later hand, lower right verso in brown ink: J.56.; by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: 1319/49; by later hand, upper left verso in graphite: 64; center verso in graphite: 3[9?] / N. 31.

Provenance

Pierre Mariette (1634-1716), Paris (Lugt 1788-1790); Emile-Louis Galichon (1829-1875), Paris (Lugt 1058); George Usslaub (b. 1845), Marseille (Lugt 1221); Dr. Walter Beck (b. 1895), Berlin (Lugt 2603b); Dr. Ruth B. Benedict (1913-1993), Washington; bequest to NGA, 1994.

Exhibition History
1994
A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, no. 31.
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
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
1990
Godefroy, Louis. The Complete Etchings of Adriaen van Ostade. San Francisco, 1990.
1994
A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: no. 31.