The Schoolmaster

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Adriaen van OSTADE
1610 – Haarlem – 1685

The Schoolmaster   ca. 1644

etching on laid paper; 92 x 83 mm (3 5/8 x 3 1/4 inches)

Bartsch 17, Davidsohn, Godefroy, and Hollstein first state (of three)

watermark
partially visible foolscap (probably Godefroy 21)

provenance
Edouard Veltman (according to a pencil annotation on the verso)
Dr. Walter Beck, Berlin (Lugt 2603b)
Eugène Victor Rouir, Marcinelle (Lugt 2156a)
Carlo de Poortere, Courtrai (Lugt 3467)
Christie’s, London, June 27, 1996, lot 189, sold for GBP3,450 to
Jiles Boon (not stamped)

A superb impression, printing with tone and inky plate edges and 3-mm-wide margins all round; apart from a small repair outside the plate in the lower left corner in pristine condition.

This impression is mentioned by Godefroy.

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