Current Inventory by Adriaen van Ostade

The Family

Artist: Adriaen van Ostade

Adriaen Van Ostade (1610-1685), The Family, etching with drypoint, 1647, signed and dated in plate lower right. Louis Godefroy 46, fourth state (of 7), on a cream laid paper, in very good condition, 7 x 6 1/4 inches, 181x 160 mm. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, New York, with their inventory number a49071 verso Unidentified collector with initials HW in pencil verso, not in Lugt (probably not Horace Walpole, whose initialing was a bit different) Jean-Louis Henri Le Secq (1818-1889) with his stamp verso, Lugt 1336 A very good impression, before the Picart edition (in the fifth state). Fourth state impressions are […]

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Saying Grace

Artist: Adriaen van Ostade

Adriaen Van Ostade (1610-1685), Saying Grace, etching, 1653. Reference: Louis Godefroy 34, sixth state (of 6), 6 5/8 x 5 5/8 inches. In very good condition, printed on a cream/tan laid paper. Signed and dated in the plate upper right. A very good impression of this intimate family scene. In this state the cross-hatching behind the man’s head, which appeared in the first two states but was removed in the third state, was re-instated. The composition was essentially unchanged through its state adjustments. The late Supreme Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote of this to his friend Harold Laski: “But I […]

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The Anglers

Artist: Adriaen van Ostade
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Adriaen Van Ostade (1610-1685) etching The Anglers, circa 1647, Godefry 26, Bartsch 26. Very good condition, with small (1/2 inch) margins, on cream laid paper, archival mounting. 4 1/2 x 6 5/8 inches. A fine, rich impression of the sixth state of seven. This state appears identical to Godefry’s fifth state, but the borderline appears a bit stronger than that pictured in Godefry, so we’ve taken a conservative position and assigned it as sixth state. But the horizontal lines in the sky upper right are printing quite well as in the earlier states, and the inking is quite rich and […]

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