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The Singers

Inscription

In plate LL: A. v. Ostade fecit et excud. Later inscriptions or marks: Recto LC in pen and brown ink: tweede (“second” in Dutch-- this is Bartsch’s second state of two) Recto LR in pen and brown ink: WE (mark of William Esdaile, Lugt 2617) Verso UC in graphite pencil: D.19iv (Davidsohn reference) Verso LC in graphite pencil: D.19 (Davidsohn reference) Verso LR in graphite pencil: M609 Verso LR in graphite pencil: 9 Verso LL stamped in purple ink-- mark of H. S. Theobold, Lugt 1375) Verso LL stamped in black ink-- mark of Charles H. Watkins (not in Lugt)

Provenance

William Esdaile (1758-1837, London, Lugt 2617); Henry Studdy Theobold (1847- c.1910, London, Lugt 1375); sold Stuttgart, H. G. Gutekunst, 12-14 May, 1910 (180 Marks); Charles H. Watkins (not in Lugt); Childs Gallery, Boston; from whom purchased by MFA Dec. 9, 1981

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard

mid–1660s

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 19, B. ii/ii; G. iv/vii; Godefroy 19 iv/vii

Accession Number

1981.440

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

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