Woman and Child at the Doorway of a Cottage
Brush and black ink and wash, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
4 3/4 x 4 5/16 inches (120 x 109 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Inscribed with initials in lower right corner, in brown ink, "AVO".
Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), London and Florence; from whom purchased through Galerie Alexandre Imbert, Rome, in 1909 by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see Lugt 1509); his son, J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 196, repr. (as van Ostade).
Watermark: none visible through lining.
In the manner of Adriaen van Ostade (Haarlem 1610-1685 Haarlem).
Ostade, Adriaen van, 1610-1685, In the manner of.
Ostade, Adriaen van, 1610-1685, Formerly attributed to.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.