Adriaen van Ostade

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Adriaen van Ostade
1610-1685
Two Views of a Peasant Seen from the Rear
Pen and brown ink, gray wash, over graphite, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
3 15/16 x 4 1/2 inches (100 x 114 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 197 (2)
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Sir Anthony Westcombe (d. 1752), Llanover (? Lugt 202); his cousin, Bernard Granville, Llanover (?); his descendants; sale of a descendant, London, Puttick and Simpson, 22 December 1857, probably a drawing from lots 54 (15 drawings), 55 (12 drawings), or 56 (15 drawings), all under the name of van Ostade and described as: "small sketches of figures and groups, pen and wash" (all three lots to "Hermann" for £1.19.0, £2.4.0, and £2.6.0 respectively); Charles Fairfax Murray, London; from whom purchased in 1910 by J. Pierpont Morgan (no mark; see Lugt 1509).

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Inscribed on the verso of the lining, at center, in graphite, "13".
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Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 197 (2).

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Watermark: none visible through lining.

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Westcombe, Anthony, Sir, approximately 1680-1752, former owner.
Granville, Bernard, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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