Isack van Ostade
Two Peasant Couples Dancing. Verso: Two Seated Figures and a Child.
Pen and brown ink and wash, on paper; framing line in brown ink; verso: graphite.
3 3/16 x 4 11/16 inches (81 x 119 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
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Inscribed on the verso, throughout, with computations in brown ink; at the lower right, in graphite, "Ostade".
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, I, 136a.
Like I, 136, the recto of this double-sided drawing may have been reworked by another hand, presumably Cornelis Dusart.
Dusart, Cornelis, 1660-1704, Possible attribution.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.