Peasant Family Outside an Inn
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on paper.
6 1/16 x 9 1/8 inches (154 x 232 mm)
Gift of the Christian Humann Foundation.
Inscribed at lower right corner, in brown ink, "fco"; unidentified collector's mark (initial "W" within a plain shield in red ink)
Christian Humann, New York.
The heavy-handed brown wash suggests the hand of Cornelis Dusart (1660-1704), who copied, "improved," reworked, and falsely signed drawings by the brothers Adriaen (1610-1685) and Isaac van Ostade (1621-1649). The original underdrawing is more likely to be by Isaac.
Possibly attributed to Cornelis Dusart or Isak von Ostade.
Dusart, Cornelis, 1660-1704, Possible attribution.
Ostade, Isack van, 1621-1649, Possible attribution.
Ostade, Adriaen van, 1610-1685.
Humann, Christian, 1929-1981, former owner.