In the manner of Adriaen van Ostade

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In the manner of Adriaen van Ostade
Man Seated at a Table
Pen and brown ink, gray wash, with later additions in light brown wash (on floor), on paper; framing line in brown ink.
3 13/16 x 2 7/8 inches (97 x 79 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 134b

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Inscribed on the verso at lower left, on paper of repair, in brown ink, "272".

Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Aylesford (1786-1859), London and Packington Old Hall, Meriden, near Coventry, Warwickshire (Lugt 58); possibly his sale, London, Christie's, 17-18 July 1893, one of two (with I, 134b) in lot 247: "Two Studies of Peasants by A. Ostade" (to Robinson for £0.16.0); Sir John Charles Robinson (1824-1913), Edinburgh and London (Lugt 1433); possibly his sale ["Well-Known Amateur"], London, Chrisite's 12-14 May 1902, one of two (with I, 134a) in lot 242 (as Adriaen van Ostade): "Two Drawings of Boors, one with tobacco-box-on seperate sheets-pen and wash. From Lord Aylesford's Collection."; 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.

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Aylesford, Heneage Finch, Earl of, 1786-1859, former owner.
Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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