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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Follower of Adriaen van Ostade, Dutch (Haarlem 1610 - 1685 Haarlem)
Peasants in a Barn Slaughtering a Pig
Other Titles
Former Title: Interior of a Barn with Peasants Slaughtering a Hog
Work Type
17th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black chalk on cream antique laid paper, framing line in black ink
16.3 × 25.6 cm (6 7/16 × 10 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, left center, brown ink: no 10
  • inscription: verso, center, graphite: 47
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 2612
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: coll: Bellingham Smith
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left and lower right, black ink: L. 2811b (C. R. Rudolf)
  • watermark: Strasbourg lily
Bellingham Smith, sold [through his sale, Frederick Muller, Amsterdam, June 5, 1927, lot 79]. Carl Robert Rudolf, London, sold [through his estate sale, Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, April 18, 1977, lot 67 as by Ostade]; to [C. G. Boerner, Dusseldorf], sold [through Christie's, Amsterdam, November 10, 1997, lot 130]; to Maida and George Abrams, Boston
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Promised Gift
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Fine Dutch, Flemish and German Drawings from the Collection of the late Mr. C. R. Rudolf, Part I, auct. cat. (Amsterdam, April 18, 1977), pp. 42, 102, lot no. 67, repr. p. 102

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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