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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Cornelis Dusart, Dutch (Haarlem, Netherlands 1660 - 1704 Haarlem, Netherlands)
Previously attributed to Adriaen van Ostade, Dutch (Haarlem 1610 - 1685 Haarlem)
A Village Street
Work Type
17th century
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Physical Descriptions

Brown ink, gray ink, watercolor, and graphite on cream antique laid paper
19.4 × 25.9 cm (7 5/8 × 10 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower right, brown ink: AVO
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: OVIO
  • inscription: verso, lower center, graphite: Ostade
  • stamp: verso, lower right, black ink stamp: [rooster, stamp of Carl Robert Rudolf, Lugt 2811b]
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: A5562 [illegible]
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: 149 / o[?]


Recorded Ownership History
John, Lord Northwick, sold [through Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, July 5-6, 1921, lot 87 (as Adriaen van Ostade)]; to [P. & D. Colnaghi, London], sold; to [Gustave Nebehay, Berlin (as Adriaen van Ostade)], sold; to [P. & D. Colnaghi, London (as Adriaen van Ostade)]. Carl Robert Rudolf, London (Lugt 2811b). [Brod Gallery, London], sold; to Maida and George Abrams, Boston, 1975

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

  • Die Zeichnung, auct. cat., Kunsthandlung Gustav Nebehay (Berlin, 1928), no. 75, repr.
  • Exhibition of Drawings by the Old Dutch Masters, auct. cat., P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd. (London, 1930), n.p., no. 41 (as I. van Ostade)
  • Exhibition of Old Master Drawings, auct. cat., P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd. (London, December 1937 - January 1938), no. 54
  • C. R. Rudolf, Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Mr. C. R. Rudolf, Arts Council of Great Britain, London (London, England, 1962), p. 22, no. 118 (as A. van Ostade)
  • Franklin W. Robinson, Seventeenth Century Dutch Drawings from American Collections, exh. cat., International Exhibitions Foundation (Washington, D.C, 1977), cat. 48, pp. xv and 52-3, repr. (as A. van Ostade)
  • Bernhard Schnackenburg, Adriaen van Ostade, Isack van Ostade: Zeichnungen und Aquarelle (Hamburg, Germany, 1981), vol. 1, pp. 54, 198, no. 629/U, repr.; vol. 2, p. 259, fig. 629/U (as I. van Ostade overworked probably by Dusart)
  • Anna Knaap, "From Lowlife to Rustic Idyll: The Peasant Genre in 17th-Century Dutch Drawings and Prints", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1996), vol. IV, no. 2, pp. 31-59, p. 58, no. 54 (as I. van Ostade overworked by Dusart)
  • Old Master Drawings, auct. cat., Sotheby's, Amsterdam (Amsterdam, November 6, 2001), p. 55, under lot 68 (as I. van Ostade and Dusart)

Exhibition History

  • Exhibition of Old Master Drawings, P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd., 12/01/1937 - 01/31/1938
  • Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Mr. C. R. Rudolf, Arts Council Gallery, London, London, 01/05/1962 - 02/03/1962; City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, 02/17/1962 - 03/11/1962; Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, 03/17/1962 - 04/07/1962
  • Seventeenth Century Dutch Drawings from American Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 01/30/1977 - 03/13/1977; Denver Art Museum, Denver, 04/01/1977 - 05/15/1977; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 06/01/1977 - 07/15/1977

Subjects and Contexts

  • Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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