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The Singers

Adriaen van Ostade (Dutch, 1610–1684)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 19, B. ii/ii; G. iv/vii; Godefroy 19 iv/vii


Platemark: 24 × 19.2 cm (9 7/16 × 7 9/16 in.) Sheet: 24.8 × 19.7 cm (9 3/4 × 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




In plate LL: A. v. Ostade fecit et excud.
Later inscriptions or marks: Recto LC in pen and brown ink: tweede (“second” in Dutch-- this is Bartsch’s second state of two)
Recto LR in pen and brown ink: WE (mark of William Esdaile, Lugt 2617)
Verso UC in graphite pencil: D.19iv (Davidsohn reference)
Verso LC in graphite pencil: D.19 (Davidsohn reference)
Verso LR in graphite pencil: M609
Verso LR in graphite pencil: 9
Verso LL stamped in purple ink-- mark of H. S. Theobold, Lugt 1375)
Verso LL stamped in black ink-- mark of Charles H. Watkins (not in Lugt)


William Esdaile (1758-1837, London, Lugt 2617); Henry Studdy Theobold (1847- c.1910, London, Lugt 1375); sold Stuttgart, H. G. Gutekunst, 12-14 May, 1910 (180 Marks); Charles H. Watkins (not in Lugt); Childs Gallery, Boston; from whom purchased by MFA Dec. 9, 1981

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard