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Adriaen van Ostade (Haarlem 1610-1685 Haarlem)

The Two Gossips

signed ‘Avostade’ (in the plate)
etching, 1642 (?)
10.2 x 9 cm
Bartsch, Hollstein, Davidsohn and Godefroy 40[1], third state (of five), a good impression of the third state, before the line on the left arm of the woman at right, trimmed on or just inside the platemark, the sheet is in good condition

Jan Frederik Bianchi (1878-1963), Amsterdam (L. 3761); Paul Brandt, Amsterdam, 23-27 November 1964, lot 400 [très belle épreuve’), where acquired by Theo Laurentius.
with Th. Laurentius, Zaltbommel (their inventory number prabr079).
Private Collection, The Netherlands.

[1] L. Godegroy, 'The Complete Etchings of Adriaen van Ostade', Amsterdam, 1995.

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