ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE (Dutch, 1610-1685)
Pater Familias, 1648, Godefroy's 3rd of 5 states (B., H., G. 33); Etching on laid paper (without watermark) (framed); Signed and dated in plate; 4 15/16" x 3 3/4" (sheet)
Sale Price: $500
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
The pencil inscriptions on verso read:
GL/DS F.33 ;1.5 - 2 mm margins.
Sheet is hinged to backing board with two paper tape hinges at upper left and right corners. There are two additional pieces of paper affixed to verso of sheet at upper and lower right corners. These pieces are approximately 1 x _ inches in size. There is a raised area of the sheet visible on the verso- appears to be inherent to sheet. Some very faint water staining to upper portion of sheet, visible on verso. Small circular piece of paper (possibly patch) affixed at lower left corner of verso of sheet. There are numerous pencil inscriptions verso, as well as what appears to be a partial green colored collectors mark or stamp. Well-inked, strong impression.