Lot 195: ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE The Fiddler and the Hurdy-Gurdy Boy.
November 3, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE
The Fiddler and the Hurdy-Gurdy Boy.
Etching, circa 1653-60. 155x131 mm; 6 1/8x5 1/4 inches, thread margins. Fourth state (of 6). Bunch of grapes watermark. Ex-collection Heneage Finch, Earl of Aylesford (Lugt 58, verso). A superb, dark and early impression with very strong contrasts.
According to Godefroy, "Rare," in this state. Bartsch 45; Godefroy 45.