Dimensions: Plate: 124 x 143 mm. 4 7/8 x 5 5/8 in. Sheet: 129 x 147 mm. 5 x 5 3/4 in.
Reference: Hollstein 18, third state of eight; Godefroy 18, third state of eight, before the Picart edition.
Signature: Signed and dated in the plate “A. Ostade 1653” lower left
Provenance: Private collection, Montreal; 1989 to David Tunick, Inc., New York; 1989 to Private collection, U.S.A.
Impression: Extraordinarily rich and early, however reading clearly in the dark cross-hatched areas, with a light veil of tone
Condition: Impeccable and fresh – never washed, bleached, or pressed; with narrow margins all around