Bloteling, Abraham (1640-1690) after Ostade, Adriaen van (1610-1685)

[Six etchings bound together] Caprice of six etchings/Zes etsen in prentboek gebonden, published 1650-1700.

The baker sounding his horn. Inscribed at the bottom right: ‘A.v. ostade. in.’ Numbered at the bottom left: ‘8.’ Etching on paper with margins; platemark: 130 x 105 mm, total: 264 x 214 mm; foxing and traces of red.

Village romance. A woman and a man leaning out of a doorway. Inscribed at the bottom right: ‘A.v. ostade. in.’ Numbered at the bottom left: ‘7.’ Etching on paper with margins; platemark: 129 x 103 mm, total: 266 x 213 mm; foxing at the paper’s edges and stain in the margins on the left.

The smoker at the window. Man with a pipe and a drinking cup leaning out of an open window. Inscribed at the bottom right: ‘A.v. ostade. in.’ Numbered at the bottom left: ‘6.’ Etching on paper with margins; platemark: 129 x 103 mm, total: 266 x 213 mm; foxing at the paper’s edges.

Peasant leaning on his doorway. A man with a hat, leaning out of his doorway, looking outside. Inscribed at the bottom left: ‘A. stade in’. Numbered at the bottom right: ‘4.’ Etching on paper with margins; platemark: 120 x 105 mm, total: 263 x 213 mm; light foxing at the paper’s edges.

The painter. Frontispiece of the series, showing a painter in his studio, sitting behind his easel at the window, with a book on a stool beside him. On the painting is written: ‘CAPRICE Ostade inv:’ Two assistants or pupils are preparing paint at a table under the stairs. Inscribed at the bottom left: ‘A. Blooteling excudit.’ Numbered at the bottom right: ‘1.’ and numbered at the bottom “no 24’ (by a later hand?). Etching on paper with margins; platemark: 120 x 103 mm, total: 266 x 212 mm; light foxing at the paper’s edges and a small stain in the left margin.

The pater familias. An interior with a man on chair feeding a child, and a woman and child watching. Inscribed at the bottom left: ‘A. ostade in’. Numbered at the bottom left: ‘2’. Etching on paper with margins; platemark: 124 x 103 mm, total: 264 x 214 mm; light foxing at the paper’s edges.

After Godefroy 7, 9, 10, 11, 32, 33, but not mentioned in Godefroy under his list of copies.

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