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Two Peasants

Two Peasants

17th century

Pen and wash
3 7/16 x 3 1/16 in. (8.8 x 7.8 cm)
LeRoy M. Backus Collection
Provenance: Rudolph P. Goldschmidt (Lugt 2926); A. Conger Goodyear; LeRoy M. Backus collection; bequest from Mr. Backus to Seattle Art Museum, accessioned 1952
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySan Francisco, Calif., California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1941.

Seattle, Wash., Seattle Art Museum, The Le Roy M. Backus Memorial Collection, 1952. Cat. no. 14, reproduced [as Adriaen or Isaak].

Allentown, Pa., Allentown Art Museum, Gothic to Baroque in Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, Oct. 30-Dec. 31, 1960.

Seattle, Wash., Seattle Art Museum, Old Master Drawings From the Seattle Art Museum Collection, Feb. 7-Mar. 30, 1980 (Traveling circuit organized by the Western Association of Art Museums: Owensboro, Ky., Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts, Aug. 30-Oct. 4, 1981; Claremont, Calif., Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, Nov. 14-Dec. 18, 1981; San Diego, Calif., San Diego Museum of Art, Jan. 1-30, 1982; El Paso, Tex., El Paso Museum of Art, Mar. 1-Mar. 29, 1982; Colorado Springs, Colo., Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, May 8-June 5, 1982; Baton Rouge, La., Louisiana Art and Science Center, June 27-July 23, 1982; Littleton, Colo., Northern Colorado Gallery for the Arts, Arapaho Community College, Sept. 3-Oct. 1, 1982). Text by Erna Mandowsky. No. 28 [as in the style of Adriaen van Ostade].

Published ReferencesRobinson, Franklin Westcott. Things of this World: A Selection of Dutch Drawings from the Collection of Maida and George Abrams. Exh. Cat. Williamstown, Mass.: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 1972-1973; no. 19, reproduced.

Mandowsky, Edna. Old Master Drawings: Seattle Art Museum Collection Guide. Seattle, Washington: Seattle Art Museum, 1980; cat. no. 28, p. 20 [as "In the style of Adriaen van Ostade"].

Schnackenburg, Bernard. Adriaen van Ostade, Isack van Ostade: Zeichnungen und Aquarelle: Gesamtdarstellung mit Werkkatalogen. Hamburg, Germany: E. Hauswedell, 1981; cat. no. F 238, p. 233.

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