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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    S.1494

  • Description

    The Pater Familias; a humble interior with the father carefully feeding his baby, watched by his wife who holds some laundry in front of the fire-place, another child sits before a stool on the floor eating a meal, a large pot is suspended before a fire at right, a bed with a curtain beyond. 1648 Etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1648
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 128 millimetres
    • Width: 95 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in lower centre: 'Av.ostade' and '1648'.
  • Curator's comments

    This is second state, for comment and another impression see S.1492.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 33.II-III (intermediate) bibliographic details
    • Bartsch I.368.33 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    2010 Aug-Dec, BM, 'Preparatory Drawings by Ostade and Teniers' (no cat.)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    S.1494

The Pater Familias (Father); set in a humble interior, the father carefully feeds his baby watched by his wife who holds some laundry; another child sits before a stool on the floor eating a meal; at r a large pot is suspended before a fire; beyond is a bed with a curtain.  1648 Etching

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The Pater Familias (Father); set in a humble interior, the father carefully feeds his baby watched by his wife who holds some laundry; another child sits before a stool on the floor eating a meal; at r a large pot is suspended before a fire; beyond is a bed with a curtain. 1648 Etching

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