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print study / drawing

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1836,0811.127

  • Description

    Sight, from a series of the Five Senses, study for a print; domestic interior with a seated woman wearing an elaborate headdress, holding a candle before her face, to left three men, one seated with his hands upraised and another bearded man adjusting his spectacles, all with looks of admiration. 1693 Brush drawing in grey wash, with pen and grey ink, over black chalk

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1693
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 228 millimetres
    • Width: 182 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed and dated
  • Curator's comments

    Original study in reverse for Dusart's mezzotint, D. 50, one of a series of the 'Five Senses' (D. 50-54). The same subjects were engraved by Jan Gole. The 1995 Ostade Exhibition label text (exhibited with 1836-8-11-126): For further discussion see 1836-8-11-126.

  • Bibliography

    • Hind 21 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Dutch Roy XVIIc

  • Exhibition history

    1995 Jan-Apr, BM, Ostade (no cat.)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1836

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1836,0811.127

Sight, from a series of the Five Senses, study for a print; domestic interior with a seated woman wearing an elaborate headdress, holding a candle before her face, to l three men, one seated with his hands upraised and another bearded man adjusting his spectacles, all with looks of admiration. 1693
Brush drawing in grey wash, with pen and grey ink, over black chalk

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Sight, from a series of the Five Senses, study for a print; domestic interior with a seated woman wearing an elaborate headdress, holding a candle before her face, to l three men, one seated with his hands upraised and another bearded man adjusting his spectacles, all with looks of admiration. 1693 Brush drawing in grey wash, with pen and grey ink, over black chalk

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