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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Cornelis Dusart
A VILLAGE FAIR WITH DANCING IN THE STREET
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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Cornelis Dusart
A VILLAGE FAIR WITH DANCING IN THE STREET
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Cornelis Dusart
HAARLEM 1660 - 1704
A VILLAGE FAIR WITH DANCING IN THE STREET
bears signature and date on the fence, centre: A van Ostade 1668
oil on canvas
86.5 x 135.6 cm.; 34 1/8  x 53 3/8  in.
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Provenance

Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, de Winter, 8 June 1763, lot 10, for 1005 Florins to Fouquet;
Simon Del Monte (1878–1930), Brussels;
Thence by descent to his daughter, Mrs W. Hooykaas-Del Monte, The Hague;
By whom sold, Amsterdam, Christie’s, 7 May 1992, lot 128;
With P. de Boer, Amsterdam;
From whom acquired in 1993 by the present owner.

Exhibited

The Hague, Koninklijke Kunstzaal Kleykamp, Tentoonstelling van Schilderijen door Oud-Hollandsche en Vlaamsche Meesters. Catalogue of the collection: S. Del Monte, Brussels, 1932–1933, no. 45 (as Adriaen van Ostade).

Literature

C. Hofstede de Groot, A catalogue raisonné..., vol. III, London 1910, p. 390, cat. no. 807 (as Adriaen van Ostade);
G. Glück, La collection Del Monte, Vienna 1928, cat. no. XLV, reproduced (as Adriaen van Ostade);
P. Bautier, 'La Collection Del Monte à Bruxelles', Gazette des Beaux Arts, vol. XVIII, 1928, p. 324 (as Adriaen van Ostade);
A.L. Mayer, 'Die Sammlung Del Monte in Brüssel', Pantheon, vol. X, October 1929, p. 442, (as Adriaen van Ostade, dated 1663).

Catalogue Note

Long considered to be a work by Adriaen van Ostade, and bearing his added signature, this painting was identified by Dr Bernhard Schnackenburg as an early work by Ostade's pupil, Cornelis Dusart, at the time of its last appearance on the market in 1992. 

Schnackenburg dates the painting to an early point in Dusart's career, circa 1678, when he was most under the influence of his teacher. It may be compared to another painting of the same subject, though of smaller dimensions, also previously attributed to Ostade, in the Instituut Collectie Nederland, Amsterdam,1 as well as to Dusart's most celebrated etching of The Village Fair, dated 1685.2

1 Inv. no. Nk 2090; see Old master paintings. An illustrated summary catalogue, Zwolle and The Hague 1992, p. 232, cat. no. 1997 (as Adriaen van Ostade).
2 F.W.H. Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings, and woodcuts, ca. 1450–1700, vol. VI, Amsterdam 1952, p. 57.

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