The Empty Jug

Adriaen van Ostade
circa 1653

The Empty Jug
Etching, c. 1653
Signed in the plate lower left
Condition: On fine laid paper partial armorial watermark with a small cross, with margins. In very fine condition. No thin spots or tears. Partial old hinges on the top verso.
Note: A similar impression to the v/viii in the British Museum, S. 1434 and the NGA 1982.48.5, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund
Reference: Bartsch I.357.15
Hollstein 15 v/VIII
Godefroy 15 v/VIII (According to Godefroy, before the posthumous Pickaert edition and considered rare.)
A charming 17th century Dutch interior scene in an early impression.

4 1/2 x 3 15/16 inches