Oval 7 1/8 x 5 1/2 in. (18.1 x 14 cm); set in rectangular panel 8 x 6 1/4 in. (20.3 x 15.9 cm)
The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
Not on view
?Joseph Schwaabe, Amsterdam; private collection, Swanage, Dorsetshire (sold to Clark); [H. M. Clark, London]; [Steinmeyer-Groot, Paris, until 1911; sold to Kleinberger]; [Kleinberger, Paris and New York, 1911–12; sold to Friedsam]; Michael Friedsam, New York (1912–d. 1931)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Michael Friedsam Collection," November 15, 1932–April 9, 1933, no catalogue.
Wilhelm von Bode. Adriaen Brouwer, sein Leben und seine Werke. Berlin, 1924, p. 59, fig. 27, as by Brouwer.
Wilhelm R. Valentiner in The Michael Friedsam Collection. [completed 1928], p. 25.
Bryson Burroughs and Harry B. Wehle. "The Michael Friedsam Collection: Paintings." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 27, section 2 (November 1932), p. 44, believe it is an early Brouwer.
Gerard Knuttel. Adriaen Brouwer: The Master and His Work. The Hague, 1962, pp. 105, 147, 186, fig. 61, as an early Brouwer; argues that it and "A Peasant Woman Picking Fleas off a Dog" (MMA 32.100.1) are not pendants.
Walter A. Liedtke. Flemish Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1984, vol. 1, pp. 11–13; vol. 2, pl. 6, attributes this picture and its pendant, "A Peasant Woman Picking Fleas off a Dog" (MMA 32.100.1), to Brouwer; dates the pictures about 1626–27.
Walter Liedtke. "Toward a New Edition of Flemish Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Munuscula Amicorum: Contributions on Rubens and His Colleagues in Honour of Hans Vlieghe. Ed. Katlijne van der Stighelen. Vol. 2, Turnhout, Belgium, 2006, p. 675.
The original oval panel has been set into a rectangular panel. The picture has been cradled.
This panel and "A Peasant Woman Picking Fleas off a Dog" (MMA 32.100.1) were painted as pendants.
Artist: Adriaen Brouwer (Flemish, Oudenaarde 1605/6–1638 Antwerp)Date: early 17th centuryMedium: Pen and brown ink, over black chalk; framing line in pen and brown ink, probably by a later handAccession: 2015.102On view in:Not on view