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Artist:Copy after Adriaen Brouwer (Flemish, 17th century)
Medium:Oil on wood
Dimensions:9 5/8 x 7 1/2 in. (24.4 x 19.1 cm)
Credit Line:The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
Étienne Martin, baron de Beurnonville, Paris (until 1881; his sale, Pillet, Paris, May 9–16, 1881, no. 222); [Alexis Febvre, Paris, d. 1881; his estate sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, April 17–20, 1882, no. 45]; Rodolphe Kann, Paris (by 1900–d. 1905; his estate, 1905–7; cat., 1907, vol. 1, no. 2; sold to Duveen); [Duveen, Paris and New York, 1907–12]; 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. Gemäldesammlung des Herrn Rudolf Kann in Paris. Vienna, 1900, p. V, pl. 73.
Wilhelm [von] Bode. Gemälde-Sammlung des Herrn Rudolf Kann in Paris. Vienna, 1900, pp. XXV–XXVI.
E[mile]. Michel. "La Galerie de M. Rodolphe Kann (2e article)." Gazette des beaux-arts, 3rd ser., 25 (June 1901), p. 503, as by Brouwer.
Auguste Marguillier. "La collection de M. Rodolphe Kann." Les arts 2 (January 1903), p. 7.
Catalogue of the Rodolphe Kann Collection: Pictures. Paris, 1907, vol. 1, pp. XVIII, 4, no. 2, ill. opp. p. 4, as by Brouwer; calls it a replica differing in color from the Dresden picture.
Marcel Nicolle. "La Collection Rodolphe Kann." Revue de l'art ancien et moderne 23 (January–June 1908), p. 202, as by Brouwer.
F. Schmidt-Degener. Adriaen Brouwer et son évolution artistique. Brussels, 1908, p. 44, as by Brouwer; calls the Dresden picture a replica of this one.
Cornelis Hofstede de Groot. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century. Ed. Edward G. Hawke. Vol. 3, London, 1910, p. 630, under no. 168, as one of at least three copies of the Dresden picture.
Wilhelm R. Valentiner in The Michael Friedsam Collection. [completed 1928], p. 26, as by Brouwer.
Bryson Burroughs and Harry B. Wehle. "The Michael Friedsam Collection: Paintings." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 27, section 2 (November 1932), p. 44, as by Brouwer.
Charles Sterling. Rubens et son temps. Exh. cat., Musée de l'Orangerie. [Paris], 1936, p. 22, under no. 10, as a copy of the Dresden picture.
Josephine L. Allen and Elizabeth E. Gardner. A Concise Catalogue of the European Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1954, p. 14.
Gerard Knuttel. Adriaen Brouwer: The Master and His Work. The Hague, 1962, pp. 143–44, 187, fig. 94, as by Brouwer; suggests that the Dresden version is better and may be the original.
Walter A. Liedtke. Flemish Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1984, vol. 1, pp. 13–14; vol. 2, pl. 7, as a seventeenth-century copy of the Dresden picture or of another version; suggests that our picture and the version in the museum in Lyons may be by the same hand.
Hans Buijs inCatalogue sommaire illustré des peintures du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. Vol. 1, Écoles étrangères XIIIe–XIXe siècles. Lyons, 1993, p. 55.
Katharine Baetjer. European Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Artists Born Before 1865: A Summary Catalogue. New York, 1995, p. 290, ill.
Meryle Secrest. Duveen: A Life in Art. New York, 2004, p. 419.
The picture has been cradled.
This is apparently a copy after a work in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden. There are at least two other copies of the Dresden picture, one included in the 1906 catalogue of the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, and one in the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon.
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