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The old fiddler and a listening man: P.1919-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The old fiddler and a listening man


Printmaker: Gole, Jacob
Draughtsman: Ostade, Adriaen van



Legal notes

Bequest of Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Circa 1680 - 1737

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 153 mm Width 191 mm
Sheet Height 155 mm Width 193 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 2
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Foolscap with seven-pointed collar

  • Type: Watermark
  • Text: dusa / 550 (?)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1919-1991
Primary reference Number: 94128
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): 200
Wessely (Gole): 200
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Thursday 2 March 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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