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    Sale 7714

    Old Master & British Pictures

    24 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 8

    Adriaen van Ostade (Haarlem 1610-1685)

    Boors carousing in an inn

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    Adriaen van Ostade (Haarlem 1610-1685)
    Boors carousing in an inn
    signed 'Avostade' ('Av' linked, lower right)
    oil on panel
    20¼ x 19 in. (51.5 x 48.2 cm.)

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    We are grateful to Dr. Bernhard Schnackenburg for confirming the attribution on the basis of a photograph. He dates the picture to circa 1633, considering it one of the most important works from the early years of the artist's career (private correspondence, 3 March 2009).

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    with John Smith, London, 1842, and sold in 1843 to the widow of Coungham[?].
    By descent from the mother of the present owner.

    Saleroom Notice

    We are grateful to Dr. Hiltraud Doll for confirming the attribution on the basis of photographs. She dates it to circa 1636, comparing it with a dated drawing in the Teylers Museum, Haarlem, and provides the following additional provenance:
    with Singer, London.
    with M. Spink, London, circa 1960.

    Pre-Lot Text



    J. Smith, A Supplement to the Catalogue Raisonné, IX, London, 1842, pp. 116-7, no. 125: 'The figures are here represented of a larger size than usual, and are painted with great freedom of hand, and relieved by a powerful effect of light. An early production.'
    C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc, III, London, 1910, pp. 320-1, no. 590.