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    Sale 2788

    Old Master Pictures

    6 May 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 11

    Isaac van Ostade (Haarlem 1621-1649)

    A barn interior with a slaughtered pig, children playing beyond

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Isaac van Ostade (Haarlem 1621-1649)
    A barn interior with a slaughtered pig, children playing beyond
    signed and dated 'Isack van Ostade. 1642' (lower right)
    oil on panel, unframed
    61.4 x 46 cm.


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    The composition is closely related to a picture by Isaac's brother Adriaen van Ostade in the Städel, Frankfurt (inv. no. 1081).

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    Provenance

    Fritz Franz Ittenbach, Lechenich (formerly Burg Gymnich), before 1886; Lempertz, Cologne, 8 November 1898, lot 91.
    Bohemen; Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 27 April 1948, lot 60.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, Amsterdam, 20 June 1989, lot 161.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 5 November 2002, lot 297.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this picture is signed and dated 'Isack van Ostade. 1642' (lower right)


    Literature

    Th. Levin, Verzeichnis der in der Kunsthalle zu Düsseldorf ausgestellten Bilder von älteren Meister, Düsseldorf, 1886, no. 377.
    C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné..., London, 1910, III, p. 487, no. 158A.