14 November 2012
Adriaen Jansz. van Ostade (Haarlem 1610-1685)
Peasants making merry in an inn
signed and indistinctly dated 'Av ostaden 16' (Av linked, lower right)
oil on panel, unframed
12.9 x 16.5 cm.
Purchased by the grandfather of the present owner (b. 1891).
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