6 May 2008
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.
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.
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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.
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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Please note that this picture is signed and dated 'Isack van Ostade. 1642' (lower right)
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