26 January 2005
Isaac van Ostade (Haarlem 1621-after 1649)
Peasants dancing and drinking in a tavern interior
with initials 'Av.O.' (lower right)
oil on panel
15 x 17 7/8 in. (38.1 x 45.4 cm.)
J.L. Menke; sale, J. and A. Leroy, Brussels, 1-2 June 1904, lot 56, as 'Adriaen van Ostade'.
Van Tilt; sale, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 29 April 1935, lot 129, as 'Adriaen van Ostade'.
acquired by the present owner in 1975.
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C. Hofstede de Groot, A catalogue raisonné of the most eminent Dutch painters of the seventeenth century, The Hague, 1907, 3, p. 323, no. 602, as 'Adriaen van Ostade'.
We are grateful to Mr. Fred Meijer of the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, The Hague, for confirming the attribution from a transparency (written communication, 22 November 2004).
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