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Merrymakers in an Inn

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

1674

Artist:

Adriaen van Ostade
Dutch, 1610–1685

About this artwork

Over the course of a long and successful career in Haarlem, Adriaen van Ostade specialized in peasant subjects, including tavern scenes and village fairs. This late painting combines motifs from both types, including smoking and drinking figures and musicians serenading a dancing couple. The artist used clear, relatively bright colors and fine brushwork, in keeping with the market demand of the later 1600s. Collectors also appreciated the range of emotions and gestures exhibited by Van Ostade’s jolly figures.

Status

On View, Gallery 213

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Adriaen van Ostade

Title

Merrymakers in an Inn

Origin

Holland

Date

1674

Medium

Oil on panel

Inscriptions

Inscribed, lower left: A. van Ostade 1674

Dimensions

18 3/8 × 16 1/8 in. (46.7 × 41 cm)

Credit Line

George B. and Mary R. Harris Fund

Reference Number

1894.1028

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