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, Adriaen van Ostade specialized in peasant subjects, his treatment of this theme mirroring the general evolution of Dutch painting in the 17th century. In his earlier works, he took a satirical approach to his subject, using a monochrome tonality and visible brushstrokes. The clear, relatively bright colors and fine brushwork of this late painting are in keeping with the refined taste of the later 17th century. Similarly, the rustic figures depicted here, while vividly characterized, are quite decorous in their enjoyment of village pleasures.

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European Painting and Sculpture

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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