Village Romance

A work made of etching in black on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching in black on cream laid paper.

Date:

c. 1652

Artist:

Adriaen van Ostade
Dutch, 1610-1685

About this artwork

Many Dutch prints fall into specific categories or genres, whether they represent the four elements or the five senses. Here Adriaen van Ostade, a specialist in peasant imagery, depicted a relaxed couple playfully intertwined, with the woman only slightly resisting the man’s touch.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Adriaen van Ostade

Title

Village Romance

Origin

Holland

Date

1647–1657

Medium

Etching in black on cream laid paper

Dimensions

146 x 123 mm (image); 160 x 128 mm (plate); 167 x 137 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1938.1674

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