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Violin Player Seated in the Inn

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

Date:

1685

Artist:

Cornelis Dusart
Dutch, 1660-1704

About this artwork

Cornelis Dusart and his teacher Adriaen van Ostade both delighted in rustic portrayals of peasant life. This etching is a variation on a popular theme: peasants carousing inside or in front of an inn. It portrays old and young alike enjoying the jovial melodies of itinerant fiddlers, and contains a wealth of anecdotal detail, such as the child’s socks drying near the fireplace. But while Ostade employs quirky lines with bold contrasts of light and dark, Dusart uses smaller, more densely placed marks to create a grayer tonality.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Cornelis Dusart

Title

Violin Player Seated in the Inn

Origin

Holland

Date

Made 1685

Medium

Etching in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

280 × 251 mm (plate); 303 × 270 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

John H. Wrenn Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1926.1885

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