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date: 16 October 2019

Ostade, van familylocked

  • Bernhard Schnackenburg

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Dutch family of artists. (1) Adriaen van Ostade and his brother (2) Isack van Ostade were among the eight children of Jan Hendricx van Eyndhoven, probably a linen-weaver, and Janneke Hendriksen, both of whom had moved to Haarlem from the Eindhoven area. In an active career that spanned more than 50 years, Adriaen became one of the most prolific Dutch artists of the 17th century. In his principal speciality, peasant and low-life genre painting, he enjoyed a leading position and considerable influence. The subjects of his single- and multi-figured compositions include, alongside the village fair (kermis) and other festivals, scenes of play and diversion both inside and outside the village inn, scenes of family life, domestic and agricultural work, and schools and various trades (cobbling, weaving, baking, barbering, market trading, peddling, alchemy etc). He situated his own work as a painter within the same humble, artisanal context in his several versions of the ...

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