Adriaen van Ostade

Adriaen van Ostade

Adriaen van Ostade painted by Frans Hals c. 1645/1648

Years of life: 1610 – 1684
Artist's Teachers: Frans Hals
Artist's students: Michiel van Musscher, Adrian Isaac
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Painting School: Dutch School, Haarlem School
Genre: Portrait , Landscape , Genre scenes
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

Born in Haarlem. Specialist in lowlife scenes of peasants. Warm earthy colors suit the mood of paintings. Over time, Ostade’s style and subjects change (possibly influenced by his marriage to a wealthy woman).

His brother and pupil Adrian Isaac (1621-1649) also initially turned to scenes from peasant life. Later he painted landscapes in silvery gray tones with genre scenes.

Adriaen van Ostade’s major works are Rustic Concert, 1638 (Madrid: Museo del Prado); A Peasant Courting an Elderly Woman, 1653 (London: National Gallery); An Alchemist, 1661 (London: National Gallery).

References:

  1. Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.

Artworks:

  • Old Man Mending his Pen

    1670

    Old Man Mending his Pen   •  1670

  • The painter in his workshop (selfportrait)

    1663

    The painter in his workshop (selfportrait)   •  1663

  • Peasant at a Window

    1662

    Peasant at a Window  •  1662

  • A Peasant in a Red Beret Smoking a Pipe

    1646

    A Peasant in a Red Beret Smoking a Pipe   •  1646

  • Mother Holding Her Child in a Doorway

    1667

    Mother Holding Her Child in a Doorway  •  1667

  • Landscape with an Old Oak

    1640

    Landscape with an Old Oak   •  1640

  • The Fish Market

    1659

    The Fish Market   •  1659

  • Dancing Couple and Merry Company in an Interior

    1640

    Dancing Couple and Merry Company in an Interior   •  1640

  • Wandering Musician

    1648

    Wandering Musician   •  1648

  • The Merry Drinkers

    1659

    The Merry Drinkers  •  1659

  • Village Tavern with Four Figures

    1635

    Village Tavern with Four Figures  •  1635

  • Portrait of a scholar

    1665

    Portrait of a scholar  •  1665

  • Smoker

    1655

    Smoker  •  1655

  • Peasants in an inn

    1662

    Peasants in an inn  •  1662

  • Peasants Carousing and Dancing outside an Inn

    1650

    Peasants Carousing and Dancing outside an Inn  •  1650

  • Portrait of a boy

    between 1640 and 1685

    Portrait of a boy  •  between 1640 and 1685

  • Peasants Drinking and Making Music in a Barn

    1630 - 1635

    Peasants Drinking and Making Music in a Barn  •  1630 - 1635

  • Village Musicians

    1655

    Village Musicians  •  1655

  • Happy Peasants

    1645

    Happy Peasants   •  1645

  • Inn Scene

    Inn Scene

  • The Fishwife

    1660 - 1670

    The Fishwife  •  1660 - 1670

  • The Schoolmaster

    1662

    The Schoolmaster  •  1662

  • Portrait of a Family

    1654

    Portrait of a Family  •  1654

  • Carousing peasants in a tavern

    1635

    Carousing peasants in a tavern  •  1635

  • Barber Extracting a Tooth

    1630-1635

    Barber Extracting a Tooth   •  1630-1635

  • Travellers at Rest

    1671

    Travellers at Rest  •  1671

  • Country concert with flute and violin

    between 1635 and 1637

    Country concert with flute and violin   •  between 1635 and 1637

  • Slaughtered Pig in a Barn

    1643

    Slaughtered Pig in a Barn   •  1643

  • Peasant family at home

    1647

    Peasant family at home  •  1647

  • Peasants dancing in a tavern

    1659

    Peasants dancing in a tavern  •  1659

  • Peasant Family in a Cottage Interior

    1661

    Peasant Family in a Cottage Interior   •  1661

  • An elderly Couple in an Arbour

    1670

    An elderly Couple in an Arbour  •  1670

  • The violinist

    1673

    The violinist   •  1673

  • Tavern interior with peasants playing cards, smoking and drinking

    1648

    Tavern interior with peasants playing cards, smoking and drinking  •  1648

  • Interior with Drinking Figures and Crying Children

    1634

    Interior with Drinking Figures and Crying Children   •  1634

  • An Apothecary in his Study

    1666

    An Apothecary in his Study  •  1666

  • A Peasant Family in a Cottage after a Meal

    1661

    A Peasant Family in a Cottage after a Meal  •  1661

  • A Peasant Leaning on a Window Ledge

    1660 - 1685

    A Peasant Leaning on a Window Ledge  •  1660 - 1685

  • An Evening Scene in a Tavern, with a Fiddler

    1655

    An Evening Scene in a Tavern, with a Fiddler  •  1655

  • Peasants in a Barn

    1647

    Peasants in a Barn  •  1647

  • Peasants Making Merry

    between 1630 and 1640

    Peasants Making Merry  •  between 1630 and 1640

  • Boors Drinking and Singing

    1635

    Boors Drinking and Singing  •  1635

  • Peasants Carousing Outside of an Inn

    1670

    Peasants Carousing Outside of an Inn   •  1670

  • Tavern scene

    1660-1669

    Tavern scene  •  1660-1669

  • The Cottage Dooryard

    1673

    The Cottage Dooryard  •  1673

  • An Alchemist

    1661

    An Alchemist   •  1661

  • The Interior of a Peasant's Cottage

    1668

    The Interior of a Peasant's Cottage  •  1668

  • Fight between Gambling Peasants

    Unknown date

    Fight between Gambling Peasants  •  Unknown date

  • Lawyer at his Desk

    1664

    Lawyer at his Desk  •  1664

  • Travellers Halted at a Country Inn

    1640s - 1650s

    Travellers Halted at a Country Inn   •  1640s - 1650s

  • Resting Travellers

    1671

    Resting Travellers  •  1671

  • Three Peasants in an Interior

    1650-1655

    Three Peasants in an Interior   •  1650-1655

  • Peasant Family in a Cottage Interior

    1661

    Peasant Family in a Cottage Interior  •  1661

  • Man reading

    between 1640 and 1680

    Man reading   •  between 1640 and 1680

  • Peasants smoking and drinking in an inn

    Peasants smoking and drinking in an inn

  • Interior with Two Boors & a Woman Conversing

    1650s

    Interior with Two Boors & a Woman Conversing   •  1650s

  • Interior with a Peasant Family

    1637

    Interior with a Peasant Family   •  1637

  • A confidential chat

    1672

    A confidential chat   •  1672

  • Farmer returning from market with a pig

    1644

    Farmer returning from market with a pig   •  1644

  • A woman gutting herring in front of her house

    1678

    A woman gutting herring in front of her house  •  1678

  • A baker blowing his horn

    1648

    A baker blowing his horn  •  1648

  • The fishwife

    1672

    The fishwife  •  1672

  • The Quack

    1648

    The Quack  •  1648

  • Peasants in an Interior

    1661

    Peasants in an Interior  •  1661

  • Two Peasants and a Woman Singing

    1632

    Two Peasants and a Woman Singing  •  1632

  • Card-playing Peasants

    1665

    Card-playing Peasants   •  1665

  • Three Peasants in a Tavern, round a Fire

    1667

    Three Peasants in a Tavern, round a Fire  •  1667

  • The Fiddler

    1673

    The Fiddler  •  1673

  • Singing and music making peasants in an interior

    1642

    Singing and music making peasants in an interior   •  1642

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