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Interior of a Peasant's Dwelling

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Interior of a Peasant's Dwelling c 1643
This drawing was initially attributed to Isaac’s elder brother Adriaen, partly due to the inscription "A.V. ostade", but on stylistic grounds it is now thought to be by Isaac. The drawing gives an insight into seventeenth-century Dutch village life and shows a simple interior with a sleeping peasant at the fireplace. Because of its sketchy character, the drawing may have been a preparatory study for a painting. Isaac van Ostade made several paintings of peasant interiors.

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  • Acc. No. D 3631 A
  • Medium Pen, brown ink / wash over black chalk, on paper
  • Size 19.00 x 21.10 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1910