About this artwork

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.

  • title:
    Interior of a Peasant's Dwelling
  • accession number:
    D 3631 A
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  • materials:
    Pen, brown ink / wash over black chalk, on paper
  • date created:
    About 1643
  • measurements:
    19.00 x 21.10 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1910

Isaac van Ostade

Isaac van Ostade