There is a cheerful atmosphere at this country inn, where a travelling violin player has come to play a tune. He is accompanied on the hurdy-gurdy by the boy in the red jacket. Both young and old are enjoying the music.
The Haarlem artist Adriaen van Ostade painted a great many merry companies of peasants and country folk. He was an example to Jan Steen, and may even have been his master.
lower right, on a plank: Av. OSTADE. / 1673 Av in ligature
Govert van Slingelandt, The Hague, after 1752-1767; his widow, Agatha Huydecoper, 1767-1768; Van Slingelandt sale, The Hague, 18 May 1768 (Lugt 1683), no. 32* [sic]; the entire collection sold to Prince William V; Prince William V, The Hague, 1768-1795; confiscated by the French, transferred to the Muséum central des arts/Musée Napoléon (Musée du Louvre), Paris, 1795-1815; Royal Picture Gallery, housed in the Prince William V Gallery, The Hague, 1816; transferred to the Mauritshuis, 1822
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