Adriaen van Ostade

The Fiddler

129 detail signatuur en datering
129 achterzijde
129 ingelijst
129 voorzijde
129 voorzijde

Adriaen van Ostade
The Fiddler

1673 On view in Room 14

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.

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Adriaen van Ostade
The Fiddler

1673 On view in Room 14

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Details

General information
Adriaen van Ostade (Haarlem 1610 - 1685 Haarlem)
The Fiddler
1673
painting
129
Room 14
Material and technical details
oil
panel
42 x 45.2 cm
Inscriptions
rechtsonder, op een plank: Av. OSTADE. / 1673
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Origin

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