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Isack van Ostade
WINTER LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES ON A FROZEN RIVER
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 GBP
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131
Isack van Ostade
WINTER LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES ON A FROZEN RIVER
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Isack van Ostade
HAARLEM 1621 - 1649
WINTER LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES ON A FROZEN RIVER
signed lower left on the boat: Isack. van. Ostade
oil on oak panel
40 x 59 cm.; 15 3/4  x 23 1/4  in.
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Provenance

With Otto Mündler, Paris;
M. de Caraman, Paris;
With Newhouse Galleries, from whom purchased by the Avery family;
The Estate of Mrs Ernestine R. Avery and the Estate of R. Stanton Avery (sold to benefit the R. Stanton Avery Foundation), New York, Christie's, 22 May 1998, lot 165, for $220,000.

Catalogue Note

Isack’s winter landscapes were a speciality of his repertoire, which consisted largely of rustic interiors and outdoor scenes. He painted wintry views from 1641 during a brief career that lasted only a decade until his death at the age of twenty-eight. Most, like the present work, are composed on a diagonal and adopt a low viewpoint across an expanse of ice. The white horse, which here features in the middle ground, was a favourite motif. The crisp lines in this fine example evoke the similar handling of his best drawings. An inferior version of this painting that repeats the principal elements of the composition in oval format was sold in these Rooms as circle of Isaac van Ostade.1 This work, which is unrecorded in the literature, once belonged to the art historian Otto Mündler (1811–70), who acted as an agent for the National Gallery in London during the second half of the 1850s.  

1. Panel, 48 by 63.5 cm.; C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné..., London 1910, Vol. III, pp. 532–33, no. 285. London, Sotheby's, 15 December 1982, lot 79.

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