Peasant with a red cap holding a jug
Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter
Adriaen van Ostade

Peasant with a red cap holding a jug

22 January 2021 • New York

Peasant with a red cap holding a jug
Peasant with a red cap holding a jug
Peasant with a red cap holding a jug
Peasant with a red cap holding a jug
Peasant with a red cap holding a jug
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Adriaen van Ostade

Peasant with a red cap holding a jug

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Adriaen van Ostade

Adriaen van Ostade

Peasant with a red cap holding a jug

Peasant with a red cap holding a jug

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

12 days, 13 hours

12 days, 13 hours

January 30, 03:41 PM (GMT)

January 30, 03:41 PM (GMT)

Description

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Adriaen van Ostade

Haarlem 1610-1685

Peasant with a red cap holding a jug


signed and dated center right: AvOstade / 1637

oil on panel

panel: 6 3/4 by 5 5/8 in.; 17 by 14.5 cm.  

framed:  12 1/4 by 11 1/2 in.; 31.1 by 29 cm. 

Condition report

The panel is planar, stable, beveled on all four edges and uncradled. The painting has not been attended to in some time, but the overall image reads well beneath an old discolored and dirty varnish that has somewhat dulled with age. Some of the darker details near the lower edge have slightly sunk, but many of the paint strokes in the figure's face, hair, and hat appear well-preserved. UV light reveals a thick varnish that impedes some inspection. There are some very finely applied thin strokes scattered here and there, mostly cosmetic in nature and largely concentrated in the background near the edges and in the darker details. There are just a few scattered strokes in his hat and head, and a few in his costume towards the right half of the composition. This painting would likely benefit from a clean and a freshened varnish. Offered in a decoratively carved giltwood frame.


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Provenance

Prince Hatzfeldt (according to labels on the reverse);

With Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna;

From whom acquired, 1960.

Catalogue note

Signed and dated 1637, this painting dates to the early career of Adriaen van Ostade's, who registered in his native Haarlem's guild of St. Luke in 1634. In its rapid and fluid brushwork, as well as in its restrained palette, it is reminiscent of Adriaen Brouwer (1605/6-1638), who had a strong influence on the young Van Ostade. Similar depictions of peasants, of comparable dimensions and dating, include Ostade's Merry Peasant in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam1 as well as his pair of ovals in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.2


1. Inv. no. 302, oil on panel, 16.5 by 14.5 cm. See https://rkd.nl/explore/images/25280

2. Inv. nos. 1635-1636, oil on panel, 15.5 by 12.5 cm. See https://rkd.nl/explore/images/25282 and https://rkd.nl/explore/images/25283