Adriaen van Ostade - engraver - The village fair
In the work of Adriaen van Ostade, genre scenes are conveyed in a wholly different spirit. The artist observes the everyday life of the poor, capturing their intimate moments amidst their family and, with a sense of empathy, he also records human vices. This village fair scene reflects the visual tradition of German masters and Pieter Bruegel; however, the artist’s relaxed style and the carefully composed picture planes show an inspiration by Rembrandt.
measurements: height 122 mm
width 220 mm
in collections:
material: paper
technique: etching (state II)
inventory number: R 179464
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings

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