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Full text of "A catalogue raisonné of the works of the most eminent Dutch painters of the seventeenth century based on the work of John Smith. Translated and edited by Edward G. Hawke"

A CATALOGUE RAISONNE 

OF THE WORKS OF THE MOST EMINENT DUTCH PAINTERS 
OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY 

BASED ON THE WORK OF 

JOHN SMITH 

BY 

C. HOFSTEDE DE GROOT 

TRANSLATED AND EDITED BY EDWARD G. HAWKE 
In Ten Voh. Royal Svo. 

Vol. I. Jan Steen, Gabriel Metsu, Gerard Dou, Pieter de Hooch, Carel Fabritius, 

Johannes Venneer. 255. net. 

,, II. Aelbert Cuyp and Philips Wouwerman. 255. net. 

,, III. Frans Hals, Adriaen van Ostade, Isack van Ostade, and Adriaen Brouwer. 
255. net. 

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OF THE 



WORKS OF THE MOST EMINENT DUTCH PAINTERS 
OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY 



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A Catalogue Raisonne 

OF THE WORKS OF THE 

Most Eminent Dutch Painters 
of the Seventeenth Century 

Based on the Work of 

JOHN SMITH 



BY 

C^HOFSTEDE DE GROOT 



[WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF KURT FREISE AND DR. KURT ERASMUS] 

TRANSLATED AND EDITED BY 

EDWARD G. HAWKE 



VOLUME III 




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PREFACE 

THIS volume contains the descriptions of the works of Frans 
Hals, the two Ostades, and Adriaen Brouwer. It has been 
compiled on the same principles as were followed in the first and 
second volumes, to the prefaces of which it is enough to refer. 
But I must make some remarks on two points. 

The first is the relation of the English edition to the German. 
The English edition contains additions, especially on pp. 224- 
246 of the second volume, for which I cannot assume any 
responsibility. Several of the pictures there attributed to A. 
Cuyp were known to me, but had been purposely omitted 
because I did not and do not believe in their authenticity. 
Arrangements have been made to avoid such differences between 
the two editions in future. 

In the second place, I must say a few words about the 
reviews of the first and second volumes. A large number of them 
testify in general terms to the usefulness of such a work, without 
examining the volumes critically. Of those which subject the 
work to a close scrutiny I may name three : namely, the notice 
by Dr. A. Bredius in the Repertorium fur Kunstwissenschaft^ 
vol. xxxi. p. 8 1, and vol. xxxii. p. 82 ; the anonymous review 
in the Athenaeum of August 8, 1908 ; and the notice by 
E. W. Moes in the Zentralblatt fur Kunstwissemchaftliche 
Literatur, 1909, p. 147. To these critics I am grateful not 
only for their commendation but also and in a still greater 



vi PREFACE 

degree for their valuable additions and corrections. Herr Moes, 
in particular, has taken great pains in comparing the book with 
his own notes. He may be assured that all his observations 
will be carefully weighed and that those with which I agree will 
be utilised in the supplement. 

Unfortunately, Herr Moes, trusting to the accuracy of his 
own notes, has too often taken me to task without justification. 
He complains, for instance, that I have not mentioned the 
acquisition of pictures by museums (for instance, Metsu 13), 
or the appearance of pictures in exhibitions (for instance, 
Jan Steen 694), although these events did not take place till 
after the section in question was at press, if not actually 
published. Very often, too, he offers as a correction what I 
have already said in the text, as, for instance, under Jan Steen 
86, 456, 503^, 534, and 716 ; Metsu 161 (which, like 136, 
came from the Choiseul collection) and Dou 136. I shall 
perhaps deal elsewhere with the other points in Herr Moes' 
criticism. Here I shall only touch upon his contention that a 
catalogue of the pictures falsely attributed in printed works 
to the masters with whom I deal would have formed one 
of the most useful sections of the book. As to this I would 
remark : 

(1) From the first I intended to describe the genuine works 
of a master, and not those falsely attributed to him. This lies 
outside my programme and forms a separate task for those who 
care to undertake it. 

(2) A catalogue of pictures falsely ascribed to masters in 
printed works that is to say, in catalogues of exhibitions, 
collections, and auction-sales would certainly have increased the 
size of the book by 40 or 50 per cent, and even more in the case 
of the great masters like Rembrandt. 

(3) The first volume of such a catalogue would have caused 
the present owners of such pictures to feel so much annoyance at 



PREFACE vii 

my action that I might have been deprived of their help, which is 
necessary for the compilation of the remaining volumes of the 
" genuine " catalogue. However useful the enlarged catalogue 
might be, this seemed too high a price to pay for it. 

In this volume Herr Kurt Freise has prepared the Adriaen 
van Ostade section for the press, while Dr. Kurt Erasmus has 
prepared the other sections. 



C. HOFSTEDE DE GROOT. 



's GRAVENHAGE, 
February 1910. 



TRANSLATOR'S NOTE 

As in the first and second volumes, the translator has, from 
personal observation, or with the assistance of others, been able 
to amplify the descriptions of a number of pictures in British 
collections, and to note, either in the text or in the index, changes 
of ownership that have occurred since the German text was 
printed. Encouraged by the approval bestowed upon the index 
of painters and engravers which he added to the second 
volume, the translator has compiled a similar index for this 
volume. The translator has to express his gratitude to Sir 
Charles Holroyd, Director of the National Gallery ; to Mr. 
Edward Robinson, Assistant Director of the Metropolitan 
Museum, New York ; and to Mr. D. S. Meldrum, among others, 
for their courteous advice and assistance in the preparation of this 
volume. 

EDWARD G. HAWKE. 



IX 



DIRECTIONS TO THE READER 

1. The pictures are arranged according to their subjects-in the follow- 
ing groups : Sacred History, Mythology, Profane History, Allegory, 
Genre, Portraiture, Landscape, Still-Life, and Undescribed Pictures. 

2. Within each group the pictures known to exist are described as far 
as possible in the alphabetical order of the names of the towns where they 
are preserved. 1 Then follow the pictures known only from descriptions in 
books, in the chronological order of the notices referring to them. 

3. The numbering is continuous. Pictures, the descriptions of which 
are lacking in precision, are given numbers with letters appended j this 
signifies that any such picture is probably recorded under a separate number 
with a full description. In exceptional cases, however, newly discovered 
pictures have had to be inserted in their proper places in the list, and 
assigned numbers with letters. 2 

4. The titles of the pictures known to the compiler by personal 
inspection, and of a few known to him from trustworthy reports or good 
photographs, are printed in capitals. 

5. In the measurement of pictures the height precedes the breadth. 
The terms "right" and "left" are used from the spectator's point of 
view. 

6. In the descriptions of pictures not known to the compiler, the 
critical remarks are copied from the book or sale-catalogue quoted as an 
authority for the existence of the picture. 

1 In cases where a picture has changed hands while the book was passing through the press, it 
has not always been possible to adhere to this rule. 

2 In several cases, while the book has been passing through the press, two pictures separately 
described have been found to be identical. In such cases the two entries have been amalgamated 
and one of the numbers left blank. Translator' 1 s Note. 



XI 



CONTENTS 



PAGE 

PREFACE . -J . . . . . v 

TRANSLATOR'S NOTE ...... ix 

DIRECTIONS TO THE READER ..... xi 

FRANS HALS 

BIOGRAPHY ..... I 

PUPILS AND IMITATORS ..... A 

A CLASSIFIED SUMMARY OF THE CONTENTS . . 8 

CATALOGUE RAISONNE . . . . . . n 

CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX OF DATED PICTURES . . 133 

COMPARATIVE TABLE OF NUMBERS . . . . .137 

ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 

BIOGRAPHY . . . . . . .140 

PUPILS AND IMITATORS . . . . . .141 

A CLASSIFIED SUMMARY OF THE CONTENTS. . . . 143 

CATALOGUE RAISONNE . . . . . .146 

CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX OF DATED PICTURES . . . 427 
COMPARATIVE TABLE OF NUMBERS ..... 434 

ISACK VAN OSTADE 

BIOGRAPHY ....... 437 

PUPILS AND IMITATORS . . . . . .438 

A CLASSIFIED SUMMARY OF' THE CONTENTS . . . 439 

CATALOGUE RAISONNE . . . . . .441 

CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX OF DATED PICTURES . . -554 

COMPARATIVE TABLE OF NUMBERS . 5 56 

xiii 



XIV 



CONTENTS 



ADRIAEN BROUWER 

BIOGRAPHY ... 557 

PUPILS AND IMITATORS . .561 

A CLASSIFIED SUMMARY OF THE CONTENTS . 562 

CATALOGUE RAISONNE . -5^4 

CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX OF DATED PICTURES . 667 

INDEX OF COLLECTIONS AND COLLECTORS . 669 

INDEX OF PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS . . . . .701 



SECTION IX 



FRANS HALS 



FRANS HALS was born in Antwerp of parents who belonged to Haarlem. 
The accepted theory that he was of the patrician or governing class has 
been rendered doubtful by Moes, who points out that the arms borne by 
the patrician family of Hals differed from those of Frans Hals' grandson. 
We do not know the exact year of his birth ; there is no direct contem- 
porary or trustworthy information on this point. We have, therefore, to 
deduce the probable date from a combination of several facts. The first is 
that Frans Hals is mentioned in the biography of Karel Mander as being 
a pupil of that artist. Now, Van Mander left Haarlem in 1603, in order 
to devote himself to the literary work on which he was engaged, till his 
death in 1606 ; therefore Hals must have frequented his studio before 1603. 
Secondly, Mathias Scheits, who was a pupil of Ph. Wouverman at Haarlem, 
notes in his copy of Van Mander that Hals died in 1665 or 1666, and was 
then probably ninety years of age or not much less. As we now know 
that Hals was buried on September I, 1666, he must have been born in 
1576 or not much later. This supposition is confirmed by the fact that 
Houbraken names the master among the painters of 1580 (Adriaen 
Stalbemt and David Blok) and of 1581 (Deodatus del Mont). He says that 
he had found among the papers of an old Haarlem painter, probably 
Vincent van der Vinne, the burial certificate of Frans Hals, from which it 
appeared that he died in 1666, aged eighty-five or eighty-six, and therefore 
was born in the second half of the year I58O. 1 As until now no contem- 
porary notices and no documents have been found which contradict this 
theory, there is no reason for departing from it. Yet it remains a matter 
for surprise in the case of so prolific an artist, that no pictures are extant 
which he painted before he was thirty-six, and that the only earlier 
portrait, of which we know through an engraving, was painted when he 
was thirty-four, namely, the "Johannes Bogaert" of 1614. The darkness 

1 E. W. Moes, the latest biographer of Frans Hals, thinks that he was born in 1584. In 
accepting this date, he neglects the evidence of Mathias Scheits, and attaches an importance to the 
statements of Weyerman and C. van Noorde which they do not deserve. Van Noorde was a 
notorious forger, especially of portraits, and Weyerman was little more than a very careless copyist 
of Houbraken. 

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VOL. Ill 



2 FRANS HALS SECT. 

which envelops the period from 1603, the end of his student days with 
Karel van Mander, to 1614, has not yet been lightened. This is all the 
more to be regretted, as even his two earliest known works, the " Banquet 
of the Officers of St. George's Shooting Company of Haarlem " and the 
portrait of Pieter van der Morsch, both dated 1616, show no traces of the 
style of Van Mander. Presumably what happened was that the younger 
generation of Haarlem painters, Frans Hals, H. Pot, Salomon de Bray, 
Cornelis Engelsz, and Frans de Grebber, were more inclined to attach 
themselves together and form a school of their own, in which Frans Hals, 
as the ablest of them, took the lead, than to imitate their masters, the 
older painters of Haarlem. 

Frans Hals spent his whole life in Haarlem. He was twice married 
there, and had a large number of children, who either became artists 
themselves or married artists. For a short period he was absent from 
Haarlem, executing commissions for portraits in Amsterdam, and perhaps 
also in other Dutch towns. The statement that he painted a shooting 
company group at Delft was due to a lapse of memory on the part of 
Houbraken. Hals lived in modest circumstances, and in his later years 
was very poor ; in 1652 his furniture and pictures were distrained upon. 
Shortly before his death he received several grants from the town poor- 
relief fund, which also assisted his widow several years later. His first 
marriage was not a happy one ; still less was his a model household. He 
beat his wife so severely that he received a grave reprimand from the 
magistrates. She died a few days after this reprimand was administered. 
Within the year he married Lysbeth Reynier, who made him a father nine 
days after the wedding. In later years there were no further complaints 
about his conduct. He became an artistic member of the Society of 
Rhetoricians, a member of the Burgher Guard, and a member of the 
Council of the Painters' Guild. Respected fellow- citizens like Isaac 
Massa and fellow-artists like Frans Elout, Nicolaes de Camp, and Judith 
Leyster, acted as sponsors at the baptisms of his children. 

The list of Frans Hals' sitters includes members of the most dis- 
tinguished families of Holland, like Guldewagen, Heythuysen, Coymans, 
De Clercq, Beresteyn, and Schade van Westrum ; Protestant and Catholic 
divines, like Swalmius, Sibelius, Langelius, Middelhoven, Vigtor, r and 
Zaffius, Bogardus, Tegularius, and Wickenburg ; men who had won 
renown in the service of the State, both in peace and war, like Isaac 
Massa and Pieter van der Broeck ; and, finally, professors and other men 
of learning whose fame has endured through the centuries, like Acronius, 
Ampsing, Bor, and Revius, Scriverius, Schrevelius, Tulp, and, above all, 
Descartes. Numerous painters, who cannot all be identified like the 
subjects of the portraits belonging to the Chicago Art Institute (185), to 
Lord Spencer (246), and to Baron de Schlichting (306) also sat to Hals. 
Among them were, first of all, Anton van Dyck, Jan van de Cappelle, 
L. van der Kooghe, Van der Vinne, Frans Post, and the caligraphists 
J. de la Chambre, Moller, and Blevet. 

No other Haarlem painter enjoyed so much favour with the burgher 
guards and other corporations as did Frans Hals. He received eight 
commissions to paint large portrait-groups for them. The number is in 



ix FRANS HALS 3 

itself remarkable ; still more extraordinary is the fact that these groups 
extend over nearly half a century, from 1616 to 1664. ^ n a ll Holland 
there was no other man who could retain his popularity for so long a 
period. 

It is very difficult to translate the art of Frans Hals into words. It is 
easier to define his range of subject, which is limited to single portraits, 
portrait-groups, and life-sized genre-pieces. It is commonly supposed that 
Hals at first painted more timidly and with less breadth than in his later 
years. This would be natural and is quite possible, but it cannot be 
demonstrated as a general rule, because, as already stated, we possess no 
work by him which is certainly earlier than 1616, when Hals was thirty- 
six years of age. Let us recall the fact that Rembrandt was of that age 
when he painted the so-called " Night Watch," and then suppose for a 
moment that we knew nothing of the 250 pictures, in round numbers, 
which he had produced up to that time. How should we be able, in such 
a case, to form any opinion as to the course of Rembrandt's development ? 
The first known work of Frans Hals, the " Banquet of the Officers of 
St. George's Shooting Company of Haarlem" (1616), is a masterpiece, 
surpassing everything of the kind that had been done in Holland before. 
It is not the first attempt of a youth ; it is the achievement of a man, who 
could say, with Correggio, "Anch io sono pittore" ("I too am a 
painter "). 

The master throughout his whole life was peculiarly distinguished for 
his broad, flowing style of painting, and for his skill in the immediate 
juxtaposition of various colours, which as A. van Dyck had, Houbraken 
tells us, already observed he accomplished with a stroke of his brush, 
always in the right place. The feature of his style which altered in the 
course of years was his colouring. Such richly-coloured compositions as 
his early "Shooting Companies," his "Merry Company at Table" (141), 
and many single portraits were no longer produced in the later period, 
from about 1640 onwards. One reason for this was that the fashion 
changed ; black became the prevailing colour for the dress both of men 
and of women. But the master's taste changed too. Pictures like the 
Haarlem "St. George's Shooting Company" of 1639, and the Amsterdam 
"Company of Captain Reynier Reael" of 1637, which might be as rich 
in colour as the earlier works, are not so. They reveal an endeavour to 
paint tone, which results in a delicate effect of silver-grey. Soon after this 
one observes the unmistakable though transient influence of Rembrandt's 
well-defined flood of light, as in " The Governors of the St. Elizabeth 
Hospital at Haarlem" (1641). In the last period of the master's career, 
which follows, a blackish half-tone prevails in the portraits. Hals had in 
the meantime restricted himself exclusively to portrait-painting ; for all his 
genre figure-pieces that we know were painted between 1620 and 1640. 
At this earlier period he seems to have felt the need of occasional change 
from the serious work of -portrait-painting, and found relaxation in 
rendering the popular types which he saw in the streets of Haarlem the 
fisher-boys and girls, the " rommelpot " players, the old women, and the 
itinerant musicians. Above all, his own children were then his favourite 
models. He was never tired of rendering their attractive, healthy, and 



4 FRANS HALS SECT, 

vivacious little faces in ever-new ways on his panels. Some of these child- 
studies, like the two circular panels of Schwerin (n, 32), are among the 
best of their kind. On the whole, one of the master's great merits con- 
sists in his humour ; no other painter has succeeded as he did in repre- 
senting laughter in its various degrees. The breadth of his brushwork 
was of great service to him in this. It explains also why his portraits of 
men are as a rule more attractive and enthralling than his portraits of 
women, and why, too, among the women's portraits, the old women pro- 
duce a deeper impression on the spectator than the younger women. 

Although Frans Hals is rightly acclaimed as the second greatest master 
of the Dutch school, he is very far from equalling Rembrandt. He was 
no innovator, like Rembrandt, in the arrangement of lighting and the 
rendering of colour. In versatility of expression he stands far behind 
Rembrandt ; etching-needle and sketching-chalk have left us nothing by 
Hals. Moreover, his range of subject was far more restricted ; he did not 
paint landscape, and he did not treat biblical or historical subjects. Finally, 
his portrait-groups are in their arrangement considerably weaker than those 
of Rembrandt. In many cases he did not succeed in rounding off his 
compositions satisfactorily ; indeed, it might almost be said that he never 
tried to do so. 

As a source of inspiration, on the contrary, Hals' work was scarcely 
less fruitful than that of Rembrandt. The whole Haarlem school of the 
seventeenth century was subject to his powerful influence. 



PUPILS AND IMITATORS OF FRANS HALS 

HENDRIK GERRITSZ POT (about 1585-1657) is said to have been a 
fellow-pupil of Frans Hals under Van Mander. In the last decade he has 
become generally recognized as one of the very capable genre-painters who 
were closely related to their prototype Dirck Hals. In several pictures with 
life-sized figures, in the Haarlem and Rotterdam Museums, he appears to 
have been strongly influenced by his abler fellow-pupil. As he signed his 
pictures comparatively seldom, and then only with his monogram " HP," 
many of them may be passing as anonymous works of the school of Hals. 
He is conjectured to have painted the group of the Beresteyn family in the 
Louvre, and his name has been mentioned in connection with the portrait 
of Emerentia van Beresteyn (No. 153) in the collection of the Baroness 
Mathilde von Rothschild at Frankfort. 

Recently, too, a prominent place has been assigned to JUDITH LEYSTER 
(about 1600-5-1666), who became in 1633 the wife of Jan Miense Molenaer. 
She was praised by the contemporary historian of Haarlem, Samuel Ampzing, 
as being the veritable guiding star in art that her name implied (Ley-ster 
being equated to Leid-star, or guiding star). Yet her works seemed to 
have been lost, and her monogram J + L with a little star passed 
unnoticed. There is no documentary evidence to show that she was a 
pupil of Frans Hals. Yet the fact is placed beyond doubt by her works, 



ix FRANS HALS 5 

by far the greater number of which were ascribed to her master himself. 1 
In 1631 she acted as godmother to one of Frans Hals' daughters. Her 
life-sized genre-pieces, in which she comes nearest to her exemplar, show 
the same delight in merry figures, playing music or drinking ; she renders 
laughter with equal dexterity. Her colouring is light and varied ; she has 
a peculiar affection for light grey and light blue. Her drawing is weaker 
and her modelling more womanly. Some of her pictures are well com- 
posed ; others affect one less pleasantly by a certain emptiness. 

Of the numerous relations of Frans Hals, his younger brother DIRCK 
HALS (1591-1656) must first be mentioned. He painted a large number 
of richly-coloured genre-pieces with small figures, representing the joyous 
life of his time both in interiors and in the open air. They are loosely 
painted and show his brother's broad and direct technique as adapted to a 
small picture. An interesting example of his direct dependence on his 
elder brother is afforded by his " Festin Champetre " in the Louvre, as 
noted under No. 141 below. 

No fewer than seven sons of Frans Hals handled the brush and palette, 
according to Dr. Bredius' latest researches in the archives. Of these, 
JOHANNES (mentioned at Haarlem in 1648 and 1649), HARMEN (1611- 
1669), and REYNIER (i630-after 1671) are revealed as artistic personalities 
in signed pictures. Reynier is the weakest of the three, as is shown by his 
fully signed "Girl eating Soup" in the Haarlem Museum. Harmen's 
life-sized groups in the Thieme collection at Leipzig, the Weber Gallery 
at Hamburg, and the Schwerin and Rheims Museums, show a homely 
variation of the father's style in similar pictures. 2 They are distinguished 
also by the fiery reddish-brown of the flesh-tints. Weaker still are the 
pictures with little figures, at Haarlem, Hermannstadt, Riga, Stockholm, 
Abbeville, and elsewhere, which often resemble very closely those of Jan 
Hals, though Jan's larger groups approximate more in style to those of 
J. M. Molenaer. 

A large number of paintings of still-life and stable interiors, and of 
drawings of landscapes with figures and cattle, pass as the works of the 
younger FRANS HALS (i6i7-23~after 1669), because they bear a monogram 
containing all the letters of his name. It is to be remarked that the style 
of none of those works betrays the slightest influence of the father or 
brother of their reputed painter ; on the contrary, the group of stable- 
interiors is clearly related to similar works by the Rotterdam painters E. 
van der Poel and C. Saftleven and P. de Bloot. The drawings in the 
Uffizi, Florence, at Brunswick, and at Haarlem bear the monogram and 
dates ranging up to the year 1632. Now, Frans Hals the younger is 
thought to have been born between 1617 and 1623. Either his birth has 
been post-dated or the pictures in question must be the work of another 
painter. A picture at the Hermitage, " The Armourer," signed with a 
monogram "FHALS," seems most likely to be the work of the younger 
Frans Hals ; but it differs entirely from the pictures usually assigned to 

1 See p. 138, footnote 4, and p. 139, footnotes 2 and 3. 

2 Harmen painted the " Portrait of a Man smoking," assigned to Jan Steen, No. 876, in Vol. I. 
Further examination confirms Bredius' attribution of it to Harmen Hals. 



6 FRANS HALS SECT. 

him. The attribution to him of other works, such as the Dresden " Hille 
Bobbe," the Rotterdam "Operator," and many weaker copies of the 
pictures by his father, is entirely speculative. 

The same may be said of some pictures at the Mauritshuis, The Hague, 
which are signed with a monogram " CH," and are therefore ascribed to 
NICOLAES (CLAES) HALS. The doubtful signature on a "View of a 
Street" in the Haarlem Museum does not inspire confidence in the 
authenticity of the work. 

PIETER ROESTRATEN (about 1630-1698), the son-in-law of Frans Hals, 
was until recently known only as a still-life painter of fine vases and the 
like, who had little variety of theme, but was not without technical ability. 
The Haarlem Museum has lately acquired a signed figure-piece by him, 
which is related to a picture hitherto ascribed to Jan Steen in the Metro- 
politan Museum, New York, and to some smaller pictures in private 
collections. In these Roestraten reveals himself as an imitator of Jan Steen 
rather than of his father-in-law. 

Of the painters of peasant-life in the school of Frans Hals, the brothers 
VAN OSTADE and ADRIAEN BROUWER are treated at length in this volume. 
One may pass on to JAN MIENSE MOLENAER (about 1600-1668), already 
mentioned as the husband of Judith Leyster. His youthful works show 
most clearly in composition, handling, and colouring the direct influence 
of Frans Hals, under whose name many of them have been sold, as is noted, 
for instance, under No. 130. 

His merry scenes betray no small talent for painting. They are rich 
in colouring, and the prevailing tone is light. In rendering laughter he is 
only surpassed by his master. Many of his pictures show so close an 
affinity to the style of Judith Leyster that husband and wife seem likely to 
have collaborated. Later, in Amsterdam, he fell under the influence of 
Rembrandt's method of light and shade, and thus lost his merits as a 
colourist. 

Of the Haarlem portrait-painters, who are with more or less justice 
included in the school of Frans Hals, VINCENT VAN DER VINNE (1629- 
1702) is not known by a single work which is certainly his. According 
to Houbraken, he was especially successful in his portraits, which were 
broadly painted in his master's manner. As he is said to have been Hals' 
pupil about 1650, his works must be sought among the anonymous portraits 
which approach most nearly in style to that of Hals in this year. 

JOHANNES CORNELIS VERSPRONCK (1597-1662) and PIETER FRANSZ, 
DE GREBBER (1570-1649) were the sons of two portrait-painters much 
respected in their time, Cornelis Engelsz and Frans de Grebber, to whom 
they certainly owe more of their artistic development than to Frans Hals, 
among whose followers they are often counted. 

JAN DE BRAY ( -1697) was also the son of a respected painter, but 
his works, in their breadth of handling, show so plainly the influence of 
Frans Hals that he may justly be named among the master's pupils. 
Reference may be made to the fine series of his works in the Haarlem 



jx FRANS HALS 7 

Museum, and especially to the excellent little portrait of Agatha van der 
Horn in the Luxemburg Museum, dated 1663, which is equal to a Frans 
Hals. In general, it may be said that De Bray is happiest in his small 
portraits, which usually pass under a wrong name, as, for example, that of 
Thomas de Keyser. 

PHILIPS WOUWERMAN (1619-1668) has been exhaustively treated in 
Vol. II. of this work, and need only be mentioned here. Nor need one 
do more for the whole series of genre-painters who were once regarded as 
more or less distant imitators of Frans Hals, like Palamedes, Codde, Duck, 
Duyster, Kick, Bartsius, and the rest. Now that the dates when they 
were born and died have been fixed, it is evident that their phase of art 
developed almost simultaneously and on parallel lines in various towns of 
Holland. Their common prototype may be found rather in Dirck Hals 
than in his brother Frans. 

Finally, one must exclude from the school of Frans Hals those painters 
who have only been assigned to it on the strength of a forged inscription 
on the back of a "View of a Studio" in the Haarlem Museum, once 
wrongly ascribed to Job Berckheyde. It is now known that the picture 
was the work of Michiel Sweerts, and had nothing to do with Haarlem, 
still less with Frans Hals, and that the names given to the painters repre- 
sented were all purely conjectural. The two Berckheyde, P. Molijn, and 
Dirck van Deelen must therefore be struck out of the list of Hals' pupils. 



TRANSLATOR'S NOTE 

In the references added to the entries in the Catalogue 

"B." = List of Hals' pictures given by Dr. W. Bode, "Studien zur 
Geschichte der hollandischen Malerei," Brunswick, 1883. 

"M." = E. W. Moes, "Frans Hals, sa vie et son ceuvre," Brussels, 1909. 

In the entries 

" Hoet " = " Catalogus of Naamlyst van Schilderyen, meet derzelven 
pryzen Zedert een langen reeks van Jaaren zoo in Holland als op 
andere Plaatzen in het openbaar verkogt. Benevens een Verzame- 
ling van Lysten van Verscheyden nog in Wesen zynde Cabinetten 
uytgegeven door Gerard Hoet." Two volumes. [Covering sales 
from 1676 to 1752.] (The Hague, 1752.) 

" Terw." = The continuation of Hoet's work in a third volume, covering 
sales from 1752 to 1768, and describing the Royal collection at The 
Hague, by Pieter Terwesten. (The Hague, 1770.) 

" Parthey " = " Deutscher Bildersaal. Verzeichnis der in Deutschland 
vorhandenen Olbilder verstorbener Maler aller Schulen. ^ In alpha- 
betischer Folge zusammengestellt von Gustav Parthey." (Berlin, 
1863-64.) 



FRANS HALS SECT. 



A CLASSIFIED SUMMARY OF THE CONTENTS 

I. RELIGIOUS SUBJECTS, 1-8. 
II. ALLEGORICAL COMPOSITIONS, 9-10. 

III. GENRE-PIECES, 11-1461?. 

A. Single figures, 11-123. 

1. Children, 11-48. 

a. Children at meals, 11-16. 

b. Laughing children, 17-26. 

c. Laughing children with a flute, 27-34. 

d. Children blowing bubbles, 35-37. 

e. Children with a dog or cat, 38-39. 
f. Miscellaneous, 40-48. 

2. Men and youths, 49-107^-. 

a. Fishermen, 49-5 8r. 

b. Various occupations, 59-62. 

c. Men eating soup, 62^-62^. 

d. Topers, 63-80*7. 

e. Smokers, 80^-80^. 

f. Musicians, 81-94. 

g. Fools and mulattos, 95-99/7. 
h. Merry men, 99^-100. 

/'. Men in pain, 101-101/7. 

j. Men with a skull, 102-105. 

k. Miscellaneous, 106-107^. 

/. Peasants, undescribed, lojd-iojg. 

3. Women and girls, 108-123. 

<7. Hille Bobbe, 108-109. 
b. Fishermen, 110-114. 
r. Miscellaneous, 115-123. 

B. Several figures, 124-146*. 

1. Children, 124-132. 

2. Smokers, 133. 

3. Card- and backgammon-players, 133/7-133^. 

4. Musicians, 134-136*. 

5. Rommelpot-players, 99;-, 137-137^. 

6. Miscellaneous, 138-145^. 

7. Companies, undescribed, 145^-146^. 

C. Interiors, undescribed, 146^-146*. 

IV. PORTRAITS, 147-446. 

A. Single portraits, 147-426/77. 

I. Persons identified, 147-245. 

a. Portraits of the painter, 147-148/7?. 

b. Men and women, in alphabetical order, 149-245. 



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2. Persons unidentified, 246-4260?. 

a. Unknown men, 246-364^. 

b. Unknown women, 365-426. 

c. Portraits, the sex of the sitter not stated, 426^-42607. 
B. Groups, 427-446. 

V. PICTURES THAT MIGHT BE GENRE-PIECES OR PORTRAITS, UNDESCRIBED, 44.64- 



44 6 '- 
VI. LANDSCAPE, 447. 

VII. PICTURES, UNDESCRIBED, 447^-447^. 



CATALOGUE RAISONNE 

1. The Prodigal Son. A large picture. [Probably identical 
with 2.] 

Given by Cornelia van Lemens, wife of Abr. Macaree, of Amsterdam, on 
March 24, 1646, in payment for rent (and valued at 48 florins) ; noted by A. 
Bredius. 

2. The Prodigal Son. [Probably identical with i.] 

Included among various goods and pictures, to the value of 8000 florins, to 
be delivered by Martin van der Broeck, Amsterdam, March 28, 1647; noted 
by A. Bredius. 

3. Peter's Denial. 

Canvas, 48^ inches by 90 inches. 

Sale. P. Bout, The Hague, April 20, 1779, No. 5 (17 florins 10). 

4-7. The Four Evangelists. Four separate pictures, each of 
them a half-length, showing the hands and the attributes of the saint. 
Canvas, each 27! inches by 22 inches. 
Sales. Gerard Hoet, The Hague, August 25, 1760 (Terw. 231), No. 134 

(120 florins, Yver). 

'The Hague, April 13, 1771, Z. No. 35. 

F. W. Baron van Borck, Amsterdam, May i, 1771, No. 34 (33 
florins, Yver). 

8. The Magdalen. 

Panel, 19 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. F. H. de Groof, Antwerp, March 20, 1854, No. 64. 

9. Vanity. 

Mentioned in the inventory of Pieter Codde, Amsterdam, taken February 5, 
1636 ; see Oud Holland, vi. (1888), p. 188. 

10. The Five Senses. 

Mentioned in the inventory of Dirck Thomas Molengraeft, Amsterdam, 
taken January 13, 1654 ; noted by A. Bredius. 



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n. A LAUGHING BOY. B. 117 ; M. 229. Half-length, in 
profile to the right. With his left hand he raises a wine-glass to his lips. 
In the right hand he holds a jug, which is only visible in part. He wears 
a broad white collar. The background is light. [Pendant to 32.] 

Circular panel, 15 inches across. 

In the Schwerin Museum, 1882 catalogue, No. 445. 

12, 13. Two Pictures, each of a Merry Lad with Jug and 
Glass. 

Sales. Amsterdam, October 5, 1813, Nos. 63 and 64 (3 florins each, 

Vinkeles). 
(Supplementary) Amsterdam, June 22, 1814, Nos. 231 and 232. 

14. A Boy holding a Beer-Jug. Sketchy. 
Panel, \i\ inches by u inches. 

Sale. P. J. Le Jolle and others, Amsterdam, October 28, 1839, No. 17 
(i florin 75, Filia). 

15. Two Children eating Broth. 

Sale. David Heemskerk and others, Haarlem, May 26, 1809, No. io. 

16. A Laughing Girl with a Milk -Pail. 

Panel, 20 inches by 15 J inches. 

Sale. E. J. de Court van Valkenswaard, Dordrecht, April 12, 1847, No. 
59 (21 florins, Jonkers). 

17. A Laughing Boy. M. 247. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer E. Warneck. 
In the collection of the late Q. C. Shaw, Boston. 

18. HEAD OF A LAUGHING CHILD. M. 244. Almost in 
full face, but slightly inclined to the left. The eyes look to the left past 
the spectator. The hair is rather rough. The lips are parted, showing 
the teeth. The shoulders are seen with a white lace-trimmed collar. A 
broadly painted study. 

Panel, 13 inches by n inches. 

Transferred by the French State to the Dijon Museum in 1872. 
In the Dijon Museum, 1883 catalogue, No. 133. 

19. HEAD OF A LAUGHING CHILD. M. 243. Seen in 
full face. The hair is rough ; the dress is brown. [Possibly identical 
with 24.] 

Circular panel, io inches across. 

Exhibited at Dtisseldorf, 1904, No. 320. 

In the collection of F. Walter, Tongelaar; the bequest of an uncle, 1874. 

In the Peltzer collection, Cologne. 

In the possession of the Cologne dealers K. A. StaufF. 

19*. Head of a Laughing Boy. Almost in full face, but slightly 
inclined to the left. The shirt is open at the throat. The fair hair is 
rough. Light background. [Pendant to 



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Circular panel, n inches across. 

In the collection of Jules Forges, Paris. 

20. HEAD OF A LAUGHING CHILD. B. 78 ; M. 246. 
In full face, with tousled hair, blackish teeth, cunning eyes, and a mis- 
chievous smile. Blue dress. 

Panel, 13 inches by I2| inches, in a painted oval. 

Exhibited at the Rembrandt Exhibition of the Amsterdam dealers Fred 
Muller and Co., 1906, No. 58. 

In the private collection of E. Warneck, Paris. 

21. A LAUGHING BOY. M. 248. Full face, with tousled hair. 
Brownish-purple dress. 

Panel, 13 inches by 12 J inches. 

In the collection of Mrs. Elkins, Philadelphia, No. 100. 

22. A Laughing Boy. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 9, 1696 (Hoet, i. 33), No. 32 (11 florins). 

23. A Laughing Boy. 
Canvas, 13^ inches by n inches. 

Sale. A. M. Penninck Hoofd, Amsterdam, April 19, 1819, No. 1 8. 

24. Head of a Laughing Boy. [Possibly identical with 19.] 
Circular panel, 12 inches across. 

Sale. Goll van Franckenstein and others, Amsterdam, November 13, 1868, 
No. 7. 

25. Head of a Laughing Boy. He is about ten years of age, and 
is almost in full face. The hair is rough, and covers the forehead. He 
wears a white collar and a yellow jacket. Seen to the shoulders. 

Panel, 14 inches by io| inches. 

Sale. D. P. Sellar, Paris, June 6, 1889, No. 39. 

26. HEAD OF A LAUGHING GIRL. B. 104. Inclined to 
the left, almost in profile. The lips are parted, showing the teeth. On 
the dark hair is a purple cap with a light ribbon. Yellowish dress with a 
white collar. Dark background. Not so much a sympathetic as a well- 
studied head. 

Panel, 5 inches by \\ inches. 

Sale. G. Habich, Kassel, May 9, 1892, No. 73 (3050 marks). 

27. HEAD OF A LAUGHING BOY WITH A FLUTE. 
M. 232. The head is almost in profile to the left. The long hair falls 
on the shoulder. The left hand holds a flute upright. [Pendant to 38.] 

Circular panel, 1 1 inches across. 

Engraved in 1801 by T. Gaugain. 

Purchased in 1894 from the collection of Sir Andrew Fountaine, Narford 
Hall. 

In the Glasgow Art Gallery, 1908 catalogue, No. 420. 



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28. HEAD OF A LAUGHING BOY WITH A FLUTE. 
B. 113; M. 235. In full face, slightly inclined to the left. He has 
fair hair, and wears a yellow dress with a close-fitting collar. Very good 
in composition ; strong colour. [Pendant to 29.] 

Signed with the monogram ; circular panel, u| inches across. 

Exhibited at Dllsseldorf, 1886, No. 132. 

In the collection of Albert von Oppenheim, Cologne. 

29. HEAD OF A LAUGHING BOY WITH A FLUTE. 

B. 112 ; M. 236. The flute is in his right hand. The head is strongly 
foreshortened from the back. Fair hair and red cheeks. He wears a light- 
blue blouse. 

Signed with the monogram; circular panel, u inches across the 
grain of the wood running diagonally. [Pendant to 28.] 

Exhibited at DUsseldorf, 1886, No. 133. 

In the collection of Albert von Oppenheim, Cologne. 

30. HEAD OF A LAUGHING CHILD WITH A FLUTE. 
M. 233. The flute is in the right hand which is alone visible. The 
head is almost in full face, but slightly inclined to the left ; there is a 
smile on the face. The body is inclined to the left. The face is framed 
in long hair. Green costume ; white background, and a painted brown 
frame. Broadly painted ; strong flesh-colour. 

Panel, 13^ inches by 12 inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1902, No. 
201 ; and at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1904, No. 283. 
In the collection of H. J. Pfungst, London. 
In the collection of J. van Alen, Rushton Hall, Kettering. 

31. A LAUGHING BOY WITH A FLUTE. M. 240. 
Half-length, in profile to the left. The head is three-quarters left. The 
long hair falls in disorder. The lips are parted, showing the teeth. On 
the left the flute is held upright in the right hand. The eyes look to the 
left and slightly upward. Life-like colour in the face. 

Circular panel, n| inches across the grain of the wood running 
diagonally. 

A copy is in the Boucher de'Perthes Museum, Abbeville. 
In the collection of the late Alfred Beit, London. 
In the collection of Otto Beit, London. 

31*. Head of a Laughing Child with a Flute. In full face, 
but slightly inclined to the left background. Fair hair. The eyes look 
roguishly at the spectator ; the mouth is wide open. The fist, held at 
the breast, grasps a small flute. Greyish-black dress. Greyish -brown 
background. 

Circular panel, 1 5 inches across. 

In the collection of Jules Forges, Paris. 

31^. Head of a Laughing Boy with a Flute. M. 245. He is 
turned to the right, and holds a flute in his left hand to his lips. [Pendant 
to 190.] 



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Circular panel, u inches across. 

In the collection of Jules Forges, Paris. 

32. A LAUGHING BOY WITH A FLUTE. B. 118 ; 

M. 230. Half-length ; life size, almost in full face. The line of the 
shoulders rises to the left. The head is also almost in full face, but slightly 
inclined to the left. The long hair falls down, but a lock dangles just 
above the right shoulder. The eyes look at the spectator. The left hand 
holds a flute. Light-grey background. Broadly painted. The ground 
shows through the paint. A life-like rendering. [Pendant to ii.J 
Circular panel, 15 inches across. 

In the Schwerin Museum, 1882 catalogue, No. 444. 

33. HEAD OF A BOY WITH A FLUTE AND A 
GUINEA-PIG. M. 239. A laughing head, with long rough hair, in 
full face. The body is turned to the left ; the eyes look to the right. 
The right hand, which is alone visible, holds a flute upright. On the left 
close to the flute, but sitting on the right shoulder, is a guinea-pig, facing 
left. 

Circular panel, u| inches by u inches ; the grain of the wood runs 
diagonally. 

Exhibited in the Rembrandt Exhibition of the Amsterdam dealers Fred. 
Muller and Co., 1906, No. 59. 

In the collection of Mauthner von Markhof, Vienna. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer Ch. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1902, No. 20. 

In the collection of H. Teixeira de Mattos, Vogelenzang. 

33#. A Young Flute-Player. E.j6. [Probably identical with 85.] 
In the possession of the Paris dealer E. Warneck about 1883 (Bode). 

34. HEAD OF A LAUGHING BOY. In full face, seen from 
a little below, with fine flesh-colour. The long hair falls in disorder on 
the shoulders. The right hand holds a flute upright. 

Signed on the right at top with the monogram ; circular panel, 12 
inches across. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 
Sales. Hauptmann, Paris, March 22, 1897, No. 27. 

Ch. Sedelmeyer, Berlin, November 16, 1897, No. 15. 

35. Head of a Laughing Child. In full face. Blowing soap- 
bubbles. [Pendant to 36.] 

Circular panel, 13^ inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. Wiermann, Amsterdam, August 18, 1762 (Terw. 271), No. ill (10 
florins 10, with pendant). 

36. Head of a Laughing Boy. Almost in full face. Blowing 
soap-bubbles. [Pendant to 35.] 

Circular panel, 13^ inches by 12 inches. 



i 4 FRANS HALS SECT. 

Sale. Wiermann, Amsterdam, August 18, 1762 (Terw. 271), No. 112 (10 
florins 10, with pendant). 

37. A Child blowing Soap-Bubbles. B. 50. Half-length of a 
small boy, almost in profile. He has a natural colour, and laughs heartily, 
showing his teeth. His long untidy hair falls on his shoulders. 

Signed on the left with the monogram ; circular panel, 12 inches across. 

In the Pereire collection, Paris. 

Sale. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 9, 1881, No. 301. 

38. HEAD OF A LAUGHING CHILD. M. 231. Almost 
in full face, but slightly inclined to the right and bent down to the left. 
The eyes look past the spectator. In his left arm he holds a spaniel, only 
the head of which is seen ; it looks keenly at the spectator. [Pendant 
to 27.] 

Circular panel, 1 1 inches across. 

Engraved by T. Gaugain, 1801. 

Bought in 1894 from the collection of Sir Andrew Fountaine, Narford Hall. 

In the Glasgow Art Gallery, 1904 catalogue, No. 419. 

39. HEAD OF A CHILD WITH A DOG. M. 242. 
Circular. 

In the collection of Albert von Rothschild, Vienna. 

40. HEAD OF A BOY. Half-length. He is seen in a three- 
quarter view to the right. He has brown hair and dark eyes. He wears 
a black hat and a dark greyish-brown cloak falling in folds with a bright 
red border round the throat, at which the white shirt is shown. Light- 
grey background. 

Circular panel, 6| inches across. 

In the possession of the London dealers Sulley. 

In the collection of Carl von Hollitscher, Berlin, since 1905. 

41. A BOY READING. M. 250. Half-length ; life size. He 
leans on his left elbow, and wears a cap with a green feather. Broadly 
painted in greyish-blue tones. Painted about 1635. 

About 30 inches by 25 inches. 

Exhibited by the London dealers Lawrie, 1903, No. 3. 
In the collection of the late F. Fleischmann, London. 

42. HEAD OF A YOUNG MAN. In a light-brown costume. 
His hair hangs down in disorder ; he wears a greenish-black cap. Well 
preserved. 

Panel ; the wood was badly planed and the grain runs diagonally. 

Exhibited by the London dealers Forbes and Paterson, 1902, No. 15. 
In the possession of the London dealers Sulley. 

43. HEAD OF A BOY. M. 249. In profile to the left. The 
eyes stare slightly upward. The lips are parted. The long hair is rough. 
Only the upper edge of the dress is visible. 

Signed on the left with the monogram ; panel, 5 inches by 4 inches. 



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In the collection of P. A. B. Widener, Philadelphia. 

In the possession of the New York dealer Duveen, January 1909. 

In the collection of John G. Johnson, Philadelphia. 

44. HEAD OF A BOY. M. 251. In profile to the left. The 
eyes have a shy look, and the lips are parted. The long hair falls in curls 
on the neck. Only the upper edge of the jacket, with the shirt, is visible. 

Signed on the right with the monogram ; panel, 5 inches by 4 inches. 

In the collection of P. A. B. Widener, Philadelphia. 

In the possession of the New York dealer Duveen, January 1909. 

In the collection of John G. Johnson, Philadelphia. 

45. HEAD OF A LITTLE GIRL. In profile to the right. 
Untidy hair and a white collar. Few definite colours. 

Panel, 5 inches by 4! inches. 

In the private collection of E. Warneck, Paris. 

46. 47. The Children of Frans Hals. Two pictures. 

Mentioned by Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 3141. 

In the inventory of Sybout van Caerdecamp, Leyden, February 23, 1644. 

Head of a Boy. 



Mentioned in the inventory of Adriaen Molenhouck, 1676 noted by A. 
Bredius. 

47/>. Head of a Child. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 252. 

47 c. A Boy. 

Sale. Maria Beukelaar, Anthony de Waart, The Hague, April 19, 1752 
(Hoet, ii. 331), No. 264 (17 florins). 

48. A CHILD WITH A GOAT IN A LANDSCAPE. 

Once very good, but now completely ruined. 

Sale. George Smith, London, May 8, 1901, No. 304 (21). 

49. DE STRANDLOOPER VAN HAARLEM (The 
Haarlem Fisher-Boy). B. 37 ; M. 254. Half-length ; life size. A 
fisher-boy, seen in full face, laughs at the spectator. His arms are folded 
on his breast. He wears a little cap ; his hair is in disorder. He wears a 
jacket with broad sleeves, and carries a basket on his back. At the back 
is a landscape ; to the right is the sea. [Possibly identical with 55, 58*7, 
and 58*:.] 

Signed on the left with the intertwined letters " F. H." ; canvas, 30 
inches by 25^ inches. 

Sale. Alphonse Oudry, Paris, April 1 6 and 20, 1869. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer Ch. Sedelmeyer, " Catalogue of 300 
Paintings," 1898, No. 46. 

In the Antwerp Museum, 1905 catalogue, No. 188. 

50. A LAUGHING FISHER-BOY. M. 253. A fair boy, 
turned to the right. He holds his hands before his breast. He wears a 



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blue cap, a blue doublet, and over it a grey jacket with short sleeves. 
Behind his left arm is seen the basket which he carries on his back. At 
the back is a view of the dunes. To the left are two little figures on a 
road. On the right a church spire rises a little above the dunes. Cloudy 
sky. Very broad and loose in style. The boy's smile is very well 
rendered. In good preservation. 

Signed, on a jug hanging from a strap over the shoulder, with a mono- 
gram composed of the letters "F H F" ; canvas, 26^ inches by 22 inches. 

In the collection of Prince von Bentheim-Steinfurt, Burgsteinfurt, West- 
phalia. 

51. A FISHER-BOY. B. 68 ; M. 255. Half-length ; almost in 
full face, with the head slightly bent to the left. He laughs at the spec- 
tator ; his mouth is open, showing the teeth. He wears a dark coat with 
broad sleeves, and a small red cap. He lays his right wrist on a large 
basket. He holds up a fish in his left hand. Very characteristic. 

Signed with the monogram ; canvas, 28| inches by 23 inches. 

Engraved by Paul le Rat. 

Sale. John W. Wilson of Brussels, Paris, March 14, 1881, 1873 catalogue, 

p. 85. 
In the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, 1898 catalogue, No. 193. 

52. A MAN WITH A TUB OF HERRINGS. M. 257. 
Half-length ; life size, turned to the right. The man has a healthy, red- 
cheeked face and a fair moustache, and wears a grey coat and slouch hat. 
With his left arm he holds a wooden tub with three metal hoops, which 
he supports with his left hand. Grey background. Behind the head a 
dark olive-green vine tendril hangs down diagonally from the right-hand 
upper corner. Very sketchy but good. Almost entirely in dull purple 
tones. 

Panel, 27! inches by 20 inches. 

Presented to Hamburg by Alfred Beit in 1891. 
In the Hamburg Kunsthalle. 

53. A FISHER-BOY. B. 147 ; M. 256. Half-length ; life size. 
He wears a brown costume and a red cap. The figure is very well relieved 
against a blue sky. Painted about 1630. The landscape reminds one 
more of A. Brouwer than of Hals' Dutch contemporaries, Van Goyen and 
Molijn. 

Mentioned by Waagen. 

In the collection of the Marquess of Linlithgow, Hopetoun House, Scotland. 

54. A FISHER-BOY. B. 53 ; M. 252. Half-length. He sits, 
turned to the left. He wears a hat, and leans his head on his right hand. 
At the back is a view of the dunes, with a reclining man. Blackish tone 
with some pale local colours. Very fine and full of delicate gradations in 
the sky and landscape. Probably painted about 1630-40. 

Signed on the right at top with the contracted monogram " F. H." ; 
panel, 1 1 inches by 8| inches. 

Exhibited at Leipzig, 1889, No. 96. 



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Sale. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 9, 1881, No. 304. 
In the collection of Rodolphe Kann, Paris ; bought from this collection in 
1888. 

In the collection of the late Alfred Thieme, Leipzig, 1900 catalogue, No. 2. 

55. A Fisher-Boy. With a basket on his back. [Possibly identical 
with 49, 58*7, 58^. Pendant to 112.] 

Sale. Gerard Vervoort, Brussels, September 19, 1746 (Terwesten, 45), 
No. 49 (49 florins, with pendant). 

56. An Old Peasant. With a dog and other accessories. 
23 inches by 31 inches. 

Sale. Leyden, July 31, 1765 after the Reyersbergen van Couwerven sale 
No. 67. 

57. A Boy. He leans his head on his right arm ; his left hand rests 
on a basket. [Pendant to 113.] 

Panel, 25 inches by 20 inches. 

Sale. J. van der Velden, Amsterdam, December 3, 1781, No. 30 (28 
florins 10, with pendant, Bernard). 

58. A Fisherman. Half-length ; almost in full face. He carries a 
basket on his back. At the back is a view of the dunes with bushes by 
Jacob van Ruisdael. 

Panel, 13^ inches by io| inches. 

Sale. J. Odon, Amsterdam, September 6, 1784, No. 75. 

$%a. A Laughing Fisherman, seated. He points with his right 
hand to a fish-basket which he carries on his back. Painted in a broad 
and sketchy style. [Possibly identical with 49, 55, and 58^.] 

Canvas, 33 inches by 27 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 21, 1799, No. 58 (5 florins 25, Valette). 



. A Merry Fish-Dealer. Seated, in a landscape. 
Canvas, 34 inches by 29^ inches. 
Sale. Jos. Valette and others, Amsterdam, August 26, 1807, No. 98. 

58^-. A Merry Fish-Dealer. [Possibly identical with 49, 55, and 

58*.] 

Canvas, 32^ inches by 26^ inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 22, 1809, No. 60 (10 florins). 

59. An Astrologer. Boldly and vigorously painted. 
45 inches by 34 inches. 

Sale. The Hague, April 8, 1744 (Terw. 41), No. 36 (19 florins 10). 

60. A Quack or Physipian. He sits in a laboratory, holding a 
flask. 

17 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. Pieter Lyonet of The Hague, Amsterdam, April n, 1791, No. 123 
(l florin 25, Carre). 

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6 1. A Fruit and Vegetable Dealer. 
38 inches by 58 inches. 

Sale. (Supplementary) David Mansveld, Amsterdam, August 13, 1806, 
No. 323 (2 florins). 

6 1 a. A Young Man arranging Fruit on a Table. 
Canvas. 

Sale. Van Barneveld, Van den Haute, and others, Antwerp, February 26, 
1844, No. 23. 

62. The Gardener. In his left hand he holds a plant in a pot. A 
broadly handled sketch. 

Panel, 27 inches by 20 inches. 

Sale. Prince Paul Galitzin, Paris, March 10, 1875, No. 42. 

62*. A Man eating Soup. With a cat by J. Fyt. 

Sale. J. Siebrecht, Antwerp, June II, 1754 (Terw. 94), No. 120 (18 
florins 10). 



. A Man eating Soup. 
Canvas. 
Sale. Amsterdam, June 1 6, 1828, No. 37 (o florins 10, Carsen). 

63. A MERRY TOPER. B. 17; M. 264. Half-length. A 
laughing man seen almost in full face. He wears a broad-brimmed black 
hat, and a yellowish-brown costume. On his sash is a medallion of Prince 
Maurice. In his left hand he holds a wine-glass, half full. His right hand 
is slightly raised, showing the palm j the fingers are spread out. Excep- 
tionally loose in handling. 

Signed on the right with the monogram ; canvas, 33 inches by 27 
inches. 

A copy, differing in colour, was in the sale : Duke of Cleveland and others, 
London, March 8, 1902, No. 96 (21) communicated by A. Bredius. 

Sale. Baroness van Leyden van Warmond, Warmond, July 31, 1816, 

No. 13 (325 florins). 
In the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1907 catalogue, No. 1091. 

64. THE MERRY TOPER. B. 34 ; M. 273. Half-length ; 
life size. A man seen almost in full face. His head is turned to the 
right ; he looks down. He raises his broad-brimmed hat. His hair is in 
disorder j he wears a pointed beard. His doublet is open at the throat to 
show the shirt. He holds a mug in his left hand. [Pendant to 136.] 

Canvas, 28 inches by 23^ inches. 

Exhibited at Dtlsseldorf, 1904, No. 319. 

Sale. J. van der Linden van Slingeland, Dordrecht, August 22, 1785, 

No. 1 68 (43 florins, Fouquet). 

In the collection of the Due d'Arenberg, Brussels; W. Burger's 1859 cata- 
logue, No. 1 8. 

65. The Toper. M. 271. A man with long hair and beard, wearing 
a big bkck hat, holds in his right hand a wine-glass, half full. 



ix FRANS HALS I0 , 

Signed with the monogram and dated 1647 ; panel, 14 inches by io 
inches. 

Sale. Woronzow, Florence, April 23, 1900, No. 478. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 

In the collection of A. de Ridder, Cronberg, near Frankfort-on-the-Main. 

66. A MERRY TOPER. M. 269. In profile to the right. His 
hair is dishevelled. He wears a brownish-yellow costume. He smiles as 
he raises his glass to his lips. Light background. Life size. [Pendant 
to 83.] 

Panel, 12^ inches by 17 inches. 

In the collection of Antoine Brasseur, Lille, 1885. 

In the Lille Museum, A. Brasseur bequest ; 1893 catalogue, No. 371. 

67. A Laughing Toper. M. 272. He holds in his left hand a 
brownish-red earthenware mug with a pewter lid. He has fair hair turning 
grey and bluish-grey eyes. He wears a greyish-black doublet over a red 
vest, and a white collar. The background varies from dark-brown to 
yellowish-brown. A. Bredius regards this as genuine. 

Canvas, 30 inches by 25 inches. 

In the collection of Baron Sloet, Zwolle. 

Sale. London, July 3, 1908, No. 123 (152 : 55., Lane). 

In the possession of the Munich dealer J. Bohler. 

68. The Merry Toper. M. 241 and 270. Half-length. A young 
man almost in full face. His head is turned three-quarters right. He 
wears a fur cap, and looks down to the right into a beer-mug which he 
holds in his right hand. 

Signed with the monogram ; panel, 8 inches by 6| inches. 

Sale. Max Kann, Paris, March 3, 1879 (1520 francs). 
In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 300 
Paintings," 1898, No. 50. 

In the collection of the late Maurice Kann, Paris. 

69. THE TOPER. B. 52. Half-length. A drunken man laugh- 
ing, almost in full face, with flushed features and a pointed beard. He 
looks at the spectator. He wears a green coat with a white collar, and a 
fur cap. In left arm he holds a beer-jug ; in his right hand is a pipe. 
[Possibly identical with 69^.] 

Engraved by Abraham Blooteling. 
Sale. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, June 3, 1884. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1897, No. 9. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 
In the De Weerth collection, Paris. 

690. The Toper. Three-quarter-length. A man wearing a broad- 
brimmed hat sits on a chair, facing left. He looks at the spectator, and 
holds with both hands a beer-jug with the lid open. 

Engraved by A. Delfos, 1751. 



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69^. A Man with a Jug in his Arms. [Possibly identical 
with 69.] 

Sale. A. and S. de Groot, The Hague, March 20, 1771, No. 137 
(2 florins 6, Rocwalt). 

6gc. A Youth. He holds a jug in his right hand, and is lighting his 
pipe. Half-length. 

Canvas, 17 inches by 14 inches. 

Salt. Amsterdam, November 14, 1791, No. 71. 

70. A Toper. He rattles the lid of a beer-jug. 
28 inches by 22 inches. 

Sale. Gomes and others, Antwerp, August I, 1800, No. 36. 

70*. An Old Man holding a Bottle and a Bowl. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 20, 1810, No. 163 (3 florins, Cassino). 

'job. A Man holding a Jug. [Probably identical with 73**.] 

Panel. 

Sale. Amsterdam, October n, 1810, No. 125 (i florin 20, Gruyter). 

71. A Man smoking and holding a Jug. Of the artist's best 
period. 

26| inches by 19^ inches. 

Sale. Van Dijl, Amsterdam, January 10, 1814, No. 56 (17 florins). 

72. A Merry Man holding a Jug and a Pipe. 

5 inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 6, 1816, No. 30. 

73. A Merry Man holding a Jug. 

Panel, 8 inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. Fr. J. Mensart and others, Amsterdam, September 2, 1824, No. 68 
(2 florins, Pakker). 

730. Portrait of a Soldier holding a Jug. [Probably identical 
with 70^.] 

Panel, 14 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Jonkheer O. W. J. Berg van Dussen Muilkerk, Amsterdam, July 7, 
1825, No. 42 (28 florins). 

74. The Finger-Nail Test. A merry youth lets the last drops 
in a glass drop on his finger-nail. [Compare 86.] 

Canvas, 33^ inches by 25 1 inches. 

Sale. F. Kamermans, Rotterdam, October 3, 1825, No. 47 (75 florins, 
Lamme). 

74*7. A Man seated, holding a Bottle. 

Sale. De Beehr and Van Leeuwen, Amsterdam, November 14, 1825, 
No. 129 (i florin 25, Pakker). 



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74^. A Merry Man holding a Beer-Jug. 

Canvas, 34^ inches by 32 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, October 29, 1838, No. 70 (10 florins 50, A. Wolff). 

74<r. The Merry Gossip. 

Canvas, 44^ inches by 36 inches. 

Sale, The Dowager Ullens van Schooten, Antwerp, June il, 1844, No. 27 
(82 francs, Crainieux). 



. Portrait of a Man holding a Goblet. 

Panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. P. L. Mortier, Amsterdam, May 6, 1846, No. 77 (3 florins, Van 
Dijk). 

74*. A Toper. 

Canvas, 25 inches by 22 inches. 

Sale. F. H. de Groof, Antwerp, March 20, 1854, No. 58. 

75. A Toper seated. Half-length. A characteristic composition, 
painted with a vigorous brush. 

Signed with the monogram and dated 1643 ; panel, 18 inches by 13 
inches. 

Sale. C. and F. Sandberger, Cologne, June 14, 1875, No. 30. 

76. A Fair-Haired Youth. Half-length. In profile to the right. 
He wears a reddish vest with a white pleated collar. In his right hand he 
holds a jug with a lid ; he drinks from a glass in his left hand. 

Circular panel, 14 inches across. 

Sales. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 9, 1881, No. 303. 

Ad. Jos. BOsch, Vienna, April 28, 1885, No. 21 (2003 florins, 
Foucher de Careil). 

77. A Toper. Probably a half-length. He wears a red cap and holds 
a wine-glass. 

Signed ; 18 inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. Sir J. Chandos Reade and others, London, July 13, 1895, No. 85 
G43, Lesser). 

78. A Toper. He wears a brown costume and red cap, and holds a 
glass. 

Panel, 14! inches by io inches. 

Sale. Lucy Copeman and others, London, June 1 3, 1 898, No. 24. 

79. A Toper holding a Glass. 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. Sir George Elliot and others, London, July 8, 1905, No. 48 (273, 
Coureau). 

80. A Cavalier holding a Wine-Glass. He wears a brown 
costume and a broad black hat, 

28 1 inches by 23 inches. 



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Sales. L. de Moni, Leyden, April 13, 1772, No. 26 (2 florins 10, Benucci). 
London, June 30, 1906, No. 87 (89 : 53., Tooth). 

800. A Toper. Regarded .by competent authorities as very doubtful. 

25! inches by 21 inches. 

Sale. London, December 20, 1906, No. 81 (136 : ios., Wilson). 

Sob. A Man smoking, with a Jug. 

Mentioned in Qud Holland, xx. 81. 

In the inventory of Johannes de Renialme, April 25, 1640, No. 9 (valued 
at 12 florins), and June 27, 1657, No. 107 (valued at 18 florins) communi- 
cated by A. Bredius. 

8oc. A Man smoking. 

Mentioned in the inventory of the estate of Jan Maire, Leyden, who died 
September 14, 1666 communicated by A. Bredius. 

80^. A Soldier smoking. With accessories. 

Sale. Maria Beukelaar, Anthony de Waart, The Hague, April 19, 1752, 
No. 167 (22 florins). 

80*. A Merry Fellow with a Pipe. 

Panel, 12 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. J. E. Grave and others, Amsterdam, May 5, 1806, No. 59. 

8o/ A Man smoking. 

Canvas, 24 inches by 20 inches. 

Sale. B. Boele, Amsterdam, October 30, 1823, No. 7 (8 florins 15). 

Sqg-. A Merry Youth with a Pipe. 
Canvas, 15 inches by 12 inches. 

Sales. W. Rijers, Amsterdam, September 21, 1814, No. 46 (5 florins, 
Westenberg). 

Roothaan, Amsterdam, March 29, 1826, No. 34 (7 florins 15, Van 
der Sluys). 

81. A MAN WITH A FLUTE, SINGING. 6.90; M. 218. 
A half-length. The young man faces the spectator. His head is 
bent downward three-quarters left. On the back of his head, to the 
right, he wears a cap with a light-blue feather. At the throat and the 
wrists his white shirt peeps from under his doublet. He holds a flute in 
his right hand, and raises his left hand as if to beat time to his singing. 
He looks down at a book spread out before him to the left. Light-grey 
background. 

Signed on the right at foot with the monogram ; canvas, 27^ inches 
by 21 1 inches. 

Sales. B. Ocke, Leyden, April 21, 1817, No. 45 (78 florins, De Lelie). 

Amsterdam, December 16, 1856, No. 19; panel, 23 inches by 22 

inches. 

In the Suermondt collection, Aachen, 1874. 
In the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, 1906 catalogue, No. 8oiA. 



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82. THE LAUGHING MANDOLINE-PLAYER. M. 214. 
A young man with long dishevelled hair sits holding up in his right 
hand a glass full of wine, at which he looks with a smile. His dark 
costume is trimmed with blue ; his cap hangs on the back of his head, to 
the left. With his left hand he holds up one end of a mandoline, the 
other end of which rests on a table. 

Signed on the right with the monogram ; panel, 36 inches by 30 inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1891, No. 72. 

Sale. Capello, Amsterdam, May 6, 1767 (Terw. 587), No. 28 (58 florins). 

In the collection of Count Bonde, Stockholm. 

In the collection of Jules Forges, Paris ; bought from Martin Colnaghi, the 
London dealer (for jiooo). 

In the possession of the London dealer Wertheimer. 

In the collection of the late Baron Ferdinand von Rothschild, Waddesdon 
Manor. 

In the possession of the London dealer Gooden, 1896. 

In the possession of the London dealer Martin Colnaghi. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1896, No. 19. 

In the collection of A. V. Picard, Paris according to C. Sedelmeyer. 

In the possession of the London dealers T. Agnew and Sons. 

In the collection of Sir Edgar Vincent, Esher. 

83. A LAUGHING BOY WITH A FLUTE. M. 219. He 

has long chestnut-brown hair, and laughs at the spectator. He holds his 
flute in his left hand. Although the Lille catalogue states that its 
authenticity is not quite certain, it seems good enough to be an original, 
as seen from a distance. [Pendant to 66.] 
Panel, 21 1 inches by 17 inches. 

In the collection of Antoine Brasseur, Lille, 1885. 

In the Lille Museum, A. Brasseur bequest ; 1893 catalogue, No. 372. 

84. A LAUGHING BOY. M. 220. He has long hair, and wears 
a light-brown coat with white collar and cuffs. He holds a flute, and looks 
at the spectator. 

Panel, 19 inches by 15^ inches ; in a painted oval. 

Exhibited at the London Guildhall Art Gallery, 1903, No. 164. 

Sale. London, May 3, 1902, No. 96 (819, H. P. Lane). 

In the collection of H. P. Lane, Dublin. 

In the possession of the London dealers Dowdeswell. 

In the possession of Sir George Donaldson, London. 

85. A YOUTH PLAYING A FLUTE. M. 222. A half- 
length, facing the spectator. He is in dark-brown, with a fur-trimmed 
cloak thrown over his left shoulder, and wears a tall hat with a plume. His 
long hair falls on his shoulders. He looks at the spectator. He holds his 
flute to his lips. The white cuff on his left wrist is visible. [Compare 88. 
Probably identical with 33^.] 

Signed with the monogram ; canvas, in the shape of a lozenge, each 
side measuring 25! inches. 



24 FRANS HALS SECT. 

Exhibited at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration at the Metropolitan Museum 
of Art, New York, 1909, No. 24. 

Probably in the possession of the Paris dealer E. Warneck, about 1883. 

In the collection of Lady de Clifford, London. 

In the possession of the London dealers P. and D. Colnaghi, February 1907. 

In the possession of the London dealer Knoedler. 

In the collection of E. D. Libbey, Toledo, U.S.A. 

86. THE FINGER-NAIL TEST (or, The Mandoline-Player 
with a Wine-Glass). M. 210. Half-length. A mandoline-player sits 
at a table, with his body turned three-quarters right, but facing the spectator. 
In his uplifted right hand, with the little finger erect, he holds a green 
goblet downwards ; under it is his left hand, also with the little finger erect. 
The top of his orange-yellow mandoline rests on his left arm ; the bottom 
of it lies on the table. He has long hair, and wears a cap on the back of 
his head, to the right. He has a bright red costume with a greyish-purple 
cloak, white frills at his wrists, and a white band at the throat. An olive- 
green curtain hangs behind him. [Compare 74.] 

Canvas, 28 inches by 23 inches. 

Exhibited at Dublin, 1857. 

In the collection of J. Napper of Lough Crew Castle, Oldcastle, Meath. 

Sale. Dublin, autumn of 1906 (3990, Sulley). 

In the possession of the London dealers Dowdeswell. 

In the possession of the London dealer C. Wertheimer. 

In the possession of the Paris dealers Kleinberger and Wildenstein. 

In the collection of B. Altman, New York. 

87. A YOUNG MAN SINGING. M. 237. He accompanies 
himself on the violin. [Pendant to 118.] 

Signed on the left with the monogram ; lozenge-shaped, measuring 
1\ inches along each side and io| inches across. 

In the possession of the London dealers Lawrie. 

In the collection of the late C. T. Yerkes, New York, 1904 catalogue, 
No. 37- 

88. A Flute-Player. M. 221. A repetition of 85, but differently 
arranged. The four corners of the lozenge have been cut off, turning it 
into a square. One edge runs just above the hat. Another edge has taken 
off a little of the white wristband on the left arm. On the left the edge 
runs parallel to the main direction of the left hand ; on the right it just 
misses the fur trimming of the cloak. 

Signed with the monogram ; canvas, 21 inches by 19 inches. 

In the collection of Baron de Beurnonville, Paris. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 300 
Paintings," 1898, No. 47. 

In the collection of the Baroness Hirsch de Gereuth, Paris. 

88*. A Lute-Player. 

Mentioned in the inventory of the goods of Laurens Mauritsz, Amsterdam, 
January 1 8, 1669 (valued at 15 florins) communicated by A. Bredius. 



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88. A Boy playing the Violin. In a niche overgrown with 
foliage. 

Engraved by G. White, 1732. 

SSc. A Very Droll Violin-Player. 

24 inches by 18 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 16, 1760, No. 34 (7 florins 25). 

88^. A Violin-Player in Spanish Costume. 

22 inches by 25 inches. 

Sale. William van Wouw, The Hague, May 29, 1764 (Terw. 358), No. 1 6 
or No. 117 in the original catalogue (60 florins). 

89. A Laughing Violin-Player. Half-length. He is in front of 
a table on which lies a music-book a little to the left. He holds a flute in 
one hand, a violin in the other. 

Canvas, 25 inches by 21 inches. 

Sale. Hermann Aarentz of Deventer, Amsterdam, April II, 1770, No. 16 
(80 florins, Yver). 

90. A Youth holding a Flute. He looks surprised. 
Canvas, 26 inches by 2i| inches. 

Sale. S. J. Stinstra and others, Amsterdam, May 22, 1822, No. 64. 

90*7. A Merry Violin- Player. He appears to be singing. 
Canvas, 31 inches by 26 inches. 

Sale. C. Buys, Amsterdam, April 4, 1827, No. 27 (20 florins). 

91. A Youth with a Mandoline. A well-dressed youth sits 
playing the mandoline j he is apparently singing to his own accompani- 
ment. Sketchy. 

Panel, 20 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. P. M. Kesler, C. Apostool, and others, Amsterdam, May 13, 1844, 
No. 38 (20 florins, Roos). 

9 1 a. A Bagpiper. Half-length. He faces slightly to the right. He 
wears a fur-trimmed cap with a long plume, and a grey doublet slashed at 
the shoulder to show his white shirt-sleeves. A copy after a lost original. 
[Pendant to 91^.] 

Signed with a false monogram at top to the left ; canvas, 8| inches by 
7 inches. 

In the Schloss, Neustadt. 

In the Schwerin Museum, 1882 catalogue, No. 448. 

9 1 b. A Violin-Player. M. 213. Half-length. He plays and bends 
down slightly to the right. His face is turned upwards. His mouth is 
open as if he were singing. He wears a fur cap, a red doublet, and a dark 
coat. The background is light brown. A copy of an original which, 
according to the Schwerin catalogue of 1890, is in the Schloss Banzin near 
Hagenow. [Pendant to 91*2.] 



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Signed with a false monogram at top to the left ; canvas, 8| inches by 
7 inches. 

In the Schwerin Museum, 1882 catalogue, No. 449. 

92. A Lute-Player. A young man with curly hair in a brown 
costume with a broad lace collar and white cuffs. Grey background. 

Signed at foot to the right, F. Hals, 1629 ; panel, 7 inches by 5 inches. 
Sale. A. Baehner, Cologne, September 30, 1889, No. 50. 

93. Cavalier with a Violin. 
Panel, 1 1 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. F. Yeats Edwards and others, London, July 13, 1903, No. 85 
(430 : I os.). 

94. A Flute-Player. In a brown costume. 
25^ inches by 24 inches. 

Sale. Vera Koudacheft" and others, London, December I, 1906, No. 80 

Ci575> Sir J. D. Linton). 
In the possession of the London dealers Dowdeswell. 

95. THE MERRY TOPER. B. 97 ; M. 267. Half-length, 
life size. A laughing man with a brown face is turned half right. His 
head is slightly inclined to the left ; he looks at the spectator. He has a 
slight beard and moustache. His rough hair sticks out from beneath a flat 
red cap with yellow trimming. His costume is also red and yellow. In 
his left hand he holds a mug with open lid. In the same style as 96 and 
98. This picture is represented in two pictures by Jan Steen, Nos. 137 
and 446 (see Vol. I.). [Pendant to 123. Compare 99^.] 

Signed on the right above the mug " f. hals f." ; canvas, 29^ inches by 
24 inches. 

Engraved by J. Suyderhoef as " Monsieur Peeckelhaering." 

Under the name "Peeckelhaering" pictures are mentioned in the inven- 
tories of Henric Bugge, Leyden, 1666 ; Hendrick Huyck, Nymwegen, January 
10, 1669 ; and Jan Zeeuw and Marie Bergervis, who died 1690, Amsterdam 
according to notes by A. Bredius. 

A copy on canvas, 29^ inches by 26 inches, signed on the right with the 
monogram was in the sale : Vicomte de Buisseret, Brussels, April 29, 1891, 
No. 41. 

In the chief Kassel inventory of 1749, No. 363. 

In the Kassel Gallery, 1903 catalogue, No. 216. 

96. A MULATTO. M. 268. Half-length. A laughing mulatto, 
turned three-quarters left, looks at the spectator ; his head is slightly 
inclined to the right. His left hand seems to hold a sword of which only 
the hilt is visible. His right hand with outstretched index-finger points at 
something. His costume and flat cap are of red trimmed with yellow. 
Grey background. [Compare 95.] 

Signed on the right with the monogram ; canvas, 30 inches by 25 
inches. 

A repetition of this picture was in the hands of a German dealer some years 
ago. A second study of the same model is in the Wiesbaden Museum. A copy 



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was in the sale : Mniszech, Paris, April 9, 1902, No. 127 (16,000 francs) 

measuring 27^ inches by 21^- inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, 1887, No. 80. 

Exhibited at Munich, 1892. 

Sa&.D. P. Sellar, Paris, June 6, 1889, No. 38. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, who sold it to Thieme 
in 1889. 

In the collection of the late A. Thieme, Leipzig, 1900 catalogue, No. 31. 

97. A Laughing Fool. M. 217. Half-length. The figure is 
turned to the left ; the head is seen almost in full face. The man looks 
straight at the spectator. The costume is black and red, the cap red. 
Probably genuine, or at least a school repetition. 

Signed on the right with the monogram ; a small picture. 

In the Preyer collection, Vienna. 

In the collection of Senator Clark, New York. 

98. A FOOL WITH A MANDOLINE. B. 45; M. 216.- 
Half-length. A man turned half-right, in a red costume trimmed with 
yellow. He has long hair, and wears a red and yellow cap. His head is 
seen in full face ; he looks up to the left. With his right hand he touches 
the strings of a mandoline ; his left hand grasps the neck. Very freely 
handled. Especially good are the various contrasting flesh-tones, the red 
and yellow of the costume, and the reflections in the eyes. [Compare 95.] 

Signed in the right at top, F. H. ; canvas, about 29 inches by 24 inches. 

A copy (B. 1 6, and see M. 216) is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1907 
catalogue, No. 1093 ; it measures 26 inches by 24 inches, having rather less 
at the foot than the original. 

In the collection of Baron Gustave de Rothschild, Paris. 

99. A LAUGHING BOY. He is seen in full face. He wears a 
hat with an ostrich feather standing up straight. 

Dated 1636, according to A. Bredius. 

In the collection of Madame Andre-Jacquemart, Paris. 

99*. A Mulatto. M. 266. Half-length. He looks at the spectator 
with a broad half-tipsy smile. His head is bent to the left. His stubbly 
hair sticks out from under a red cap. His grimacing face is set off with a 
dark moustache and beard. He holds up a mug with open lid in his right 
hand. His red costume is trimmed with yellow ribbons. His shadow is 
seen on the light brownish-grey background. Apparently a repetition 
of 95. 

Canvas, 30^ inches by 26^- inches. 

In the collection of Jules Porges, Paris. 

99^. A Laughing Youth. 

Sale. Hendrik Bagh, Leyden, August 24, 1761, No. 53 (z florins 20). 
99^. A Rommelpot- Player. Half-length. A merry old man. 
Loose and masterly in style. 

Sale. Joost Willem van Wessel, Amsterdam, September 28, 1791, No. 31 
(2 florins 25, Van der Veen). 



28 FRANS HALS SECT. 

99^. A Laughing Youth. Sketch. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 24, 1815, No. 27 (8 florins with Nos. 28 and 29). 

99^. A Laughing Youth. Half-length. A spirited painting. 
Panel, 20 inches by 17^ inches. 

Sale. J. Hulswit, Amsterdam, October 28, 1822, No. 36 (8 florins, Engel- 
berts): 

99/ A Laughing Man. 
Oval panel, 22 inches by 17! inches. 

Sale. C. R. S. Toe Laer, Amsterdam, July 28, 1828, No. 31 (2 florins, 
Bunton). 

99^. A Merry Man. 

Signed, F. Hals ; panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April I, 1833, No. 73 (l florin 75, Wolff). 

99/j. Head of a Laughing Man with a Red Cap. 

Canvas, 22 J inches by 17^ inches. 

Sale. J. F. Sigault, Amsterdam, December 3, 1833, No. 76. 

99/. Study of a Laughing Man. 

Panel, 12 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. M. C. van Hall and others, Amsterdam, April 27, 1858, No. 33. 

100. A Merry Old Man. He has a grey beard, a frilled collar, and 
a red cap. 

Canvas, 20 inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. Fr. Werbrouck and others, Antwerp, September 12, 1859, No. 
359- 

1 01. A Man rubbing his Arm. 
Canvas, 12 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Jos. Valette and others, Amsterdam, August 26, 1807, No. 99 
(6 1 florins). 

i Ola. An Old Man. Half-length. He has a long white beard. 
His sorrowful face inclines sidewards on his shoulder. 
Canvas, 17 inches by 12^ inches. 

Sale. St. Remy zur Biesen and others, Cologne, December 9, 1892, 
No. 79. 

102. HAMLET. Half-length. A youth faces the spectator. His 
head is slightly inclined to the right, and he looks in the same direction. 
His right hand, much foreshortened, is stretched out to the front. In his 
left hand he holds a skull. He has long unkempt hair, and wears a red 
cap with a long plume hanging down on the right. His big cloak is 
fastened across his breast ; a piece of his white collar and of the lower 
opening of the sleeve are also visible. Light-grey background. 

Life size. 

Exhibited on loan in the Dublin National Gallery, 1895. 



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In the possession of the London dealers Durlacher. 
In the possession of the London dealers T. Lawrie. 
In the collection of the Earl of Carysfort, Glenart Castle, Ireland. 

103. A YOUTH FACING RIGHT. M. 41, 163. Half-length, 
life size. His head is seen in full face. He looks to the left, past the 
spectator. He has long fair curls, and wears a purplish-red costume and a 
black hat with a red plume. His right hand, stretched out to the right 
foreground, formerly rested on a skull which has been painted out. 

Signed on the right at foot with the monogram ; canvas, 30 inches 
by 25 inches. 

Exhibited by the London dealers Lawrie, 1903, No. 13. 

Exhibited in the Portrait Exhibition, The Hague, 1903, No. 40*. 

In the collection of W. A. Coats, Skelmorlie Castle, Scotland, No. 18. 

104. A Youth holding a Skull. He wears a red cap with a blue 
feather. 

io inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. The Hague, May 25, 1772, No. 50. 

105. Portrait of a Philosopher. Half-length. His right hand 
rests on a skull, his left hand on his breast. He wears a black doublet 
with a white collar and lace cuffs, and a small black cap. He has a 
moustache and an imperial. 

Panel, 26 inches by 23^ inches. 

Sale. Cardinal Fesch, Rome, March 17, 1845, No. 93 but No. 394 in 
the 1841 catalogue. 

106. [Identical with 264.] 

107. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. M. 153. Half-length. He is 
turned to the right, but his head is seen almost in full face. His beard 
and hair are dark, and he wears a black hat. He holds between the thumb 
and forefinger of his right hand a watch, the chain of which falls between 
the second and third fingers. On his left hand, seen under the other, he 
wears a signet ring. He is dressed in black with a soft and close-fitting 
fluted collar, trimmed with lace. Grey background. Broadly and 
delicately painted. Very expressive. From the style of the dress it may 
be assigned to the early period, 1630-35. 

Oval panel, 25 inches by 20 inches ; the grain of the wood runs 
diagonally. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1884, No. 90. 

In the collection of Earl Howe, Gopsall ; it has been in the possession of 
the family for more than a century. 

107*. Interior with a Peasant at Table. He holds a glass. 

17 inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, January 20, 1772, No. 64 (2 florins, Herenreigg). 

107^. A Peasant killing Vermin. 

Sale. Jan Enschede Jansz, Haarlem, April 16, 1776, No. 60. 



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ioyr. A Youth. Half life size. He lays his right hand on his 
bare breast. Bold and loose in style. 
Panel, 6 inches by 5 inches. 
Sale. J. Pekstok, Amsterdam, December 17, 1792, No. 50. 

107^ and e. Two Peasants. 

Sale. Hendrik Bagh, Leyden, August 24, 1761, No. 14 (4 florins 10); and 
No. 15 (3 florins 10). 

I07/ A Peasant Half-length, life size. 
Canvas, 21 inches by 17 inches. 

Sale. J. Christiaanze, Amsterdam, November 17, 1779, No. 48 (2 florins, 
J. Yver). 

lojg. Head of an Old Peasant. 
Panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

In the collection at the Schloss Altstadt, Kassel, 1783, No. 194 ; not now to 
be found in the Kassel Gallery. 

108. HILLE BOBBE. B. 92 ; M. 260. Half-length, life size. 
A laughing old woman, seated almost in full face, turns her head to the 
right and looks down. She wears a white cap and a white collar. In her 
right hand she holds a beer-mug with open lid. On her left shoulder sits 
an owl. Dark background. It is not yet quite so broadly painted as the 
Haarlem regent pieces, but is in the same style and may probably be dated 
about 1650. At the back, on a piece of the old frame which has been let 
into the new, is the name of the sitter, apparently Mille or Nille Pabbe, 
or according to the catalogue " N(M ?)alle Babbe van Haarlem Frans 
Hals." 

Canvas, 30 inches by 25^ inches. 

Sales. J. F. Sigault and J. J. van Limbeck, May 12, 1834, No. 92 (9 

florins, Roos) said to be on panel. 

Stokbroo van Hoogwoud en Aartswoud, Hoorn, September 3, 1867. 
In the Suermondt collection, Aachen, 1874. 
In the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, 1906 catalogue, No. 80 1 C. 

109. HILLE BOBBE. M. 261. Half-length, life size. A 
laughing woman sits facing three-quarters right. Her hands, the right on 
the left, rest on a table, on which she leans her left forearm. Her head is 
turned three-quarters left. She wears a white cap and a soft frilled collar. 
On her right shoulder sits an owl. 

Signed ; canvas, 29 inches by 23^ inches. 

Etched by L. B. Coders, with the inscription " Babel van Haarlem " and 
a verse. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 7482. 

In the collection of Lord Palmerston, Broadlands. 

In the Metropolitan Museum, New York, 1905 catalogue, No. 58; pur- 
chased in 1871. 

no. A FISHER-GIRL WITH A BASKET. B. 95; M. 

258. Half-length. The girl is turned somewhat to the right. Her 



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head is inclined to the right but faces left. She wears a dark cap and 
jacket, showing the white undergarment at her neck. She looks up to the 
left. At her right is a basket which she holds with her left arm. On her 
right hand she holds something that looks like a fish. In the right back- 
ground are houses. Cloudy sky. 
Canvas, 26 inches by 22 inches. 

Exhibited at Diisseldorf, 1904, No. 318. 

Sale. Gsell, Vienna, March 14, 1872, No. 41. 

In the collection of the late A. von Carstanjen, Berlin. 

in. A FISHER-GIRL WITH A FLAT BASKET. Half- 
length. She is seen in full face, and looks sharply at the spectator. Her 
hands are not visible. She has a dark dress with white at the neck, and 
carries a flat basket on her head. 

9! inches by 7^ inches. 

In the possession of the Amsterdam dealers F. Mailer, 1903. 
In a private Swedish collection. 

112. A Woman selling Anchovies. [Possibly identical with 
H2a; pendant to 55.] 

34 inches by 26 inches. 

Sale. Gerard Vervoort, Brussels, September 19, 1746 (Terw. 45), No. 49 
(49 florins, with pendant). 

ii2tf. A Woman selling Herrings. [Possibly identical with 112.] 

33! inches by 27^ inches. 

Sale. Rotterdam, July 20, 1768, No. 2 (140 florins, Verhaag). 

112^. A Fisherwoman. Bold and loose in style. [Pendant to 
146^.] 

Panel, 12 inches by io| inches. 

Sale. J. van der Marck, Amsterdam, August 25, 1773, No. 113 (5 florins, 
with pendant, Delfos). 

113. A Young Girl. Half-length. She wears a fisherman's hat. 
[Pendant to 57.] 

Panel, 25! inches by 20 inches. 

Sale. J. van der Velden, Amsterdam, December 3, 1781, No. 29 (28 florins 
10, with pendant, Bernard). 

1130. A Merry Fisherwoman. 

Canvas, 32! inches by 25^ inches. 

Sale. W. Wreesman Borghartz, Amsterdam, April 11, 1816, No. 70 
(35 florins). 

114. A WOMAN SELLING HERRINGS. B. 51. In a dune 
landscape, a girl seen to the knees sits facing three-quarters right. She 
smiles and looks to the right. On her lap she holds with her left hand a 
wooden tub of herrings. She holds a fish in her right hand, which rests 
on the edge of the tub. She wears a red bodice, a white scarf, and a black 
cap. In the left distance is the sea. To the right are high dunes on 



32 FRANS HALS SECT. 

which are two figures standing. To the left of them is the sail of a ship. 
The sky is covered with grey clouds. Three birds are flying. 

Signed on the tub with the monogram ; canvas, 32 inches by 26^ 
inches. 

An old copy was in the possession of a London dealer in 1908. 

Engraved by Gaujean. 

In the Oudry collection. 

Sale. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 9, 1881, No. 302. 

115. A LAUGHING WOMAN. B. 81 ; M. 262. Three- 
quarter-length, life size. A woman, seen in full face, sits on a chair. Her 
right forearm rests on the arm of the chair. She is in grey, with a white 
cap that allows a little hair to escape on the right and a white scarf. She 
looks at the spectator. This is not a portrait of Hille Bobbe, as the 
catalogue suggests, but represents a younger woman than the Berlin 
picture (108). It belongs to the same period, about 1650. The back- 
ground seems to have been completely repainted. 

Canvas, 28^ inches by 23^ inches. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer Warneck. 

In the Lille Museum, 1893 catalogue, No. 370 ; purchased in 1872. 

116. PORTRAIT OF A FAIR GIRL. M. 234. Half-length. 
She has rosy cheeks, and is dressed in yellow. Her head is inclined 
slightly to the right, and she looks down. On her long fair curls is a 
broad-brimmed yellow straw hat. Brown background. It has been cut 
down on the right and left and later enlarged. 

14 inches by 12 inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1902, No. 203 ; 
and at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1904, No. 275. 
In the collection of H. J. Pfungst, London. 
In the collection of J. van Alen, Rushton Hall, Kettering. 

117. A LAUGHING GIRL. B. 63. Half-length. She is turned 
to the left, and looks at the spectator. On her fair hair is a red cap j she 
is in black with a white collar and a white apron fastened by a silver chain. 
In her left hand she holds a pewter pot, from which she fills a glass held 
in her right. A building fills the background. Broad and loose in style. 
Though the signature reminds one strongly of Harmen Hals, the picture 
is too good for him. 

Signed above the right shoulder with a monogram, " FH AL," the last 
three letters being intertwined ; canvas, 30 inches by 24^ inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1903, No. 59. 
Sale. Mniszech, Paris, April 9, 1902, No. 128 (10,000 francs, Agnew). 
In the possession of the London dealers T. Agnew and Sons. 
In the possession of Sir G. Donaldson, London. 

118. A GIRL SINGING FROM A BOOK. M. 238. 
[Pendant to 87.] 

Signed on the right with the monogram ; lozenge-shaped, measuring 
along each side 7^ inches and loj inches across. 



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In the possession of the London dealers Lawrie. 

In the collection of the late C. T. Yerkes, New York, 1904 catalogue, 
No. 38. 

119. THE GIPSY GIRL. B. 41 ; M. 263. Half-length ; life 
size. A laughing gipsy girl, seen almost in full face, looks down towards 
the right. Her brown hair falls on her shoulders. She wears a red 
bodice over a white chemise which exposes her breast. Yellow flesh-tones. 
A superb picture. 

23 inches by 2o| inches. 

Sale. Marquis de Menars, end of February 1782 (301 francs). 

In the Remy collection. 

In the La Caze collection. 

In the Louvre, Paris ; La Caze collection, 1902 catalogue, No. 2384. 

120. HEAD OF A GIRL. In profile to the right. -The hair is 
done in a plait and fastened up. 

Signed on the right with the monogram ; oval panel ; the grain of the 
wood runs diagonally. 

In the collection of P. A. B. Widener, Philadelphia. 

i2o#. An Old Woman warming herself at a Charcoal Pan. 

Mentioned in the inventory of the goods of Nicolaes van Assendelft, 1748 
according to a note by A. Bredius. 

1 2ob. A Peasant Girl. With a red ribbon round her neck. 
Panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

In the Schloss Altstadt, Kassel, 1783 inventory, No. 195 ; but not now in 
the Kassel Gallery. 

121. A Girl. She sits on a chair, holding an earthenware jug with 
two hands on her lap. 

Panel, 18 inches by 14 inches. 

Sales. Huybert Ketelaar, Amsterdam, June 19, 1776 (15 florins 5, 

Quinkhart). 
J. H. guinkhart and J. Koller, Amsterdam, December 19, 1798, 

No. 39 (6 florins, Coders). 

12 la. A Woman seated, holding a Jug. 

28 inches by 25 inches. 

Sale. Van Dijl, Amsterdam, January 10, 1814, No. 58 (5 florins 5). 

i2ib. A Woman seated, winding Yarn. 

Panel, 13 inches by n inches. 

Sa/e.W. Rijers, Amsterdam, September 21, 1814, No. 47 (4 florins 25, 
Pakker). 

i2ic. A Woman selling Fruit She is weighing out fruit. On 
tables and in baskets farther back is a variety of fruit. Said to be by 
Frans Hals and P. Gijsels. Masterly in treatment. Yet Gijsels cannot 
possibly have worked with Frans Hals. 

Canvas, 24 inches by 29^ inches. 

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S^j.Amsterdam, August 6, 1810, No. 41 (50 florins, Roos). 

E. M. Engelberts, Amsterdam, August 25, 1817, No. 33 (47 florins, 
Woodburn). 

\2id. A Merry Old Woman. She holds a tub on her lap. Broad 
and vigorous, of the best period. 
Canvas, 35 inches by 28 inches. 
Sale. C. Buys, Amsterdam, April 4, 1827, No. 28 (20 florins). 

121 e. An Old Woman with a Cat. 

Panel, 30 inches by 24 inches. 

Sale. O. Reijers, Arnhem, August 6, 1827, No. 42 (7 florins 25, A. Prins). 

1 2 if. A Lady playing the Lute. 

Panel, 14 inches by n inches. 

Sale. Count Samuel von Festetits, Vienna, April n, 1859, No. 146. 

122. A Middle-Aged Woman laughing. 

Signed with the monogram ; copper, 7^ inches by 6 inches. 

Exhibited at Diisseldorf, 1886, No. 135. 

Then in the collection of H. Aschenbroich, Diisseldorr. 

122*. A Woman reading. M. 275. 

In the Schloss Banzin, Mecklenburg, 1894, according to Moes. 

123. A Laughing Girl. Half-length, facing left. She wears a 
white cap and a white scarf. [Pendant to 95.] 

Known only through its representation in Jan Steen's picture (No. 446) at 
Berlin, with "The Merry Toper" at Kassel (see Vol. I.). 

124. HEAD OF A LAUGHING BOY. B. 94; M. 228. He 
is seen almost in full face, but turned a little to the left. He looks straight 
at the spectator. His body is inclined to the left. His long hair falls 
on his shoulders. In his right hand is a flute. Behind him to the left 
is the head of another boy. 

Circular. 

A repetition (132) was in the Niesewand sale. 

In the collection of L. Knaus, Berlin. 

125. A LAUGHING BOY WITH A BEER-JUG. B. 29; 

M. 227. He is in green, with a particoloured cap. He smiles down into 
an earthenware beer-jug. Behind him to the left is another laughing boy. 
Signed on the right on the background, F. H. 

A similar picture, smaller in size, is in the Mesdag collection, The Hague. 
In the Hofje van Aarden, Leerdam. 

I2$aa. A School. 

Mentioned in the catalogue of P. P. Rubens' collection, intended to be 
sold by auction at Antwerp, May 1641, No. 314 ; see Sm. Suppl. p. 365. 

125*7. A Picture of Two Boys. 

Signed ; copper. 



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Mentioned in the inventory of Johan Hogenhouck, Delft, January 31, 1647, 
No. 13 as noted by A. Bredius. 

126, 127. Heads of Two Laughing Boys. 

Circular. 

Sale. Quiryn van Biesum, Rotterdam, October 18, 1719, Nos. 195 and 
196 (3 florins the pair). 

128, 129. Two Boys. Small pictures. 

Sale. Pieter Pellicorne, Amsterdam, April 4, 1724 (Hoet, i. 306), No. 37 
(2 florins 10). 

130. A Youth and a Girl playing Cards by Lamplight. 

13 inches by loj inches. 

Pictures of similar themes were until lately often ascribed to Frans Hals. 
It is more probable that they originated with Jan Miense Molenaer. This was 
certainly the case with the " Two Laughing Children with a Cat," which, in 
the sale of L. von Lilienthal and others, Cologne, December 21, 1893, as 
No. 262, was wrongly ascribed to Frans Hals. 

Sale. G. and N. A. Flink, Rotterdam, November 4, 1754 (Terw. 103), 
No. 31 or No. 40 in the original catalogue (16 florins, Fouquet). 

130^7. Two Boys playing with a Cat. [See note to 130.] 

Sale. Borwater, The Hague, July 20, 1756 (Terw. 156), No. 70 (10 
florins 10). 

130^. Boys playing Cards. 

Sale. A. and S. de Groot, The Hague, March 20, 1771 (3 florins, Roewalt). 

130^. Two Children. Loosely painted. Fresh in colour. 

Panel, \i\ inches by n| inches. 

Sale. F. A. E. Bruynincx, Antwerp, August I, 1791, No. 165 (i florin 10). 

130^. Children teasing a Cat. [See note to 130.] 

Mentioned by Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, i. 301. 
Sale. Fagel, London, May 22, 1801, No. 33 (18 : i8s.). 

130*. Two Boys playing with a Dog. Spirited in composition. 
[See note to 130.] 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 14, 1813, No. 58 (2 florins 10). 

1307. Two Merry Youths playing with a Kitten. 

25! inches by 19 inches. 

Saks. Van Dijl, Amsterdam, January 10, 1814, No. 57 (10 florins). 
(Possibly) Von der Ropp, Cologne, 1890. 

131. Children in a Landscape. 

Panel. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 15, 1825, No. 383 (6 florins). 

131*. Three Merry Children eating Soup. Spirited in handling 
and full of character. Probably by J. M. Molenaer. 
Canvas, 19 inches by 26 inches. 



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Sales. O. W. J. Berg van Dussen Muilkerk, Amsterdam, July 7, 1825, 

No. 41 (41 florins). 

Schultz and others, Amsterdam, July 10, 1826, No. 42 (13 florins, 
Gild). 

13 ib. Two Laughing Children. 

Sale. Rotterdam, April II, 1827, No. 81. 

1 3 ic. Three Children at Play. 

Panel. 

Sale. Amsterdam, December 3, 1827, No. 25. 

131^. Frightened at the Thunder. A little girl is frightened at 
the thunder. A boy laughs at her. 
Canvas, 6o| inches by 46 inches. 
Sale. Brussels, September 27, 1842, No. 5. 

1 3 le. Two Boys playing Cards and a Boy with a Beer- Jug. 
The composition probably goes back to Jan Miense Molenaer. It 
occurs in a drawing at the Albertina (No. 1274) and in a picture by J. M. 
Molenaer, an old copy after which was in the sale E. Moll, senior, and 
others, Amsterdam, December 15, 1908, No. 85. 

Panel, 14! inches by 22 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 4, 1854, No. 1 8 (22 florins, Nieuwenhuys). 

1317. Children with Cards. 

Mentioned by Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, i. 301. 
Sale. Fagel, London, May 22, 1801, No. 32 (31 : ios.). 

131^. Two Laughing Boys. 

Canvas, 14 inches by n inches. 

Sale. The widow Van der Wall and others, Amsterdam, March 17, 1874, 
No. 31. 

132. HEAD OF A LAUGHING CHILD WITH A FLUTE. 
B. 115. Seen almost in full face but inclined to the left. His face is 
framed in long dishevelled hair. He looks at the spectator. He holds a 
fife upright in his right hand. At the back to the left is the head of 
another child. [A repetition of 124.] 

Signed with the monogram ; panel, 13 inches by 12 inches. 

Exhibited at Dttsseldorf, 1886, No. 134. 
Sales. Neven, Cologne, March 17, 1879, No. 85. 
Niesewand, London, June 9, 1886, No. 52. 

133. THE SMOKER AND HIS GIRL. B. 114; M. 211,212. 
In the centre is the head of a youth, seen almost in full face but inclined 
to the left. He holds a long clay pipe in his left hand. Behind him to 
the left is the head of a girl looking at him. Her left hand rests on his 
left shoulder. In the right background the head of an old woman is 
sketched in light green. Behind the heads of the youth and girl is a 
curtain. Very expressive and broadly painted. In excellent preservation. 
Dated by Bode about 1625. 



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Circular panel, 14 inches in diameter. 

An octagonal replica on panel, 17^ inches by i Scinches is in the Metro- 
politan Museum, New York, 1905 catalogue, No. 234. It was shown at the 
Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1887, No. 95 ; it was then in the 
collection of R. G. Wilberforce, London. It came into the collection of Henry 
G. Marquand, New York, who presented it to the Museum in 1888. The 
smoker's head is very good and quite worthy of Frans Hals ; the other two heads 
are less good. The right hand of the man shows a variation from the original ; 
here he holds the pipe with the forefinger, not between forefinger and thumb. 
Besides, the figure of the woman to the right is much bigger and holds a jug. 

In the Von Hippel collection. 

Given to Kanigsberg with other pictures from the collection through 
Regierungs-prSsident Von Hippel of Bromberg, 1837. 

In the Kbnigsberg Municipal Museum, 1894 catalogue, No. 75. 

133*7. Backgammon-Players. 

Mentioned in the inventory of Johan de Hoest and Catharina Questiers, 
November 16, 1673 ; valued by the painters Dirck Santvoort and Gerrit 
Uylenborg (at 12 florins) see Oud Holland, xxv. (1907), p. 243. 

133^. Two Card-Players. With other figures. 
Sale. Antwerp, August 21, 1810, No. 31. 

134. TWO BOYS SINGING. B. 98 ; M. 224. The boy on 
the right is seen in a three-quarter view facing left. He is in dark 
clothes with a white collar and a plumed cap. He holds in his left hand a 
mandoline resting on the table, while he beats time with his right hand. He 
looks down to the left at an open music-book on the table. Behind him 
to the left is the head of another boy, who looks at the music and sings 
with him. 

Signed on the left at foot with the monogram ; canvas, 26 inches by 
2o| inches. 

A copy was in the possession of the dealer Klencke, 1907. A second 
copy was in the sale : H. R. Willett, London, April 20, 1895, No. 106. 

Engraved by W. Vaillant. 

In the Kassel inventory of 1749, No. 623. 

In the Kassel Palace, 1783, No. 75. 

In the Kassel Gallery, 1903 catalogue, No. 215. 

135. SINGING BOYS. B. 48; M. 225, 226. Half-length. A 
youth stands facing the spectator. He wears a black velvet jacket and a 
tall black hat with plumes in front on the right-hand side. His long fair 
curls fall on his shoulders. His lips are parted. He looks down at an open 
book which he seems to hold in his unseen right hand. He raises his left 
hand as if to beat time. Behind him to the left is the head of a boy who 
looks over at the book. 

Canvas, 23! inches by 19^ inches. 

Engraved by Champollion. 

Exhibited at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Metropolitan Museum, New 
York, 1909, No. 23. 

Saks. Albert Levy, London, June 16, 1876 (267 : ios.). 
Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 9, 1881, No. 299. 



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In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, " Catalogue of 300 
Paintings," No. 48. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer E. Warneck. 

In the collection of Charles Stewart Smith, New York. 

136. TWO BOYS SINGING. B. 33. Half-length. Both boys 
face right. One- holds a music-sheet ; the other standing behind him 
looks over at it. Both are apparently singing. Above them a beer-jug 
hangs on a nail. They are supposed to be the painter's sons. [Possibly 
identical with 136^. Pendant to 64.] 

Signed on the left at foot with the monogram, FHF ; canvas, 28 inches 
by 23^ inches. 

Sales. (Probably) P. van der Eyk, Leyden, November 28, 1769, No. 24 
(21 florins, Van Leijden) said to measure 33 inches by 27 inches. 
J. van der Linden van Slingeland, Dordrecht, August 22, 1785, No. 
169 (51 florins, Fouquet) said to measure 26^ inches by 22^ inches. 
Leyden, August 26, 1788, No. 49 (7 florins, Delfos). 
Coupry Dupre, Paris, February 21, 1811. 

In the collection of the Due d'Arenberg, Brussels; W. Burger's 1859 
catalogue, No. 19. 

In the collection of the late C. T. Yerkes, New York, 1904 catalogue, 
No. 36. 

1360. Three Musicians. The Dutch "bijzonder" leaves it doubt- 
ful whether the entry refers to three separate figures or to three especially 
good figures in one picture. 

Sale. (Supplementary) P. Scriverius, Amsterdam, August 8, 1663, No. 21 
see Oud Holland, xii. 63. 

136^. A Young Man playing the Bass -Viol and a Flute- 
Player. This may refer to one picture or to two. 
29 inches by 24 inches. 

Sale. Gerard Sanders, Rotterdam, August 5, 1767 (Terw. 629), No. 22 
or No 32 in the original catalogue (19 florins). 

136^. A Flute-Player with his Girl. She holds a jug and a 
goblet. 

Panel, 24! inches by 21 inches. 

Sales. (Possibly) Antoni Bierens, Amsterdam, July 20, 1747 (Hoet, ii. 200), 

No. 25 (50 florins). 

Hendrik Verschuuring, The Hague, September 17, 1770, No. 78 
(85 florins). 



. Heads of two Boys singing. In a round niche. Bold 
and loose in style. [Possibly identical with 136.] 

Sale. Jan Graham and others, The Hague, July 24, 1775, No. 74. 

136*. A Youth with a Tambourine. 

Panel, 6 inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. Maria Theresia Wittebol and De Labistraeten, Antwerp, June 19, 
1804, No. 71 (24 florins). 



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137- The Rommelpot- Player. In the centre is a man turned 
three-quarters left. He faces the spectator and laughs heartily. He is in 
dark clothes with a broad brimmed felt hat. His left forearm encircles 
the rommelpot (or bagpipes) ; in his right hand is a little stick with which 
he plays on it. Six laughing children surround him. The biggest boy, 
behind him to the right, claps his hands with delight. The other five 
children are to the left. Four of them are placed so that their heads make 
a diagonal line down to the left. The second boy from the top has a 
slouch hat. The fifth child, a girl, stands to the left behind this boy. In 
the background peasants look in at a door. 

Variants of this composition exist. Thus, the girl on the extreme left 
looks at the spectator and not up at the player in the picture of the Paul 
Giersberg sale. Another time, the girl is replaced by a boy who looks up 
at the player in the picture of the Paul Mersch sale while the second 
child from the bottom, a little girl, who usually looks up at the player, is 
facing the spectator. 

A recognised original of this composition cannot now be traced. There 
are a number of replicas which at best date from the time of Frans Hals, 
while some perhaps come from his studio. As the figures are of life size 
in several replicas, it is to be inferred that the original was also of life size. 

The rommelpot -player alone as a half-length figures in a picture in the 
Hamburg Kunsthalle ; signed in Gothic letters, "Fhals"; panel, io inches 
by 9 inches; acquired with the Hudtwalker-Wesselhoeft collection, 1888; 
reproduced in Bode's work on the Wesselhoeft collection. 

The chief replicas of the whole composition are : 

1. In the collection of Carl von Hollitscher, Berlin ; panel, 19^ inches by 
15 inches; exhibited at Berlin, 1890, No. 82; here the girl looks at the 
spectator. 

2. In the Holscher-Stumpf collection, Berlin; canvas, 26^ inches by 19^ 
inches ; here the second child from the bottom looks at the spectator. 

3. In the Amalienstift, Dessau, 1877 catalogue, No. 109; panel. 

4. (B. 96). In the collection of Herr Goldschmidt, junior, Frankfort-on- 
Main ; panel, i 5^ inches by \^\ inches ; in the sales : Gsell, Vienna, March 14, 
1872, No. 38; and Schorer, Groot Bentveld, April 26, 1892, No. 32 (6000 
florins, Goedhart). 

5. In the collection of Sir F. Cook, Bart., Richmond ; canvas, 47 inches by 
32^ inches ; exhibited at the Guildhall, London, 1903, No. 173 ; here the girl 
looks at the spectator. 

6. (B. 154). In the collection of the Earl of Pembroke, Wilton House, 
No. 29 ; here the girl looks at the spectator. 

7. Mentioned in the inventory of the goods of J. van de Cappelle, dated 
January 4, 1680 ; see Oud Holland, x. 34, No. 99. 

8. In the sale : H. van der Vugt, Amsterdam, April 27, 1745 (Hoet, n. 
164), No. 103 or No. 104 in the original catalogue (55 florins, Pieter Yver), 
measuring 43 inches by 30 inches. 

9. In the sales : Madame Lenglier, Paris, March 10, 1788 (370 francs) ; 
Destouches, Paris, March 21, 1794 ; panel, 21 J inches by 17 inches. Engraved 
by Hubert in the Galerie Lebrun. The engraver has erred with the hands ot 
the figure on the right behind the player. In the picture the boy strikes h 
right fist into his open left hand. In the print the hands become a confu: 
knot of folds. Here the girl looks at the player. 



40 FRANS HALS SECT. 

10. "A Merry Rommelpot-Player and two Laughing Children." This was 
in the sales : P. M. Kesler, C. Apostool, and others, Amsterdam, May 13, 1844, 
No. 37 (50 florins, Roos) ; and J. A. A. de Lelie and others, Amsterdam, July 29, 
1845, No. 78. 

11. In the sale : J. van der Veen, Amsterdam, April 14, 1851, No. 1 1 2. 

I 2. (B. 27). In the sale : Neville D. Goldsmid of The Hague, Paris, May 4, 
1876, No. 43 measuring 40 inches by 32 inches. It came from the Tholen 
collection, Emden. 

13. (B. 61 ; M. 223). In the sales: Count Mniszech, Paris, April 9, 
1902, No. 126 (35,000 francs); and H. J. A. Eyre and others, London, 
December 9, 1905, No. 59 measuring 40 inches by 33 inches. Here the girl 
looks at the player. 

14. In the sale : Paul Giersberg of Wesel, Cologne, April 16, 1907^0. 33. 
Here the girl looks at the spectator. 

15. In the sale : Paul Mersch, Paris, May 8, 1908, No. 39. Here there 
are only five children ; the second from the bottom, a girl, looks at the spectator. 

137*. The Fools of Haarlem. 

Sale. Estate of P. van Beekum, Alkmaar, 1665 (69 florins, Van Egmond 
van de Nijenberg) see Oud Holland, xxiv. 63. 



. A Shrovetide Fool. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 22. 

1371:. A Shrovetide Fool. 

Sale. Count van Thorns, Leyden, April 7, 1750 (Hoet, ii. 285), No. 66 
(15 florins). 

\y]d. Shrovetide. 

Sale. Borwater, The Hague, July 20, 1756 (Terw. 156), No. 71(11 florins). 

137*?. A Shrovetide Party. 

Sale. Dirk Kindt and others, The Hague, September 27, 1762 (Terw. 284), 
No. 29 (34 florins 10) ; but in the original catalogue given as 
No. 8 (34 florins, Haag). 

i37/ Shrovetide: Night. 
13 inches by u inches. 

In the Stadtholder's Palace, The Hague, 1763, No. 87 in the red room. 



. Various Jesters. 
Canvas, 26 inches by 32 inches. 

Mentioned by Hoet, ii. 425. 

Bought in Rotterdam, April I, 1739 (75 florins). 

Sales. Herman Schuurman, Rotterdam, April 2, 1739 (Hoet, ii. 572), 

No. 1 1 (71 florins). 
Willem Lormier, The Hague, July 4, 1763 (Terw. 320), No. 109 

(170 florins, Willem van Wouw). 

Willem van Wouw, The Hague, May 29, 1764 (Terw. 358), No. 15 
(187 florins). 

137/1. Shrovetide. With half-length figures. A rich composition. 



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Canvas, 37 inches by 50 inches or more probably the reverse. 
Sale. Amsterdam, June 5, 1765 (Terw. 457), No. 51 (35 florins). 

137?'. Shrovetide. Peasants laugh at a dwarf buffoon. 
Canvas, 36 inches by 30^ inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 26, 1769, No. 117. 

1377. A Scene of Buffoonery. Many figures. A very fine picture. 
22 inches by 17 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 22, 1771, No. 96 (29 florins, Toussaint). 

137^. Shrovetide Evening. Various persons singing. 
Panel, 25 inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. Willem Adriaan Taree, The Hague, October I, 1777, No. 20 (6 
florins). 

138. TWO LAUGHING BOYS. B. 14. The boy in front, 
half-length, is turned almost in profile to the right. His laughing face is 
turned towards the spectator, but slightly inclined to the left. He wears 
a soft hat and a jacket. His right arm is thrust back as if the hand, which 
is not shown, were in his breech-pocket. In his left hand is a coin. 
Behind him to the left are seen the head and shoulders of a younger boy, 
with his hair curling in disorder round his bare head. He looks up with 
a half-wondering laugh at the elder boy, whose figure partly hides his left 
cheek and chin. 

Signed in the left centre with the monogram ; canvas on panel, 24! 
inches by 20 inches. 

Described and illustrated by Dr. W. Martin in the Burlington Magazine, 
xiv. (October 1908), p. 60 ; he would date it about 1630-40. 

Engraved by W. Vaillant. 

Exhibited at The Hague, 1881, No. 149. 

Sale. Pieter Lyonet, Amsterdam, April 11, 1791, No. 122 (10 florins 50, 
Spaan). 

In the collection of M. Hoofman, Haarlem. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 16, 1877, No. n. 

In the collection of P. N. Quarles van Ufford, The Hague. 

In the collection of George J. Gould, Lakewood, New Jersey. 

139. JUNKER RAMP AND HIS GIRL. B. 13 ; M. 209.- 
In an interior a young cavalier, seen to the hips, stands feeing three- 
quarters right. He wears a doublet with lace collar and wristbands, and a 
broad-brimmed hat with a plume. In his right hand he holds up a wine- 
glass, at which he laughs heartily. He grasps with his left hand the head 
of a dog, which is in the right-hand bottom corner. Behind him to the 
right stands a girl who smiles at the spectator. She lays her right hand on 
his right shoulder, and touches his left shoulder with her left hand. In 
the right background is a chimney-piece with two long pictures. In front 
of it a young man comes forward ; he looks towards the left and carries 
something. On the left, beside the chimney-piece, hangs another picture. 

Signed on the edge of the chimney-piece, F. Hals 1623 ; canvas on 
panel, 42 inches by 31 inches. 



42 FRANS HALS SECT. 

A repetition of this picture is in the Heseltine collection [see 140]. 
Sales. J. A. Versijden van Varick, Leyden, October 29, 1791, No. 103 
(i 30 florins). 

Copes van Hasselt of Haarlem, Amsterdam, April 20, 1880, No. i. 

Pourtales, Paris. 

In the possession of the London dealer Duveen. 
In the collection of B. Altman, New York. 

140. Junker Ramp and his Girl. Repetition of 139. But the 
curtain behind the man is here replaced by the room-wall with a picture. 

Panel, 26 inches by 21 inches. 

In the collection of J. P. Heseltine, London, 1908 catalogue, No. 4. 

141. A MERRY COMPANY AT TABLE. B. 75; M. 208. 
A young woman, richly dressed in white satin, with an overdress of a 
deep orange colour, sits at a table in the centre, facing the spectator. Her 
silk sleeves are trimmed with lace, and she has a broad lace collar leaving 
the throat open. At her throat and wrists she wears strings of coral. Her 
fair hair, crowned with laurel, falls down in long curls. Her left hand rests 
on the table ; her right is raised, with the forefinger erect. She looks up 
to the right with a smile at a man who stands behind her and leans his 
right elbow on the back of her chair. He has a slight moustache and 
beard, wears a grey cloak and a red cap, and carries a cane in his left hand. 
Behind the woman to the left is_ a laughing man with a very ruddy face 
and a beard. He rests his cheek against her head, and lays his left hand 
on her left shoulder. He is in black, and wears a big grey hat with a clay 
pipe on the broad brim. Round his shoulders is a string of pea-pods, egg- 
shells, herrings, and a sheep's foot. He looks straight at the spectator and 
holds up a fox's brush in his right hand. Behind him to the left a third 
man dressed in green, with a wooden spoon in his red cap, opens his mouth 
wide as if he is shouting. He raises his right hand ; his left hand rests on 
his cheek, but two of the fingers are erect. On the table in the centre, 
which is covered with a green cloth, are an open wooden mug, a plate of 
sausage, bagpipes, a bowl of charcoal, and other accessories. Dark-green 
background. Painted about 1615, according to the New York catalogue. 

Dirck Hals used the picture for the principal group of his " Festin 
Champe'tre " in the Louvre with slight variations ; it was not copied from 
Dirck. 

Signed with the monogram on the mug; canvas, 51 inches by 39 
inches. 

Mentioned by Dr. Bode in Der Cicerone, February and May 1909. 
Exhibited at the Palais du Corps Legislatif, Paris, 1874, No. 844. 
Exhibited at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Metropolitan Museum, New 
York, 1909, No. 22A. 

In the Cocret collection, Paris. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger, 1907. 

In the collection of B. Altman, New York. 

142. The Cross- bow- Man and the Milkmaid. An elderly 
man in red with a cross-bow is aiming at the mark. Behind him stands a 



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milkmaid carrying full pails on a yoke. She wears a red hat with a white 
feather, and laughingly supports the marksman's elbows. 
Panel, 40 (?) inches by 28^ inches. 

In the collection of P. von Semeonoff, St. Petersburg, 1906 catalogue, 
No. 187*. 

142*7. A Brothel Scene. 

Mentioned in the inventory of Fran9ois Tartarolis, Leyden, 1656 noted 
by A. Bredius. 

142^. A Sempstress with an Old Man. 

Mentioned among pictures given by Martinus Birrius on July 9, 1678, in 
payment of a debt of 278 florins noted by A. Bredius. 

142*:. A Merry Couple. The artist embracing his wife in a room. 
Many accessories. 

II inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Joan Willem Frank, The Hague, April 5, 1762 (Terw. 248), No. 
45 (10 florins 5) or in the original catalogue, No. 90 (6 
florins 5). 

142^. A Merry Couple. Half-length. A peasant woman holding 
a jug, and a peasant with a glass who wants to drink her health. 
Panel, 39 inches by 28^ inches. 
Sale. Amsterdam, June 4, 1766, No. 36. 

142-?. A Company. Eight persons standing or seated at a table. 
Panel, 24 inches by 32^ inches. 

Sale. Aegidius Laurens Tolling, Amsterdam, November 21, 1768, No. 24 
(9 florins 5, Quinkhard). 

143. A Merry Company. A woman with a dish of sausage, and 
other jovial figures. Masterly in treatment. 
Canvas, 27 inches by 2o| inches. 
Sale. A. B., Leyden, October 30, 1770, No. 2 (25 florins). 

143*7. Three Peasants and a Woman eating and drinking 
at a Table. 

Canvas, 25^ inches by 30 inches. 

Sale.G. ]. de Servais, Malines, July 21, 1775, No. 59 (56 florins). 

143^. A Quack-Doctor. Surrounded by figures. 
25 inches by 19 inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, ii. 119-20. 
Sale. Madame Lenglier, Paris, March 10, 1788 (89 francs). 

143^. The Unbecoming Passion. An old woman, with money and 
a jewelled ring, tries to seduce a young man who plays a guitar. 

Canvas, 32 inches by 26 inches. 

From the description this is probably the picture by Judith Leyster, cata- 
logued as by J. van Boeckhorst, in the Palazzo Corsini, Rome ; see Alinan's 
photograph No. 8107. 

Sale. Amsterdam, December 6, 1797, No. 150 (3 florins 75, Coders). 



44 FRANS HALS SECT. 

144. Ladies and Gentlemen at Music. 
Panel, 20 inches by 24 inches. 

Sale. De la Faille de Leverghem, Antwerp/ July 31, 1822, No. 17 (10 
florins). 

144*?. A Merry Company. A young man, seated at a table, blows 
smoke into a girl's face. Near them another youth drinks from a jug. 
Canvas, i inches by 24^ inches. 

Sale. Stadnisky and Mliller, Amsterdam, May 16, 1831, No. 38 (20 
florins 50, Chaplin). 

145. Grace before Meat. A poor old man and his wife sit at a 
clumsy table, with black bread and a jug of water. 

Canvas, 16 inches by 13 inches. 

Sale. P. L. Hambrouck, Malines, November 5, 1841, No. 32. 

145*7. Interior with Peasants smoking and drinking. 
Panel. 

Sale. The Hague, August 14, 1843, No. 260. 

145^. A Merry Couple. A girl with a beer-jug and a young man 
with a pipe in his mouth. 

Panel, 24 inches by 20 inches. 

Sale. A. Oberman and others, Amsterdam, March 31, 1846, No. 32 (30 
florins, Romunde). 

I45<r. A Scene of Gallantry. A brilliant picture. 
Sale. Ant. Sils, Antwerp, March 21, 1882, No. 124. 



/. The Wild-fowl- Dealer. He stands, holding a hare in his 
right hand, at a table covered with green, on which are a lighted candle, 
a plate, and other objects. He talks with two persons who face him. 
Canvas, 13^ inches by 17^ inches. 

Sale. Krupp, junior, and others, Cologne, October 29, 1894, No. 69. 

145-?. A Company of Young People. 

Mentioned in the inventory of Aert Conincx, Amsterdam, April 1639 
noted by A. Bredius. 

i45/ A Company. 

Mentioned among the goods of Jan Maire, Leyden, who died September 
14, 1666 noted by A. Bredius. 

145^. A Company. 

Mentioned in the inventory of Jan Zeeuw and Marie Bergervis (who died 
1 690), Amsterdam noted by A. Bredius. 

1 45 h. A Peasant Man and Woman 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 4, 1706, No. 108. 

145*'. A Merry Company. 



ix FRANS HALS 45 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 12, 1708 (Hoet, i. 127), No. 45 but in the 
original catalogue No. 53 (80 florins). 

1457. A Company of Peasants. 

Sale. De la Faille, The Hague, April 24, 1730 (Hoet, i. 347), No. 7 
(13 florins). 

145^. A Company. [Pendant to 1457.] 
10 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. A. and S. de Groot, The Hague, March 20, 1771, No. 138 (50 florins, 
with pendant, Roewalt). 

1457. A Company. [Pendant to 145^.] 
10 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. A. and S. de Groot, The Hague, March 20, 1771, No. 139 (50 
florins, with pendant, Roewalt). 

146. A Company of Lovers. 

Sale. Antwerp, July 30, 1812, No. 74. 

1460. A Merry Company. 
Canvas, 18 inches by 19^ inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 9, 1818, No. 21 (n florins 5, Van Eyck). 

146^. A Company of Peasants. 

Canvas, 39^ inches by 59 inches. 

Sale. J. Verkolje, Rijnzaterwoude, July 14, 1828, No. 24. 

146^. A Peasant with a Boy. 

Canvas, 26 inches by 21 inches. 

Sale. J. van der Veen, Amsterdam, April 14, 1851, No. 113. 

146*7. An Interior. Loose and bold in style. [Pendant to 112^.] 
Panel, 12 inches by io| inches. 

Sale. J. van der Marck, Amsterdam, August 25, 1773, No. 113 (5 florins, 
with pendant, Delfos). 

146*. Interior. 

Panel, 16 inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. Mile. Helene Kerry, Antwerp, September 18, 1848, No. 67. 

147. PORTRAIT OF THE PAINTER. B. 140 ; M. 37- 

Half-length. A man seated in an arm-chair, turned to the right with his 
head facing the spectator. His face is fresh-coloured. His right upper 
arm rests on the red arm of the chair, and his right hand holds a paint- 
brush. He is in black with a grey cloak over his left shoulder, and a 
broad white collar and cuffs. His black hat is turned up on the right. A 
column on a base stands to the right. [Compare 278 and 325.] 

Signed on the right at foot, "F. H. 1635"; canvas, 39 J inches by 
32^ inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1882, No. 87. 



46 FRANS HALS SECT. 

Exhibited at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Metropolitan Museum, New 
York, 1909, No. 28. 

In the collection of S. K. Mainwaring, Otley. 

In the collection of Henry C. Frick, New York, 1908 catalogue, No. 18. 

148. PORTRAIT OF THE PAINTER. B. 77; M. 38. Pro- 
bably a half-length. The man is turned to the right, but his head faces the 
spectator, at whom he is looking. He has long flowing hair, and wears a 
tall hat. He has a moustache and a small pointed beard. He is dressed in 
black with a white collar. The treatment of the flesh and the costume is 
very characteristic. There is a certain similarity between this picture and 
Houbraken's engraving, but it is doubtful whether this is a portrait of the 
painter. It may be dated about 1650. [Compare 278 and 325.] 

Panel, 13 inches by u inches. 

Three copies of the portrait exist 

1. In the Dresden Gallery, 1908 catalogue, No. 1360. 

2. The picture No. 340 in the Portrait Exhibition at The Hague, 

1903, to which it was lent by the Paris dealer Kirchheim. 
Formerly it was in the possession of the Munich dealer Heine- 
mann, and of the Frankfort dealer Ricard. Later it occurred at 
the sale H. J. A. Eyre and others, London, December 9, 1905, 
No. 121 (^294, Stanley). It was copied from the Porges picture, 
when that was covered with a thick yellow varnish, giving a 
greenish tone even to the bluish-white collar ; this explains the 
dirty greenish-yellow tone which marks this copy. It may be 
an old copy, but probably does not date from the master's 
lifetime. 

3. The head only. Circular panel with a diameter of 6 inches. 

See Moes, Iconograpkia Batava, No. 3139, 3. 

Engraved by C. van Noorde. 

Sales. A. van der Willigen of Haarlem, The Hague, February 

23, 1875, No. 13. 

The Hague, January 31, 1877, No. 20. 
The Hague, March 27, 1879. 

P. C. Nahuys born F. M. Hodgson, and C. F. Royer born 
Kerst, and others, Amsterdam, November 14, 1883, 
No. 62. 

Presented to the town by A. J. Enschede, Haarlem, 1883. 
In the Haarlem Municipal Museum, 1907 catalogue, No. 126. 
Exhibited at the Portrait Exhibition, The Hague, 1903, No. 34. 
In the possession of the Paris dealer E. Warneck. 
In the collection of L. Goldschmidt, Paris. 
In the collection of Jules Porges, Paris. 

148*. Portrait of the Painter. 

Sale. Tomas Argus, Haarlem, February 19, 1704, No. 43. 

148^. Portrait of the Painter. 

Sale. Philip van Dijk, The Hague, June 13, 1753 (Terw. 78), No. 156 
(l I florins 5). 

148^. Portrait of the Painter. 



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Sale. Cornelis van den Berg, Haarlem, August 29, 1775, No. 41 (5 florins 
75, Enschede). 

148^. Portrait of the Painter. 

Engraved by W. Baillie, 1765. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 3139, 7. 

In the collection of John Blackwood, between 1750 and 1800. 

148*. Portrait of the Painter. With brush and palette in an 
oval. 

Engraved in mezzotint by R. Brookshaw, 1779. 
See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 3139, 8. 

In the collection of Count Cuypers van Rymenam, Brussels, between 1750 
and 1800. 

i48/. Portrait of the Painter. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 10, 1830, No. 208 (o florin 25, Esser). 

148^. Portrait of the Painter. Half-length. He is at his easel 
with palette, mahlstick and brushes in his hand. 

Mentioned by Kramm, p. 632. 

Sale. Comte d'Espinoy, Versailles, January 14, 1850, No. 293. 

148/2. Portrait of the Painter. A masterly sketch. 
Canvas, 34 inches by 24^ inches. 

Sales. Amsterdam, December 17, 1850, No. 45 (Roos). 

Amsterdam, December 20, 1852, No. 22 (9 florins 25). 

1 48*'. Portrait of the Painter. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 3139, 9. 

Sale. Lord Northwick, Thirlestane House, Cheltenham, July 26, 1859, 
No. 1605 (_i8 : 1 8s., Duke of Newcastle). 

1487. Portrait of the Painter. Half-length, life size. A youngish 
man with short hair and a thin beard, his face somewhat disfigured by 
pock-marks. He wears a tight black silk doublet with a round collar. 
He holds in his left hand a palette and some brushes, one of which he 
takes with his right. 

Panel, 28 inches by 22^ inches. 

Sale. Senator Gaedertz, Liibeck, September 21, 1864, No. 176 (125 
marks). 



Portrait of the Painter. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 3139, 10. 
Sale. Twopenny, London, 1874 (^35, Colnaghi). 

1487. Portrait of the Painter. 

Canvas, 24^ inches by 19^ inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1875, 
No. 237. 

Then in the collection of D. Burton. 



48 FRANS HALS SECT. 

148. Portrait of the Painter. 
Canvas, 27 inches by 24 inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 3139, n. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1875, 
No. 146. 

Sale. A. Levy, London, June 16, 1876 (262 : ios., M. Colnaghi). 

ANNA VAN DER AAR, wife of P. Scriverius. [See 225.] 

149. JOHANNES ACRONIUS (1565-1627), Preacher. B. 85 ; 
M. 10. In a painted oval. Half-length. An old man with a beard 
faces three-quarters left. He wears a black cap and a black costume with 
a low ruff. He holds an open book in his left hand ; his right touches 
the frame. He looks keenly at the spectator. 

Signed on the right, "AETAT. SVAE. 62 A 1627"; panel, -j\ 
inches by 6 inches. 

Engraved by J. van de Velde. 

Sales. J. Enschede, Haarlem, May 30, 1786, No. 83. 

Jer. de Bosch, Amsterdam, April 6, 1812, No. 28. 

B. de Bosch, Amsterdam, March 10, 1817, No. 10. 

In the Reimer collection, Berlin ; bought from it for the Museum, 1843. 
In the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, 1906 catalogue, No. 767. 

150. DANIEL VAN AKEN. M. 1 1 . Half-length, life size. 
A smiling violin-player of middle age faces the spectator, but bends slightly 
to the right. He has an imperial, and wears a brownish-grey costume 
with a broad white collar edged with lace and a soft broad-brimmed hat to 
match his clothes. In the Rotterdam Museum is a small drawing by 
Mathys van den Bergh, dated 1655, a ^ ter ^is picture, which was thus 
painted earlier than that year ; the sitter's name is given on the drawing as 
Daniel van Aken. 

Canvas, 26^ inches by 22^ inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 87. 

Mentioned by Olaf Granberg, Les Collections Privees de la Suede, 1886, i. 115, 
No. 220. 

In the Schlegel collection. 

In the Anckarsward collection, 1844. 

Sale. Gripenstedt, Stockholm, May 3, 1888. 

In the National Museum, Stockholm ; 1903 supplement to 1900 catalogue, 
No. 1567 ; bought in 1901 (for 33,500 krone). 

151. SAMUEL AMPZING (1591-1632), Preacher at Haarlem. 
M. 12. Half-length. He is turned three-quarters right but looks at the 
spectator. He has a moustache and a rather long beard. In his left hand 
he holds a book with his forefinger between the pages. He wears a black 
robe with a white ruff. Greenish - grey background. Extraordinarily 
vivacious and very beautiful. The white collar is finely relieved against 
the flesh. 

Inscribed, " JET AT. 40 AN 1630 " ; copper, 6 inches by \\ inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 149, i. 
Engraved by J. van de Velde and J. Suydcrhoef. 



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49 



Exhibited at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Metropolitan Museum, New 
York, 1909, No. 25. 

Bought by an ancestor of Lord Clancarty in Holland. The Clancarty sale 
catalogue says that it occurred in the Van Eyk sale, The Hague, 1820, but this 
seems to be a mistake. The Van Eyk sale did not take place till 1821-2, and 
the catalogues mention no such picture. 

Sale. Lord Clancarty, London, March 12, 1892, No. 32 (735, Lesser, 
who sold it to Wallis). 

In the collection of Sir William C. van Home, Montreal. 

CORNELIA VAN BAARDORP, wife of Michiel de Waal. 
[See 243.] 

152. JOHANNES BARCLAYUS (1582-1621). B..20; M. 13. 
Half-length. The man is seen in full face and looks at the spectator ; 
the hands are not shown. He has long black hair and thin moustache, 
whiskers, and beard. He is dressed in brownish-grey with a turned-down 
collar. Dark background. 

It is unfinished. The tones are blackish-red with the shadows marked 
out in black. The handling is very coarse. If the picture is really by 
Frans Hals, which is improbable, it must from the style be assigned to his 
later period j in that case the subject cannot be J. Barclay. If, however, 
it is a portrait of Barclay, it cannot have been painted by Frans Hals. 

On the back is the inscription : 

lohannes Barclaivs, 

Gente Caledonivs, Gallvs natalibvs hie est, 

Romam Romano qvi docet ore loqvi 

Barclaivs Argenis avctor. 

Canvas, i8| inches by 14^ inches. 

Presented in 1743 to the Athenaeum Illustre by Gerard van Papenbroeck. 
In the collection of the Amsterdam University. 

In the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1907 catalogue, No. 1092 ; on loan from 
the town since 1889. 

DOROTHEA BERCK, wife of Joseph Coymans. [See 170.] 

153. Emerentia van Beresteyn. B. 12; M. 14. A girl with 
dark eyes and fair curls. She wears a black cap with a long black veil, a 
red dress slashed with blue, with a flat white collar and yellow bows, 
gloves, and a black feather fan. Behind her are the sky, a balustrade, and 
a light greyish-purple drapery. To the right are brown trees and clouds 
somewhat more broadly painted. The flesh colour strongly reminds one 
of Pot, but the picture is almost too good for him. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 514. 

Bought from the Hofje van Beresteyn, Haarlem, November 1882 (200,00 
francs). . 

In the collection of Baroness'Mathilde von Rothschild, Frankfort-on-Mam. 

154. PAULUS VAN BERESTEYN (June 15, 1588-December 
27, 1636). B. 9 ; M. 15. Three-quarters length, life size. He is in 
profile to the right, but the head is seen in a three-quarter view. i 

black flowered costume, with a white lace collar like a rutt and 



wears a 

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lace wristbands. He presses his right hand to his side and leans his left 
hand, which holds his hat, on a table. In the right-hand top corner are 
the family arms. [Pendant to 155.] 

The first numeral in the age has been altered in the inscription below 
to 4, and the last numeral in the date to 9. It would be better to read 30 
and 1620. The style of painting, which is similar to that of the earliest 
groups of marksmen at Haarlem (431-3), makes the date 1620 probable. 

Inscribed, "jETAT. SVjE. 40. 1629."; canvas, 54 inches by 40 
inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Bafava, No. 519, 2. 

Purchased from the Hofje van Beresteyn, Haarlem, 1884, for the Louvre 
(100,000 francs, with 155 and the Beresteyn family group). 

In the Louvre, Paris, 1902 catalogue, No. 2386. 

155. CATHARINA BOTH VAN DER EEM, wife of Paulus 
Beresteyn. B. 10 ; M. 16. Three-quarter-length, life size. She is 
turned three-quarters left. She wears a lace cap, and a ruff trimmed with 
lace. She has a black dress with lace insertion in front and lace wristbands. 
Her left hand grasps her dress ; her right rests on the back of a chair. In 
the left-hand top corner is her coat of arms. [Pendant to 154.] 

Inscribed, "JET A.. SVM 40 1629." ; canvas, 54 inches by 40 inches. 

Purchased from the Hofje van Beresteyn, Haarlem, 1884, for the Louvre 
(100,000 francs, with 154 and the Beresteyn family group). 
In the Louvre, Paris, 1902 catalogue, No. 2387. 

156. T. Blevet, Caligrapher. M. 18. Half-length. He faces 
three-quarters left. He has smooth hair and a pointed beard. He wears 
a flowered costume with a flat white lace-trimmed collar and white wrist- 
bands without lace. His right hand, which is alone visible, holds a pen. 

Inscribed, "^Etatis XLII. 1640." 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 713. 

Described from a print by Th. Matham ; the original is lost. 

157. BODOLPHE. B. 55 ; M. 105. Three-quarter-length, life 
size. An old man sits in a high-backed chair, turned to the right. His 
face is in a three-quarter view ; he looks intently at the spectator. He 
holds his gloves in both hands. He wears a dark coat and cloak, a white 
ruff and a tall, broad-brimmed black felt hat. [Pendant to 158.] 

Signed on the right with the monogram, and inscribed, "AETAT 
SVAE 73 AN 1643 " ; canvas, 48 inches by 38^ inches. 

Exhibited by the London dealers T. Agnew and Sons, November and 
December 1906. 

Exhibited at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Metropolitan Museum, New 
York, 1909, No. 33. 

Sale. Odier, Paris, March 25, 1861. 

In the collection of Count Andre Mniszech, Paris. 

In the collection of J. Pierpont Morgan ; exhibited on loan in the Metro- 
politan Museum, New York. 

158. MADAME BODOLPHE. B. 56 ; M. 1 06. Three-quarter- 
length, life size. An old woman sits in a carved chair, seen in full face, 



ix FRANS HALS 5I 

and looking at the spectator. She leans her left hand on the arm of her 
chair and holds her gloves in her right hand. She wears a dark dress 
trimmed with fur, a white ruff, and a close-fitting white linen cap. 
[Pendant to 157.] 

Signed on the left with the monogram, and inscribed, "AETAT 
SVAE 72 AN 1643 " ; canvas, 48 inches by 38^ inches. 

Exhibited by the London dealers T. Agnew and Sons, November and 
December 1906. 

Exhibited at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Metropolitan Museum, New 
York, 1909, No. 34. 

Sale. Odier, Paris, March 25, 1861. 

In the collection of Count Andre Mniszech, Paris. 

In the collection of J. Pierpont Morgan ; exhibited on loan in the Metro- 
politan Museum, New York. 

159. Johannes Bogaert (1554-1614), Preacher at Haarlem. M. 
19. Half-length. The man faces three-quarters right, and looks to the 
left past the spectator. His right hand, with the fingers spread out, lies 
on his breast. In his outstretched left he holds an open book. He has a 
moustache and pointed whiskers. He wears a small black cap, a fur- 
trimmed gown, and a low ruff. 

Inscribed, according to the print, " Dum vixit aetat. LX A XVI C 
(or 1614). 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 815. 

Described from a print of 1628 by Jan van de Velde ; the original is lost. 

1 60. Pieter Christiaensz Bor (1559-1635), Historian. M. 20. 
In a painted oval, half-length. An old man seen in a three-quarter 
view to the right. His head is almost in full face j he looks at the spec- 
tator. He wears a black cap and a black costume with a ruff. His right 
hand, which is alone visible, holds a pen. 

Signed on the right with the monogram ; inscribed on the oval, 
"-#Lta. 75 Ano 1634"; panel, 9^ inches by 8 inches. 

Engraved by A. Matham. 

There are copies : (i) In the Boymans Museum, Rotterdam, 1907 cata- 
logue, No. 107 presented by T. Humphry Ward, 1895 ; (2) in the possession 
of a Paris dealer, on copper, 10 inches by 9^ inches; (3) in the collection of 
Counts E. and V. Bloudoff, St. Petersburg, without the painted oval, and signed 
with the monogram. 

The original was burnt in the fire of 1864 at the Boymans Museum, 
Rotterdam. 

161. PIETER VAN DEN BROECKE of Antwerp (1585- 
1641), Director at Surat. B. 67 ; M. 21. Half-length, life size. A 
man seated in a chair to the right, with his head and shoulders turned to 
the front. He looks past the spectator. His dark curly hair is somewhat 
untidy. He has a fair pointed beard and moustache. He is in black with 
a lace collar and lace wristbands, and a triple gold chain across his breast. 
He leans his left fist on his thigh and his right hand on a stick. 

Canvas, 26^ inches by 2i| inches. 



52 FRANS HALS SECT. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, L 1 Hotel Drcuot en 1881, p. 72; and Moes, 
Iconographia Batava, No. 1130. 

Engraved by A. Matham and Leopold Flameng. 

Exhibited among the "Hundred Masterpieces," Paris, 1883. 

Sales. John W. Wilson, Paris, March 16, 1881 1873 catalogue, p. 84 

(78,100 francs). 

E. Secretan, Paris, July I, 1889, No. 123. 
In the collection of Lord Iveagh, London. 

CATHARINA BRUGMAN, wife of Tileman Roosterman. 
[&T2I8.] 

162. Willem van der Camer. M. 22. Half-length ; in an oval. 
He is turned three-quarters right, and looks at the spectator. His long 
hair is rather smooth ; he has a moustache and pointed beard. Round his 
neck is a flat ruff. 

Signed, and dated, according to the print, "F. H. Pinx. 1630." 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 1386. 

Described from the print by J. Suyderhoef, dated 1651 ; the original is lost. 

163. Johannes van de Cappelle (1625-79), Painter in Amsterdam. 
M. 23. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 1466, 2. 

Mentioned in the inventory of the estate of Jan van de Cappelle, Amsterdam, 
dated January 4, 1680 ; see Oud Holland, x. (1892), p. 33, No. 32. 

164. JEAN DE LA CHAMBRE (1606 after 1647), French 
Teacher and Caligrapher, of Haarlem. M. 50. Almost in full face. He 
is in black with a close-fitting white collar, and holds a pen in his right 
hand. This corresponds exactly to the print by Suyderhoef, dated 1638. 

Dated 1638, and inscribed below "act. 32 " ; panel, io inches by 8 
inches. 

A copy was in the possession of a London dealer, 1908. 

Exhibited at the Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1900, No. 45. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April I, 1833, No. 74 (90 florins, Roos). 

In the possession of the London dealers P. and D. Colnaghi. 

In the collection of W. C. Alexander, London. 

165. LUCAS DE CLERCQ (born after 1592). M. 24. Three- 
quarter-length , life size. He stands almost facing the spectator but slightly 
inclined to the right. His cloak hangs from his right shoulder ; he grasps 
it with his right hand. His left hand, holding his broad-brimmed hat, is 
pressed to his side. He is in black with a close-fitting white collar. He 
has a moustache and a pointed beard. The background is yellowish-grey. 
The face is carefully laid in, vigorously modelled, and enlivened with 
touches of olive-green, reddish-brown, and cherry-red. It is a very charac- 
teristic work of the middle of the thirties (about 1635). [See 166.] 

Canvas, 49 inches by 37 inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 1563. 

Engraved by W. Steelink. 

Given by the De Clercq family to the city of Amsterdam, 1891. 



ix FRANS HALS 53 

In the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1907 catalogue, No. 1086; exhibited on 
loan since 1891. 

166. FEYNTJE VAN STEENKISTE (born 1604), wife of 
Lucas de Clercq. M. 25. Three-quarter-length, life size. She stands 
almost facing the spectator but slightly inclined to the left. She looks at 
the spectator. At her left is a chair. Her hands, holding her gloves, are 
clasped in front of her. She wears a white cap, a black dress with a small 
white ruff, and a little lace on the sleeves. The colouring is similar to 
that of 165. The hands are painted with exceptional breadth and accuracy 
[See 165.] 

Inscribed on the left, " JET AT SV^E 31. AN 1635."; canvas, 
49 inches by 37 inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 7550. 
Engraved by C. E. Taurel. 

Given by the De Clercq family to the city of Amsterdam, 1891. 
In the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1907 catalogue, No. 1087 ; exhibited on 
loan since 1891. 

167. [Identical with 1950. ] 

Leendert van der Cooghen. See Leendert van der Kooge 
(195, 195*). 

168. BALTHASAR COYMANS of Alblasserdam, Lord of Streef- 
kerk and Nieuw Lekkerland, Alderman of Haarlem (1618-90). M. 27. 
Half-length, life size. He sits turned three-quarters right and looks at 
the spectator. His right arm rests on the arm of the red chair. He has 
long curls, a light moustache, and a small imperial. He wears a tall black 
hat. His greenish-yellow costume is richly embroidered with gold, and has 
puffed white sleeves. He wears a thin linen collar and wristbands of the 
same material. On the wall to the left hangs his coat-of-arms with three 
oxen's heads. A similar coat-of-arms occurs in 169, i8i,and 304. In the 
style of the "Jasper Schade " (221). 

Inscribed on the left, "jETAT SV^E 26 [or 20] 1645"; canvas, 
29^ inches by 24^ inches. 

Mentioned in the Burlington Magazine, August 1908, vol. xiii. p. 293, by 
J. C. van Lennep, who identifies the sitter as Johan Coymans, son of Joseph 
Coymans (see 169). 

Exhibited at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Metropolitan Museum, New 
York, 1909, No. 37. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, " Catalogue of 300 
Paintings," 1898, No. 54. 

In the collection of the late Rodolphe Kann, Paris, 1907 catalogue, No. 40 ; 
bought as a whole, August 1907, by the London dealers Duveen. 

In the collection of Mrs. Collis P. Huntington, New York. 

ISABELLA COYMANS, whose first husband was Stephanus 
Geraerdts. [See 181.] 

169. JOSEPH COYMANS, Lord of Bruchem and Nieuwaal 
(August i, 1591 after 1649 and before 1677); married, November 21, 



54 FRANS HALS SECT. 

1616, to Dorothea Berck. M. 28. Half-length. An old man turned 
three-quarters right, who looks at the spectator. His bare right hand 
grasps the wrist of his gloved left hand which holds the other glove. He 
has a white moustache and imperial. He wears a broad-brimmed black 
hat, a ruff and narrow white wristbands on a black costume. A cloak 
hangs from his left shoulder. In the right-hand top corner is his coat-of- 
arms with three oxen's heads. A similar coat-of-arms occurs in 168, 
1 8 1, and 304. The sitter has been wrongly identified as Johan van Loo. 
[Pendant to 170. Possibly the same sitter is represented in 304.] 

Signed on the right below the shield with the monogram, and 
inscribed, " JET A SVJE 52 1643 " ; canvas, 31^ inches by 27 J inches. 

In the collection of Lord Glenesk. 

In the possession of Sir G. Donaldson, London. 

In the possession of the London dealer Martin Colnaghi. 

In the collection of Sir G. Drummond, Montreal. 

170. DOROTHEA BERCK (1593 to after l6 7.7)> wife of Joseph 
Coymans. M. 29. Half-length. She sits almost facing the spectator, 
but inclined to the left. Her hands are folded on her lap. She looks at 
the spectator. Her dark hair, in long curls, is covered with a black silk 
hood. She wears a black dress with a padded skirt and a pointed collar, 
with cuffs of white cambric. On the left hangs her coat-of-arms, a birch- 
leaf divided into five parts. [Pendant to 169.] 

Signed on the left with the monogram, and inscribed, " jETAT SV^E 
51. AN 1644" ; canvas, 31 inches by 27 inches. 

Mentioned in the Burlington Magazine, August 1908, vol. xiii. p. 293, by 
J. C. van Lennep. 

Exhibited at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Metropolitan Museum, New 
York, 1909, No. 36. 

In the Wollaston collection, London. 

In the collection of the late Rodolphe Kann, Paris, 1907 catalogue, No. 
41 ; bought as a whole, August 1907, by the London dealers Duveen. 

In the collection of Mrs. Collis P. Huntington, New York. 

171. WILLEM CROES. B. 26; M. 30. Half-length. A man 
seated in full face, but looking past the spectator to the right. His right 
hand rests on his hip ; his left hand holds out his gloves. He has long 
hair and wears a little moustache and imperial. He wears a black coat 
and a black cloak hanging from the left shoulder and wound round the 
waist, with a close-fitting white collar and white wristbands. Painted 
about 1658. 

Panel, 19 J inches by I2| inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 1808. 

Exhibited at Amsterdam, 1872 ; at The Hague, 1881, No. 150 ; and at the 
Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague. 

In the collection of Steengracht van Oosterland, The Hague. 

In the collection of Baron C. C. A. van Pallandt, The Hague. 

In the collection of Countess van Linden, born Van Pallandt, Lisse. 

In the Van Stolk collection, Haarlem. 

In the Aeltere Pinakothek, Munich ; acquired in 1906. 



ix FRANS HALS 55 

172. Rene" Descartes (1596-1650). A small portrait. It seems 
good, and is probably an original. 

In the Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek, Copenhagen. 

173. Rene" Descartes. B. 40; M. 31. Half-length. The figure 
is in profile to the right ; the head is turned three-quarters right. Only 
the left hand is seen. It is not easy to understand how this hand can be 
holding the hat, as the tips of all five fingers are visible and the hat is not 
pressed against the body. The hair falls in long curls. He has a very 
small moustache and imperial. He is dressed in black with a close-fitting 
white collar. The picture is very weak, and might well have been painted 
by a copyist after Suyderhoef's print. Sooner or later, the original may 
come to light. 

Canvas, 30 inches by 27 inches. 

Engraved by J. Suyderhoef. 

A weak copy, reversed, is in the Weber Gallery, Hamburg, 1907 catalogue, 
No. 224 measuring nj inches by 9^ inches. 

In the Louvre, Paris, 1902 catalogue, No. 2383. 

174. Rene Descartes. Loosely painted. 

Engraved by J. Suyderhoef. 

Exhibited at Leyden, 1850, No. 54 ; then in the possession of D. D. 

Sales. J. Smies, J. H. Knoop and others, Amsterdam, February 4, 1834, 

No. 44. 
Bijo, Amsterdam, May 14, 1839, No. 410 (10 florins, Roos) on 

canvas, 33 inches by 29 inches. 

P. de Leeuw and P. Barbiers, Amsterdam, July n, 1843, No. 165 
on canvas, 32 inches by 28 inches. 

175. Arnoud Jansz van Druivestein the elder (1577-1627), 
Burgomaster of Haarlem. M. 32. In a handsome black costume with a 
fine white collar. He has a very grave face, and holds his left hand on his 
breast. 

Canvas, 32 inches by 26 inches. 

Sale. Haarlem (?), August 10, 1785, No. 134 (25 florins, Wubbels). 

176. CLAAS DUYST VAN VOORHOUT, Brewer, of the 
brewery "De Zwaan." B. 153; M. 32. Half-length, life size. His 
eyes and cheeks are very red. He wears a broad-brimmed hat, and leans 
his left hand on his hip. 

In the collection of Colonel Egremont Wyndham, Petworth, No. 383, in 
1854 (Waagen, iii. 36). 

In the collection of Lord Leconfield, Petworth. 

176*. Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641). 

See Houbraken's story of the painting of this portrait ; Houbraken, i. 
pp. 91-2. 

177. Lionel Edgar, son of John Edgar of Framsden. In black with 
a white lace collar and wristbands, and slashed sleeves. 

45 inches by 34 inches. 

Sale. London, April 2, 1900, No. 98. 



56 FRANS HALS SECT. 

178. Nicholas Edgar, eldest son of Thomas Edgar of Glemham 
Magna. In black with a white lace collar and ruffles, and a gold belt. 

45 inches by 34 inches. 

Sale. London, April 2, 1900, No. 86. 

179. Thomas Edgar of Glemham Magna. In an embroidered black 
costume with a white collar and ruffles. His right hand rests on a table. 

Dated 1635 ; 45 inches by 36 inches. 

Sales. London, April 2, 1900, No. 85. 
London, June 22, 1903, No. 109. 

CATHARINA BOTH VAN DER EEM, wife of Paulus 
van Beresteyn. [See 155.] 

180. STEPHANUS GERAERDTS (who died 1671), Alderman 
of Haarlem. M. 34. Half-length. He stands facing three-quarters right 
and looks to the right. He stretches out his right hand which is bare ; 
the gloved left hand holds the other glove. His long hair falls on his 
shoulders. He wears an embroidered black costume with a white collar 
and ruffles. Dark background. To the right is his coat-of-arms, con- 
sisting of a bird on a light ground and three gilt discs on a dark ground. 
Very loose in style ; painted probably about 1645. [Pendant to 181.] 

Canvas, 46 inches by 35 inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 2688. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1877, No. 29. 

In the collection of Newman Smith. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer E. Warneck, who bought it in 
England. 

In the collection of Prince Demidoff, San Donate. 

Sold by the Cologne dealers Bourgeois, 1886 (for 85,000 francs), to the 
Antwerp Museum. 

In the Antwerp Museum, 1905 catalogue, No. 674. 

181. ISABELLA COYMANS (born after 1616 October 7, 
1689), whose first husband was Stephanus Geraerdts. M. 35. Three- 
quarter-length, life size. She stands facing the spectator with her head 
inclined to the left. Her left arm hangs down, and the gloved left hand 
holds her right-hand glove. In her outstretched right hand is a red rose. 
Her brown hair hangs in long curls tied up with a bow. She wears a 
white skirt trimmed with silver lace, and a black overskirt and bodice with 
a white lace collar and cuffs. She has strings of pearls round her neck and 
her right wrist, and a watch hanging from a ribbon bow at her right side. 
On the left hangs her coat-of-arms, bearing three oxen's heads. A similar 
coat-of-arms occurs in 168, 169, and 304. [Pendant to 180.] 

Canvas, 49 inches by 50 inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 1785. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1877, No. 38. 
Exhibited at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Metropolitan Museum, New 
York, 1909, No. 38. 

In the collection of Newman Smith. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer E. Warneck. 



ix FRANS HALS 57 

In the possession of the Paris dealers Bourgeois. 

In the collection of Prince Demidoff, San Donate. 

In the possession of the Paris dealers Bourgeois. 

In the collection of Baron Alphonse de Rothschild, Paris. 

In the collection of Rodolphe Kann, Paris. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer, Durand Ruel. 

In the collection of P. A. B. Widener, Philadelphia. 

182. Hugo de Groot (1583-1645), the Statesman. He sits on a 
chair facing the spectator. His pose and the apparent movement of his 
left hand suggest that he is conversing with some one. The name of 
Hugo de Groot was given to the sitter in the Ketelaar sale catalogue, in 
addition to a verse under an otherwise unknown engraving by Th. 
Matham after this picture. 

Panel, 8 inches by 7^ inches. 

Engraved by Th. Matham. 

Sale. Huybert Ketelaar, Amsterdam, June 19, 1776, No. 70 (24 florins 5, 
Spaan). 

183. Cornells Guldewagen (who died in 1663), Burgomaster of 
Haarlem in 1642. M. 36. Half-length. A man of sixty with moustache 
and imperial, seated, facing the spectator. He is in black with a white 
collar and wristbands, and wears a black cap. His bare right hand is on 
his breast. His gloved left hand holds the other glove. Probably a small 
picture, painted between 1655 and 1660. 

Described from a water-colour copy by C. van Noorden in the Haarlem 
archives, which occurred in the sale Ekama of Haarlem, Amsterdam, April 8, 
1891. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 2994. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1871. 

Then in the Schwabe collection, London. 

184. The Wife of Frans Hals. 

Mentioned in an Amsterdam inventory of 1669 noted by A. Bredius. 

184*. Head of the Painter's Wife. 

Mentioned in the inventory of the estate of J. van de Cappelle, dated January 
4, 1680 ; see Qud Holland, x. (1892), p. 34, No. 76. 

185. HARMEN HALS (?). M. 39. Half-length. The figure 
is turned to the right ; the head is three-quarters right. He looks at the 
spectator. He has a slight moustache and long black curls. He wears a 
broad-brimmed black hat, a black costume with a close-fitting white collar, 
and a black cloak. His right hand is on his hip ; his left grasps his sword- 
hilt. On the wall to the right hangs a palette. Grey background. 

Signed with the monogram, and inscribed, "AETA 32, 1644 '; 
canvas, 32! inches by 25^ inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 3140. 

S^.Prince Demidoff, San Donate, March 15, 1880, No. 1105. 
Presented by Charles L. Hutchinson, 1894, to the Chicago Institute. 
In the Chicago Art Institute, 1907 catalogue, No. 13. 



5 8 FRANS HALS SECT. 

ALETTA HANEMANS, wife of Jacob Pietersz Olycan. 
[See 209.] 

1 86. DIRK PIETERSZ HASSELAER (probably). M. 42. 
Half-length. He sits on a chair facing right, with his head three-quarters 
right, and looks down to the left. He has a moustache and pointed beard ; 
his hair is rough. His right elbow rests on the arm of the chair ; his left 
hand is on his thigh. He wears a dark costume with a broad and close-fitting 
white lace collar and white wristbands. In the Rijksmuseum catalogue 
the sitter is identified as Nicolaes Hasselaer (1593-1635); but his wife, 
Geertruyt van Erp died in 1620, and this portrait, from its style, must 
have been painted later than that year. [Pendant to 187.] 

Canvas, 32 inches by 26J inches. 

Presented to the Rijksmuseum in 1885 by J. S. R. van de Poll. 
In the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1907 catalogue, No. 1089. 

187. BRECHTJE VAN SCHOOTERBOSCH (probably), wife 
of Dirk Pietersz Hasselaer. M. 43. Half-length. She is seen almost in 
full face, but slightly inclined to the left. She looks at the spectator. She 
wears a lace cap and a very broad ruff on a very rich dress. The hands 
are not shown. The picture seems to be unfinished. In the Rijksmuseum 
catalogue the sitter is identified as Geertruyt van Erp (1596-1620). If 
this is correct the date of her death must be wrongly given. [See 186, of 
which this is the pendant.] 

Canvas, 32 inches by 26^ inches. 

Presented to the Rijksmuseum in 1885 by J. S. R. van de Poll. 
In the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1907 catalogue, No. 1090. 

SARA ANDRIESDR. HESSIX, wife of M. J. van Middel- 
hoven. [See 203. ] 

188. WILLEM VAN HEYTHUYSEN (who died in 1650). B. 
31 ; M. 46. In an interior a cavalier sits facing right and leaning back 
to the left, with his right leg over the other. His chair is upholstered in 
blue velvet with fringes. He bends a riding-whip in his hands, and looks 
at the spectator. He has a moustache and pointed beard and grey 
hair. He wears a broad-brimmed hat, and a light-brown costume with 
purplish-red silk sleeves and a broad white lace collar and cuffs. His cloth 
cloak with velvet collar has slipped from his shoulders and envelopes his 
body. He has short breeches with worked edges, white stockings, and 
big yellowish-brown boots with large wheeled spurs. On a table with a 
green cloth, behind him to the right, is a closed book. On the wall 
beyond is a picture, the right-hand top corner of which is covered by a 
hanging. 

Signed on the right with the monogram in an unusual form ; panel, 
1 8 inches by 14^ inches. 

A replica (190) is in the collection of Baron Gustave de Rothschild, Paris ; 
see also 192. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 3507, 2. 

Purchased from the Hofje van Heythuysen, Haarlem, by Leroy (according 
to Moes). 



ix FRANS HALS 59 

Sale. M. Peletier, Paris, April 28, 1870, No. 12 ; canvas, 21^ inches by 16 
inches. It is not certain that this was the Brussels picture, as the 
dimensions were greater. If it was, then Moes' statement can 
only be reconciled with this on the assumption that Leroy put the 
picture into the Peletier sale, and bought it in. 

Purchased from Leroy, 1870, by the Brussels Gallery. 

In the Brussels Gallery, 1906 catalogue, No. 203. 

189. WILLEM VAN HEYTHUYSEN. B. 43 ; M. 47. 
Half-length ; in a painted oval. He is seen almost in full face, slightly 
inclined to the right, and looks at the spectator. His gloves are in his left 
hand ; his right is on the tassel of his collar. He wears a dark costume 
with a white lace collar and wristbands, and a large broad-brimmed hat. 
He has a moustache and a pointed beard. Grey background. 

Panel, 9 inches by 7^ inches. 

A copy was in the sale : W. C. P. Baron van Reede van Oudtshoorn, 
Amsterdam, April 14, 1874, No. 14 measuring 9 inches by 7^ inches ; sold as 
a Frans Hals. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, V Hotel Drouot en 1881, p. 233 ; and see Moes, 
Iconographia Batava, No. 3507, 4. 

Exhibited at the Palais du Corps Legislatif, Paris, 1874. 

Exhibited at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Metropolitan Museum, New 
York, 1909, No. 26. 

Sales. Double, Paris, May 30, 1881, No. II (30,000 francs). 
Henri Hecht, Paris, June 8, 1891. 

In the collection of Charles L. Hutchinson, Chicago ; exhibited on loan in 
the Chicago Art Institute. 

190. WILLEM VAN HEYTHUYSEN. B. 44 ; M. 45. 
Replica of the Brussels picture (188). 

Panel, 18 inches by 14 inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 3507, 3. 

Sales. B. de Bosch, Amsterdam, March 10, 1817, No. 9. 

Amsterdam, May 14, 1832, No. 30 (850 florins, Van Brienen). 

G. Th. A. M. Baron van Brienen van de Grootelindt of Amsterdam, 

Paris, May 8, 1865 (35,000 francs, Baron James de Rothschild). 

In the collection of Baron Gustave de Rothschild, Paris. 

191. WILLEM VAN HEYTHUYSEN. B. 123; M. 44. 
Full-length ; life size. He stands with the left foot forward and the right 
drawn back. His figure is turned three-quarters left ; his head almost 
faces the spectator, at whom he is looking. His left hand is pressed to his 
side ; his right hand clasps the hilt of a sword with its point on the ground. 
He has a moustache and pointed beard. He wears a broad-brimmed hat, 
a white collar like a ruff trimmed with lace, and a very richly trimmed 
costume of dark blue with broad lace-trimmed cuffs. Behind him a lilac- 
brown drapery hangs on a fantastic piece of architecture ; to the left is a 
view of a French garden ; on the ground lie roses. Painted about 1635. 

Canvas, 82 inches by 54 inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 3507, I ; and A. Loosjes, Frans Hals, 
Haarlem, 1789, p. 18. 



60 FRANS HALS SECT. 

Sale. G. W. van Oosten de Bruijn, Haarlem, April 8, 1800. 

Bought in Paris, 1869. 

In the collection of Prince Liechtenstein, Vienna, 1885 catalogue, No. 75. 

192. Willem van Heythuysen. He sits at a table, holding a stick 
in his right hand. Apparently a replica of 188. 

1 8 inches by 14^ inches. 

Sale. Mildmay, London, June 24, 1893, No. 21. 

193. JOHANNES HOORNBEEK (born at Haarlem, November 
4, 1617, died at Ley den, August 23, 1666), Professor of Theology at 
Utrecht and Leyden. B. 32 ; M. 48. Half-length. He is turned three- 
quarters right, but looks at the spectator. He has black hair, a slight 
moustache and an imperial. He wears the Leyden Professor's gown with 
a close-fitting white collar. In his left hand, of which four fingers are 
seen, he holds a book with the back upwards. Greenish-grey background. 
[See 194.] 

Inscribed on the right at foot, JET. SUM 27 (and under this) ANNO 
1645 ; panel, 31 inches by 26 inches. 

Engraved by J. Suyderhoef, (i) as Utrecht Professor, and (2) as Leyden 
Professor, with the date and age altered to " Aetatis XXXIV A MDCLI." A 
chalk drawing, signed by S. de Bray, and dated 1650, after this print, is in the 
Berlin Print Room. 

See Moes, Iconograpkia Hatava, No. 3728, i. 
A replica (194) is in the collection of Mrs. Joseph, London. 
Copies are in the University collections at Leyden see Moes, No. 3728, 3 
and at Utrecht see Moes, No. 3728, 2. A copy on canvas was in the sales : 
Amsterdam, August 21, 1799, No. 57 (51 florins, Coders). 
L. B. Coders, Amsterdam, August 7, 1811, No. 26 (51 florins, Josi). 
Jurriaans, Amsterdam, August 28, 1817. 
Amsterdam, March 15, 1842, No. 9 (29 florins, De Vries). 
(Supplementary) Amsterdam, May 6, 1845, No. 270 (20 florins, De 

Vries). 

Amsterdam, May I, 1849, No. 63. 
Sale. D. Vis Blokhuyzen of Rotterdam, Paris, April l, 1870, No. 22 

(i i, 600 francs). 

Purchased from the Paris dealer M. Gauchez, 1870, for Brussels. 
In the Brussels Gallery, 1906 catalogue, No. 202. 

194. JOHANNES HOORNBEEK. M. 49. Replica of 193. 
Panel, 30 inches by 24 inches. 

Exhibited in the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1871, No. 250. 
Then in the collection of Miss James, London ; sold in 1891. 
In the collection of Mrs. Joseph, London. 

194*. Johannes Hoornbeek. 

Canvas, 31 inches by 27 inches. 

Sale. Daniel Mansveld, Amsterdam, August 13, 1806, No. 70 (61 florins). 

195. Leendert van der Kooge (Cooghen) (1610 or 11-1681), 
Painter, of Haarlem. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 381. 



ix FRANS HALS 6l 

195*. Leendert van der Kooge (Cooghen). M. 26. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 1687. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer Otto MUndler. 

196. Jan Hermansz Krul (1602-1 644), Poet and Smith, Amsterdam. 
Sale. Jan Matthias Cok, Amsterdam, December 16, 1771, No q* (7 

a ' \ * i i ^ yJw 

Bonus 50). 

197. HERMAN LANGELIUS (1614-66), Preacher, Amsterdam. 
B. 46 ; M. 51. Half-length. His figure is turned three-quarters right ; 
he looks at the spectator. He has a slight moustache and imperial. He 
wears the Leyden Professor's gown with a small close-fitting white collar 
and a little cap. In his left hand is a book, with the forefinger marking 
the place. [See 249.] 

Signed on the right with the monogram ; canvas, 30 inches by 
25 inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 4362 ; and Oud Holland, xix. p. 1 1. 

Engraved by A. Blooteling. 

In the collection of Lavalard de Roye, Paris. 

In the Amiens Museum, Lavalard de Roye bequest, 1899 catalogue, No. 96. 

MARIA LARP, wife of Pieter Tjarck. [See 232.] 

198. Grietje Hendriksdr. Stock, wife of Pieter Adriaen van der Ley. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 7598. 

Exhibited at Zaandam, 1874. 

Then in the collection of Cornelius de Vries, Zaandam. 

199. Isaac Abrahamsz Massa (born at Haarlem, 1587, died about 
1655), Agent at MOSCQW. M. 52. Half-length. He sits on a chair to 
the left, with his face and body turned to the spectator. His left hand 
rests on the arm of the chair ; his right hand, showing the palm, makes a 
gesture as if he were speaking. He has a moustache and pointed beard. 
He wears a richly slashed costume, with a large rufF and lace wristbands. 
A drapery forms the background. 

Inscribed, " ^Etatis Suae 48. Anno 1635." 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava,.No. 4865. 

Described from a print by A. Matham ; the original is lost. 

200. NICOLAES VAN DER MEER (born 1575), Burgomaster 
of Haarlem. M. 53. Three- quarter -length. He faces three-quarters 
right, but looks at the spectator. His gloves are in his left hand ; his right 
hand rests on the back of a chair upholstered in stamped leather. He has 
a moustache and pointed beard. He wears a richly-trimmed velvet costume 
with a belt, a rufF, and wristbands. In the right-hand top corner hangs 
his coat-of-arms. [Pendant to 201.] 

Inscribed below the coat-of-arms, " jETAT SV^E 56 (and under this) 
AN 1631 " j panel, 51 inches by 40 inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 4927. 
In the collection of Fabricius van Leyenburg. 

In the Haarlem Town Museum, bequeathed by Fabricius van Leyenburg 
in 1883 ; 1907 catalogue, No. 124. 



62 FRANS HALS SECT. 

201. CORNELIA CLAESDR. VOOGT (born 1578), wife of 
Nicolaes van der Meer. M. 54. Three-quarter-length. She sits in a 
large arm-chair, seen almost in full face, but slightly inclined to the left. 
She looks at the spectator. Her left hand rests on the arm of the chair, 
her right hand on her lap. She wears a cap, a black dress with a fur cape, 
a ruff, and lace wristbands. In the left-hand top corner hangs her coat-of- 
arms. [Pendant to 200.] 

Inscribed below the coat-of-arms, " JET AT SV./E 53 (and under this) 
AN 1631 " j panel, 51 inches by 40 inches. 

In the collection of Fabricius van Leyenburg. 

In the Haarlem Municipal Museum, bequeathed by Fabricius van Leyen- 
burg in 1883 ; 1907 catalogue, No. 125. 

202. MICHIEL JANSZ VAN MIDDELHOVEN (born at 
Dordrecht, 1562, died at Ley den about 1638), preacher at Voorschoten 
from 1602 to 1634. B. 57, 64 ; M. 55. Half-length. He is turned 
three-quarters left, but looks at the spectator. In his left hand is a book 
with red edges, his forefinger marking the place. His right hand, with 
the forefinger and thumb pressed together, makes a gesture as if he were 
speaking. He has a long full beard. He wears black with a black velvet 
collar, and over it a ruff. [Pendant to 203.] 

Canvas, 34^ inches by 28 inches. 

The picture mentioned by Bode as No. 57 must surely be the same as B. 64 ; 
probably this is an inadvertence. 

Engraved by J. van de Velde, 1626. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 5051. 

In the collection of Count Andre Mniszech, Paris. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 

In the collection of Adolphe Schloss, Paris. 

203. SARA ANDRIESDR. HESSIX, wife of M. J. van Middel- 
hoven, married at Leyden, 1586. B. 58 ; M. 56. Three-quarter-length. 
She is seated almost in full face, but turned slightly to the left, and looks 
at the spectator. Her outstretched right hand rests on her bosom. Her 
left forearm rests on the arm of the chair, with a book in the left hand. 
She is in black with a white cap, a ruff, and wristbands. [Pendant to 202.] 

Canvas, 34^ inches by 28 inches. 

In the collection of Count Andre Mniszech, Paris. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 

In the collection of A. de Ridder, Cronberg, near Frankfort-on-Main. 

204. Arnold M0ller(born 1581), Caligrapher. M. 57. Half-length. 
A man with a long full beard sits at a table, facing three-quarters right. 
He has been writing in a book spread out before him, and looks up at the 
spectator. He is in black, with a rufF. 

Oval. 

Described from a print by Lucas Kilian ; the original is lost. 

205. PIETER CORNELISZ VAN DER MORSCH (1546- 
1629). B. 143 ; M. 259. Half-length. He is seen in full face, slightly 



ix FRANS HALS 63 

turned to the left, and looks at the spectator. In his left hand he carries 
a basket of herrings packed in straw ; he holds up a herring in his right 
hand. Dark-green background. On the wall to the left is inscribed, 
"WIE BEEGERT"; to the right at top is his coat-of-arms, bearing 
half a silver unicorn. 

Inscribed below the coat-of-arms, " JET AT SVJE 73 (and under this) 
1616" ; panel, 33 inches by ih\ inches. 
See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 5171. 

An eighteenth-century drawing by V. van der Vinne after this portrait was 
in the Wertheim collection, Amsterdam, about 1883. 

Sales. Van Tol, Soeterwoude, near Leyden, June 15, 1779, No. 8 (15 

florins, Delfos). 
Barend Kooy, Amsterdam, April 20, 1820, No. 38' (10 florins, 

Kopersmit). 
C. H. Hodges and others, Amsterdam, February 27, 1838, No. 294. 

J. A. TOpfer, Amsterdam, November 16, 1841, No. 28 (i c florins ;o, 
f-p. . . > j j ' 

lijssen). 

In the possession of the London dealer Martin Colnaghi, from whom it was 
acquired in 1866. 

In the collection of the Earl of Northbrook, London, 1889 catalogue, No. 61. 

206. Nicolaas Noppen, husband of Geertruida van Santen. Life 
size. [Pendant to 207.] 

Canvas. 

Sale. Amsterdam, January 25, 1830, No. 30 (21 florins, Van den Berg). 

207. Geertruida van Santen, wife of Nicolaas Noppen. Life size. 
[Pendant to 206.] 

Canvas. 

Sale. Amsterdam, January 25, 1830, No. 30 (21 florins, Van den Berg). 

208. JACOB PIETERSZ OLYCAN (1596-1638). B. 24; M. 
58. Three-quarter-length. He stands, turned three-quarters right, and 
looks to the left past the spectator. His right hand holds his hat ; his left 
hand is pressed to his side. He wears a richly-embroidered velvet costume 
with a short cloak and a lace-trimmed ruff and wristbands. In the left- 
hand top corner hangs his coat-of-arms a later addition. [Pendant to 209.] 

Inscribed on the right, " JET AT SVJE 29 (and under this) A 
1625 " 5 canvas, 48^ inches by 38^ inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 5537, i. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 16, 1877, No. 9 (19,580 florins, with pendant, 

bought in). 

Bought for The Hague Gallery in 1880 from the Van Sypestein family, 
with the pendant (for 10,000 florins). 

In the Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, 1907 catalogue, No. 459. 

209. ALETTA HANEMANS (born at Zwolle ; married to Jacob 
Olycan there July 14, 1624, and to Nicolaas van Loo January 29, 1641 ; 
died February 9, 1653), wife of Jacob Olycan. B. 25 ; M. 29. Three- 
quarter-length. She stands, turned three-quarters left, and looks at the 
spectator. Her left hand holds her gloves ; her right hand touches her 



64 FRANS HALS SECT. 

golden girdle. She is in black relieved with an insertion at the neck, and 
wears a white lace-trimmed cap, a ruff, and lace-trimmed wristbands. In 
the right-hand top corner hangs her coat-of-arms bearing a cock a later 
addition. [Pendant to 208. Compare 383.] 

Inscribed on the left, "jETAT. SV^E 19 (and under this) AN 
1625 " ; canvas, 48 J inches by 38^ inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 3134. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 16, 1877, No. 10 (19,580 florins, with pendant, 

bought in). 

Bought for The Hague Gallery in 1880 from the Van Sypestein family, 
with the pendant (for 10,000 florins). 

In the Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, 1907 catalogue, No. 460. 

210. PIETER JACOBSZ OLYCAN (1572-1658), Burgomaster 
of Haarlem, and father of Jacob Pietersz Olycan. M. 60. Half-length ; 
life size. An old man, turned three-quarters right, looks at the spectator. 
His left hand is thrust into his doublet, leaving only the thumb and wrist 
visible ; the right hand is not shown. He has grey hair, and a grey 
moustache and pointed beard. He wears a black costume trimmed with 
fur, a white ruff, and apparently a white wristband on the left arm. The 
name of the sitter is known from an inscription on the back and from the 
coat-of-arms which was painted out. [Pendant to 211.] 

Panel, 26^ inches by 22| inches. 

Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 5540, I, mentions a portrait of this man 
by F. Hals in the collection of Arthur Sanderson, Edinburgh. [Compare note to 

212.] 

Exhibited at the Guildhall, London, 1906, No. 8 1. 

Mentioned in the inventory of his daughter Geertruyd Olycan, widow of 
Jacob Benningh, Haarlem, November II, 1666 noted by A. Bredius. 
In the possession of Sir G. Donaldson, London. 
In the collection of Vernon Watney, Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire. 

211. MARIA CLAESDR. VOOGT (1577-1644), wife of Pieter 
Jacobsz Olycan, and mother of Jacob Pietersz Olycan. M. 61. Half- 
length. She is seen almost in full face, but slightly turned to the left, and 
looks at the spectator. Her right hand, holding a metal-covered book, is 
only half visible ; the left hand is not shown. She wears a white cap, a 
ruff, and a black silk dress with a fur-trimmed cloak. The name of the 
sitter is known from an inscription on the back and from the coat-of-arms. 
[Pendant to 210.] 

Panel, 26^ inches by 22j inches. 

Exhibited at the Guildhall, London, 1906, No. 86.- 

Mentioned in the inventory of her daughter Geertruyd Olycan, widow of 
Jacob Benningh, Haarlem, November 1 1, 1666 noted by A. Bredius. 
In the possession of Sir G. Donaldson, London. 
In the collection of Vernon Watney, Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire. 

212. MARIA CLAESDR. VOOGT (1577-1644). B. i8;M.62. 
Three-quarter-length. She sits in an arm-chair, almost in full face, but 
slightly inclined to the left, and looks at the spectator. Her left forearm 
rests on the only arm of the chair. In her right hand she holds a book 



ix FRANS HALS 6 5 

bound in black velvet with silver clasps. She wears a white cap and a 
white ruff on a black dress. To the left at top is her coat-of-arms 

Inscribed, "jETATIS SVJE 62 (and under this) AN 1679"- 
canvas, 51 inches by 37^ inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 8653, i ; under 2 he mentions another 
portrait of this woman in the collection of Arthur Sanderson, Edinburgh. 
[Compare note to 210.] 

In the Van der Hoop collection, Amsterdam. 

In the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Van der Hoop bequest, 1907 catalogue, 
No. 1088. 

213. TYMAN OOSDORP [born at Delft; died at Haarlem 
February 28, 1668; married (i) Hester Olycan, and (2), in 1658, 
Margarethe Schellinger (1611-1668)]. B. 93; M. 63. Half-length. 
His figure is in profile to the right ; his head is turned three-quarters 
right. He looks at the spectator. His hair is combed down on his fore- 
head. He is in black with a close-fitting white collar and a cloak, out of 
which projects his left hand holding his hat. Finely painted. On the 
back is an eighteenth-century label inscribed, " F. Hals p. 1656. Tyman 
Oosdorp." 

Canvas, 35^ inches by 28 inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 5559. 

Acquired for Berlin in 1877. 

In the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, 1906 catalogue, No. 80 1 H. 

214. Marie Panvis. 

Sale. Jacob van Leyen, Amsterdam, April 17, 1720 (Hoet, i. 247), No. 35 
(13 florins 5). 

Aeltgen Dircksdr. Pater, wife of Jan de Wael(?). [See 241.] 

215. FRANS POST (about 1620-1680), Painter, of Haarlem. 
B. 144 ; M. 64. He sits on a chair to the right ; his figure and head are 
turned three-quarters right. He looks at the spectator. He leans on the 
arm of the chair with his left elbow. He is in black with a close-fitting 
white collar, and wears a tall black hat. He has an imperial and long hair. 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

Engraved by J. Suyderhoef. 
See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 6034. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1873, and 
1882, No. 123 ; at the Portrait Exhibition, The Hague, 1903, No. 39 ; and at 
the Rembrandt Exhibition of the Amsterdam dealers F. Mailer, 1906, No. 57. 
Sales. J. van der Marck, Amsterdam, August 25, 1773. 

Amsterdam, May 10, 1830, No. 142 (i florin, Gruyter). 

J. Smies, J. H. Knoop, and others, Amsterdam, February 24, 1834, 

No. 45. 

A. Levy, London, 1876 (157: ios.). 
In the collection of J. Walter, Bearwood. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1902, No. 19. 

In the collection of H. Teixeira de Mattos, Vogelenzang. 
VOL. Ill F 



66 FRANS HALS SECT. 

In the possession of the Amsterdam dealers F. Mtlller and Co. 
In the collection of P. A. B. Widener, Philadelphia. 

216. Rembrandt (1606-1669). Half-length. He is turned three- 
quarters left, but looks straight out of the picture. He is in brown with a 
broad flat collar and a blue hat with a plume. Loose and broad in style. 

Panel, I2| inches by io inches. 

Sale. Countess Reigersberg, Cologne, October 15, 1890, No. 64. 

217. JACOBUS REVIUS (1586-1658), Professor of Theology at 
Leyden. M. 65. Half-length. An old man, turned three-quarters left, 
looks at the spectator. He has a moustache and pointed beard. He wears 
the official black gown of a Leyden professor, with a close-fitting white 
collar and a small black cap. His right hand is thrust into his gown. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 6373, i. 

Described from a print by J. Suyderhoef ; the original is lost. 

218. CATHARINA BRUGMAN, wife of Tileman Roosterman. 
B. 59 ; M. 66. Three-quarter-length. She stands, turning slightly to 
the left, and looks at the spectator. Her right hand rests on the back of a 
chair ; her left hand holds her gloves. She wears a lace-trimmed cap, a 
rich dress with a lace collar as well as a ruff and fine lace ruffles. At the 
top to the left is her coat-of-arms. 

Inscribed below the coat-of-arms, " ./ETA SVJE 22 (and under this) 
AN 1634" ; canvas, 46 inches by 34 inches. 

Exhibited by the Amsterdam dealers F. Mtlller, 1907, No. 13. 
In the collection of Count Andre Mniszech, Paris. 
In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 

219. Jan Ruyll, Preacher at Haarlem. [Possibly identical with 273.] 

Celebrated in verse by Arn. Moonen, 1680; see his Poezy, Amsterdam, 
1 700, p. 679. 

See Moes, Iconographia Eatava, No. 6638. 
The original is lost. 

220. Michiel Adriaensz de Ruyter (1607-1676), the Dutch 
Admiral. Half-length. In black and gold, with a stick. A page is at 
his side. 

1 8 inches by i6 inches. 

Sale. Bernal, London, 1855 (14, S. Cristy). 

Geertruida van Santen, wife of Nicolaas Noppen. [See 207.] 

221. JASPER SCHADE VAN WESTRUM (died October 25, 
1692), President of the Court at Utrecht. B. 124 ; M. 68. Half-length ; 
life size. A youth, turned three-quarters right, looks at the spectator. 
On his long curls he wears a black felt hat with two bows. He wears a 
shot-silk costume with a plain close-fitting linen collar. The sleeves are 
slashed with white, and the coat opens to show the white shirt. The 
prevailing tone is olive green. At the top of the picture are the arms of 
Schade van Westrum ; sable, a fess or, with two realistic lions as supporters. 
[Compare 168.] 



ix FRANS HALS 6 . 

Dated 1645 ; canvas, 29! inches by 26 inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 6803, i. 

Engraved by C. Waltner. 

Sale. John W. Wilson of Brussels, Paris, March 14, 1881. [See 1873 

catalogue, p. 83.] 
In the Rudolphinum, Prague ; given by Prince Liechtenstein. 

BRECHTJE VAN SCHOTERBOSCH, wife of D. P. 
Hasselaer. [See 187.] 

222. THEODORUS SCHREVELIUS (1572-1643), Rector of 
the Leyden Gymnasium (or High School). B. 79 ; M. 69. Half-length. 
He is turned three-quarters right and looks at the spectator.- He has a 
long full beard, and wears black with a ruff. In his left hand he holds a 
book inscribed, "JET. 44 1617." 

Inscribed to the right at top, "JET AT SV^E 44, 1617"; oval 
panel, 5^ inches by 4 inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, Nos. 7038, I, and 7130, i. Wrongly 
identified as Petrus Scriverius. 

Engraved by Jacob Matham, 1618, and by J. Suyderhoef. 
Exhibited at the Portrait Exhibition, The Hague, 1903, No. 35. 
Probably in the Bloudoff collection, Brussels, 1873. 
In the collection of E. Warneck, Paris. 

223. THEODORUS SCHREVELIUS. M. 70. Half-length ; 
in a painted oval. He faces the spectator and looks at him. The left 
hand rests on the breast ; the other is not shown. He has a moustache 
and a pointed beard. He wears black, with a cloak, a ruff, and a tall 
broad-brimmed black felt hat. 

Inscribed, " JET AT SVJE 56 (and under this) AN 1628 " ; panel, 
8| inches by 7 inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 7038, 2. 

Exhibited at Berlin, 1890, No. 79. 

In the collection of the Empress Frederick. 

In the collection of the Princess Charles of Hesse, Cronberg. 

224. PETRUS SCRIVERIUS (1575-1660), Historian and Poet, 
of Leyden. B. 65 ; M. 72. Half-length j in a painted oval. He is 
turned three-quarters right and looks at the spectator. His right hand, 
holding his gloves, rests on the oval frame. He has thin grey hair, a 
moustache, and a pointed beard. He wears black with a white ruff and 
wristbands. [Pendant to 225.] 

Inscribed in the right centre, "A JET AT 50," and below on the 
painted frame signed with the monogram and the date 1626; panel, 8| 
inches by 6 inches. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, U Hotel Drouot en 1881, p. 72 ; and see Moes, 
Iconographia Batava, No. 7130, 2. 

Engraved by J. van der Velde ; and by Adrien Didier in the Wilson 
catalogue. 

Exhibited in Paris, 1874. 

In the collection of M. J. Caan van Maurik, Oudewater. 



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Sales. John W. Wilson of Brussels, Paris, March 14, 1881 see 1873 

catalogue, p. 81 (80,000 francs, with pendant). 
E. Secretan, Paris, July I, 1889, No. 124 (91,000 francs, with 
pendant). 

In the collection of the late H. O. Havemeyer, New York. 

225. ANNA VAN DER AAR (born in 1576), wife of Petrus 
Scriverius. B. 66 ; M. 73. Half-length ; in a painted oval. She is 
turned three-quarters left. Her right hand is on her bosom. She wears 
a black dress embroidered with gold, a white cap, and a large ruff. 
[Pendant to 224.] 

Inscribed in the right centre, " A JET AT 50," and below on the 
painted frame signed with the monogram and the date 1626 ; panel, 8^ 
inches by 6 inches. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, V Hotel Drouot en 1881, p. 72 ; and see Moes, 
Iconographia Jiatava, No. 7. 

Engraved by Adrien Didier in the Wilson catalogue. 

In the collection of M. J. Caan van Maurik, Oudewater. 

Sales. John W. Wilson of Brussels, Paris, March 14, 1881 see 1873 

catalogue, p. 82 (80,000 francs, with pendant). 
E. Secretan, Paris, July I, 1889, No. 125 (91,000 francs, with 

pendant). 
In the collection of the late H. O. Havemeyer, New York. 

226. CASPAR SIBELIUS (1590-1658), Preacher at Deventer. 
M. 74. Half-length. He is turned slightly towards the right. The 
features are very expressive. He wears a black gown with a white ruff and 
a black skull-cap. He holds a small prayer-book in his right hand, and 
motions with his left hand as if he were speaking. Greenish-grey back- 
ground. 

Signed on the right with the monogram, and inscribed below, 
" AETAT SVAE 47, AN 1637," and at the top in the centre, NATUS 
1590 S M FUNCTUS 40" ; panel, io inches by 9 inches. 

An inscription on the back of the panel states that Sibelius presented the 
portrait to Professor Hoffman. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 7176, I and 2. 

Engraved by J. Suyderhoef twice : (i) folio, inscribed, " 1637 act 48 " ; (2) 
small quarto, inscribed, " 1642 act 53." 

A modern copy, probably coming from the sale of Countess Reigersberg, 
Cologne, October 15, 1890, was long in the market. 

Exhibited at the Palais du Corps Legislatif, Paris, 1874. 

In the collection of Hendrick Gijselaar-Assendelft, Amsterdam, April 1891. 

Exhibited at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Metropolitan Museum, New 
York, 1909, No. 29. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer Bourgeois. 

In the collection of M. C. D. Borden, New York. 

227. Soop, a Famous Lute-Player. Portrait of a man, standing. 
Sale. Allard van Everdingen, Amsterdam, April 19, 1709, No. 30. 

FEYNTJE VAN STEENKISTE, wife of Lucas de 
Clercq. [See 166.] 



ix FRANS HALS 6 9 

228. Hendrik Swalmius (died 1649), Preacher at Haarlem. M. 75 
Half-length. An old man seated to the left, with his head turned three- 
quarters left, looks at the spectator. He has a long white beard. His left 
hand is on his breast ; his right hand holds a book. He wears a cap and 
a ruff. An inscription on SuyderhoePs print states that the portrait was 
painted after Swalmius had served for more than forty-six years. As he 
became preacher in 1600, his portrait must have been painted after 1646. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 1720. 

Described from a print by J. Suyderhoef ; the original is lost. 

229. ADRIANUS TEGULARIUS (born 1605), Preacher at 
Haarlem. M. 76. Half-length. He faces three-quarters right and 
looks at the spectator. His right hand is on his breast ; his left hand 
is held to the front, at the lower edge of the picture. He has a moustache 
and imperial. He is in black with a small ruff and a black cap. A 
spirited sketch for Suyderhoef's print. 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 7869. 

Engraved by J. Suyderhoef. 

Exhibited at Dusseldorf, 1886, No. 135; and in the Portrait Exhibition 
at The Hague, 1903, No. 37. 

Sales. Jer. de Bosch, Amsterdam, April 6, 1812, No. 27. 

Amsterdam, April 9, 1848, No. 20 (14 florins 50, De Vries). 
Von Friesen, Cologne, March 26, 1885. 

In the collection of Werner Dahl, Dusseldorf ; he sold it in 1901 to 
A. Schloss. 

In the collection of Adolphe Schloss, Paris. 

230. David Teniers (so called). B. 142. Half-length. He stands, 
facing left, with his right hand on his hip, and his left hand grasping his 
cloak. He has long chestnut-brown hair, and wears a tall black hat and 
a black costume. In the left upper corner hangs a palette. The catalogue 
notes that Teniers was thirty-four years of age in 1644. But in any case 
the juxtaposition of Frans Hals as painter, and Teniers as sitter, is wrong. 

Signed with the monogram, and inscribed, "1644 JET A 32"; 
canvas, 32 inches by 24 inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1878, 
No. 91. 

Sale. Louis Mieville, London, April 20, 1899 (Lesser for F. M tiller and 
Co. of Amsterdam). 

231. PIETER TJARCK. M. 77. Half-length ; in an oval of 
painted stone. A man seated, facing three-quarters right, looks at the 
spectator. His right arm rests on the arm of the chair ; in the hand is a 
rose. He has a big moustache' and pointed beard. He is in black with a 
big broad hat and a soft close-fitting ruff. [Pendant to 232.] 

Canvas, 33 inches by 27 inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 7993, i and 2. 

A copy is in the Liege Museum. 

Exhibited at Brussels, 1882, No. 86; in Paris, 1889; in the Royal 



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Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1891, No. 69 ; in the Portrait Exhibition 
at The Hague, 1903, No. 36. 

Sale. Comte d'Oultremont, Brussels, June 27, 1889 (Arnold and Tripp). 

In the possession of the Paris dealers Arnold and Tripp. 

In the collection of Sir Cuthbert Quilter, London. 

232. MARIA LARP (buried November 15, 1675), wife of Pieter 
Tjarck. M. 78. Half-length, in a painted oval. She faces three- 
quarters left and looks at the spectator. Her left hand is at her bosom ; 
the right hand is not shown. She wears a white cap, a ruff, a black dress 
embroidered with white at the bosom, and lace wristbands. The colour 
of the face is very life-like. [Pendant to 231.] 

Panel, 30 inches by 27 inches. 

See Moes, Iconografhia Batava, No. 4378. 

Exhibited at Brussels, 1882. 

Sale. Comte d'Oultremont, Brussels, June 27, 1889 (Arnold and Tripp). 

In the possession of the Paris dealers Arnold and Tripp. 

In the collection of W. C. Alexander, London. 

233. [No entry.] 

234. NICOLAES TULP (?) (1593-1674), Physician, Burgomaster 
of Amsterdam. B. 21 ; M. 79. He is turned to the right, but his head 
is seen almost in full face. He looks at the spectator, and holds his right 
hand on his breast. He has a full brown moustache and imperial. He 
is in black, with a large broad-brimmed hat and a white collar and cuffs. 
Painted over a portrait of 1634. 

Dated on the back, August 12, 1644 ; canvas, oval, 28 inches by 22 
inches. 

Exhibited in the Six Exhibition, Amsterdam, 1900, No. 39. 
In the collection of J. Six, Amsterdam. 

234^7. Nicolaes Tulp. [Possibly identical with 234.] 

Sale. Jan Matthias Cok, Amsterdam, December 1 6, 1771, No. 94 (3 
florins). 

235. Verdonck. M. 80. Half-length. A vagabond, turned to the 
right with his head almost in full face, looks at the spectator. He holds 
up a jawbone in his left hand. He has bristly hair, a moustache and a 
pointed beard. He is in black with a close-fitting white collar. The 
engraving does not mention the painter's name. 

See Moes, Iconographia Bafava, No. 8369. 

Described from a print by J. van de Velde ; the original is lost. 

236. CONRADUS VIETOR (1588-1657), Lutheran Preacher of 
Haarlem. B. 135 ; M. 81. Half-length. He faces right. He has a 
dark-brown beard and moustache, and holds a book in his clasped hands. 
He wears a black coat, cloak, hat, and high collar. The hands are 
modelled in a masterly fashion. 

Signed on the right with the monogram, and inscribed, "M. Con- 
radus Victor aetatis 56," with the date 1644; panel, 12^ inches by 10 
inches. 



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See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 8491, 2. 
Engraved by J. Suyderhoef. 

In the collection of the Marquess of Bute, London, Richter's 1884 catalogue, 
No. 69. 

236*. Vincent Laurensz van der Vinne (1629-1702), Painter, of 
Haarlem. M. 82. Half-length. He faces right. He is in greyish-brown, 
with a narrow white collar, against a greyish-brown background. He 
has smooth black hair. This probably derives from a genuine portrait 
now lost. 

Panel, 25 inches by 19 inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 8517, 3. 

Engraved in mezzotint by V. van der Vinne and C. van Noorden. 

Sale. L. van Oukerke, Haarlem, May 19, 1818, No. 14 (20 florins, 

Lelie) ; said to be on canvas. 

In the Van der Vinne collection ; sold in 1859 to Van der Willigen. 
Sale. A. and A. P. van der Willigen, Haarlem, April 20, 1874, No. 36 

(215 florins, Vegtel). 
In the Dresden Gallery, 1908 catalogue, No. 1362. 

237. Gysbertus Voetius (1588-1678), Professor at Utrecht. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 8625, I. 
Engraved by J. Suyderhoef; the original is lost. 

238. Joost van den Vondel (1587-1679), Poet, of Amsterdam. 
Panel, 38^ inches by 34 inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 8651, 25. 

Sale. A. Mos and others, Amsterdam, December 3, 1861, No. 49 (49 
florins, Roos for Eymer). 

CORNELIA CLAESDR. VOOGT, wife of Nicolaes van 
der Meer. [See 201.] 

MARIA CLAESDR. VOOGT, wife of Pieter Jacobsz 
Olycan. [See 211.] 

239. Jan de Wael (born 1594, died September 23, 1663), Burgo- 
master of Haarlem ; he married Aeltgen Dircksdr. Pater at Amsterdam, 
February 15, 1620. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 8793. 
Formerly at Kampen ; now lost. 

240. Jan de Wael (?). Broad and masterly in treatment. [Pendant 
to 241.] 

Panel, 29 inches by 2i| inches. 

Sales. Amsterdam, December 17, 1850, No. 198 (40 florins, with pendant, 

Brondgeest). 
An Overijssel collector and others, Amsterdam, September 15, 

1851, No. 198. 

241. Aeltgen Dircksdr. Pater, wife of Jan de Wael (?). Broad 
and masterly in treatment. [Pendant to 240.] 

Panel, 29 inches by 2i| inches. 



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Sales. Amsterdam, December 17, 1850, No. 198 (40 florins, with pendant, 

Brondgeest). 

An Overijssel collector and others, Amsterdam, September 15, 
1851, No. 198. 

242. MICHIEL DE WAEL (?). B. 73; M. 83. Three- 
quarter-length, life size. He is seen in full face, and looks at the spectator. 
His right hand holds his gloves ; his left hand is pressed on his hip. He 
is in black with a broad-brimmed black hat. He has a fresh and ruddy 
face. Brown background. On the bottom of the frame is a coat-of- 
arms, bearing a bird facing right on clouds. On the top of the frame is a 
monogram, comprised of the letters, C.H.R. and G. There is apparently 
no evidence for the identification of the sitter as M. de Wael. [Pendant 
to 243. Compare 282.] 

Canvas, 47 inches by 30 inches. 

See Moes, leonographia Batava, No. 8794, 3. 

Engraved by Achille Gilbert in the collection of C. Fillet. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1902, No. 101. 

Sale. (Supplementary) Utrecht, June 27, 1825, No. 153 (200 florins, with 

pendant). 

In the collection of Charles Fillet, Paris. 
In the possession of the London dealers Lawrie. 
In the collection of Arthur Sanderson, Edinburgh. 
In the collection of Charles Taft, Cincinnati. 

243. Cornelia van Baardorp, wife of Michiel de Wael. M. 84. 
Three-quarter-length. Both hands are shown. [Pendant to 242.] 

Canvas, 47 inches by 30 inches. 

Sale. (Supplementary) Utrecht, June 27, 1825, No. 153 (200 florins, with 
pendant). 

244. THEODOOR WICKENBURG (died 1655), Preacher of 
Haarlem. M. 85. Half-length. He sits, turning three-quarters left, and 
looks at the spectator. His right hand is at his breast. He has a 
moustache and beard. He wears a dark costume with a small ruff and a 
cap. Very expressive and broadly handled. 

Paper on canvas, I2| inches by 10 inches. 

See Moes, leonographia Batava, No. 9036. 
Engraved by J. Suyderhoef. 

Exhibited at Berlin, 1890, No. 80, and 1906, No. 54. 
In the collection of Berthold Richter, Berlin. 

245. JACOBUS ZAFFIUS (1534-1618), Proctor for the Arch- 
bishop in Haarlem. M. 86. Half-length. He sits at a table, turned 
three-quarters right, and looks to the right past the spectator. His left 
hand rests on a skull ; his right makes a gesture as if he were speaking. 
His right arm rests on the arm of the chair. He has a white moustache 
and beard. He wears a cap and a fur cloak over dark clothes. At top 
to the right is a coat-of-arms, with a goat jumping to the right, and below 
it the inscription, "j*ETA 84, obiit 1618." 






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See Moes, Jconographia Batava, No. 9378. 

Described from a print by J. van der Velde, 1630 ; the original is lost. 

246. PORTRAIT OF A MAN SEATED. M. 122. He is 

turned to the right, but his head is seen in full face. He looks towards the 
left foreground, but not at the spectator. His right elbow rests on the 
arm of a red arm-chair. In his right hand is a sprig of holly. He has a 
fair moustache and pointed beard j his face is very red and there are warts 
on the right cheek and on the left near the beard. He wears a broad- 
brimmed black hat, a black costume with a woven pattern, and a white 
collar edged with lace. Grey background. On the right is a view, 
through a window, of a road bordered with pine-trees ; on the road is a 
man with a sprig of holly. This view is said to have been painted by Van 
Goyen, but this seems unlikely. On the left under the paint are black 
patches, which suggest that the picture has been cut down. 

Inscribed on the chair, " Aeta 41, 1626" ; canvas, 32 inches by 26 
inches. 

Exhibited in the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1907, 
No. 41. 

In the collection of Earl Spencer, Althorp. 

247. PORTRAIT OF A MAN STANDING. M. 148. 
Three-quarter-length. He is seen in full face, and looks at the spectator. 
His left arm, holding his gloves, hangs down almost straight ; the right 
hand is not seen, but is obviously pressed to his side. He has long dark- 
brown hair and a slight moustache. He is in black with a close-fitting 
white collar and white wristbands. His white shirt peeps out at the throat 
and the sleeves. The sitter is not the famous Admiral Michael Adriaensz 
de Ruyter, as was formerly supposed, but a simple citizen. It is a masterly 
painting executed, one might almost assume, without any preliminary 
sketch, but drawn with the brush. [Compare 257.] 

Signed on the left at top with the monogram ; canvas, 45 inches by 
inches. 



Exhibited at Manchester, 1857, No. 671 ; at the Portrait Exhibition, The 
Hague, 1903, No. 38 ; at the Guildhall, London, 1903, No. 175 ; and at the 
Royal Academy, 1907, No. 47. 

In the collection of Earl Spencer, Althorp, No. 507. 

248. PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN. M. 149 and 150. 
He is in profile to the right, but faces the spectator. He wears a black cap, 
a white shirt, a black vest, a red cloak, and a grey jacket. Brilliantly 
lighted from the left. 

Circular panel, 6| inches in diameter. 

In the collection of Earl Spencer, Althorp. 

249. PORTRAIT OF A MAN SEATED. B. 47 ; M. 144. 
He faces three-quarters right, and wears a big hat. His right arm rests 
on the back of his chair, with the hand hanging down. [See 197.] 

Canvas, 30 inches by 25 inches. 

The portrait of H. Langelius (197) at Amiens is of the same size and came 



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from the same collection, but it is probably not a pendant of this. Bode's 
suggestion (B. 47) that a woman's portrait formed a pendant to this is not 
proved ; the Lavalard collection included only three portraits by F. Hals all 
of men. 

Mentioned by A. Bredius, Oud Holland, xix. (1901), p. n. 

Exhibited at the Palais du Corps Legislatif, Paris, 1874. 

In the collection of Lavalard de Roye, Paris. 

In the Amiens Museum, Lavalard de Roye bequest, 1899 catalogue, 
No. 95. 

250. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. He wears a broad-brimmed hat. 
His eyes are half-closed, and his features are of a common type. He has 
long black hair, a moustache and a small beard. He is in black with a 
broad close-fitting collar. It is ascribed to Frans Hals the younger, but 
is good enough to be the father's work. 

Panel, 23 inches by 18 inches. 

In the collection of Lavalard de Roye, Paris. 

In the Amiens Museum, Lavalard de Roye bequest, 1899 catalogue, 
No. 97. 

251. PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN. B. 136 ; M. 151. 
Half-length. 

Painted about 1655. 

In the Cartwright collection, Aynhoe Park. 

252. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. B. 86; M. 123. Half-length; 
in a painted oval. He is seen in full face, with his head slightly inclined 
to the right, and looks at the spectator. His left hand, showing the palm, 
makes a gesture as if he were speaking ; the right hand is not seen. He 
has a moustache and a pointed beard. He is dressed in dark purple silk, 
with a black cloak thrown over the left arm and round the body, and a 
high white collar. Light-grey background. 

Dated 1627 at top to the right ; copper, "]\ inches by 5^ inches. 

In the Reimer collection, Berlin ; bought for the Museum in 1843. 
In the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, 1906 catalogue, No. 766. 

253. PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN. B. 83; M. in. 

Half-length. He is turned three-quarters right, but looks at the spectator. 
He holds his left hand clenched to his breast ; his right forearm seems to 
rest on the arm of a chair that is not shown. He has a slight moustache. 
He wears a big broad-brimmed hat, a black coat slashed with white on the 
right sleeve, a close-fitting white ruff, and white wristbands. Light-grey 
background. Painted about 1625 ; enlarged at foot and on both sides. 
[Pendant to 367.] 

Canvas, 30 inches by 23 inches. 

A copy, purporting to be a portrait of Count Falkenstein, is in the Bartlett 
collection, Boston, U.S.A. 

In the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, 1906 catalogue, No. 800 ; acquired 
in 1840. 

254. PORTRAIT OF AN ELDERLY MAN. B.88; M. 164. 
Three-quarter-length, facing right. He wears a black velvet coat and 



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75 



a cloak with a small turned-down collar. He holds his gloves. Blackish 
background. Painted towards 1660, but not yet so broad as the Haarlem 
pictures. 

Signed on the right at foot with the monogram ; canvas, 40^ inches 
by 32^ inches. 

In the Suermondt collection, Aachen, 1874. 

In the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, 1906 catalogue, No. 801 E. 

255. PORTRAIT OF A DEFORMED MAN. B. 89; M. 
121. Half-length. He is turned three-quarters left, and looks at the 
spectator. His gloved left hand rests on his hip ; his gloved right hand is 
held in front of him. He has a moustache and a pointed beard. He wears 
a broad-brimmed black felt hat, a black silk costume with a cloak that is 
meant to conceal the hump on the left shoulder, a big white lace collar, 
and lace ruffles. Light-grey background. 

Dated on the back, 1625 > panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

In the Suermondt collection, Aachen, 1874. 

In the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, 1906 catalogue, No. 801 F. 

256. PORTRAIT OF A MAN STANDING. M. 101. 
Three-quarter-length. He is turned three-quarters right, but looks to the 
left, past the spectator. The back of his right hand is pressed on his hip ; 
the left hand holds his gloves. He has a slight moustache and imperial. 
He wears a broad-brimmed hat, and a black costume and cloak with a flat 
white collar. [Pendant to 368.] 

Canvas, 47^ inches by 37^ inches. 

Exhibited at Dtisseldorf, 1904, No. 316. 

Sale. (Possibly) Huybert Ketelaar, Amsterdam, June 19, 1776, No. 71 

measuring 41^ inches by 37 inches. 
In the Hobson collection, Rugby. 

Successively in the possession of the London dealers Lesser, Orrock, and P. 
and D. Colnaghi. 

In the collection of the late A. von Carstanjen, Berlin. 

257. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. M. 67. Half-length. He is 
turned three-quarters right, with his head almost in full face. He looks at 
the spectator. He has long hair and a slight moustache. He is in black 
with a close-fitting white collar. It is painted with as much breadth and 
freedom as Lord Spencer's portrait (247), and is perhaps even more accom- 
plished. Of the last period. 

Panel, 12 J inches by 10 inches. 

Exhibited at Berlin, 1890, No. 81 ; and at the Portrait Exhibition, The 
Hague, 1903, No. 40. 

Sale. Richard Foster, Clewer Manor, June 3, 1876 (Lesser). 
In the collection of Wilhelm Gumprecht, Berlin. 

258. PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN. M. 166. Half- 
length, facing right. He sits in a chair, leaning his right arm on it, and 
holds in his right hand a sprig of holly. He is in black and wears a hat. 
He has long hair. [Compare 215.] 



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Signed on the right with the monogram; panel, i6| inches by 12^ 
inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 6034 identified there as a portrait of 
Frans Post. 

Exhibited at Berlin, 1906, No. 48. 

Sale. J. van der Marck, Amsterdam, August 25, 1773, No. 441 there 
identified as a portrait of Frans Post. 

In the collection of Bononi Cereda, Milan. 

In the possession of the London dealers P. and D. Colnaghi, London, who 
exhibited it in 1896, No. 21. 

In the collection of Oscar Huldschinsky, Berlin. 

259. PORTRAIT OF A BEARDLESS MAN. B. 71 ; M. 

165. Said to be a portrait of the painter. Half-length. He is turned 
three-quarters right, but looks at the spectator. The hands are not shown. 
He has long hair and wears a low hat. He is in grey with a flat white 
collar. Grey background. 

Signed j panel, 14 inches by 10 inches. 

Sales. G. Rothan, Paris, May 29, 1890, No. 50 (6500 francs). 

Baron K&nigswarter of Vienna, Berlin, November 20, 1906, No. 34 

(29,000 marks). 
In the collection of Marcus Kappel, Berlin. 

260. PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN STANDING. M. 

167. He is turned three-quarters right, almost in profile. He looks with 
a smile at the spectator. His right hand rests on his side ; his left holds 
the gloves. He is in black with a broad ruff and a tall pointed hat. Very 
early j about 1610-12. 

Oval panel, 10 inches by 7 inches. 

Exhibited in Berlin, 1890, No. 78 ; then regarded by several experts as a 
Thomas de Keyser. 

In the collection of Ludwig Knaus, Berlin. 

261. PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN. M. 158, 168.- 
Half-length. He is turned three-quarters right, with his head seen in full 
face, and looks at the spectator. He is in black with a plain white collar 
with two tassels. His left hand, holding dark gloves, is at his breast ; the 
right hand is not shown. 

Panel, 22 inches by 17 inches. 

Sale. H. Pickersgill Cunliffe, London, May 9, 1903, No. 100 (892 : los., 

Simmons). 
In the collection of Paul von Schwabach, Berlin, since about 1906. 

262. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. B. 82 ; M. 128. Half-length ; 
he faces the spectator. He is in black, with a close-fitting white collar, 
and wears a hat. His right hand is on his breast. Brownish. Boldly 
modelled and loosely painted. The head is in strong relief. The shadows 
on nose and cheek are rather black. 

Inscribed at right to the top, " ^ETATIS SVJE 2 (and under this) 
AN 1632 (with a third line forged) FRANZ HAALS PINXIT " j 
canvas, 24 inches by 20 inches. 



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In the La Caze collection, Paris. 

In the Bordeaux Museum, La Caze bequest, 1894 catalogue, No. 237. 

263. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. B. 127 ; M. 176. Half-length. 
He is turned three-quarters right, with his head almost in full face, and 
looks at the spectator. He has long black hair, a slight moustache and an 
imperial. He wears a black hat, a black costume slashed with white on 
the right sleeve, and a close-fitting white collar. The left hand only is 
shown in part. The figure seems rather too big for the panel, which has 
apparently been cut down. 

Panel, 25^ inches by 18 inches. 

In the Esterhazy collection, Vienna. 

In the Museum of Fine Arts, Buda Pest, 1906 catalogue, No. 501 (old 
No. 277). 

264. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. M. 152. Half-length. He is 
turned three-quarters right, with his head almost in full face, but inclined 
slightly to the left. His hair, parted in the middle, falls on his shoulders. 
He wears a dark-green cloak with a narrow white linen collar and a wrist- 
band on the right wrist, which is alone visible. The right hand leaning 
on the hip is cut off by the lower edge of the frame. It is rather dark 
and grey but broadly painted. 

Signed on the right near the bottom with the monogram ; canvas, 
30 inches by i\\ inches. 

Given by J. Prior to Cambridge University. 

In the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1902 catalogue, No. 150. 

265. PORTRAIT OF A MAN STANDING. B. 99. Three- 
quarter-length. He seems about forty or forty-five years of age. He is 
turned three-quarters right, and looks at the spectator. His right hand, with 
the back upward, rests on his hip ; his left hand holds his tall black hat. 
He has short fair hair, a moustache and a pointed beard. He is dressed in 
black satin with a white collar edged with lace, lace ruffles, and an 
embroidered wristband. At top to the right hangs his coat-of-arms, 
bearing in the upper field a Greek cross and in the lower three water-lily 
leaves. Painted about 1620. [Pendant to 374.] 

Canvas on panel, 40 inches by 30^ inches. 

In the chief Kassel inventory of 1749, No. 687. 
In the Kassel Gallery, 1903 catalogue, No. 213. 

266. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. B. 102; M. 172. Half-length; 
a fourth of life size. He is turned three-quarters left, and looks at the 
spectator. The right hand is not shown, but is obviously pressed to his 
side ; the left hand holds his white gloves. The left forearm is enveloped 
in his cloak. He has a slight moustache and imperial, and fair curls. He 
wears a broad-brimmed black hat of soft felt, and a black satin costume and 
cloak with a close-fitting white collar and a white wristband on the right 
hand. Painted about 1650. The light and shade suggest the influence 
of Rembrandt. [Pendant to 267.] 

Panel, 12 inches by 9 inches. 



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In the first supplement to the chief Kassel inventory of 1749, No. 1070. 
In the Schloss Altstadt, Kassel, 1783 inventory, No. 212. 
In the Kassel Gallery, 1903 catalogue, No. 217. 

267. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. B. 103 ; M. 173. Half-length; 
a fourth of life size. His figure is almost in profile to the right ; his head 
is turned three-quarters right. He looks at the spectator. Both hands are 
just visible ; the right hand is on his breast. He has a reddish moustache 
and pointed beard, and fair curls. He wears a broad-brimmed black hat of 
soft felt and a black silk costume with a close-fitting white collar and wrist- 
bands. Painted about 1650. Very much laboured in style. The light 
and shade are emphasised more strongly than in the pendant (266). 

Panel, 12 inches by 9 inches. 

In the first supplement to the chief Kassel inventory of 1749, No. 1071. 
In the Schloss Altstadt, Kassel, 1783 inventory, No. 213. 
In the Kassel Gallery, 1903 catalogue, No. 218. 

268. PORTRAIT OF A MAN SEATED. B. 101 ; M. 174. 
Half-length. He is turned three-quarters right, but his head is seen 
almost in full face ; he looks with a smile at the spectator. His right 
elbow rests on the arm of his chair ; the right hand, which is alone visible, 
hangs down. He wears a broad-brimmed black hat of soft felt and a black 
satin costume with a close-fitting white collar and a small white wristband 
on his right hand. Behind him is a grey wall ; to the right is a bit of 
greyish-blue sky. Of the last period. 

Signed in the left centre with the monogram ; canvas, 31 J inches by 
26 inches. 

A copy is in the possession of an English dealer. 
In the chief Kassel inventory of 1749, No. 833. 
In the Kassel Gallery, 1903 catalogue, No. 219. 

269. Portrait of a Boy. M. 130. Somewhat hard, but quite 
possibly by F. Hals. 

Dated, "Act. 15 1634"; panel. 

In the Amalienstift, Dessau, 1877 catalogue, No. 574. 

270. PORTRAIT OF A MAN STANDING. M. 119. 
Almost three-quarter-length, to the middle of the thigh. He is seen in 
full face, with his head three-quarters right, and looks at the spectator. 
His left hand, which is alone visible, holds his tall black hat. He wears a 
silk doublet under a coat of figured black velvet, a cloak hanging from his 
left shoulder over the left forearm, a white lace collar and thin white wrist- 
bands. At top to the right hangs his coat-of-arms, per pale, gules a lion, 
and azure three hooks. 

Inscribed under the coat-of-arms, "JET ATI SVJE 1619"; canvas, 
37 inches by 29 inches. 

Acquired for Dijon in 1899 from Louis Chenat. 
In the Dijon Museum. 

271. PORTRAIT OF A MAN SEATED. B. 105; M. 169. 
Half-length. He is turned three-quarters right, and looks at the 



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spectator. His left hand is pressed to his side. He has a light-brown 
moustache and pointed beard, and dark-brown hair. He wears a broad- 
brimmed black hat of soft felt, a yellowish-grey coat, a close-fitting white 
collar edged with lace, and a white wristband on his right hand. Grey 
background. [Pendant to 272.] 
Panel, 9^ inches by 7^ inches. 

A copy was exhibited at the Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1900, 
No. 32, and was in the sale : James Orrock, London, June 4, 1904, No. 265 
(330:155.). 

Acquired from the Wallenstein collection, Dux, 1741. 

In the Dresden Gallery, 1908 catalogue, No. 1358. 

272. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. B. io6j M. 170. Half-length. 
His figure is in profile to the left ; his head is turned three-quarters left. 
He looks at the spectator. The left hand, though not shown, is obviously 
pressed to his side. He has a slight fair moustache and imperial, and dark- 
brown curls. He wears a broad-brimmed black hat of soft felt and a black 
coat, showing the white shirt, with a close-fitting lace collar. [Pendant 
to 271.] 

Panel, 9^ inches by 8 inches. 

Acquired from the Wallenstein collection, Dux, 1741. 
In the Dresden Gallery, 1908 catalogue, No. 1359. 

273. PORTRAIT OF A PREACHER. M. 179. Half-length. 
He is turned three-quarters right, but looks at the spectator. He has a 
moustache and whiskers, and grey hair covered with a small cap. His 
black clothes hang on him as if he were a doll j he has a white collar. The 
left hand, holding his gloves, is alone visible. The flesh tints are a 
blackish-red, especially on the cheek-bone, the nose, and the ear. The 
face and hands are out of tone with the rest. Judging from the costume, 
one would date the portrait about 1650. [Possibly identical with 219, the 
lost portrait of Jan Ruyll.] 

Signed on the right at foot with the monogram ; panel, a small, narrow 
picture. 

In the Von Liphart collection, Dresden ; formerly at Rathshof, near Dorpat. 

274. PORTRAIT OF A MAN STANDING. M. 109. 
Three-quarter-length. He is turned three-quarters right, but looks at the 
spectator. The left arm hangs down beside the body, and the left hand 
grasps a corner of the cloak. The right hand, with the palm upward, 
rests on the hip. He has a moustache and imperial. He wears a black 
hat, a close-fitting white collar, and white wristbands. He is dressed in 
black, with a black cloak wound round his hips. Dark-grey background. 
The picture is strongly lighted from the left. Painted about 1635-40. 
There is more expression in the man's face than there is in the woman's 
face in the pendant (377). 

Canvas, 46 inches by 34 inches. 

Engraved on wood by Jonnard in the Magazine of Art, 1890. 

Given to the Gallery by William M'Ewan, 1885. 

In the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, 1900 catalogue, No. 35. 



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275. PORTRAIT OF A MAN SEATED. M. 127. Half- 
length. He is turned three-quarters right, and looks at the spectator. 
His right elbow rests on the arm of his chair, and the right hand leans on 
a stick ; while the left hand is pressed to his side. He has grey hair, a 
moustache, and a small pointed beard. He wears a broad-brimmed grey 
hat, a grey coat, and an iron gorget covered with a lace collar. 

Signed on the right centre with the monogram, and inscribed, 
" JET AT. 55 A 1637 " ; canvas, 33^ inches by 26^ inches. 

Sale. J. A. Topfer, Amsterdam, November 16, 1841, No. 27 (62 florins, 
Roos). 

Successively in the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger, the London 
dealers Lawrie, and the London dealers Sulley, who sold it to Sir E. Vincent 
in 1902. 

In the collection of Sir Edgar Vincent, Esher. 

276. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. B. 109 j M. 99. Half-length. 
He is turned three-quarters right, and looks at the spectator. His right 
hand, clenched, is at his breast. The left hand, the arm of which is 
enveloped in his cloak, holds a buckskin glove. He has long greyish 
hair, a grey moustache, and pointed beard. He wears a broad-brimmed 
black hat, a black silk coat, a cloak, a close-fitting white ruff, and white 
wristbands. [Pendant to 378.] 

Signed in the right centre with the monogram, and inscribed, 
"^ETAT SV/E 44 (and under this) AN 1638 " ; oval panel, 37^ inches 
by 28 inches. 

In the collection of Johann Friedrich Stadel. 

In the Stadel'sches Kunstinstitut, Frankfort-on-Main, 1900 catalogue, 
No. 173. 

277. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. B. 107 ; M. 171. Half-length. 
He looks about forty or fifty years of age. He is turned to the right, but 
looks at the spectator. His left hand, in a grey glove, is on his breast. 
His right arm is enveloped in his cloak. He has blue eyes, a slight 
moustache, and long brown hair. He wears a tall broad-brimmed hat, a 
bluish-black velvet cloak, and a smooth white collar edged with lace. 
Painted about 1650-5. [Compare 278.] 

Canvas, 34^ inches by 32^ inches. 

In the Gotha Museum, 1890 catalogue, No. 108. 

278. PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN. B. 108 ; M. 141. 
Half-length. He smiles at the spectator. He holds his right hand to his 
breast. He has a moustache. He wears a broad-brimmed black hat, a 
black silk cloak, and a pleated collar. Grey background. Painted about 
1630-5. Broad and vigorous in style, and superior to 277. Possibly a 
portrait of the painter. [Compare 147, 148, and 325.] 

Canvas, 25^ inches by 20^ inches. 

In the Gotha Museum, 1890 catalogue, No. 109. 

279. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. M. 142. Half-length. He is 
turned three-quarters left, but looks at the spectator. He has a moustache 



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and imperial, and long black hair. He wears a broad-brimmed black hat, 
a black silk costume , the sleeves of which are slashed with white, a white 
lace collar, and a lace ruffle on the left wrist, which is alone visible. The 
hands are not shown. Grey background. Rich in quality, but rather hard 
in technique. A good picture but not first-rate. 

Panel, 9^ inches by 7^ inches. 

In the possession of the Amsterdam dealers F. Miiller and Co. 

In the Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, 1907 catalogue, No. 618 ; 
acquired in 1898. 

280. PORTRAIT OF AN ELDERLY MAN. B. in ; M. 
132. Half-length. He is turned three-quarters right, but looks at the 
spectator. He holds his right hand to his breast. He has grey hair, a 
small pointed beard, and moustache. He is in black, with a cloak over his 
left shoulder and a white ruff. Greyish-brown background. 

Inscribed on the right, "JET A SV^E 48 (and under this) AN 1624" i 
panel, 29 inches by 21 inches. 

Exhibited at Dtisseldorf, 1904 catalogue, No. 313. 

In the Van der Willigen collection, Haarlem. 

In the Weber Gallery, Hamburg, 1907 catalogue, No. 223. 

281. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. M. 129. Almost a half-length. 
He is seated ; he is turned three-quarters right, and looks at the spectator. 
He has a fresh complexion, and looks about forty years of age. He has 
short brown hair, moustaches, and a small beard. He wears a black satin 
doublet and a big white ruff. Light-grey background. 

Signed in the right centre with the monogram, and inscribed, 
11 JET AT. SVJE (and under this) AN 1633" (the figures for his age 
seem to have been cut away) ; canvas, 25 inches by 19^ inches. 

Presented to the National Gallery in 1888 by Miss E. J. Wood, in accord- 
ance with the wish of her uncle, the late Decimus Burton. 

In the National Gallery, London, 1906 catalogue, No. 1251. 

281^. [Identical with 261.] M. 158. 

282. PORTRAIT OF A MAN SEATED. M. 135. Half- 
length. He faces right, and leans his left hand on a stick. He has a 
moustache and slight imperial. He wears a large black felt hat, a black 
costume, a white ruff, and yellowish-grey gloves. Doubtfully identified as 
a portrait of Michiel de Wael. [Compare 242.] 

Inscribed, "AETAT SVAE 32 AN 1638" (the last numeral is not 
clear) ; canvas, 34 inches by 26^ inches. 

Exhibited at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Metropolitan Museum, New 
York, 1909, No. 30. 

Bought in Paris by an elder Seymour (for .40). 

Sale. Arthur Seymour, London, April I, 1897, No. 113 (T. Agnew and 
Sons). 

In the collection of J. Pierpont Morgan, London. 

283. Portrait of a Man. B. 152 ; M. 1 6 1. Half-length. Painted 
about 1650. 

In the collection of Lady Cowper, Panshanger. 
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284. Portrait of a Laughing Man. M. 155 and 265. Half- 
length. He faces the spectator. He is in brown, with a big black hat. 
Light background. 

Signed with the monogram ; canvas, 24 inches by 2O inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1881, No. 59. 
In the collection of H. L. Bischoffsheim, London. 

285. PORTRAIT OF A MAN STANDING. B. 146 ; M. 125. 
Full-length. He is turned three-quarters left, and looks at the spectator. 
His left hand is pressed to his side. He holds between the thumb and fore- 
finger of his right hand a stick which rests on the ground. He has long 
hair. He wears a broad-brimmed hat, a coat, knee-breeches, long stockings, 
buckled shoes, a lace collar and ruffles, and a cloak, which hangs from the 
left shoulder over the left forearm. Behind him is a piece of architecture 
with a drapery. To the left is a view into the open, with two figures, 
and verdure in the left-hand bottom corner. 

Canvas, 25 inches by 20 inches. 

In the Royal collection at Kensington Palace about 1800. 

In the Royal collection at Hampton Court Palace, 1898 catalogue, No. 676. 

In the Royal collection, Buckingham Palace, London. 

286. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. B. 134; M. 125. Three- 
quarter-length. He faces three-quarters right, and looks at the spectator. 
His head is bare. His right hand is pressed to his side ; his left hand 
holds his gloves. He has a moustache and a pointed beard. He is in 
black, with a ruff and wristbands. 

Inscribed at top to the right, " JET AT SV^E 36 (and under this) 
AN 1630" ; canvas, 45^ inches by 34 inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 4. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1875, No. 142, 
and 1892, No. 124. 

In the Royal collection, Buckingham Palace, London. 

287. PORTRAIT OF A MAN STANDING. B. 137; M. 
156 and 157. In a painted oval. His figure is seen to the hips. He is 
turned three-quarters right, and looks at the spectator. He has folded his 
arms on his breast. He has a moustache and a pointed beard. He wears 
a dark broad-brimmed hat, a white ruff and wristbands, a dark costume 
with embroidered sleeves, and a long cloak that hangs down. It is 
regarded, inaccurately, as a pendant to 372. Painted between 1630 and 

1635. 

Canvas, 42 inches by 33! inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 94. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 3139, i. 

Exhibited at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1904, No. 280. 

In the collection of the Duke of Devonshire, London. 

288. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. M. 124. He faces three- 
quarters right. He holds his gloves in his right hand and his hat in his 
left. He is in black, with a high ruff. Grey background. 



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Inscribed, " Aetat svae 51 (and under this) Anno 1639" ; canvas 45 
inches by 36 inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1879, No. 71, 
and 1888, No. 146 ; the 1888 catalogue reads the man's age as fifty-two (?) 
Sale.S. H. de Zoete, London, 1885 (1008, Lesser). 
Bought from Lesser by Vicary Gibbs. 
In the collection of Anthony Gibbs. 
In the possession of Sir G. Donaldson, London. 
In the collection of Sir J. B. Robinson, London. 

289. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. M. 159 and 1 60. Half-length, 
facing left. He has a moustache and whiskers. His right -hand is pressed 
on his hip ; his left hand holds his gloves. He is in black, with a close- 
fitting flat collar, and wears a big black hat. He has dark eyes. The 
flesh tones are grey. Painted between 1640 and 1650. 

Canvas, 31 inches by 26 inches. 

Sale. Cholmondeley and others, London, February i, 1902, No. 40 (.3780, 

T. Agnew and Sons). 

In the collection of the late George Salting, London ; bequeathed to the 
national collections, 1909. 

290. PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN. Half-length. He 
looks about fifty years of age. He is turned three-quarters right, and 
inclines his head to the front. He looks at the spectator. He has a 
moustache, closely-cropped whiskers, and an imperial. He is in black, with 
a plain white collar, and wears a broad-brimmed black felt hat. His left 
hand, grasping a book, is at his breast ; the other is not shown. 

Canvas, 26 inches by 19! inches. 

In the collection of J. Simon, Berlin. 

Sale. Berlin, March 20, 1900, No. 65. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 

In the possession of the London dealer Sulley. 

291. THE LAUGHING CAVALIER. B. 141 j M. 120. 
Half-length. He is turned three-quarters left, and looks direct at the 
spectator. He rests his left hand on his hip. He has curly hair, a 
moustache, and a slight beard. He wears a large broad-brimmed black 
hat, a red coat, richly embroidered in white and yellow and slashed with 
white on the left sleeve and in the front, bright-red cuffs, a black silk sash 
round the waist, a broad lace collar, and ruffles. Grey background. 

Signed with the monogram, and inscribed," JET A. SV^E 26 A 1624 " ; 
panel, 33 inches by 26 inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1888, No. 75. 

Sales. J. H. van Heemskerk, The Hague, March 29, 1776, No. 44 (180 

florins, Locquet). On canvas or panel, measuring 32 inches by 

26 inches. 

P. Locquet, Amsterdam, September 22, 1783, No. 129 (247 florins, 

Fouquet). 
Jan Gildemeester Jansz, Amsterdam, June u, 1800, No. 64 (300 

florins, Achtienhoven). 
Bought by the Comte de Pourtales from M. Nieuwenhuys G8o). 



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Sale. Comte de Pourtales-Gorgier, Paris, March 27, 1865, No. 158 

(50,000 francs, Marquess of Hertford). 
In the Wallace Collection, London, 1901 catalogue, No. 84. 

292. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. B. 149 ; M. 93. Said to be a 
portrait of the artist, but the date makes this impossible. The background 
is light-blue below and yellowish-grey above. [Pendant to 386.] 

Inscribed, "aetat suae 66 (and under this) anno 1628 " ; circular panel, 
8 inches in diameter. 

Mentioned by Waagen, Suppl. 354. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1876, No. 209. 

In the collection of the Earl of Radnor, Longford Castle, 1898 catalogue, 
No. 21. 

293. Portrait of a Marksman. B. 151 (?) ; M. 139. He wears 
a light-blue sash and a black hat. His right hand grasps a stick ; his left 
rests on the back of a chair. On the right is a coat-of-arms : quarterly, 
(i) gules, a lion winged (?) or ; (2) argent, a St. Andrew's cross gules amid 
four birds sable ; (3) argent, three wild boars' heads ; (4) argent (?), fleurs 
de lis or. The crest is a winged lion. It is doubtful whether the picture 
is by Frans Hals or by De Bray. The colouring and lighting are restless 
and laboured in arrangement. Yet Hals' authorship is more probable. 

[Possibly identical with Bode, 151, which is described as a half-length, 
dating about 1660.] 

Mentioned by Waagen (iii. 262) as a portrait of a Dutch general. 
In the collection of the Earl of Lonsdale, Lowther Castle. 

294. PORTRAIT OF AN OLD MAN STANDING. M. 

162. Half-length. He faces right, and looks at the spectator. His left 
hand, holding his gloves, rests with the back upwards on his hip. The 
right arm hangs down ; the right hand holds a corner of his cloak. He 
has long black hair, a moustache, and imperial. He is in black, with a 
plain close-fitting white collar and a broad-brimmed hat. Dark back- 
ground. Painted about 1645. 

Canvas, 43 inches by 32 inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1894, No. 81, 
and 1910, No. 89. 

Bequeathed by Lord Frederick Campbell to an ancestor of Earl Amherst. 
In the collection of Earl Amherst, Montreal, Sevenoaks, Kent.J 

295. PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN. M. 134.- Half- 
length. He is seen in full face, and looks at the spectator. His left hand, 
with one glove, rests on his hip. His right hand, holding the other glove, 
is stretched forward. He has a moustache and whiskers. He wears a 
black coat slashed with blue, a cloak over his right shoulder, a wide falling 
collar, and a broad-brimmed black hat. Dark background. 

Inscribed, "aetatis suae 26, 1631 " (the Academy catalogue gives the 
figures as 29 and 1630) ; canvas, 39^ inches by 29^ inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1894, 
No. 86, and 1910, No. 78. 

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Bequeathed by Lord F. Campbell to an ancestor of Earl Amherst. 
In the collection of Earl Amherst, Montreal, Sevenoaks, Kent. 

296. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. M. 185. Half-length. He 
faces three-quarters right, and looks to the right, past the spectator. His 
right hand is at his breast ; his left hand holds his gloves. He has a 
moustache and a small pointed beard. He wears a broad-brimmed hat, a 
very close-fitting white ruff and small white cuffs, a black coat, and a 
black cloak, which goes from his left shoulder to his right hip. Dark 
background. 

Canvas, oval, 32 inches by 25 inches. 

Engraved by Mordaunt. 

Exhibited in the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1887, 

"KT 

No. 97. 

Sale. D. P. Sellar of London, Paris, June 6, 1889, No. 37. 
In the collection of James Ross, Montreal, Canada. 

297. PORTRAIT OF A MAN STANDING. M. 184. Three- 
quarter-length. He is seen almost in full face, though his figure is slightly 
inclined to the right. He looks at the spectator. His right hand rests on 
his hip ; his left hand holds his broad-brimmed black hat in front of his 
body. He has long hair but no beard. He wears a black costume, which 
opens just above the hat-brim, showing his white shirt. The sleeves are 
slashed with white. The cuffs are of fine pleated linen. He has a 
narrow and close-fitting white collar. Painted about 1650, according to 
the New York catalogue. 

Signed on the right with the monogram ; canvas, 42^ inches by 33^ 
inches. 

In the collection of the Earl of Buckinghamshire. 

Presented by Henry G. Marquand, 1890, to the Museum. 

In the Metropolitan Museum, New York, 1905 catalogue, No. 264. 

298. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. M. 1 84*. Half-length. He is 
seen in full face, but slightly inclined to the right. His right hand is 
folded over the left, which holds a twig. He has a moustache and grey 
beard. He wears a black hat and cloak and a narrow white pleated collar 
of soft material. 

Signed on the right with the monogram, and inscribed, "AETA S VAE 
66 AN 1633 " j canvas, 30^ inches by 24^ inches. 

Exhibited at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Metropolitan Museum, New 
York, 1909, No. 27. 

In the Sinclair collection. 

In the possession of the London dealers Tooth and Sons. 

In the collection of Mrs. Morris K. Jesup, New York. 

299. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. M. 107. Three-quarter-length. 
He stands, inclined slightly to the right. His right hand is on his hip ; his 
left hand, folded in his cloak, holds his yellow gloves. He has grey hair 
and a slight moustache. He wears a black hat and cloak with a square 
white collar. A genuine and well-preserved but unattractive picture. 
[Pendant to 372.] 



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Signed on the right with the monogram, and inscribed, "AETATIS 
SVAE 55, 1648 " ; canvas, 49^ inches by 40 inches. 

Exhibited at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Metropolitan Museum, New 
York, 1909, No. 39. 

Sale. Miles, London, May 13, 1899, No. 90 (3150, P. and D. Colnaghi). 
In the possession of the New York dealer Knoedler. 
In the collection of C. M. Schwab, New York. 

300. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. B. 69; M. 145. He faces 
right. His right hand hangs down. He has long hair. He is dressed 
in greyish-purple, and wears a hat. Painted about 1650-5, according to 
Bredius. 

In the collection of Madame Andre Jacquemart, Paris. 

301. PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN. M. 147. Half- 
length. He is seen almost in full face, though inclined to the right, and 
looks at the spectator. He holds his left hand, with the palm inwards, at 
his breast ; the right hand is not shown. He has long dishevelled hair, 
and a slight moustache and imperial. He wears a brown coat and a close- 
fitting white collar. The face is very carefully painted ; the costume is 
broadly treated. Painted about 1640. 

Signed on the right with the monogram; canvas, 26 inches by 19^ 
inches. 

In the collection of the late Rodolphe Kann, Paris, 1907 catalogue, No. 

42 ; it was bought as a whole by the London dealers Duveen Brothers, August 
1907. 

In the possession of the dealers Duveen, Paris. 

302. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. M. 137. Half-length. He 
faces three-quarters right, and looks at the spectator. His right hand rests 
on a silver-handled stick. He has a moustache and whiskers trimmed 
close. He wears a broad-brimmed hat, a black coat and cloak, a close- 
fitting white collar, and white wristbands. 

Signed with the monogram on the right beneath the hand, and dated, 
1643 > panel, 12 inches by n inches. 

In the Munkacsy collection, Paris. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 300 
Paintings," 1898, No. 56. 

In the collection of the late Rodolphe Kann, Paris, 1907 catalogue, No. 

43 ; it was bought as a whole by the London dealers Duveen Brothers, August 
1907. 

In the possession of the dealers Duveen, Paris. 

303. PORTRAIT OF A BURGOMASTER. M. 146. Half- 
length. He faces three-quarters right, and looks down to the left, past the 
spectator. His right hand grasps an ornament on the back of a chair ; his 
left hand holds a pair of gloves. He has grey hair, a grey moustache, and 
pointed beard. He wears a black velvet coat, a big cloak falling from the 
left shoulder to the right hip, and a large white frilled collar. Painted 
about 1627. 

Canvas, 45^ inches by 36 inches. 



ix FRANS HALS 87 

Mentioned in Les Arts, April 1909. 

Exhibited at the National Loan Exhibition, London, 1909, No. 37, by 
Messrs. Duveen. 

In the collection of Lord Arundell of Wardour. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of loo 
Paintings," 1895, No. 13. 

In the collection of the late Maurice Kann, Paris. 

Bought by the London dealers Duveen, August 1909, with 304, 417, and 
other pictures and objects of art (for ^500,000). 

304. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. B. 38 ; M. 95. Half-length ; 
in a painted oval. He faces three-quarters right, and looks at the spectator. 
His right hand is on his breast ; his left hand is half-gloved. He has 
curly grey hair and a slight moustache. He wears a broad-brimmed black 
hat, a black velvet coat, a cloak hanging from both shoulders, and a broad 
white collar. In the right-hand top corner is a coat-of-arms : or, three 
oxen's heads, sable. The same coat-of-arms occurs in the portraits of 
Balthasar, Isabella, and Joseph Coymans (168, 181, 169). [Pendant to 
379. Also regarded, inaccurately, as a pendant to 417, which is smaller 
in size.] 

Signed on the right with the monogram, and inscribed, "^ETAT 
SV-flL 52 (and under this) AN 1644"; canvas, 33^ inches by 27^ 
inches. 

Mentioned in the Burlington Magazine, November 1909, vol. xvi. p. 109, 
where the sitter is identified as Joseph Coymans (see 169). 

Exhibited at Vienna, 1873, No. 158 ; and at the National Loan Exhibition, 
London, 1909, No. 36, by Messrs. Duveen. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 21, 1797, No. 90 (20 florins, with pendant, 
Aiman). 

Bought by James Carnegie in 1850 from the London dealer Forest, 
according to an inscription on the back. 

Sale. Lippmann von Lissingen of Vienna, Paris, March 16, 1876, No, 21. 

In the collection of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, " Catalogue of 300 
Paintings," 1898, No. 49. 

In the collection of the late Maurice Kann, Paris. 

Bought by the London dealers Duveen, August 1909, with 303, 417, and 
other pictures and objects of art (for ^500,000). 

305. Portrait of a Nobleman. Half-length. He looks about 
thirty-five years of age. His figure is turned slightly to the left ; his head 
is seen in full face. He has brown hair, and a lighter brown moustache. 
He wears a black coat, with a white front and white silk pleated sleeves, 
with a lace collar. Grey background. 

Oval copper, 5 inches by 3^ inches. 

In the Schiff collection, Paris. 

In the collection of A. Beit, London. 

In the private collection of F. Kleinberger, Paris. 

306. THE ITINERANT PAINTER. M. 40. Half-length ; 
life size. A young man, with his figure turned three-quarters right, and 
his head seen almost in full face, looks to the left, past the spectator. His 



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long dark hair falls on his shoulders. On the right side of his head is 
his soft painter's hat. His black coat is open in front, showing his shirt 
and his bare throat. His right arm is bent, and the right hand, with out- 
stretched fingers, is extended before him. He holds a pink in his left 
hand. In the right background on an easel is the portrait of a man with 
a white ruff j the head is inclined to the right, and the eyes look down to 
the right on an open book ; over the left ear is a little cap with plumes 
falling down to the left. Grey background. 

Signed on the left at top on the easel-picture, "F.H. 1648" ; canvas, 
32^ inches by 26^ inches. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, IS Hotel Drouot en 1881, p. 87. 

Engraved by E. Charapollion. 

In the Lempriere collection, Jersey, since 1805. 

Sales. Boymans, Utrecht, August 31, 1811, No. D 26. 

Roxard de la Salle, Paris, March 28, 1881. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1902, No. 18. 

In the collection of Baron de Schlichting, Paris. 

307. PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN SEATED. B. 128; 
M. 1 80. Half-length. He faces three-quarters right, and looks at the 
spectator. His right elbow rests on the arm of his chair. His right hand 
grasps a corner of his coat ; the left hand is not shown. He has long 
hair, and a slight moustache. He wears a tall black hat, a black silk 
costume, and a white collar edged with lace. Grey background. All the 
four Hermitage pictures are of the master's most mature period, dating 
about 1645 or a little earlier. Judging from the costume, 309 alone 
might be somewhat later. 

Signed with the double monogram ; canvas, 27 inches by 22 inches. 

Engraved by J. B. Michel, 1777. 

In the Walpole collection, Houghton Hall ; purchased as a whole by the 
Empress Catherine II. 

In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 770. 

308. PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN STANDING. B. 

129 ; M. 1 8 1. Half-length. He faces three-quarters right. His gloved 
right hand is on his breast ; his left hand holds the other glove. He has 
a slight moustache and imperial, and long fair hair falling on his shoulders. 
He wears a broad-brimmed black hat, a black silk costume, and a collar 
edged with lace. Grey background. Probably painted about 1640. 
[See 307.] 

Signed with the monogram j canvas, 33^ inches by 26^ inches. 

Acquired by the Empress Catherine II. 

In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 771. 

309. PORTRAIT OF A MAN OF ABOUT FIFTY. B. 

130; M. 182. Half-length. He faces three-quarters right, and looks at 
the spectator. He has long chestnut-brown curls, and a slight moustache. 
His right hand is pressed to his side. He wears a black silk coat with a 
close-fitting white collar and a cloak wound round his body. The right 



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sleeve is slashed underneath, showing the white shirt. Brownish-grey back- 
ground. Possibly painted in or after 1645. [See 307.] 

Signed on the right with the monogram ; canvas, 33^ inches by 26^ 
inches. 

Acquired by the Empress Catherine II. 

In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 772. 

310. PORTRAIT OF AN OFFICER. B. 131 ; M. 138. 
Half-length. He faces three-quarters right, and looks at the spectator. 
He presses his right hand to his side. He has long brown hair, a short 
moustache, and imperial. He wears a broad-brimmed black felt hat, a buff 
coat with a cuirass, a broad silk sash over it, a lace collar, and ruffles. 
Behind him is a wooden wall with a window, through which are seen 
tree-tops and the sea. [See 307.] 

Canvas, 33^ inches by 26 J inches. 

Acquired by the Empress Catherine II. 

In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 773. 

311. PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN. B. 122. Half- 
length. He faces three-quarters left, and looks at the spectator. His 
right hand, holding a glove, is half-hidden in his cloak. He has long 
dark hair, a slight moustache, and an imperial. He is in black, with a 
close-fitting square white collar and wristbands. 

Signed on the left with the monogram ; canvas, 25 inches by 21 
inches. 

Described and illustrated by Dr. W. Martin in the Burlington Magazine, 
xiv. (October 1908), p. 60 ; he would date it about 1640-5. 

Exhibited at Vienna, 1873, No. 38. 

Exhibited at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Metropolitan Museum, New 
York, 1909, No. 32. 

In the collection of Remi van Haanen, Vienna. 

Successively in the possession of the London dealers T. Lawrie, March 
1898 ; the Paris dealer Bourgeois ; and the New York dealer L. Nardus. 

In the collection of P. A. B. Widener, Philadelphia. 

312. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. M. 126. Half-length. He 
faces three-quarters right, and is apparently seated. He looks at the 
spectator. His right hand is at his breast ; the other is not shown. He 
has a moustache and imperial. He wears a broad-brimmed hat, a black 
velvet coat, a close-fitting white collar trimmed with lace, and lace wrist- 
bands. 

Signed on the left with the monogram, and dated 1630 in figures 
that look doubtful ; canvas, 30 inches by 24! inches. 

In the possession of the London dealer Martin Colnaghi. 
In the collection of the Marquis d'Aoust, Paris. 
In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, " Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1896, No. 1 8. 

In the collection of Mrs. Byers, Pittsburg. 

313. PORTRAIT OF A MAN STANDING. 6.30; M. 143. 



90 FRANS HALS SECT. 

Almost a three-quarter-length. He faces three-quarters right, and 
looks at the spectator. His right hand is pressed to his side ; his left 
hand, with a ring on the ring-finger, is at his breast. He has brown hair, 
a brown moustache, and large pointed beard. He wears a black silk 
costume and a cloak of the same material hanging from the left shoulder 
and wound round the waist. Yellowish-grey background. Painted about 
1640. [Pendant to 410.] 

Canvas, 46^ inches by 35^ inches. 

Sales. Rotterdam, October 18, 1843, No. 24 (190 florins, with pendant, 
Lamme). 

A. de Beurs Stiermans and others of Hamburg, Rotterdam, April 
23, 1845, No. 48 (100 florins, with pendant, Lamme). 

B. A. C. de Lange van Wijngaarden, Rotterdam, April 22, 1846, 
No. 92. 

Mestern, Hamburg, 1865 (bought for the Boymans Museum). 
In the Boymans Museum, Rotterdam, 1907 catalogue, No. 106. 

314. Head of a Young Man. He faces right, but looks at the 
spectator. His lips are parted. He has long hair. He is in brown, with 
a dark-brown cap. 

Panel, 15 inches by 13 inches. 

In the collection of W. A. Coats, Skelmorlie Castle, Scotland, No. 17. 

315. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. B. 119; M. 103. Half-length; 
life size. His right hand is at his breast. He has a short moustache and 
pointed beard. He is in black, with a close-fitting collar trimmed with 
lace. Broad and loose in style. [Pendant to 392.] 

Canvas, 31 inches by 26 inches. 

Presented by Frau Regierungsrat Woldermann. 

In the Stettin Town Museum, 1899 catalogue, No. 14. 

316. PORTRAIT OF A HUMPBACKED MAN. M. 97.- 
He is seen to the hips ; in a painted oval. He faces three-quarters right, 
but looks at the spectator. His right hand is at his breast ; his left hand 
holds a yellow leather purse. He has fair hair, and a slight chestnut-brown 
moustache and pointed beard. He wears a broad-brimmed black hat, a 
black coat, a close-fitting white ruff, and lace ruffles. It is extraordinarily 
true to life. The man looks like a consumptive. [Pendant to 393.] 

Inscribed, " jETAT SV^E 28 (and under this) AN 1638 " ; canvas, 
39 inches by 26 inches. 

Mentioned by Olaf Granberg, Les Collections Privees de la Suede, 1886, i. 8, 
No. 9. 

In the collection of Queen Josephine. 
In the Royal Palace, Stockholm. 

317. HEAD OF A MAN. He is in profile to the left, and has 
long hair. He wears a dark-red cap and a white collar. 

Circular panel, 10 inches in diameter ; the grain of the wood runs 
diagonally. 

In the collection of L. Nardus, Suresnes. 



ix FRANS HALS gi 

318. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. He is in profile to the right, 
and looks round at the spectator. He holds his left hand, with his gloves, 
at his breast. He wears a peruke, and is dressed in black. 

Panel, 12 J inches by 10 inches. 

In the collection of L. Nardus, Suresnes. 

319. Portrait of a Man. M. 183. 

In the collection of Count Branicki, Warsaw as noted by A. Bredius. 

320. Portrait of a Man. M. 117. Three- quarter -length. He 
has a fine head, and faces right. He has grey whiskers and a moustache. 
He wears a hat and a flat collar. His left hand is gloved. Blackish 
in tone. It is of the last period, and is exceptionally well preserved. 
[Pendant to 396.] 

In the collection of Count Zamoyski, Warsaw as noted by A. Bredius. 

321. PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN. B. 121 ; M. 177. 

Half-length ; in a painted oval. He is turned three-quarters right, but 
looks at the spectator. His lips are parted. He has a slight moustache, 
and long fair hair. His left hand, with a ring on the little finger, holds his 
gloves. His right hand is thrust into the breast of his coat. He wears a 
broad-brimmed black felt hat, a black coat, a black cloak hanging from his 
left shoulder, and a white collar edged with lace. Painted about 1650, 
according to Bode. 

Canvas, 32 inches by 23^ inches. 

Formerly in the Imperial Riding School. 

In the Imperial Picture Gallery, Vienna, 1906 catalogue, No. 1297. 

322. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. B. 126 ; M. 115. Half-length. 
He faces three-quarters right, but looks at the spectator. His left hand 
holds a glove ; the other hand is not shown. He has a slight moustache. 
He wears a tall hat and a dark costume with a narrow and close-fitting 
white collar. [Pendant to 397.] 

Canvas, 43 inches by 31 inches. 

Exhibited at Vienna, 1873, No. 103. 

Sales, J. H. C. Cremer, Brussels, November 26, 1868. 

Gsell, Vienna, March 14, 1872, No. 37. 
In the collection of G. R. von Epstein, Vienna, 1873. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 300 
Paintings," 1898, No. 52. 

In the collection of Baron Albert von Rothschild, Vienna. 

323. Portrait of a Man. Half- length ; life size. He has long 
dark hair, and holds his right hand at his breast. He is dressed in brown ; 
his white shirt shows at the throat and wrists. The picture hangs too 
high to be accurately judged. 

Signed with the monogram ; canvas, 30 inches by 24^ inches. 

Exhibited at Vienna, 1873, No. 41. 
In the Strauss collection, Vienna. 

324. PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN. M. 178. Half- 



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length ; life size. He is turned three-quarters right ; his head is seen 
almost in full face. He looks at the spectator. He has long hair, and a 
very slight moustache. He wears a coat with a close-fitting white collar 
having a scalloped edge and a cloak hanging from the left shoulder and 
round the left arm. 

Canvas, 22^ inches by 18 inches. 

Exhibited at Vienna, 1873, No. 138 ; the catalogue states that it had 
formerly borne the false signature, "Diego Velasquez, 1642." 

In the collection of Count Kaunitz (who died 1794), Vienna. 

In the Grdnauer collection. 

In the collection of Baroness Auguste Stummer von Tavornok, Vienna, 1895 
catalogue, No. 73. 

325. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. B. 155; M. 133. Life size ; 
in an oval. Both hands are shown. It is said to be a portrait of the 
painter, but this is uncertain. A very fine, life-like, and spirited work. 
[See 147, 148, 278.] 

Dated 1635. 

Mentioned by Waagen, Suppl. 335. 

In the collection of the Duke of Bedford, Woburn Abbey, No. 141. 

326. PORTRAIT OF A MAN. M. 113. Half-length. He 
faces three-quarters left, and looks at the spectator. His left hand is at his 
breast ; the other hand is not shown. He has a moustache and a small 
pointed beard. He is in black, with a white collar and cuffs edged with 
lace. [Pendant to 399.] 

Octagonal panel, 26 inches by 22 inches ; the grain of the wood runs 
diagonally. 

Exhibited at Worms, 1902, No. 556; at Dttsseldorf, 1904, No. 314; and 
at Berlin, 1906, No. 51. 

Sale. Van Laanen, The Hague, November 16, 1767, No. 27 (40 florins). 

In the collection at Sanderstead Court. 

Sale. H. Doetsch, London, June 22, 1895, No. 372. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1895, No. 12. 

In the collection of Freiherr von Heyl zu Herrnsheim, Worms. 

326*7. Portrait of a Man. 

Mentioned in the inventory of Diederick Heynck, Amsterdam, March 16, 
1679 (valued at 12 florins) noted by A. Bredius. 

326^. Portrait of a Man. A small picture. 

Mentioned in the inventory of the estate left by the painter J. van de 
Cappelle, Amsterdam, dated, January 4, 1680 ; see Oud Holland, x. (1892), p. 36, 
No. 1 60. 

326*:. Portrait of a Man. Life size. [Probably a pendant to 399^.] 
Sale. Jan Six, Amsterdam, April 6, 1702, No. 89 (32 florins, with pendant). 

326^ and e. Portrait of a Man ; and, Head of a Man. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, Nos. 139, 154. 



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3267. Head of a Man. 

In the Merian collection, Frankfort-on-Main (Hoet, ii. 354), No. 31 (45 
florins) ; offered for sale by Jakob Heldewir in 1711. 

326^., A Man standing. A small picture. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 6, 1716 (Hoet, i. 198), No. 98 (4 florins 10). 

326/1. Portrait of a Man. [Pendant to 399*.] 

Sale. Amsterdam, November 23, 1729 (Hoet, i. 346), No. 57 (8 florins 12, 
with pendant). 

326*'. An Old Citizen. 

Sale. Cornelis Wittert van Valkenburg, Rotterdam, April 11, 1731, No. 71 
(22 florins). 

3267 and k. Two Portraits of Men. 

Sale. Amsterdam, February 21, 1736, Nos. 8, 9. 

3267. Portrait of an Officer. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 16, 1739 (Hoet, i. 605), No. 102 (u florins). 

326^. Portrait of a Man. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 16, 1739 (Hoet, i. 605), No. 104 (o florins 10). 

326. Portrait of a Man. Three-quarter-length. [Pendant to 

399^0 

53! inches by 38 inches. 

Sales. Seger Tierens, The Hague, July 23, 1743 (Hoet, ii. 114), No. 240 
(14 florins 10, with pendant). 

327. Portrait of a Bishop of Trier. 

34 inches by 21 inches. 

Sale. Gerard Vervoort, Brussels, September 19, 1746 (Terw. 45), No. 50 
(18 florins 10). 

327*7 and b. Two Portraits of Men. 

Sale. David letswaart, Amsterdam, April 22, 1749 (Hoet, ii. 247), Nos. 134, 
135 (26 florins and 8 florins respectively). 

327^. Portrait of a Man holding a Book. 

26^ inches by 21 inches. 

In the collection of H. Verschuuring, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 480). 

327^. Portrait of a Man. Vigorously painted. [Pendant to 399/.] 

Sale. Philip van Dijk, The Hague, June 13, 1753 (Terw. 78), No. 154 
(30 florins). 

327*. Portrait of a Man with a big Grey Hat. 

25^ inches by 30^- inches. 

Sale. Catharina Adriana de la Court, widow of Jan Meerman, Leyden, 
October 25, 1754, No. 27 (19 florins, Haasebroek). 



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Portrait of a Man. Incomparably good. 
Silver, 6 inches by 4^ inches. 

Sale, Rotterdam, June 28, 1756 (Tervv. 150), No. 45 (24 florins). 

327^. Portrait of a Man. 
37 inches by 30^ inches. 

Sale. Van Kretschmar, Amsterdam, March 29, 1757 (Terw. 171), No. 15 
(30 florins). 

327/1 and /. Two Portraits of Men. 

Sale. Amsterdam, February 27, 1760, No. 1 6. 

3277. Portrait of a Youth. Sold with 400. 

Sale. Dirk Kindt and others, The Hague, September 27, 1762, No. 99 
(i florin 8, with No. 98 = 400, Loui). 



. Portrait of a Man holding a Book. Very loosely painted. 
26 inches by 20 inches. 

Sale. Gerard van Oostrum, The Hague, September 23, 1765 (Terw. 489), 
No. 24 (25 florins). 

3277. A Small Portrait of a Man holding a Glass. [See 334;.] 

Mentioned in Oud Holland, vi. (1888), p. 44. 

In the possession of the painter Aart Schouman, The Hague, 1765. 

327772. Portrait of a Man seated. Three-quarter-length. 
Panel, 13^ inches by io inches. 

Sale. N. van Bremen, Amsterdam, December 15, 1766, No. 87 (16 florins, 
Fouquet). 

328. Portrait of a very Well-Dressed Man. Especially bold 
and fine. 

Canvas, 47^ inches by 38 inches. 

Sale. G. van Kinschot, Delft, July 21, 1767 (Terw. 608), No. 27 (50 
florins). 

3280. Portrait of a Man. A masterly painting. 

Sale. Thomas Schwencke, The Hague, October 6, 1767 (Terw. 650), No. 
100 (10 florins 15). 

328/>. Portrait of a Man. Half-length. 

Sale. J. G. Cramer, Amsterdam, November 13, 1769, No. 128. 

329. Head of a Youth. He is seen almost full face, but looks 
away. Broad in style. Sold with 400^. 

Circular panel, 12 inches in diameter. 

Sale. Herman Aarentz, Deventer, Amsterdam, April II, 1770, No. 17 
(20 florins, with No. 18 = 400^). 

3290. Head of a Man. Boldly painted. 

Panel, 19^ inches by 14^ inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 13, 1770, No. 206 (i florin). 



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329^. Portrait of a Man. Half-length. Boldly painted. [Pendant 
to 400*.] 

Canvas, 13 inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. F. I. de Dufresne, Amsterdam, August 22, 1770, No. 318. 

329^. Portrait of a Man. He faces the spectator. He wears a hat 
and a ruff. 

Canvas, 25^ inches by 20^ inches. 

Sale. F. I. de Dufresne, Amsterdam, August 22, 1770, No. 319. 

330. Portrait of an Ecclesiastic. Artistic. 
Panel, 6| inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. A. B., Leyden, October 30, 1770, No. 96 (3 florins 3). 

330*7. Portrait of a Man. Finished and boldly painted. 
Sale. L a S., The Hague, April 13, 1771, No. 2. 

330^. Portrait of a Man leaning on a Stick. 

n| inches by g| inches. 

Sale. Johan Balthasar Krauht and others, The Hague, October 7, 1771, 
No. 119 (2 florins 50, Van Herp). 

330^. Portrait of a Man. 

Sale. Jan Matthias Cok, Amsterdam, December 16, 1771, No. 92 (2 
florins 75). 

330^. Portrait of a Man. [Pendant to 401.] 
Canvas, 25 inches by i8| inches. 

Sale. L. de Moni, Leyden, April 13, 1772, No. 24 (15 florins 10, with 
pendant, Yver). 

331. Portrait of an Officer. Half-length. He rests one hand on 
his side. He has curly black hair. He wears a hat, a buff coat, a sash 
round his waist, a lace collar, and wristbands. 

31^ inches by 25^ inches. 

Sales. Wierman, Amsterdam, August 18, 1762, No. 114 or No. no, 

according to Terw. (8 1 florins). 

J. van der Marck, Amsterdam, August 25, 1773, No. 112 (80 florins, 
Le Febre). 

332. Portrait of a Man holding a Watch. A fine painting. 
[Pendant to 402.] 

Canvas, 30^ inches by 25 inches. 

This was probably the original of the following drawing made after 
Hals by J. G. Waldorp in 1780 : 

Portrait of a seated Man. Half-length. He is turned three-quarters 
right, and looks at the spectator. He holds an open watch in his right 
hand. His left arm is enveloped in his cloak. He has a moustache 
and a beard. He wears a broad-brimmed black hat, coat and cloak, and 
a close-fitting white collar with a scalloped edge. 

Dated 1643 ; in black chalk on parchment, 12 inches by 10 inches. 



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Sales. Carl Schoeffer, Amsterdam, May 30, 1893, No. 457. 

Alfred Boreel and others, Amsterdam, June 15, 1908, No. 653 

(bought for the Amsterdam Print Room). 
In the Amsterdam Print Room. 

The picture was in the sale : The widow Merkman, born I. van Leeu- 
waarden, Haarlem, September 21, 1773, No. 5. 

332*7. Head of a Man with a Cap. 

Sale. J. van der Marck, Amsterdam, November 29, 1773, No. 2252. 

332^. Portrait of a Man with a Hat and a White Ruff. 
Panel. 

In the Palace, Potsdam, 1773 ; No. 23 in the room next to the great marble 
hall ; No. 148 in the inventory. 

333. A Half-Nude Man recumbent. He holds a mussel in his 
right hand. 

25! inches by 22 inches. 

Sale. Hendrik Houtcamp, Alkmaar, March 19, 1776, No. 63. 

333#. Portrait of a Man. Very loosely painted. 
Panel, 25^ inches by 21 inches. 

Sale. The Hague, May 14, 1776, No. 36 (2 florins 60, Carre"). 

333/>. Head of a Man in profile. He has a flat collar. [Pendant 
to 403^. ] 

Panel, 14 inches by 1 1 inches. 

Sale. Van der Land, Amsterdam, May 22, 1776, No. 30 (28 florins 10, 
Van der Schley). 

333*:. Portrait of a Man seated. He leans with his arm on a 
book. 

Canvas, 18 inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. Huybert Ketelaar, Amsterdam, June 19, 1776, No. 75. 

334. An Oratorian. Finely painted and good in colour. 
Panel, I2| inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. The Jesuit House, Antwerp, May 20, 1777, No. 73. 

334<7. A Man with a Broad-Brimmed Black Hat. 

Engraved by Bock in the Glume Gallery, 1777. 

334^. Head of a Youth. Boldly painted. 
Canvas, io| inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. J. Christiaanze, Amsterdam, November 17, 1779, No. 49 (i florin, J. 
Yver). 

334^. An Old Man seated. He leans his right arm on the arm of 
his chair. Very finely painted. 

Sale. Johan Engelman, Haarlem, July 16, 1782, No. 13. 



ix FRANS HALS 97 

334^. Head of a Man. Cleverly handled. 

Sale. Isack dc Monie, Leyden, April 17, 1784, No. 154 (i florin 10, 
Beekman). 

334* and/ A Man seated; and, A Man standing. In oils. 

Sale. Collection of drawings of M. W. van Valkenburg, Haarlem, May 
17, 1784, No. 117 (i florin 30). 



Portrait of a Man. Half-length, showing the hands. 
Artistic and loose in handling. [Pendant to 403*?.] 
Canvas, 30 inches by 31 inches. 

Sale. J. van Bergen van der Grijp and others, Soeterwoude, June 25, 1784, 
No. 1 6 (20 florins, with pendant, Fouquet). 

334/;. Portrait of a Merry Old Man. Half-length. He wears a 
hat. 

Canvas, II inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. H. Rottermondt, Amsterdam, July 1 8, 1786, No. 97 (i florin 10, 
Van der Schley). 

334/. Head of a Man. With moustache and whiskers. 

Sale. H. Bredeman, Amsterdam, July I, 1788, No. 197 (3 florins 5, with 
No. 196). 

3347. Portrait of a Man with a Hat. [See 3277.] 

Panel, 7^ inches by 5^ inches. 

Sale. Aart Schouman the painter, The Hague, October 17, 1792, No. 109. 

335. Portrait of a Dignified Man. He is in black, with a white 
linen collar. He holds his hat in one hand. A masterly painting in the 
artist's best style. [Pendant to 409.] 

Panel, 43 inches by 34 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 23, 1808, No. 73 (191 florins, with pendant, 
Van Speren). 

336. Portrait of a Dignified Man. He has a white linen collar, 
and holds his gloves in one hand. Boldly painted. 

Canvas, 33 inches by 26 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, November 28, 1808 (6 florins 25, Dupre). 

337. Portrait of a Youth. His long curls fall on his shoulders. 
He has a grey cloak. 

Panel, 19 inches by 1 6 inches. 

Sale.}. B. Guyot, Paris, March 8, 1809, No. 83. 

338. Portrait of a Stadtholder. His head is seen in a three- 
quarter view. He is in black, and holds a stick. At his feet are two 
dogs. Behind him hangs a fine blue curtain. 

Canvas, 78 inches by 46 inches. 

Sale.]. B. Guyot, Paris, March 8, 1809, No. 102. 

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339 and 340. Two Heads of Men. In old Dutch dress with lace 
collars, in a comfortable pose. Masterly paintings. 
Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches (each). 

Sale. J. B. Fratacolla, Amsterdam, April 26, 181 3, No. 26 (36 florins, Roos). 

3400. Portrait of a Man wearing a Hat. Bold and loose in style. 
28| inches by 22| inches. 

Sale. Van Dijl, Amsterdam, January 10, 1814, No. 59 (5 florins 25). 

341. Portrait of a Prince. He wears an order. Bold and loose 
in style. 

Sale. Van Dijl, Amsterdam, January 10, 1814, No. 60 (9 florins 75). 

341 a. Portrait of an Old Man. Half-length. He has grey hair, 
and a grey beard. He is in black, with a ruff. Bold and vigorous brush- 
work. Natural flesh-colour. 

Panel, 28 inches by 21 inches. 

Sale. J. F. de Vinck de Wesel, Antwerp, August 16, 1814, No. 239 
(7 francs 50). 

341 . Portrait of a Man. Half-length. Both hands are shown. 
He wears a velvet coat and a broad lace collar. His head is bare. 
Canvas, 29 inches by 24^ inches. 

Sales. Huybert Keklaar, Amsterdam, June 19, 1776, No. 73 (3 florins, Helt). 
W. Reijers, Amsterdam, September 21, 1814, No. 48 (20 florins, 
Lamm en). 

341 c. Portrait of a Man. 

Panel, 6 inches by 4 inches. 

Sale. P. van den Santheuvel and J. van Strij, Dordrecht, April 24, 1816, 
No. 23. 

341^. Portrait of a Man. Half-length. He leans with his elbows 
on a table. Loose and bold in style. 
Panel, 12^ inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Baroness van Leyden, Warmond, July 31, 1816, No. 14 (n florins, 
Josi). 

341*. Portrait of a Well-Dressed Man laughing. A finished 
portrait. 

Canvas, 31 inches by 26 inches. 

Sale. B. Ocke, Leyden, April 21, 1817, No. 46 (180 florins, De Lelie). 

342. An Ensign. Broadly painted. 
34! inches by 24^ inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, November 16, 1819, No. 33 (9 florins 10, Vinkeles). 

342*7. Portrait of a Man. 

Canvas on panel, 49^ inches by 36^ inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 30, 1821, No. 329 (8 florins 50, Van den Berg). 



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342 . Portrait of a General. 

Panel, II inches by 5! inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, October 30, 1823, No. 98. 

342<r. Portrait of a Dignified Man. Loosely handled. 
Panel, 14 inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. J. Roelofs of Nymwegen, Amsterdam, March 8, 1824, No. 60 
(5 florins). 

343. Portrait of a Little Boy. He faces the spectator, and is 
richly and fashionably dressed. A fine picture, bold and loose in style. 
Panel, 20 inches by 15^- inches. 
Sale. Baron de Castell, Hamburg, July 21, 1824, No. 161. 

343. Head of a Man wearing a Round Hat. 

Sale. G. van den Burgh van Kronenburg, Loenen, September 6, 1824, 
No. 168 (2 florins 5, Van Eyk). 

343/f>. Portrait of a Dignified Man. 

Panel, u inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. O. W. J. Berg van Dussen Muilkerk, Amsterdam, July 7, 1825, 
No. 43 (39 florins). 

343<r. Portrait of a Man. Showing the hands. Broad and masterly. 

Panel. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 15, 1825, No. 38 (2 florins). 

343</. Portrait of an Old Man. He has a full beard. He wears 
a round hat and a collar. 

Panel, 25^ inches by 20| inches. 

Sale. C. Buys, Amsterdam, April 4, 1827, No. 29 (l florin 50). 

343*. A Youth. Skilfully painted. 
Panel, 2i| inches by 18 inches. 

Sale. H. Reydon and others, Amsterdam, April 5, 1827, No. 49 (7 florins 
80, Engelberts). 

343/i Portrait of a Dignified Man. With an embroidered collar. 
Canvas, 28^ inches by 24 inches. 

Sale. H. Reydon and others, Amsterdam, April 5, 1827, No. 50 (4 florins 
10, Fransi). 

343-. Portrait of a Man. Vigorous and full of expression. 

Panel, ioj inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. O. Reijers, Arnhem, August 6, 1827, No. 43 (85 florins). 

343/j. Portrait of a Man. Vigorous and full of expression. 

Panel, io| inches by 8 inches. 

Sale.O. Reijers, Arnhem, August 6, 1827, No. 44. 

343/. Portrait of a Dignified Man. Masterly and broad. [Pen- 
dant to 409^.] 



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Canvas. 

Sale. Amsterdam, March 24, 1828, No. 38 (30 florins, with pendant, Esser). 

343.7. Portrait of a Man. [Pendant to 4097;.] 

Sale. Rotterdam, April 26, 1830, No. 167 (17 florins 25, with pendant). 

343/. Portrait of a Dignified Man. In old Dutch costume. 
Ably painted. 
Canvas. 
Sale. Amsterdam, May 10, 1830, No. 41 (27 florins, Campen). 

343/. Portrait of a Dignified Man. In old Dutch costume. 
Masterly in style. 
Canvas. 
Sale. Amsterdam, August 2, 1830, No. 34 (30 florins, Gruyter). 

344. Portrait of a Man. 

Oval copper, 5 inches by I inch (?). 

Sale. Amsterdam, January 3, 1831, No. 40 (2 florins 25, Pakker). 

344*. Portrait of a Man. [Pendant to 409*'.] 
Copper, 13^ inches by n inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 14, 1832, No. 31 (13 florins 50, with pendant, 
De Beus). 

344^. A Soldier. Broadly painted. 
Copper, 6 inches by \\ inches. 

Sale. D. Teixeira, junior, The Hague, July 23, 1832, No. 23. 

344<r. Portrait of a Dignified Man. Masterly and fine. 
Panel, 34 inches by 26^ inches. 

Sale. J. F. Sigault and J. J. van Limbeck, Amsterdam, May 12, 1834, 
No. 91. 

345. Portrait of a Dignified Man. His right hand rests on his 
side ; his left hand is at his breast. Broad and masterly. 

Canvas, 48 inches by 36 inches. 

Sale. (Supplementary) P. van Romondt, Amsterdam, May_T 1 1-, 1835, 
No. 305 (50 florins, Roos). 

345#. Portrait of a Man. Very bold and good in execution. 
Canvas. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 3, 1835, No. 33. 

345^. Portrait of a Dignified Man. 

Canvas, 30 inches by 25 inches. 

Sale. Pfeiffer and Dupree, Amsterdam, April II, 1836, No. 60 (i florin, 
Abrams). 

345^. Portrait of a Young Man. 
Oval copper, 4 inches by 3 inches. 

Sale. Comte F. de Robiano, Brussels, May i, 1837, No. 238. 



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345</. Portrait of a Dignified Man. Vigorous and broad in style. 
[Pendant to 400,7.] 

Canvas, 42^ inches by 31^ inches. 

Sales. De Beehr and Van Leeuwen, Amsterdam, November 14, 1825, 

No. 38 (52 florins, with pendant, Hodges). 
C. H. Hodges and others, Amsterdam, February 27, 1838, No. 39. 

345*. Portrait of a Dignified Man. In old Dutch dress. 
Panel, 14 inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, October 29, 1838, No. 69 (40 florins, Hulswit). 

345/ Portrait of a Man. He wears a collar, and has one hand at 
his breast. [Pendant to 409^.] 

Canvas, 25^ inches by 19 inches. 

In the Van Gerstel collection. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 27, 1840, No. 28 (23 florins, Thijssen). 

345- Portrait of a Man. Half-length. 
Panel, 25 inches by 19 inches. 

Exhibited at Cologne, 1840, No. 71. 
Then in the collection of Franz Zanoli. 

345/1. Portrait of a Man. Half-length. He has a black hat. 
Panel, 26 inches by 20 inches. 
Exhibited at Cologne, 1840, No. 129. 
Then in the collection of J. B. Boden. 

345/. Portrait of a Man. Broadly painted. 
Panel, 2o| inches by 17^ inches. 

Sale. J. A^Topfer, Amsterdam, November 16, 1841, No. 132 (i florin, 
Van der Sluys). 

3457. Portrait of a Dignified Man. [Pendant to 4097.] 
Canvas, 47 inches by 34 inches. 

Sale. P. de Leeuw and P. Barbiers, Amsterdam, July n, 1843, No. 41. 

345^. Portrait of a Man. 

Canvas, 13^ inches by i8 inches, or more probably the reverse. 

Sale. P. de Leeuw and P. Barbiers, Amsterdam, July II, 1843, No. 1 66. 

345/. Portrait of a Dignified Man. A fine and masterly painting. 
Panel, 14 inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. F. van der Breggen, Amsterdam, April 10, 1843, No. 35 (12 florins, 
De Lelie). 

345. Portrait of a Man. A masterly painting. 
Canvas, 32^ inches by 28 inches. 

Sale. (Supplementary) P. M. Kesler, C. Apostool, and others, Amsterdam, 
May 13, 1844, No. 207 (i florin 50, Roos). 

346. Portrait of a Man. Half-length. He wears a black silk 



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cloak with a broad fluted collar, and a broad-brimmed hat casting a shadow 
on his forehead. He has a moustache, which turns up at the ends, short 
fair whiskers, and an imperial. This is so fine a picture that it was ranked 
as one of the masterpieces in the Fesch Gallery. 

Canvas, 22 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. Cardinal Fesch, Rome, March 17, 1845, No. 94. 

3460. A Dignified Man in Black. 
Panel, 12 J inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. A. Oberman and others, Amsterdam, March 31, 1846, No. 31 (10 
florins, Roos). 

346^. Portrait of a Richly- Dressed Man. [Pendant to 410*7.] 

Sale. B. A. C. de Lange van Wijngaarden, Rotterdam, April 22, 1846, 
No. 1 68. 

346*:. Portrait of a Dignified Man. He wears a round hat. 

Canvas, i6J inches by 12 \ inches. 

Sale. A. Pluym, Amsterdam, November 24, 1846, No. 34 (3 florins 75). 

346^. Portrait of a Dignified Man. 

Sale. B. de Harde Swart and others, Amsterdam, November 16, 1847, No. 
200 (3 florins 25, Scheffer). 

346*. Portrait of a Magistrate. 

Mentioned by Kramm, p. 632. 

Sale. Comte D'Espinoy, Versailles, January 14, 1850, No. 293. 

346^ Portrait of a Man. He wears a broad pleated collar. His 
left hand is hidden in the fur trimming of his cloak. 
Panel, 27^ inches by 23^ inches. 
Sale. Amsterdam, December 17, 1850, No. 47 (76 florins, Brondgeest). 

346^. Portrait of a Dignified Man. [Pendant to 41 ia.] 
Panel, 27 inches by 22^ inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, October 26, 1852, No. 40 (14 florins, with pendant, 
Glazer). 

346/1. Portrait of a Youth. He wears a hat. A spirited and 
masterly painting. 

Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. A. Hulsen, Amsterdam, May 2, 1854, No. 37. 

346*'. Portrait of a Man. In profile. Known as Rubens. A 
remarkably spirited painting. 

In the collection of the Hon. Edmund Phipps, London, 1854 (Waagen, ii. 
227). 

347. Portrait of a Man. He faces three-quarters right. One 
hand, holding his rough leather gloves, rests on his hip. The other holds 
his big black hat. Grey background. 



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Dated 1636 or 1656 (?). 
Canvas, 54 inches by 48^ inches. 

Exhibited at Manchester, 1857, No. 68 1. 

Mentioned by W. Btirger, Tresors <? Art en Angleterre, p. 243. 

In the possession of the London dealer Henry Farrer, 1857. 

348. Portrait of a Man. Half-length. He faces three-quarters 
left. He is in black, with a smooth collar and a black cap. His right 
hand is at his breast ; his left hand holds a book with a silver clasp. 

Signed on the right with the monogram ; panel, 29^ inches by 
25 inches. 

Sale. Dr. van Cleef of Utrecht, Paris, April 4, 1864, No. 32 (160 francs). 

349. Portrait of a Young 1 Man. He is in black, with a broad 
falling collar and a broad-brimmed hat. [Pendant to 413.] 

Canvas, 32 inches by 26 inches. 

Sale. Comte de Pourtales-Gorgier, Paris, March 27, 1865, No. 159. 

349<7rf. Portrait of a Dutchman. Half-length. He is in black, 
with a white collar and ruffles. One hand rests on his hip ; the other 
wears a white glove. [Pendant to 413*7.] 

40 inches by 34 inches. 

Sale. Paul van Cuyck, Paris, February 7, 1866, No. 46 (2555 francs). 

349*7. Portrait of a Man. Half-length. He has a beard and 
moustache. 

Canvas, 22| inches by 16^- inches. 

Sale. Breb , Paris, March 26, 1866, No. 15. 

349^. Head of a Man. Broad and vigorous in style. 

Panel, 17! inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. P. van Arnhem, Groningen, September 24, 1868, No. 86. 

349<r. Portrait of an Academician. 

Exhibited at Leeds, 1868, No. 741. 

Then in the collection of Danby Vernon Harcourt. 

349^. Portrait of a Dutchman. Half-length. He wears a broad 
felt hat and a yellow coat with a tight collar. 

Sale. D , Paris, April 3, 1869, No. 19 (400 francs). 

350. Portrait of a Mail. Three-quarter-length. He faces the 
spectator. Both hands are shown ; the right holds his gloves. He has 
brown hair. He is in black, with a soft collar. A sketch. 

Sale. D , Paris, April 3, 1869, No. 20 (200 francs). 

350*. Portrait of a Laughing Youth. 

Panel, about 5| inches by \\ inches. 
Sale. Vienna, April 26, 1869, No. 34. 

351. Portrait of a Man. Half-length. He leans his left hand on 



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a table, and holds the right at his breast. He has a moustache and 
imperial, and long hair. He wears a broad-brimmed hat, a black silk coat, 
and cloak with lace-trimmed collar and wristbands. 

Sale. B.d., Paris, April 1 6, 1870, No. 7. 

352. A Nobleman. He faces the spectator, with one foot on the 
first step of a staircase. He wears a coat, a grey cloak, and a shirt with 
wide sleeves, and holds a broad-brimmed hat in his right hand. He smiles, 
and seems to be greeting guests. 

Signed in full in the left centre ; canvas, 70 inches by 46 inches. 

In the Pourtales collection, Paris. 

Sales. Marquis du Blaisel, Paris, March 16, 1870, No. 61 (2650 francs). 
London (?), 1872 (151 : 55., bought in). 

353. Portrait of a Man. 

Canvas, 24 inches by 19! inches. 

In the Jager Gallery. 

Sale. F. J. Gsell, Vienna, March 14, 1872, No. 39. 

354. Portrait of a Man. See B. 126; M. 131. He wears a 
velvet coat with a white collar and wristbands. He holds his hat in one 
hand, and his gloves in the other. 

Inscribed, "aetat 36, 1634" ; canvas, 46 inches by 33 J inches. 

Sale. F. J. Gsell, Vienna, March 14, 1872, No. 40. 

355. A Man with a Thistle (possibly a botanist). Half-length ; 
life size. He is turned three-quarters left, and looks at the spectator. He 
holds a plant in his right hand ; the left hand is not shown. He has a 
slight moustache and pointed beard. He wears a broad-brimmed black 
felt hat, a black coat with a cloak, and a close-fitting lace-trimmed collar. 
Excellent in quality and very spirited in effect. 

Panel, 24 inches by 19 inches. 

Etched by Laguillermie. 
In an English collection. 
Sale. Sedelmeyer, Vienna, December 20, 1872, No. 110. 

356. Portrait of an Old Man. B. 22. Three-quarter-length. 
[Pendant to 414.] 

Dated 1643. 

In the possession of the Amsterdam dealer D. van der Kellen, junior, 
1873- 

357. Portrait of a Man. B. 28. Half-length. 
Dated 1663. 

Sa!e.H. Neville D. Goldsmid of The Hague, Paris, May 4, 1876. 

358. A Neapolitan Soldier. 

30 inches by 25 inches. 

Sale. A. Levy, London, June 16, 1876 (39 : 5s.). 

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His hair and beard are slightly grey. He turns over the leaves of a book 
lying on a table with a green cloth. 

Panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Ruelens, Brussels, April 17, 1883, No. 119. 

359. Portrait of a Young Cavalier. He stands, seen at full 
length. He is in green with a lace collar and a hat. His left hand is in 
his pocket ; his right hand holds a stick. 

17! inches by n inches. 

Mentioned by Bode, 612. 

Sale. Sierstorpff of Driburg, Berlin, April 19, 1887, No. 60. 

360. Portrait of a Man. M. 136. He stands, seen almost to the 
knees. He is turned three-quarters right, and looks at the spectator. He 
rests his right hand on his hip. His left arm is enveloped in his cloak ; in 
the gloved left hand is his right-hand glove. He wears a black coat and 
cloak, a close-fitting lace collar, and a black felt hat. 

Signed with the monogram, and inscribed on the right, "AETAT 
SVAE 37. AN 1643 " ; canvas, 46 inches by 35 inches or 27^ inches, 
according to the Bosch sale catalogue. 

Etched by J. Klaus. 

Exhibited at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Metropolitan Museum, New 
York, 1909, No. 35. 

Sale. Ad. Jos. Bosch, Vienna, April 28, 1885, No. 20 (14,010 florins, 

Kaiser). 
In the collection of Mrs. Collis P. Huntington, New York. 

361. Portrait of a Gentleman. He is in black, and wears a hat. 
30^ inches by 24^ inches. 

Sa/e.S. H. de Zoete, London, 1885 (^189, M. Colnaghi). 

361^. Portrait of a Man. He has long brown hair, and wears a 
plain white collar. 

Canvas, 16 inches by 12 inches. 

Exhibited in the Rupprecht Exhibition, Munich, 1889, No. 621. 

362. Portrait of a Man. He is seated, with his hat on. His 
right arm rests on the back of a chair. Probably genuine. Blackish in 
tone. 

Sale. London, February 28, 1891, No. 95 or no (493 : ios.) noted by 
A. Bredius. 

362*7. Portrait of a Man with a Gold Chain. Half-length. 
[Possibly a pendant to 423*7.] 

Canvas, 28 inches by 22 inches. 

Sale. Balthasar Schmidt, Berlin, June 20, 1891, No. 42. 

362^. Portrait of a Man. Half-length. He wears a black coat 
and cloak, a round white collar trimmed with lace, and a big hat. 
Signed, F. H. ; canvas, 31 inches by 25 inches. 

e.St. Remy zur Biesen and others, Cologne, December 9, 1892, 

No. 78. 



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362*:. Portrait of a Man. Half-length. He is in profile, but turns 
his head to the spectator. His right hand is at his breast. He has a 
beard and moustache, and curly brown hair. He wears a slouch hat and a 
black dress with white collar and wristbands. An illegible inscription is 
hidden by the repainting of the collar. 

Signed ; panel, 24 inches by 2o| inches. 

Sale. The widow Marie von Robert and others, Cologne, March 27, 
1893, No. 124. 

362^. Portrait of a Man. Half-length. He wears a black silk 
doublet with a broad falling collar. His face, framed in his thin hair and 
beard, looks to the left with a thoughtful expression. 

Canvas, 28^ inches by 23 inches. 

Sale. Clave-Bouhaben, Cologne, June 4, 1894, No. 241. 

362*. Portrait of a Beardless, Middle-Aged Man. Half-length ; 
life size. He faces the spectator. He is in black, with a white lace 
collar. 

Canvas, 24 inches by 19^ inches. 

Sale. D'Eve and others, Cologne, March 20, 1899, No. 52. 

362/1 Portrait of a Spanish Officer. Half-length. He is turned 
to the right, with his head in a three-quarter view, and looks at the 
spectator. His right hand rests on his side. He has a slight moustache 
and imperial, and long hair. He wears a broad-brimmed black slouch hat, 
a brown doublet, a cuirass, a sash, a broad lace collar, and ruffles. Behind 
him, through a window, is seen a landscape. 

Panel, 34^ inches by 26 inches. 

Sale. Forst and others, Cologne, December 13, 1899, No. 47. 

363. A Gentleman. He has a brown dress trimmed with fur and a 
white collar. Experts doubted the authenticity of this picture. 

24 inches by 19 inches. 

Sale. London, May 3, 1902, No. no (168, Bailey). 

364. [Identical with 261.] 

364^7. Portrait of a Gentleman. He looks about forty years of 
age, and has a sympathetic face, with a fair moustache and whiskers. He 
wears a black velvet doublet and a white ruff. 

Panel, 9 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Julius Caesar von Kolsch-Etterbeck, Frankfort-on-Main, March 19, 
1907, No. 30. 

364^. Portrait of an Ecclesiastic. [Pendant to 425^.] 
Oval canvas, 34 inches by 28 inches. 

Sale. Th. Auerbach, Frankfort-on-Main, April 23, 1907, No. 34. 
364*-. [Identical with 103.] M. 41. 

365. PORTRAIT OF A GIRL. M. 196. She feces right. She 
has fair hair, adorned with a red ribbon. She wears a black dress over a 



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white undergarment. Grey background. Retouched by the artist him- 
self in several places. 

Signed on the right at foot with the monogram ; panel, 10 inches by 
8 inches the grain of the wood running diagonally. 

In the collection of Earl Spencer, Althorp. 

366. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN SEATED. Half-length. 
She faces the spectator. She rests her right hand and her left elbow on 
the arm of her chair, and supports her chin on her closed left hand. In 
her dark hair are a rose-bud and a comb set with pearls. Over a white 
undergarment with puffed sleeves she wears a green dress. Behind her is 
a reddish-brown drapery. Very broadly and thinly painted. ' 

35 inches by 25 inches. 

Sale. H. Th. Hoch, Munich, September 19, 1892, No. 81 (Braams). 
In the Braams collection, Arnhem. 

367. PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN. B. 84 ; M. 112. 

Half-length. She is turned three-quarters left, and looks at the 
spectator. Her hands rest in her lap ; the right hand, with rings on the 
fingers, is placed on the left hand. She wears a lace-trimmed cap, a black 
dress with a broad lace collar and lace ruffles at her wrists, and a gold 
chain and bracelets. The colours are set side by side with few gradations, 
as in the pendant 253. 

Canvas, 30 inches by 23 inches. 

Acquired for Berlin in 1841. 

In the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, 1906 catalogue, No. 80 1. 

368. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN STANDING. M. 102.- 
Three-quarter-length. She is turned three-quarters left, and looks at the 
spectator. She holds her right hand loosely in front of her ; her left hand 
grasps her gloves. She wears a white lace-trimmed cap and a low broad 
ruff. [Pendant to 256.] 

Signed with the monogram, and inscribed, "^ETA SVJE 32 (and under 
this) AN 1640" ; canvas, 47-^ inches by 37! inches. 

Exhibited at Diisseldorf, 1904, No. 317. 

Sale. (Possibly) Huybert Ketelaar, Amsterdam, June 19, 1776, No. 72 

(145 florins, Yver) measuring 41^ inches by 37 inches. 
In the Hobson collection, Rugby. 
In the possession of the London dealer Lesser. 
In the Orrock collection, London. 

In the possession of the London dealers P. and D. Colnaghi. 
In the collection of the late A. von Carstanjen, Berlin. 

369. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN. M. 201. Half-length. 
She is turned three-quarters left, and looks at the spectator. She holds her 
gloves in her clasped hands. She wears a white cap, a ruff, and a black 
silk dress with white ruffles at her wrists. The face is fresh in colour, 
with strong blackish shadows. 

Canvas, 27^ inches by 2oJ inches. 

Exhibited at Dusseldorf, 1904, No. 312 ; and at Berlin, 1906, No. 50. 



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In the possession of the Paris dealer E. Warneck. 
In the collection of the late Rodolphe Kann, Paris. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, " Catalogue of 300 
Paintings," 1898, No. 53. 

In the collection of Karl von der Heydt, Berlin. 

370. PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG LADY STANDING. 

M. 202. Three-quarter-length ; life size. She is turned three-quarters 
left, and looks at the spectator. She holds a fan in her hands. She 
wears a grey dress embroidered in gold, with a lace collar and ruffles. The 
hands, in particular, are very carefully modelled. In a delicate grey tone. 
Canvas, 32 inches by 26 inches. 

Exhibited at Berlin, 1906, No. 53. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1907, No. 17. 

In the collection of Carl von Hollitscher, Berlin. 

371. PORTRAIT OF AN OLD WOMAN SEATED. M. 

186. Three-quarter-length. She is turned three-quarters left, and 
looks at the spectator. Her left hand rests on the arm of her chair ; her 
right hand, holding a hymn-book, lies in her lap. She wears a white cap 
and a black dress, with a ruff and lace ruffles at her wrists. The light and 
shade are very strongly contrasted for this early date. 

Inscribed on the left, " JET AT SVJE 60 (and under this) AN 
canvas, 48 inches by 36 inches. 

Exhibited at Berlin, 1906, No. 49. 

In the collection of Comte de la Rupelle. 

Sale. (Probably) Jurriaans, Amsterdam, August 28, 1817, No. 20 (200 

florins, Roos). 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1905, No. 13. 

In the collection of James Simon, Berlin. 

372. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN. M. 108. She sits in an 
arm-chair, turned three-quarters left, with her head to the spectator, at 
whom she is looking. Her left hand rests on the arm of her chair ; her 
right hand with the thumb up, holding a hymn-book, lies in her lap. She 
wears a white cap and a black dress, with a very broad ruff and white lace- 
trimmed ruffles at her wrists. [Pendant to 299.] 

Signed on the left with the monogram, and inscribed, te .^ETATIS 
47 (and under this) 1648" ; canvas, 48^ inches by 39 inches. 

Sale. Miles, London, May 13, 1899, No. 91 (2100, Lawrie). 
In the Boston Museum, U.S.A. 

373. AN OLD WOMAN. M. 207. Life size. She faces the 
spectator, and wears a stiff ruff. A portion of a larger picture. 

Canvas, 16 inches by 13 inches. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer E. Warneck. 

In the collection of the late Quincy Shaw, Boston, U.S.A. 

374. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN STANDING. B. 100. 
She looks about thirty years of age. Three-quarter-length. She is turned 



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three-quarters left, and looks at the spectator. Her left arm hangs at her 
side, the hand grasping the seam of her dress ; her right hand rests on the 
back of a chair. She wears a lace cap, a ruff, a shiny silk dress, a jacket of 
lacquer-red with yellow spots, a sleeveless cape of black figured taffeta, and 
lace wristbands. She has a golden girdle and bracelets. In the left upper 
corner is a coat-of-arms, bearing three swans swimming to the right. 
Dark-grey background. Painted about 1620. [Pendant to 265.] 
Canvas on panel, 40^ inches by 32^ inches. 

In the chief Kassel inventory of 1749, No. 688. 

In the Picture Gallery, Kassel, 1903 catalogue, No. 214. 

375. PORTRAIT OF A LADY STANDING. B. 60 ; M. 

187. Three-quarter-length. She is seen almost in full face, but turned 
slightly to the left. She wears a rich dress. Her left arm hangs at her 
side j her right hand holds her gloves. 

Inscribed, " ^ETA SV^ 28 /and under this) AN 1634"; canvas, 
44 inches by 32 inches. 

In the collection of Comte Andre Mniszech, Paris. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 

In the collection of A. de Ridder, Cronberg, near Frankfort-on-Main. 

376. PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN. M. 200 and 

203. Half-length ; in a painted oval. She is turned to the left, but looks 
at the spectator. Her hands are folded. She wears a black dress, a broad 
flat collar, and lace wristbands. The flesh tones on the face are dirty ; 
otherwise this is a good picture, broadly painted. 

Canvas, 30 inches by 23 inches or 27 inches by 22 inches, according 
to the Berlin catalogue. 

Acquired by the Berlin Gallery, 1841, No. 8oiJ ; and transferred to 
Dusseldorf in 1884. 

In the Royal Academy of Art, Dusseldorf, 1901 catalogue, No. 217. 

377. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN STANDING. M. no. 
Three -quarter-length. She is turned three-quarters left, and looks at 
the spectator. Her hands are in front of her ; the bare right hand, holding 
a fan, rests on the gloved left hand. She has long fair hair, with a small 
black cap. She is in black, with a triple thin white tulle collar round her 
shoulders, a ribbon bow at her breast, and white lace-trimmed wristbands. 
Grey-green background. [Pendant to 274.] 

Canvas, 46 inches by 34 inches. 

Presented by William M'Ewan, 1885. 

In the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, 1900 catalogue, No. 39. 

378. PORTRAIT OF A LAUGHING WOMAN. B. 109; 

M. 100. Half-length. She is turned three-quarters left, and looks at the 
spectator. She holds both hands in front of her ; in the left hand is a 
handkerchief. She wears a white cap, a ruff, a black dress, and lace wrist- 
bands. [Pendant to 276.] 

Signed in the left centre with the monogram, and inscribed, " JET AT 
SVJE 44 (and under this) AN 1638 " ; panel, 37! inches by 28 inches. 



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In the collection of Johann Friedrick Stadel. 

In the Stadel'sches Kunstinstitut, Frankfort -on -Main, 1900 catalogue, 
No. 174. 

379. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN. B. 39 j M. 96. Half- 
length ; in a painted oval. She is turned three-quarters left, and looks at 
the spectator. Her right hand is folded over her left. She wears a white 
cap, a black silk dress, and a ruff. [Pendant to 304.] 

Signed in the left centre with the monogram, and inscribed, " /ETA 
SV/E 53 (and under this) AN 1640" ; canvas, 33! inches by 27 inches. 

Exhibited at Vienna, 1873, No. 162. 

Salei. Amsterdam, June 21, 1797, No. 91 (20 florins, with pendant, 

Aiman). 
Lippmann von Lissingen of Vienna, Paris, March 16, 1876, No. 22 

(5300 francs). 
Ed. Kums, Antwerp, May 17, 1898, No. 75 (25,000 francs, Ghent 

Museum). 
In the Ghent Museum, 1905 catalogue, No. 83. 

380. PORTRAIT OF A LADY. M. 1 88. Almost three-quarter- 
length. Her hands are folded on her lap. She wears a cap and a ruff. 
She has the face of a healthy woman. 

Signed with the monogram, and inscribed, " /ETA SV/E 34 An 
1635 " ; panel, 28 J inches by 21^ inches. 

Engraved by Courtry, probably in a sale catalogue. 

Exhibited at Dusseldorf, 1886, No. 131. 

In the collection of Baron Albert von Oppenheim, Cologne. 

381. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN. B. 132; M. 198. Half- 
length. She is turned three-quarters left, and looks at the spectator. Her 
hands are crossed before her, the right hand resting on the left. She wears 
a white lace-trimmed cap and a broad white ruff and wristbands. She has 
a very fat face. Unattractive and dirty in tone. 

Signed with the monogram ; canvas, 24^ inches by i8| inches. 

Bought from F. A. Keogh, 1876, for the Gallery (for 105). 
In the National Gallery, London, 1906 catalogue, No. 1021. 

382. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN STANDING. B. 145 ; 

M. 197. Almost three-quarter-length. She is turned three-quarters left, 
and looks at the spectator. Her left hand grasps her gold chain ; the right 
hand is extended before her. She wears a lace-trimmed cap, a black silk 
dress, a ruff, and lace wristbands. To the left is a coat-of-arms, which has 
been repainted. This is not, as has been assumed, a pendant to 287. It 
was painted about the years 1630-35. 

Inscribed near the coat-of-arms, " aeta suae 37 " j panel, 37 inches by 
28 inches (within the frame). 

Exhibited at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1904, No. 284. 
In the collection of the Duke of Devonshire, London. 

383. PORTRAIT OF A LADY STANDING. M. 199. 
Three-quarter-length. She is turned to the left, but looks at the spectator. 



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In her right hand is a handkerchief; her left hand grasps her dress, which 
is of black silk embroidered with gold. She wears a cap, lace-trimmed 
wristbands, and a ruff. Dark background. It is very prettily rendered, 
and therefore at first sight is not convincing ; but it is certainly genuine, 
and is not smoother than, for example, the " Aletta Hanemans " at The 
Hague (209). Painted about 1635. 
Canvas, 46 inches by 34! inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1880, No. 64 ; 
and 1902, No. 97. 

In the collection of W. F. S. Dugdale, London. 

384. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN. M. 206. Half-length. 
She is turned slightly to the left, and looks at the spectator. Her left hand 
is at her breast ; her right hand holds her fan. She wears a black dress 
trimmed with lace, a close-fitting cap, a white lace collar and wristbands, 
and a pearl necklace. Grey background. Painted about the years 1635-40. 

Canvas, 31^ inches by 25^ inches. 

Exhibited in the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1903, No. 45. 

Exhibited at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Metropolitan Museum, New 
York, 1909, No. 31. 

Purchased in the Isle of Wight, 1896, from the grandson of George IV.'s 
cook, who had formerly owned it, by the London dealers Dowdeswell. 

In the possession, successively, of the London dealer C. Wertheimer ; of the 
Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer ; and the London dealers T. Agnew and Sons. 

In the collection of J. Pierpont Morgan, London. 

385. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN. M. 192. Almost three- 
quarter-length. She faces the spectator. Her left hand holds her black 
fan, which hangs down ; her right hand toys with her gold chain, wound 
several times round her neck. She wears a black dress embroidered with 
gold in front, a lace-trimmed cap, a tight-fitting double lace collar, and 
wristbands. 

Canvas, 32 inches by 22 J inches. 

In the collection of Robert Gwilt, Icklingham, Suffolk. 
In the possession of the London dealers T. Agnew and Sons till 1889. 
In the collection of the late George Salting, London ; bequeathed to the 
national collections, 1909. 

386. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN. B. 150; M. 94 Com- 
monly called the artist's wife. Half-length. She is seen almost in full 
face, though slightly inclined to the left, and looks at the spectator. The 
fingers of her left hand are thrust into the bosom of her dress ; the right 
hand is not shown. She wears a white cap, a dark dress, and a thin ruff. 
Behind her on the wall is a narrow moulding running horizontally, and, 
to the left, perpendicularly, apparently the frame of a map or picture. 
[Pendant to 292.] 

Inscribed to the left at top, "aetat suae 60 (and under this) anno 1628 ' ; 
circular panel, 8 inches in diameter. 

Mentioned by Waagen, Suppl. 354. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1876, No. 212. 



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In the collection of the Earl of Radnor, Longford Castle, 1898 catalogue, 
No. 22. 

387. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN. M. 205. Wrongly called 
the artist's wife. Half-length. She is seated facing three-quarters left, 
and looks at the spectator. Her right arm is over the back of the chair. 
Her hands, which hold her fan, rest on her lap. She wears a black silk 
dress with a pink silk front, a broad lace collar and wristbands, gold 
bracelets, and a black cap adorned with a gold band set with pearls, from 
under which her yellowish-brown hair falls in curls on her shoulders. In 
the background, to the left, are two columns ; to the right is a vista with 
the outline of a town and church spires on the horizon. 

Canvas, 38^ inches by 31 inches. 

In the collection of the Earl of Bessborough, who sold it in 1848 to Lewis 
Jarvis Banker, of King's Lynn. 

In the possession of the London dealer M. Colnaghi. 

Bought by Henry G. Marquand from Colnaghi, and presented to the Museum 
in 1890. 

In the Metropolitan Museum, New York, 1905 catalogue, No. 269. 

388. PORTRAIT OF A LADY SEATED. M. 189. Three- 
quarter-length. She is seen almost in full face, though slightly inclined to 
the left, and looks at the spectator. Her left forearm rests on the arm of 
her chair ; her left hand holds a book which rests on her left knee. Her 
right hand is in front of her. She is in black, with a cap and a ruff. Grey 
background. 

Inscribed on the left at top, " JET AT SV^E 56, AN 1635"; 
canvas, 35 inches by 35! inches. 

Etched by L. Krathe in the Sellar catalogue. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1885, No. 105 
measuring 44 inches by 35 inches. 

Sales. J. Bernard, Amsterdam, November 24, 1834, No. 46 (160 florins, 

De Vries) measuring 50 inches by 36^ inches. 
D. P. Sellar of London, Paris, June 6, 1889, No. 36 measuring 46 

inches by 36^ inches. 

In the collection of the late C. T. Yerkes, New York, 1904 catalogue, 
No. 35. 

389. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN STANDING. B. 42 ; M. 

193. Almost a three-quarter-length. She is turned three-quarters left, 
and looks at the spectator. Her hands are crossed before her at the waist, 
the right hand resting on the left, which holds her gloves. She wears 
black, with a white cap, a broad white collar, and wristbands. There is a 
good deal of red in her cheeks. The prevailing tone is grey. The figure 
is very well placed in the frame. 

Canvas, 43 inches by 32 inches. 

In the La Caze collection, Paris. 

In the Louvre, Paris, La Caze bequest, 1903 catalogue, No. 2385. 

390. PORTRAIT OF A LADY. M. 194. Half-length ; in an 
oval. She faces right, and both her hands are shown. 

In the collection of Madame Andre-Jacquemart, Paris. 



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391. PORTRAIT OF A DUTCHWOMAN STANDING. 

M. 195. Three-quarter-length. She is turned three-quarters left, and 
looks at the spectator. Her left hand rests on her hip j her right hand 
holds a glove. She wears a black silk dress with a flowered pattern, a 
white lace-trimmed cap, a broad ruff, and lace wristbands. 
Canvas on panel, 46 inches by 36 inches. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1899, No. 19. 

In the collection of the Marquis de Ganay, Paris. 

392. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN. B. 120; M. 104. The 
background with the signature appears to have been repainted, and the 
signature is probably false. The portrait is not so good as its pendant, 315. 

Signed with the monogram, and inscribed, "aetatis 46 suae 1643" > 
canvas, 31 inches by 26 inches. 

Given to Stettin by Frau Regierungsrat Woldermann. 
In the Stettin Town Museum, 1899 catalogue, No. 15. 

393. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN. M. 98. Seen to the hips j 
in a painted oval. She is turned three-quarters left, and looks at the spec- 
tator. She wears a very thin white cap, a black dress embroidered in front 
with gold, a ruff, and lace wristbands. Her hands are crossed in front of 
her, the right hand resting on the left. [Pendant to 316.] 

Inscribed, " JET AT SV^E 41 (and under this) AN 1638" ; canvas, 
39 inches by 26 inches. 

Mentioned by Olaf Granberg, Les Collections Privees de la SuMe, 1886, i. 
p. 9, No. 10. 

In the collection of Queen Josephine. 
In the Royal Palace, Stockholm. 

394. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN STANDING. Half- 
length. She is turned to the left, and looks at the spectator. Her hands 
are folded in front of her ; the gloved left hand holds the right glove. She 
wears a black dress, a white lace-trimmed cap, collar, and wristbands. 
Brown background. The prevailing tone is grey. Painted about 1650. 

Canvas, 32 inches by 26 inches. 

Exhibited at Munich, 1897. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1902, No. 133. 

In the possession of the London dealers T. Agnew and Sons, who bought it 
in Vienna about the year 1898. 

In the possession, successively, of Dr. P. Mersch, Paris, and of F. Kleinberger, 
Paris. 

In the Van Gelder collection, Uccle, Brussels. 

395. Portrait of a Young Woman. Seen to the waist. She 
faces three-quarters right. She wears a black dress with embroidered blue 
sleeves puffed with red. On her smoothly combed fair hair is a lace cap. 
A grey veil is lightly thrown over the cap, and held at her breast by her 
left hand. She wears a ruff, a chain, and a finger-ring. Dark-grey back- 
ground. The picture is hung too high for its authorship to be determined 

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precisely, but it almost gives the impression of being the work of Frans 
Hals. 

Panel, 27^ inches by 22^ inches. 

In the Lasienski Palace, Warsaw, 1895 catalogue, No. 76 catalogued as 
by an unknown master of the Flemish school. 

396. Portrait of a Woman. M. 118. Three-quarter-length, 
facing left. In full light. Ugly features. Of the last period. [Pendant 
to 320.] 

In the collection of Count Zamoyski, Warsaw noted by A. Bredius. 

397. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN STANDING. B. 125 ; 
M. 116. Half-length. She is turned three-quarters left, and looks at the 
spectator. Her right hand is clasped in her left. She wears a white cap, 
a black dress with a broad and tight-fitting white collar and white wrist- 
bands. [Pendant to 322. Compare 423.] 

Canvas, 40 inches by 33 inches. 

Exhibited at Vienna, 1873, No. 107. 
In the Perignon collection. 
In the Urza'fs gallery. 
Sales. Pereire, Paris, March 6, 1872. 
G. R. Epstein, Vienna, 1873. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, " Catalogue of 300 
Paintings," 1898, No. 51. 

In the collection of Baron Albert von Rothschild, Vienna. 

398. PORTRAIT OF A WELL-DRESSED WOMAN. M. 

190. She wears a lace cap and a ruff, and holds in her left hand a red and 
white handkerchief. 

Inscribed, "aetat suae 41 anno 1638." 

Exhibited at Vienna, 1873, No. 124. 

In the collection of Baron Anselm von Rothschild, Vienna. 

In the collection of Baron Albert von Rothschild, Vienna. 

399. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN. M. 114. Half-length. 
She is turned three-quarters right, and looks at the spectator. Her hands 
are folded on her breast ; in the right is a closed fan. She wears a lace- 
trimmed cap, a black dress with a broad lace-trimmed collar and wrist- 
bands, and pearl earrings, bracelets, and necklace. [Pendant to 326.] 

Octagonal panel, 26 inches by 22 inches j the grain of the wood runs 
diagonally. 

Exhibited at Worms, 1902, No. 557 ; at Dttsseldorf, 1904, No. 315 ; and 
at Berlin, 1906, No. 52. 

Sale. Van Laanen, The Hague, November 16, 1767, No. 28 (39 florins). 

In the Sanderstead Court collection. 

Sale. H. Doetsch, London, June 22, 1895, No. 372. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1896, No. 17. 

In the collection of Freiherr von Heyl zu Herrnsheim, Worms. 

3990. Head of a Woman. 

Mentioned in the inventory of the estate left by the painter Jan van der 



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Cappelle, Amsterdam, dated January 4, 1680 ; see Qud Holland, x (1892) 
p. 34, No. 77. 

399^. Portrait of a Woman. Life size. [Probably pendant to 
326^.] 

Sale. Jan Six, Amsterdam, April 6, 1702, No. 89(32 florins, with pendant). 

399^. Portrait of a Woman. 

Safe. Thomas Argus, Haarlem, February 19, 1704, No. 19. 

399^. A Woman. 

In the Merian collection, Frankfort-on-Main (Hoet, ii. 349), No. 133 
(priced at 60 florins), offered for sale in 1711 by the dealer Jakob Heldewir. 

399^. Portrait of a Woman. [Pendant to 3267;.] 

Sale. Amsterdam, November 23, 1729 (Hoet, i. 346), No. 57 (8 florins 12, 
with pendant). 

399/ A Small Portrait of a Woman. Showing both hands. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 15, 1739 (Hoet, i. 581), No. 99 (21 florins). 

399^- Portrait of a Woman. Unusually fine. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 16, 1739 (Hoet, i. 605), No. 103 (9 florins). 

399/1. Portrait of a Woman. Three-quarter-length. [Pendant 
to 326.] 

55 inches by 38^ inches. 

Sale. Seger Tierens, The Hague, July 23, 1743 (Hoet, ii. 114), No. 241 
(14 florins 10, with pendant). 

399*. Portrait of a Woman. An especially fine painting. 

Sale. Jan van Vliet, Amsterdam, December 16, 1750, No. 12 (34 florins). 

399^. A Woman leaning on a Bible. 

1 5^ inches by loj inches. 

Sale. Maria Beukelaar and Anthony de Waart, The Hague, April 19, 1752 

(Hoet, ii. 331), No. 263 (10 florins 10). 

From the size, this may be identical with a portrait of a woman, of the 
school of Frans Hals, that was recently in the Heshuisen collection, Haarlem. 

399/. Portrait of a Woman. [Pendant to 327^.] 

Sale. Philip van Dijk, The Hague, June 13, 1753 (Terw. 78), No. 155 
(18 florins 15). 

399^2. Portrait of a Woman. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 12, 1759, No. 100 (o florin 50). 
399. Portrait of a Woman. Strong and good. 
Sale. Hendrik van Limborch, The Hague, September 17, 1759 ( Terw - 22I )> 
No. 117 (12 florins). 

400. Portrait of a Woman. [See 3277'.] 

Sale. Dirk Kindt and others, The Hague, September 27, 1762, No. 98 
(i florin 8, with No. 99 = 3277, Loui). 



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400rf. Small Portrait of a Woman. 

Mentioned in Oud Holland, vi. (1888), p. 44. 

In the possession of the painter Aart Schouman, The Hague, 1765. 

400^. Portrait of a Woman. Artistic and individual. 
Sale. (Supplementary) Amsterdam, June 4, 1766, No. 91. 

400*:. A Woman seated in a Chair. Very well executed. 
40^ inches by 34 inches. 

Sale. Jan Palthe, Leyden, March 20, 1770, No. 78 (20 florins 50). 

400^. Portrait of a Girl. In profile. [See 329.] 

Sale. Herman Aarentz of Deventer, Amsterdam, April n, 1770, No. 18 
(20 florins, with No. 17 = 329). 

400,?. Portrait of a Woman. Half-length. [Pendant to 329^.] 
Canvas, 13 inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. F. I. de Dufresne, Amsterdam, August 22, 1770, No. 318. 

400/1 An Old Woman wearing Spectacles. True to life. 

Panel. 

Sale. A. B , Leyden, October 30, 1770, No. 102 (2 florins 12). 

4-OOg. Portrait of a Woman. In a black dress with a collar. 
Masterly in treatment. 

Sale. Jan Matthias Cok, Amsterdam, December 16, 1771, No. 91. 

400/1. Head of a Girl. In profile. Loose and powerful in style. 
Circular panel, 12 inches in diameter. 

Sale. Amsterdam, January 20, 1772, No. 63 (9 florins, Yver). 

401. Portrait of a Woman. [Pendant to 330^.] 
Canvas, 25 inches by i8 inches. 

Sale. L. de Moni, Leyden, April 13, 1772, No. 25 (15 florins 10, with 
pendant, Yver). 

402. Portrait of a Woman holding her Gloves. [Pendant to 

33 2 -] 

Canvas, 30! inches by 25 inches. 

This was probably the original of the following drawing made after 
F. Hals by J. G. Waldorp in 1780 : 

Portrait Of a Woman. Half-length. She is turned three-quarters left, 
and looks at the spectator. Her right hand grasps her left, of which 
only the forefinger and thumb are visible ; in her hands are her gloves. 
She wears a cap, a ruff, and a black dress. 

Dated 1643 ; in black chalk on parchment, 12 inches by 10 inches. 
Sales. Carl Schoeffer, Amsterdam, May 30, 1893, No. 457. 

Alfred Boreel and others, Amsterdam, June 15, 1908, No. 653 

(bought for the Amsterdam Print Room). 
In the Amsterdam Print Room. 

The picture was in the sale : the widow Merkman, born J. van Leeu- 
waarden, Haarlem, September 21, 1773, No. 6. 



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402*. Portrait of an Old Woman. Half-length. Both hands 
are shown. Loose and bold in style. 
Canvas, 29 inches by 25 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 27, 1774, No. 19. 

402^. Portrait of an Old Woman. Both hands are shown. 
Loosely painted. 
Canvas. 

Sale. Jacobus Viet of The Hague, Amsterdam, October 12, 1774, No. 320 
(7 florins). 

403. Portrait of a Woman seated in an Arm-Chair. Three- 
quarter-length. The head, seen almost in full face, has a graceful pose. 
The left hand rests on the arm of the chair ; the right in her lap. She 
wears a collar. Painted in a delicate and flowing style. 

Canvas, 41 inches by 33 inches. 

Sale. Jacobus Viet of The Hague, Amsterdam, October 12, 1774, No. 338 
(12 florins, Rijers). 

403*7. Portrait of a Woman. 

Sale. Jan Enschede Jansz., Haarlem, April 16, 1776, No. 66. 

403^. Portrait of a Woman. Half-length. [Pendant to 333^.] 
Panel, 14 inches by n inches. 

Sale. Van der Land, Amsterdam, May 22, 1776, No. 31. 

403*:. Portrait of a Woman with a Collar. Half-length. 
Vigorous and loose in style. 
Canvas on panel. 

Sale. (Supplementary) Simon Stinstra of Harlingen, Amsterdam, March 
26, 1783, No. 209 (9 florins 25, with No. 208 by A. Blomaert, 
Spaan). 

403^. A Small Head of a Woman. 

Panel, 6 inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. C. van Heemskerck, The Hague, November 18, 1783, No. 9 (13 
florins 10). 

403*. Portrait of a Woman. Half-length, showing the hands. 
Artistic and loosely painted. [Pendant to 334^.] 
Canvas, 30 inches by 30^ inches. 

Sale. J. van Bergen van der Grijp and others, Soeterwoude, June 25, 1784, 
No. 1 6 (20 florins, with pendant, Fouquet). 

404. Portrait of a Girl. Half-length. She wears a very old- 
fashioned costume, and appears to look at something with wonder. Natural 
and loose in style. 

Panel, 13 inches by II inches. 

Sale. Aron de Joseph de Pinto, Amsterdam, April u, 1785, No. 13 
(2 florins, Van der Schley). 



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405. Portrait of a Woman in the Prime of Life. Half-length. 
Rendered with more than usual care. 

Canvas, 29^ inches by 24 inches. 

Sale. J. F. Beschey, Antwerp, August 21, 1786, No. 138 (8 florins 50, 
Claessens). 

406. Portrait of a Woman standing. Three-quarter-length. 
She wears old Dutch dress. Her left hand rests on the back of a chair ; 
her right hand holds her gloves. Very loose and masterly in style. 

Canvas. 

Sale. Jan Lambers, Amsterdam, May 6, 1788, No. 67 (14 florins 50, 
Bosman). 

406*?. Portrait of a Young Woman. In the style of Van Dyck. 

Mentioned by Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, i. 242. 

Sale. Charles Alexandre de Calonne of Paris, London, March 23, 1795, 
No. 3 of the fourth day's sale (.14: 145.). 

407. Portrait of a Lady standing. Her hands are clasped. She 
is dressed in black satin. 

Canvas, 41 inches by 29^ inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, July 25, 1804, No. 35 (45 florins, Coders). 

408. Portrait of a Woman. She sits in a cushioned chair. Her 
hands are clasped ; one holds a glove. 

Canvas, 34 inches by 27^ inches. 

Sales. J. Lauwers and others, Amsterdam, December 13, 1802, No. 86. 
Amsterdam, August 8, 1804, No. 87 (4 florins 15, Gruyter). 
J. E. Grave and others, Amsterdam, May 5, 1806, No. 60. 

409. Portrait of a Dignified Woman. She is dressed in black, 
and sits in an arm-chair. [Pendant to 335.] 

Canvas, 43 inches by 34 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 23, 1808, No. 74 (121 florins, with pendant, 
Yperen). 

409*7. A Pleasant Old Woman. In a very old-fashioned Dutch 
dress. Masterly. 
Canvas. 
Sale. Amsterdam, August 23, 1808, No. 207 (i florin 25, Gruyter). 

409^. Portrait of an Old Woman. In old-fashioned dress. 

7 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Van Dijl, Amsterdam, January 10, 1814, No. 6 1 (4 florins 25). 

409^. Portrait of a Woman. 

Canvas, 28^ inches by 23! inches. 

Sale. W. Wreesman Borghartz, Amsterdam, April n, 1816, No. 71 
(4 florins). 

409^. Portrait of a Young Woman. 

Canvas, 29! inches by 25^ inches. 

Sale. Croese, Amsterdam, May 27, 1818, No. 23 (38 florins, Brondgeest). 



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409*. Portrait of a Pleasant Woman. She is in old-fashioned 
dress, and holds a fan. 

Sale. Amsterdam, November 7, 1826, No. 19 (5 florins 50, Gijzelman). 

409/1 Portrait of a Woman. 

Sale. Rotterdam, April n, 1827, No. 170 (11 florins, Lamme). 

4-ogg. Portrait of a Woman. [Pendant to 343*'.] 
Canvas. 

Sale. Amsterdam, March 24, 1828, No. 38 (30 florins, with pendant, 
Esser). 

409/7. Portrait of a Woman. [Pendant to 343^.] 

Sale. Rotterdam, April 26, 1830, No. 167 (17 florins 5, with pendant). 

409*. Portrait of a Woman. [Pendant to 344*.] 
Copper, 12 inches by n inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 14, 1832, No. 31 (13 florins 50, with pendant, 
De Reus). 

4097. Portrait of a Woman. [Pendant to 345^.] 
Canvas, 42^ inches by 31^ inches. 

Sales. De Beehr and Van Leeuwen, Amsterdam, November 14, 1825, No. 

38 (52 florins, with pendant, Hodges). 
C. H. Hodges and others, Amsterdam, February 27, 1838, No. 39. 

409^. Portrait of a Woman. Masterly in handling. [Pendant 

to 345/] 

Panel, 26^ inches by 20 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 27, 1840, No. 29 (3 florins 50, Bogaard). 

4097. Portrait of a Woman. [Pendant to 345;.] 
Canvas, 47 inches by 34 inches. 

Sale. P. de Leeuw and P. Barbiers, Amsterdam, July n, 1843, No. 41. 

409^. Portrait of a Woman. A masterly painting. 
Canvas, 30 inches by 25^ inches. 

Sale. P. M. Kesler, C. Apostool, and others, Amsterdam, May 13, 1844, 
No. 39 (5 florins 50, Tijssen). 

409/2. Portrait of a Woman of Rank. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 6, 1845, No. 174 (12 florins, Diesberg). 

410. Portrait of an Aged Woman in an Arm-Chair. [Pendant 
to 313.] 

Canvas, 46^ inches by 35! inches. 

Sales. Rotterdam, October 18, 1843, No. 25 (190 florins, with pendant, 
Lamme). 

A. de Beurs Stiermans and others, Rotterdam, April 23, 1845 (100 
florins, with pendant, Lamme). 

B. A. C. de Lange van Wijngaarden, Rotterdam, April 22, 1846, 
No. 93. 



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410*7. Portrait of a Richly Dressed Woman. [Pendant to 346^.] 

Sale. B. A. C. de Lange van Wijngaarden, Rotterdam, April 22, 1846, 
No. 169. 

411. Portrait of an Old Woman. With a hymn-book in her 
left hand. 

Panel, 27^ inches by 23 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, December 17, 1850, No. 46 (31 florins, Brondgeest). 

411*. Portrait of a Woman. [Pendant to 346^.] 
Panel, 27 inches by 22| inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, October 26, 1852, No. 40 (14 florins, with pendant, 
Glazer). 

412. Portrait of a Woman. Three-quarter-length. She wears a 
black dress with a lace collar and a jewel at her breast. 

34! inches by 26 inches. 

Sale. Bernal, London, 1855 (2 : 153.). 

413. Portrait of a Young Dutchwoman. She wears a black 
dress and a broad lace collar, and holds a feather fan. [Pendant to 349.] 

Canvas, 32 inches by 26 inches. 

Sale. Comte de Pourtales-Gorgier, Paris, March 27, 1865, No. 160. 

413*. Portrait of a Dutchwoman. She is in black. She rests one 
hand on a chair, and holds a glove in the other. [Pendant to 349*7*7.] 
44 inches by 34 inches. 
Sale. Paul van Cuyck, Paris, February 7, 1866, No. 45 (1530 francs). 

414. Portrait of an Old Woman. B. 23. Three-quarter-length. 
[Pendant to 356.] 

Dated 1643. 

In the possession of the Amsterdam dealer D. van der Kellen, junior, about 
1873. 

414*7. Portrait of an Old Lady. 

Panel, 7^ inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, March 30, 1874, No. 32. 

415. Portrait of a Woman. She is in black, with a ruff and a cap. 
Dated 1644. 

Sale. Rixon, London, 1876 (399, Warneck). 

416. Portrait of a Lady standing. Her hands are clasped in 
front of her. She wears a black flowered dress, a gold chain round her 
neck, pearls in her ear, a ring on her right forefinger, and bracelets. 

40 inches by 31 inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1877, No. 35. 
Then in the collection of John Neeld, Grittleton House. 

417. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN. B. 49; M. 191. Half- 
length. Her right hand rests on her left, which holds a white handker- 



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chief. The expression of her face is strong and calm, and the cheek-bones 
are very prominent. She is in black, with a very simple white cap drawn 
down on the forehead, and a broad ruff framing her face. Dark back- 
ground. Very delicate tones. A striking portrait. [Regarded inaccur- 
ately as a pendant to 304.] 

Signed with the monogram, and inscribed, " JET A 35 1644"; canvas, 
30 inches by 25 inches. 

Exhibited at the National Loan Exhibition, London, 1909, No. 38, by 
Messrs. Duveen. 

Sale. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 9, 1881, No. 300 (18,000 francs). 

In the collection of the late Maurice Kann, Paris. 

Bought by the London dealers Duveen, August 1909, with '303, 304, and 
other pictures and objects of art (for ^500,000). 

418. A Fine Portrait of a Woman. Loose, bold, energetic, and 
natural in style. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, V Hotel Drouot en 1882, p. 247. 
Sale. Febvre, Paris, April 30, 1882 (7800 francs). 

419. Portrait of a Young Woman. 6.74. Painted about 1650. 
In the possession of the Paris dealer Charles Pillet in 1883. 

420. Portrait of a Woman. Half-length. Her finely modelled 
hands are in front of her, and hold a feather fan tied to a black silk ribbon. 
She wears a black velvet cap trimmed with lace, an embroidered satin dress, 
a silk cloak, and a lace-trimmed front in the shape of a collar. She has 
bracelets. Her sleeves have cuffs with broad lace trimming. 

Signed on the right ; canvas, 32 inches by 26 inches. 

Sale. Ruelens, Brussels, April 17, 1883, No. 116. 

420*. Portrait of a Woman of Mature Age seated. She is 

in black with a lace cap. Her hands are clasped. 
Panel, 31 inches by 24 inches. 
Sale. Ruelens, Brussels, April 17, 1883, No. 117. 

421. An Old Woman. 

Dated 1637 ; canvas, 43^ inches by 36 inches. 

Sale. Baron Eduard von Niesewand of Miihlheim, London, June 9, 1886, 
No. 33. 

422. Portrait of a Woma'n. She faces left. Both hands are shown. 
Painted in 1640. 

In the collection of Baron de Woelmont, Brussels, in 1888 noted by A. 
Bredius. 

423. PORTRAIT OF A DUTCHWOMAN STANDING. 

B. 70. Three-quarter-length. She is seen almost in full face, but 
turned slightly to the left. She looks past the spectator to the left. Her 
hands are clasped at her waist, and hold one glove ; the right hand is 
gloved. She wears pear-shaped pearls in her ears. Her black dress is 
adorned at the waist with black edgings and velvet ribbons running 



122 FRANS HALS SECT. 

horizontally. She wears a tight broad collar with narrow pleats, linen 
wristbands of the same kind, and a white cap. [Compare 397.] 
Canvas, 39^ inches by 32 inches. 

In the Pcr-ignon collection. 
In the UrzaYs gallery. 

Sales. Isaac Pereire, Paris, March 6, 1872, No. 121 (21,000 francs). 
G. Rothan, Paris, March 29, 1890, No. 49 (38,000 francs). 

423/7. Portrait of a Lady. With a white ruff and cap. [Possibly 
a pendant to 362/7.] 

Panel, 27! inches by 2i| inches. 

Salt. Balthasar Schmidt, Berlin, June 20, 1891, No. 9. 

424. Portrait of a Young Lady. Half-length. She is turned 
three-quarters right. She holds an embroidered handkerchief in her right 
hand. She wears a lace-trimmed cap and a black velvet dress with a 
broad ruff. 

Signed in the left centre with the monogram, and inscribed on the 
right at top, "aetatis suae 36 anno 1621 " ; panel, 20 inches by 22 inches. 
Sale. Cremer and others, Cologne, January 20, 1892, No. 105. 

425. Portrait of a Young Dutchwoman standing. Seen to 
the hips. She is in black, with a white cap and a broad ruff. Her right 
hand, adorned with a ring, is at her breast. A red curtain hangs at the 
back. 

Signed on the left with the monogram, partly obliterated ; canvas, 34 
inches by 26 inches. 

Sale. L. von Lilienthal and others, Cologne, December 21, 1893, No. 264. 

425*7. Study of the Head of an Old Woman. She is turned 
three-quarters right, and her head is bent forward. She wears a dark 
costume. 

9 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Wedewer, Cologne, May I, 1899, No. 99. 

425^. Portrait of a Lady. Seen to the hips. [Pendant to 364^.] 
Oval canvas, 34 inches by 28 inches. 

Sale. Th. Auerbach, Frankfort-on-Main, April 23, 1907, No. 35. 

426. An Elderly Woman. She is seated in an arm-chair. She 
wears a black figured dress, with a white cap and a ruff. She holds a 
handkerchief in her left hand, and rests the right hand on a table on which 
lies a small prayer-book. 

Dated, "A 1630," according to the Hacker sale catalogue; canvas, 
34 inches by 27^ inches. 

Sales. Dornberg and others, Frankfort-on-Main, December 7, 1897, No. 49. 
Hacker, Frankfort-on-Main, April 26, 1907, No. 140. 

426*. A Portrait. 

Mentioned in the inventory of Fra^ois Tartarolis, Leyden, 1656 noted 
by A. Bredius. 



ix FRANS HALS I23 

426^. A Portrait. 

Mentioned in the inventory of Laurens Mauritsz, Amsterdam, January 18, 
1669, No. 94 (15 florins) noted by A. Bredius. 

426*:. A Portrait. 

Mentioned in the inventory of Hester Mahiens, widow of Willem Cooper, 
1671 (valued at 10 florins) noted by A. Bredius. 

426^. A Piece with a Long Cloak. 

Mentioned in the inventory of Johan de Hoest and Catharina Questiers, 
November 1 6, 1673 (valued at 12 florins); the pictures were valued by the 
painters Dirk Santvoort and Gerrit Uylenborg ; see Oud Holland, xxv. 243. 

426*. A Portrait. 

Mentioned in the inventory of the goods left by the painter J. van de 
Cappelle, Amsterdam, dated January 4, 1680 ; see Oud Holland, x. 34, No. 132. 

4267* and g. Two Life-Sized Portraits. 

Sale. Philips de Flines, Amsterdam, April 20, 1700 (Hoet, i. 56), Nos. 43 
and 44 (70 florins the two). 

426/1. A Curious Portrait. 

Sale. Thomas Argus, Haarlem, February 19, 1704, No. 40. 

426*'. A Portrait. Artistically painted. 

Sale. George Bruyn, Amsterdam, March 16, 1724 (Hoet, i. 300), No. 30 
(20 florins). 

4267. A Fine Portrait. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 16, 1730 (Hoet, i. 350), No. 31 (13 florins 10). 

426^. An Especially Good Portrait. 

13^ inches by 12^ inches. 

Sale. Coenraad Baron Droste, The Hague, July 21, 1734 (Hoet, i. 424), 
No. 22 (8 florins 10). 

4267. A Portrait. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 13, 1819, No. 26 (i florin 25, Gruyter). 

426m. A Life-Sized Portrait. 

Sale. Rotterdam, April u, 1827, No. 139. 

427. A MARRIED COUPLE. B. 15 j M. 90. In a garden a 
gentleman sits in the left foreground smiling at the spectator. His right 
hand is at his breast ; his left hand is pressed to his side. He has a 
moustache and a small pointed beard. He wears a broad-brimmed black 
felt hat, a black silk costume with a lace collar and fine linen wristbands. 
Beside him to the right sits a woman, bending slightly forward, with her 
head turned three-quarters left. She smiles rather slyly at the spectator. 
Her right hand rests on the man's left shoulder ; her left hand is in her 
lap. She wears a black dress under a dark-purple gown, a ruff, a white 
cap threaded with a pink ribbon, and lace-trimmed wristbands. Behind 



124 FRANS HALS SECT. 

the couple are trees. To the right is a park with merry-making couples, 
a building, a fountain, and a statue. It was wrongly supposed to represent 
Frans Hals and his wife. 

Canvas, 58 inches by 67^ inches. 

Sales. J. Six, Amsterdam, April 6, 1702 (bought in). 

H. Six van Hillegom, Amsterdam, November 25, 1851, No. 15. 

In the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1907 catalogue, No. 1084. 

428. THE COMPANY OF CAPTAIN REYNIER REAEL 
AND LIEUTENANT CORNELIS MICHIELSZ BLAEUW 
OF AMSTERDAM. B. 19 ; M. 5. Sixteen figures in all. To the 
left is a group of eight, with the captain and lieutenant seated in the 
centre, and four men standing behind. This group is framed on the left 
by the ensign, facing three-quarters right, with the standard over his left 
shoulder, and on the right by a soldier seen from the back in a three- 
quarter-view to the left. To the right stand eight other men. In the 
centre of them a man is stepping towards the right foreground. His left 
foot is advanced, his right hand is pressed to his side, and he looks down to 
the left. To the right of him are three men, and to the left four. Only 
four figures wear anything on their heads, namely, the ensign on the 
extreme left, the seated captain, the first man on the left of the right-hand 
group, and the last man but one on the right. Some are in armour. Two 
are armed with muskets ; one has a halberd, and another a pike decorated 
with tassels. Also six staves are visible, which may be halberds or pikes. 
In the background to the left is the pillar forming one side of an archway, 
while to the right is an open door, the top of which is no longer visible. 

The picture was finished by Pieter Codde, according to a memorandum 
by G. Schaap. But the attempts to assign definite portions of the picture 
to Hals or to Codde have not resulted in any agreement among authorities. 

Dated on the right, " A 1637 " ; canvas, 83^ inches by 171^ inches. 

Exhibited at Amsterdam, 1845, No. 5. 

Formerly in the possession of the Amsterdam Crossbowmen's Shooting 
Company (Voetboogdoelen). 

Borrowed from the Amsterdam Municipality in 1885 by the Rijksmuseum. 
In the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1907 catalogue, No. 1085. 

429. THE NURSE WITH THE CHILD. B. 87 5 M. 92. 
A woman, seen at half-length and in full face, sits smiling at the spectator. 
She has a white cap and ruff, and holds a pear in her right hand. On her 
lap stands a little child, whose merry glance is also directed at the spectator. 
The child wears a rich frock of gold brocade, with lace insertion in front, 
a lace cap, collar, and wristbands, and holds a rattle in its left hand. Dark- 
grey background. The yellowish-green tone of the face and the yellow 
frock dominate the composition. Painted about 1630-35. 

Canvas, 34 inches by 26 inches. 

Sale. Pictures from Schloss Ilpenstein, Amsterdam, December 3, 1872, 

No. 1 6 (4500 florins, Roos for Suermondt). 
In the Suermondt collection, Aachen, 1874. 
In the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, 1906 catalogue, No. 80 iG. 

430. THREE CHILDREN WITH A GOAT-CHAIR. B. 



ix FRANS HALS I3I 

foreground. Her right arm hangs down at her side ; in her left hand she 
holds a closed fan. She wears a dark dress, a white headdress with red 
ornaments, a thin white collar, and wristbands. Beside her to the right 
crouches a poodle. In the background to the left are trees, while in the 
right distance is a town. It is all painted in neutral grey tones, relieved 
only by the red of the riding-boots. Painted about 1 640. 
Canvas, 79 inches by 112 inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1906, 
No. 102. 

In the possession of the Warde family since about 1750. 

In the collection of Colonel Warde, Squerries Court, Westerham, Kent ; 
sold to a Continental collection, October 1909 (for, it is said, 55,000). 

44 1 a. A Family Portrait. 

Mentioned in the inventory of the estate of Gerrit van Hoogmade, who 
died at Leyden, 1682 noted by A. Bredius. 

442. Portrait of a Man and a Woman. Very loosely painted. 
41 inches by 30 inches. 

Sale, Johan Balthasar Krauht and others, The Hague, October 7, 1771, 
No. 208 (40 florins, Meusche). 

443. A Group of Four Figures. In a garden in front of a house 
a man sits to the left on a stone bench beside a comely woman. On the 
right stand another young man and a young lady. All are very richly 
dressed, and appear to be members of a family of position. 

Canvas, 23 inches by 28 inches. 

Sale. J. van der Linden van Slingelandt, Dordrecht, August 22, 1785, 
No. 167 (125 florins, Delfos). 

444. A Family portrait. Father, mother, and several children. 
Canvas, 63 inches ^by 68 inches. 

Sale. J. A. Bennet, Leyden, April 10, 1829, No. 57 (45 florins, bought in). 

445. A Corporation-Piece. With twenty-seven life-sized figures, 
showing the hands. 

Dated 1636 ; canvas, 72 inches by 124^ inches. 

Sale. L. Casterman and others, Antwerp, July 19, 1858, No. 69. 

446. Portrait of Two People of Rank on One Panel. This 
double portrait is related to the guild portraits at Haarlem. 

Sale. Ant. Sils, Antwerp, March 21, 1882, No. 191. 

446*. A Head. 

Mentioned in O breeds Archiv, iv. 135. 

On July 28, 1663, Johan de Baen sent a head by Frans Hals to the sale- 
room of The Hague " Confrerie " ; he sold it in 1669 to Bernouts. 

446^. A Head. 

Mentioned on December 7, 1677, among pictures whose loss Pieter van 
Poelgeest of Leyden was to make good noted by A. Bredius. 



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FRANS HALS SECT. 



446*-, d^ e. Three Heads. 

Mentioned in the inventory of the goods left by the Amsterdam painter J. 
van der Cappelle, dated January 4, 1680 ; see Oud Holland, x. 34, Nos. 78, 88, 
161. 

446/1 A Head. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 28, 1706, No. 73. 

446^. A Small Head. 

Sale. Cornells van Lill, Dordrecht, June 18, 1743 (Hoet, ii. 95), No. 60 
(2 florins 10). 

446/1. A Small Head. 

Sale. Maria Beukelaar, Anthony de Waart, The Hague, April 19, 1752 
(Hoet, ii. 325), No. 166 (4 florins 10). 

446;'. A Head in Colours. 

Mentioned in the catalogue of the collection of A. van der Mieden, sold at 
The Hague, 1804 noted by A. Bredius. 

447. A Landscape. 

Mentioned in the inventory of Lambert Keller, Amsterdam, January 1680 
(valued at 6 florins 30) noted by A. Bredius. 

447*. A Picture. 

Mentioned in the inventory of Isaack Schol, Haarlem, October 1634 
noted by A. Bredius. 

447^. A Small Picture. 

Mentioned in Oud Holland, xxiv. (1906), 240. 

On May 12, 1639, Lucas Luce and Hendrik Uylenborch valued a Frans 
Hals in the possession of the widow of Cornelis Rutgers, Amsterdam (at 
12 florins). 

447c and d. Two Pictures. 
Circular. 

Mentioned in the inventory of Cornelis van der Tin, Haarlem, September 
22, 1647 noted by A. Bredius. 

447*. A Picture. 

Mentioned in Oud Holland, xii. (1894), 146, in the goods left by Trijntge 
Pieters, widow of Crijn Hendricksz Volmarijn, which were sent on March 12, 
1648, to the Rotterdam Orphanage. 

447/ A Picture. 

Mentioned in a Leyden valuation of 1650 (valued at 15 florins) noted by 
A. Bredius. 

447> h -> ' Three Small Pictures. 

Mentioned in the inventory of Dirck Thomas Moelengraeft, Amsterdam, 
January 13, 1654 noted by A. Bredius. 



ix FRANS HALS I33 

447;'. A Picture. 

Sold for a debt by Cornells van der Lucht, Leyden, November 2, 1657 (for 
5 florins) noted by A. Bredius. 

447^, /, m. Three Pictures. 

Mentioned in the inventory of Jan Hubrecht, Leyden, October 20, 1669 
noted by A. Bredius. 

447. A Picture. 

Mentioned in the inventory of the estate of Gerrit van Hoogmade, who 
died at Leyden, 1682 noted by A. Bredius. 

4470. A Picture. 

Mentioned in the inventory of the goods of Johannes de Vriendt, Leyden, 
when he was separating from his wife, 1687 (valued at 3 florins) noted by A. 
Bredius. 

447/>, q. Two Pictures. 

Mentioned in the valuation of the goods left by Simon Vliethoorn, Leyden, 
April 11, 1690, No. 4 and No. 9 (valued at 3 florins apiece) ; see Oud Holland, 
xviii. 1 1 6. 

447 r. A Picture. 

Sale. Hendrik Bagh, Leyden, August 24, 1761, No. 88 (3 florins). 

4475. A Cabinet Piece. 

Mentioned in Qbreerfi Archiv, vii. 242. 

The Dutch Government was advised by C. Apostool, Director of the 
Amsterdam Rijksmuseum, on May 3, 1832, to buy it (for 450 florins), but 
declined. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 14, 1832, No. 30. 



A CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX TO THE PICTURES 
THAT BEAR DATES OR CAN BE DATED 

1614. 159. Johannes Bogaert., Dated in the inscription on Jan van de 
Velde's print. Lost. 

1616. 205. Pieter Cornelisz van der Morsch. Earl of Northbrook, London. 
431. Banquet of the Officers of St. George's Shooting Company 

of Haarlem. Haarlem Museum. 

1617. 222. Theodorus Schrevelius. E. Warneck, Paris. 

1618 or before. 245. Jacobus Zaffius. Dated in the inscription on Jan 
van de Velde's print. Lost. 

1619. 270. Portrait of a Man standing. Dijon Museum. 
1623. 139. Junker Ramp and his Girl. B. Altman, New York. 



i 3 4 FRANS HALS SECT. 

1624. 280. Portrait of an Elderly Man. Weber Gallery, Hamburg. 

291. The Laughing Cavalier. Wallace Collection, London. 

1625. 208. Jacob Pietersz Olycan. The Hague Gallery. 
209. Aletta Hanemans. The Hague Gallery. 

255. Portrait of a Deformed Man. Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin. 

1626. 202. Michiel Jansz van Middelhoven. A. Schloss, Paris. 
203. Sara Andriesdr. Hessix. A. de Ridder, Cronberg. 

224. Petrus Scriverius. The late H. O. Havemeyer, New York. 

225. Anna van den Aar. The late H. O. Havemeyer, New York. 
246. Portrait of a Man seated. Earl Spencer, Althorp. 

1627. 149. Johannes Acronius. Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin. 
252. Portrait of a Man. Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin. 

432. Banquet of the Officers of St. George's Shooting Company of 

Haarlem. Haarlem Museum. 

433. Banquet of the Officers of the Arquebusiers' Shooting Company 

of Haarlem. Haarlem Museum. 

1628. 223. Theodorus Schrevelius. Princess Charles of Hesse, Cronberg. 

292. Portrait of a Man. Earl of Radnor, Longford Castle. 
386. Portrait of a Woman. Earl of Radnor, Longford Castle. 

1629. 92. A Lute-Player. A. Baehner sale, Cologne, 1889. 
1 54. Paulus van Beresteyn. Louvre, Paris. 

155. Catharina Both van der Eem. Louvre, Paris. 

1630. 151. Samuel Ampzing. Sir W. Van Home, Montreal. 
162. Willem van der Gamer. Suyderhoef's print. Lost. 
286. Portrait of a Man. Buckingham Palace, London. 
312. Portrait of a Man. Mrs. Byers, Pittsburg. 

1630 (or 1631 ?). 295. Portrait of a Young Man. Earl Amherst, Sevenoaks. 

1631. 200. Nicolaes van der Meer. Haarlem Museum. 
20 1. Cornelia Claesdr. Voogt. Haarlem Museum. 

1631 (or 1630?). 295. Portrait of a Young Man. Earl Amherst, Sevenoaks. 

1632. 262. Portrait of a Man. Bordeaux Museum. 

1633. 281. Portrait of a Man. National Gallery, London. 

298. Portrait of a Man. Mrs. Morris K. Jesup, New York. 

371. Portrait of an Old Woman seated. James Simon, Berlin. 

434. Assemblage of Officers of the Arquebusiers' Shooting Company 

of Haarlem. Haarlem Museum. 



1634. I ^- Pieter Christiaensz Bor. Boymans Museum, Rotterdam. Burnt 

in 1864. 
218. Catharina Brugman, wife of T. Roosterman. F. Kleinberger, 

Paris. 

269. Portrait of a Boy. Amalienstift, Dessau. 
354. Portrait of a Man. F. J. Gsell sale, Vienna, 1872. 
375. Portrait of a Lady standing. A. de Ridder, Cronberg. 

1635. H7- Portrait of the Painter. H. C. Frick, New York. 

1 66. Feyntje van Steenkiste, wife of L. de Clercq. Rijksmuseum, 

Amsterdam. 
179. Thomas Edgar. A sale in London, June 22, 1903. 



ix FRANS HALS i 35 

199. Isaac Abrahamsz Massa. Dated in the inscription on A. 

Matham's print. Lost. 

325. Portrait of a Man. Duke of Bedford, Woburn Abbey. 

380. Portrait of a Lady. Baron Albert von Oppenheim, Cologne. 

388. Portrait of a Lady seated. The late C. T. Yerkes, New York. 

1636. 99. A Laughing Boy. Madame Andre-Jacquemart, Paris. 
445. A Corporation-Piece. L. Casterman sale, Antwerp, 1858. 

1636 (or 1656?). 347. Portrait of a Man. H. Farrer, London, 1857. 

1637. 226. Caspar Sibelius. M. C. D. Borden, New York. 

275. Portrait of a Man seated. Sir Edgar Vincent, Esher. 

421. An Old Woman. Baron E. von Niesewand sale,. London, 1886. 
428. The Company of Captain Reynier Reael and Lieutenant Cornelis 

Michielsz Blaeuw of Amsterdam. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. 

1638. 164. Jean de la Chambre. W. C. Alexander, London. 

276. Portrait of a Man. Stadel'sches Kunstinstitut, Frankfort-on- 

Main. 

378. Portrait of a Laughing Woman. Stadel'sches Kunstinstitut, 

Frankfort-on-Main. 

316. Portrait of a Humpbacked Man. Royal Palace, Stockholm. 
393. Portrait of a Woman. Royal Palace, Stockholm. 
398. Portrait of a Weil-Dressed Woman. Baron Albert von Rothschild, 

Vienna. 

1638 (P). 1 282. Portrait of a Man seated. J. Pierpont Morgan, London. 

1639. 2I2< Maria Claesdr. Voogt. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. 
288. Portrait of a Man. Sir J. B. Robinson, London. 

435. Officers and Under-Officers of St. George's Shooting Company 
of Haarlem. Haarlem Museum. 

1640. 156. T. Blevet. Dated in the inscription on Th. Matham's print. 

Lost. 

368. Portrait of a Woman standing. The late A. von Carstanjen, 
Berlin. 

379. Portrait of a Woman. Ghent Museum. 

422. Portrait of a Woman. Baron de Woelmont, Brussels, 1888. 

1641. 436. The Governors of the St. Elizabeth Hospital at Haarlem. 

Haarlem Museum. 
1643. 75. A Toper seated. C. and F. Sandberger sale, Cologne. 

157. Bodolphe. J. Pierpont Morgan, New York ; lent to the Metro- 

politan Museum,. 

158. Madame Bodolphe. J. Pierpont Morgan, New York; lent to 

the Metropolitan Museum. 

169. Joseph Coymans. Sir G. Drummond, Montreal. 
302. Portrait of a Man. Duveen Brothers, Paris. 
332. Portrait of a Man. Widow Merkman sale, Haarlem, 1773. 
402. Portrait of a Woman. Widow Merkman sale, Haarlem, 1773- 
356. Portrait of an Old Man. D. van der Kellen, jun., Amsterdam, 

1873. 

360. Portrait of a Man. Mrs. C. P. Huntington, New York. 
392. Portrait of a Woman. Stettin Museum. 
1 The last figure is doubtful. 



136 FRANS HALS SECT. 

1644. 170. Dorothea Berck. Mrs. C. P. Huntington, New York. 
185. Harmen Hals (?). Chicago Art Institute. 

230. David Teniers (so called). L. Mieville sale, London, 1899. 

234. Nicolaes Tulp (?). J. Six, Amsterdam. 

236. Conradus Victor. Marquess of Bute, London. 

304. Portrait of a Man. Duveen Brothers, London. 

415. Portrait of a Woman. Rixon sale, London, 1876. 

417. Portrait of a Woman. Duveen Brothers, London. 

1645. 1 68. Balthasar Coymans. Mrs. C. P. Huntington, New York. 
193. Johannes Hoornbeek. Brussels Museum. 

221. Jasper Schade van Westrum. Rudolphinum, Prague. 

1647. 65. The Toper. A. de Ridder, Cronberg. 

1648. 299. Portrait of a Man. C. M. Schwab, New York. 
306. The Itinerant Painter. Baron de Schlichting, Paris. 
372. Portrait of a Woman. Boston Museum, U.S.A. 

1656. 213. Tyman Oosdorp. Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin. 

1663. 357. Portrait of a Man. Neville D. Goldsmid sale, Paris, 1876. 

1664. 437. The Governors of the Hospice for the Aged at Haarlem. 

Haarlem Museum. 

438. The Lady Governors of the Hospice for the Aged at Haarlem. 
Haarlem Museum. 



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FRANS HALS 



'37 



A COMPARATIVE TABLE 

ENABLING THE READER TO IDENTIFY IN THIS CATALOGUE THE 
PICTURES ENUMERATED BY BODE AND MOES 

Dr. W. Bode's Studien zur Geschichte der hollandischen Malerei contains a 
list of Hals' pictures, referred to as " B " ; and E. W. Moes gives another list in 
his Frans Hals, sa vie et son tzuvre, Brussels, 1909, referred to as " M." 

The number in the first column of a picture described by Bode or by Moes 
corresponds in this catalogue to the number given in the second or third 
column respectively. 

Thus, if the reader desires to find B. 13, he must look for 13 in the first 
column and then notice the corresponding number in the second column 
headed " B.," namely, 139. Thus B. i3 = HdG. 139. 





B. 


M. 




B. 


M. 




B. 


M. 


I 


431 


431 


22 


35 6 


162 


43 


189 


I8 7 


2 


432 


432 


23 


414 


I6 3 


44 


190 


I 9 I 


3 


433 


433 


24 


208 


I6 5 


45 


9 8 


190 


4 


434 


434 


25 


209 


1 66 


46 


I 9 7 


188 


5 


435 


428 


26 


171 


195* 


47 


249 


189 


6 


436 


435 


27 


137 


1 68 


48 


135 


193 


7 


437 


436 


28 


357 


169 


49 


417 


194 


8 


438 


437 


2 9 


125 


170 


5 


37 


164 


9 


154 


438 


3 


3i3 


171 


5 1 


114 


197 


10 


155 


149 


31 


188 


173 


52 


69 


199 


ii 


o 


150 


32 


i93 


175 


53 


54 


200 


12 


153 


151 


33 


136 


176 


54 


( 3 ) 


201 


'3 


139 


152 


34 


64 


180 


55 


157 


2O2 


14 


138 


153 


35 


44 


181 


56 


158 


2O3 


15 


427 


154 


36 


43 


183 


57 


202 


204 


16 


( 2 ) 


155 


37 


49 


H7 


58 


203 


208 


17 


63 


o 


38 


304 


148 


59 


218 


209 


18 


212 


156 


39 


379 


185 


60 


375 


2IO 


'9 


428 


'59 


40 


' 173 


306 


61 


137 


211 


20 


152 


1 60 


4i 


119 


= M. 163 


62 


( 4 ) 


212 


21 


234 


161 


42 


389 


186 


63 


117 


213 



1 Portrait Group of the Beresteyn Family. Since this picture was taken down from its high 
place on the wall of the Grande Galerie in the Louvre and rehung in one of the new cabinets where 
it can be studied in detail, its attribution to Frans Hals has been generally doubted. Critics are not 
agreed as to its probable painter. H. G. Pot's name is perhaps received with most favour. 

2 The Roguish Fool, Rijksmuseum ; it is a copy of 98 (B. 45). 

8 Zither-Player, Beurnonville sale, Paris, 1881, No. 306; a copy after the picture by Judith 
Leyster, formerly in the Six collection, now in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. 

4 The Roguish Fool, painted about 1635, formerly in the collection of Count Mniszech, Pans ; 
it is a copy. 



'38 



FRANS HALS 



SECT. 





B. 


M. 




B. 


M. 




B. 


M. 


6 4 


= B. 57 


2I 5 


96 


137 


379 


127 


263 


275 


65 


224 


217 


97 


95 


316 


128 


307 


262 


66 


225 


218 


98 


134 


393 


129 


308 


281 


67 


161 


257 


99 


265 


276 


130 


309 


269 


68 


51 


221 


IOO 


374 


378 


131 


310 


354 


69 


300 


222 


IOI 


268 


256 


132 


381 


280 


70 


423 


223 


IO2 


266 


368 


133 


( 7 ) 


325 


71 


259 


C 1 ) 


103 


267 


315 


134 


286 


295 


72 




224 


IO4 


26 


392 


135 


236 


282 


73 


242 


225 


I0 5 


271 


157 


136 


251 


360 


74 


419 


226 


1 06 


272 


158 


137 


287 


302 


75 


141 


228 


107 


277 


299 


138 


( 8 ) 


310 


76 


33" 


229 


108 


278 


372 


139 





293 


77 


148 


231 


109 


276,378 


274 


140 


H7 


(10) 


78 


20 


232 


no 


( 5 ) 


377 


141 


291 


278 


79 


222 


234 


i ii 


280 


253 


142 


230 


279 


80 


( 8 ) 


235 


I 12 


29 


367 


H3 


205 


313 


81 


115 


236 


113 


28 


326 


144 


215 


249 


82 


262 


236^ 


114 


133 


399 


H5 


382 


300 


83 


253 


242 


"5 


132 


322 


146 


285 


303 


84 


367 


243 


1.6 




397 


H7 


53 


301 


85 


149 


244 


117 


ii 


320 


148 


C 1 ) 


247 


86 


252 


245 


118 


32 


39 6 


149 


292 


248 


87 


429 


44 


119 


315 


270 


150 


386 


= M. 149 


88 


254 


439 


120 


392 


291 


151 


293 


251 


89 


255 


441 


121 


321 


255 


152 


283 


264 


90 


ii 


427 


122 


3" 


246 


153 


176 


107 


91 


( 4 ) 


43 


123 


191 


252 


'54 


137 


C 11 ) 


92 


108 


429 


124 


221 


288 


155 


325 


284 


93 


213 


292 


125 


397 


285-6 


156 




287 


94 


124 


386 


126 


322 


312 


157 




= M.i56 


95 


iro 


304 


126* 


354 


... 


158 




= M.i68 



1 Portrait of Theodorus Schrevelius (wrongly called P. Scriverius), in the collection of Count 
Bloudoff, 1873. [Probably identical with ZZ2 (M. 69).] 

2 The Boon Companions, Rothan sale, Paris, 1890; not a Frans Hals, but a school piece 
showing the influence of Brouwer. 

3 Portrait of Jan Barents, in the possession of Madame Lacroix j a weak forgery. 

4 The Merry Toper, Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, 1906 catalogue, No. 8oiB. ; by Judith 
Leyster. 

5 A Small Portrait of a Youth, half-length, StSdel'sches Kunstinstitut, Frankfort-on-Main ; 
not by Frans Hals. 

6 Portrait of a Man, Schwerin ; school of Frans Hals. 

7 Head of an Old Woman, Bridgewater House $ it used to hang too high to be examined in 
detail ; it is by another hand and only part of a picture. 

8 Portrait of the Painter, in the collection of Lewis Fry, Clifton ; not by Frans Hals. 

8 A Laughing Boy, in the collection of Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower ; probably by Jan 
Miense Molenaer. 

1C Portrait of an Officer, in the possession of Duveen, Paris 5 identical with M. 137 or M. 
147 (302 or 301). 

11 An Elderly Man, in the collection of the Earl of Derby, Knowsley ; competent judges assert 
that this is not by Frans Hals. 



IX 



FRANS HALS 



'39 





M. 




M. 




M. 




M. 


159 


289 


188 


3 8o 


218 


81 


248 


21 


1 60 


= M. 159 


189 


3 88 


219 


83 


249 


43 


161 


283 ' 


190 


398 


220 


84 


250 


4 1 


162 


294 


191 


w 


221 


88 


251 


44 


163 


103 


192 


385 


222 


85 


252 


54 


164 


254 


193 


389 


22 3 


37 


253 


5o 


165 


259 


194 


39 


224 


134 


254 


49 


1 66 


258 


95 


39i 


225 


'35 


255 


51 


167 


260 


196 


365 


226 


= M. 225 


256 


53 


168 


261 


197 


382 


227 


125 


257 


52 


169 


271 


198 


38i 


228 


124 


2 5 8 


no 


170 


272 


199 


383 


229 


ii 


259 


205 


171 


277 


200 


376 


230 


32 


260 


108 


172 


266 


2OI 


369 


231 


38 


26l 


109 


173 


267 


202 


370 


232 


27 


262 


"5 


'74 


268 


203 


= M. 200 


233 


30 


263 


119 


175 


(') 


204 


( 2 ) 


234 


116 


264 


63 


176 


263 


205 


387 


235 


28 


265 


= M. 155 


177 


321 


2O6 


384 


236 


29 


266 


99* 


178 


324 


207 


373 


237 


87 


267 


95 


179 


273 


208 


141 


2 3 8 


118 


268 


96 


1 80 


307 


209 


139 


239 


33 


269 


66 


181 


308 


2IO 


86 


240 


3i 


2 JO 


= M. 241 


182 


309 


211 


133 


241 


68 


271 


65 


183 


319 


212 


= M. 211 


242 


39 


272 


67 


184 


297 


213 


91^ 


243 


19 


273 


64 


1844 


298 


214 


82 


244 


18 


274 


( 4 ) 


185 


296 


215 


( 3 ) 


245 


Jl* 


275 


izza 


186 


371 


216 


98 


246 


20 






187 


375 


217 


97 


247 


17 







1 Portrait of a Man, Schwerin ; school of Frans Hals. 

2 Portrait of a Woman, in the collection of Baron Albert von Rothschild, Vienna ; by Judith 
Leyster, and signed with her monogram. 

3 The Lute-Player, in the collection of Earl Howe, Gopsall ; compared with Earl Howe's 
" Portrait of a Man " (107), which, judging from the costume, must be of the same period, it looks 
too uncertain in handling to be a Frans Hals ; most probably it should be attributed to Judith 
Leyster. 

4 The Smoker, in the collection of A. Schloss, Paris ; it is probably derived from a lost 
original. 



SECTION X 



ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 



THE story of the life of Adriaen van Ostade is very quickly told. He was 
born at Haarlem in December 1610, and was buried there on May 2, 1685. 
He spent his whole life in his native town. About the year 1627 he and 
Adriaen Brouwer were pupils together under Frans Hals. In their choice 
of subjects the pupils were more closely related to one another than to 
their master. Both chose to represent the daily life of the lower classes. 
In his early years Ostade painted scenes with music, dancing, and drinking 
more frequently than pictures of family life or of common occupations, 
such as attending school, or pig-killing, and the like. 

As in his choice of subject, so in his method of painting, his colouring 
or his lighting, Ostade does not appear to be influenced by Hals to any 
appreciable extent. His colours are carefully blended j he shows none of 
those sudden transitions from one tone to another which Frans Hals 
employed throughout his life. The light falls through a small opening, 
usually invisible to the spectator, on Ostade's principal group, and illumin- 
ates it somewhat harshly, with the floor and the wall. His palette is 
limited to a few, mostly cool and neutral, tints a pale blue, light grey, 
purple, with the various brownish hues and intermediate tones. His 
groups contain a rather large number of figures. He delights in violent 
action and in heads that are caricatured. Pictures of this kind fill the first 
period of Ostade's artistic development, from about 1630 to 1640. At this 
later date the period of storm and stress ends. The lighting becomes less 
harsh and more harmonious in its effect. The themes become more 
restful, the figures truer to life ; the artist widens his choice of subject 
and enriches his colour. Domestic scenes now form a larger part of 
Ostade's work. He paints quiet conversation pieces, often with only two 
or three figures. He depicts games at backgammon or skittles or with 
a ball more frequently than the quarrels, often ensuing on those games, 
in which he had formerly delighted. He shows an increasing interest in 
open-air scenes, and even tries his skill at Biblical themes, portraits, and 
portrait-groups. The light and shade of his interiors are especially well 
rendered. Thus the master gradually approaches his maturity, roughly 
co-extensive with the years 1650-70. 

140 



SECT, x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 141 

But about the year 1670 there comes a notable decline. Following 
the general course of Dutch art, the decadence of Ostade is marked by 
smoother execution, gayer colour-schemes, and a growing insipidity of 
colour and expression. His figures lose their individual character and 
become mere types. He shows a preference for single notes of colour, 
such as a blue jacket or a brilliant white cap. Many of his pictures look 
like translations into oil of his water-colours, which enjoyed a high 
popularity, and must have brought Ostade a great deal of money. Not 
only his early pictures, but even his simple pen-drawings, are to be pre- 
ferred to those gaudy water-colours. Ostade has left a very considerable 
number of works of both these kinds. In his etchings, fifty of which 
exist, the same development may be traced as in his pictures and drawings. 
More than once Ostade both painted or drew and etched precisely the 
same subject. The etchings have thus served as models for forged pictures 
and water-colours. 

The place which Adriaen van Ostade occupies in Dutch art is not easily 
defined in a few words. While, on the one hand, he has admirable qualities 
as a draughtsman and painter, which advance him to the front rank, he is, 
on the other hand, so far inferior to masters like Brouwer and Jan Steen 
in versatility, originality, and the power of depicting character that he 
cannot retain so exalted a position. His rendering of the light and shade 
in interiors, illumined by sunlight falling through small rounded panes, 
is one of his chief merits ; he is surpassed in this respect by no other artist. 
On the other hand, in the rendering of materials he is far inferior to 
masters like Metsu, Ter Borch, and Jan Steen. He never acquired a 
complete command of pigment as a means to an end in the same degree as 
those painters did. Although, no doubt, comparisons are always unsatis- 
factory, still it may be said that Ostade occupies in Dutch art much the 
same position relatively to Jan Steen as Teniers holds in Flemish art 
compared to Brouwer. 



PUPILS AND IMITATORS OF 
ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 

Adriaen van Ostade's chief pupil was his brother Isack, whose works 
are described in the next section. 

Among the other pupils, CORNELIS DUSART (1660-1704) un- 
questionably comes nearest to the master. He must have entered Adriaen's 
studio shortly before the year 1680, and contrived to imitate the style or 
his later period so exactly that it is often very difficult to distinguish the 
works of the two painters. Yet, on a more careful examination, Dusart 
will be found to rank below his master in every respect, whether in delicacy 
of colouring, in perfection of technique, or in the rendering of material 
and of character. However, there must be a certain number of Ostades 
in the style of Dusart and Dusarts in the style of Ostade, on which master 
and pupil both worked, for in the sale catalogue of Dusart's goods (1708) 



i 4 2 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

many pictures are described as the results of their collaboration (see, for 
instance, Nos. 74^, 1230, 148^, r, d^ *, and so on). 

While Dusart was a pupil of Ostade's in his later period, a certain 
A. VICTORIJN or VICTORINUS took as his models the pictures of the 
early period. We know nothing of his life not even whether he was a 
Dutchman. The few signed pictures of his, that have been seen by the 
writer, are in the royal palaces of Denmark. In these, Victorinus imitates 
the compositions of Ostade's early years, especially the series representing 
the five senses (see Nos. 6-27). A somewhat elaborate composition by 
him, of a village school, was offered for sale to the Mauritshuis, The 
Hague, a few years ago. Herr Kurt Freise, who has assisted with this 
volume, is publishing an article on Victorinus. 

Although JAN MIENSE MOLENAER can scarcely be regarded as one of 
Ostade's pupils, for he was a fellow-student of Ostade's under Frans Hals, 
his pictures are very often ascribed to his more famous and more 
prosperous contemporary. He himself had a less talented and unimportant 
brother, BARTHOLOMEUS MOLENAER, who was at work about 1640 ; this 
man owed far more to Ostade than to his own brother, and, like 
Victorinus, showed a preference for Ostade's early pictures. 

Of higher artistic importance than the two men just named is 
CORNELIS BEGA (1620-64). He developed his art independently and thus 
shows fewer traces of Ostade's influence in his pictures, despite the 
similarity of their themes ; his etchings, however, bear an unmistakable 
resemblance to Ostade's. 

The statement repeated in all the authorities, that Richard Brakenburg 
(1650-1702) was a pupil of Ostade's, is probably based on a hasty reading 
of a passage in Houbraken (iii. 383), who merely says that Brakenburg 
painted rustic groups in the manner of Ostade. 

On the other hand, it is certain from his own memoranda that 
MICHIEL VAN MUSSCHER (1645-1705) worked for three months of the 
year 1667 in Ostade's studio. It cannot be said that the influence of his 
last teacher left permanent traces in Van Musscher's work. 

At about the same time, one of the least known of his pupils must 
have been working in Ostade's studio, namely, JOHANNES DE GROOT, 
whose only signed pictures, now in the Coblenz Museum, are dated 1670. 
He is said to have been born in 1650 and lived till 1726. In his later 
life he was a coffee-merchant and also a picture-dealer ; this fact explains 
not to the disadvantage of art the rarity of his pictures. 

Imitators of Ostade who must not go unmentioned here are those 
numerous but unnamed artists who, with the help of Ostade's etchings 
and drawings, produced pictures in his manner which sometimes even in 
the great collections pass for the master's own works. Reference may be 
made, for instance, to the note on a picture in the Rijksmuseum under 
No. 3110. 



ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE , 43 



TRANSLATOR'S NOTE 

In the references added to the entries in the Catalogue 
"Sm." = Smith, "Catalogue Raisonne," vol. i. (1829). 
"Sm. Suppl." = Smith, "Catalogue Raisonne," Supplement (1842). 



A CLASSIFIED SUMMARY OF THE CONTENTS 

I. BIBLICAL SCENES, 1-2. 
II. SAINTS, HERMITS, 3-5. 

III. ALLEGORIES, PROVERBS, 6-28. 

IV. GENRE-PIECES, 29-873^. 

A. Seen through a window or door, 29-66. 

1. By daylight, 29-63. 

(A) A man, 29-534. 

(a) Baker, 29-30. 

(b) Various, 51-534. 

(B) Two men, 54-544. 

(C) One or two women, 55-614. 

(D) More than two figures, 62-63. 

2. By artificial light (often several figures), 64-66. 

B. Not seen through a door or window, 67-873^. 

I. A single figure engaged in some professional, manual, or other 

occupation, 67-135. 
(A) A man, 67-122. 
(a) Lawyer, 67-774". 
(/) Physician, 78-82. 

(c) Scholar, man reading, 83-96^. 
(<f) Painter in a studio, 97-100. 
(e) Connoisseur, 101. 

(/) Musician, 102-1104. 

(1) Singer, 102-103*. 

(2) Violin, guitar, or lute-player, 104-108. 

(3) Flute-player, 1084. 

(4) Hurdy-gurdy player, 109-110. 

(5) Rommelpot-player, 1104. 
(g) Man cutting a pen, 111-113*. 
(h) Man counting money, 114-114^. 
(/) Fish-dealer, 115-119. 

(k) Shopkeeper in a shop, 1 20. 
(/) Beggar, 121-122. 



144 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

(B) A woman, 223-135. 

(a) Woman reading, 12 3- 12 30. 

(t>) Woman counting money, 1 24. 

(r) Mother and child, 124*7- 127. 

(*/) Woman spinning, sewing, winding yarn, 128-129. 

(e) Woman baking gauffres or cakes, 129*7-129^. 

(_/") Woman selling or cleaning fish or mussels, 130-133. 
(g) Various, 133^-135. 

2. A single figure taking refreshment, 1 36-23 \a. 

(A) A man, 136-218^. 

(a) Eating, 136-136^. 
() Drinking, 13 7-1 6yf. 

(f) Smoking, 170-195. 

(j) Smoking, with other figures, 196-205. 
(e) Various figures not specially engaged or not fully 
described, 206-218*$. 

(B) A woman, 2 19-2 314. 

(a) Eating, 219. 

() Drinking, 2 2 0-2 3 or. 

(e) Various, not fully described, 230^-231*7. 

3. Two Figures, sometimes with other figures at the back, 232-318. 

(A) Men, 232-285. 

(a) Reading the news, 232-234. 

(6) Eating, drinking, smoking, 235-285. 

(B) Women, eating, drinking, smoking, 286-286*7. 

(C) Man and woman together, 287-318. 

(a) In an interior, 287-308. 

(b) At the house-door, 309-313. 

(f) In an arbour, 314-318. 

4. Three figures, 319-377. 

(A) Men, one or more of them at music, 319-349. 

(B) Women, 349*7-350. 

(C) Two men and a woman, one or more of them at music 

[walso 5 (C) i. J], 351-377- 

5.- Groups of numerous figures, 378-869^. 

(A) Professional, manual, and other occupations, 378-452. 

(1) School, 378-393^. 

(2) Dentist, 394-396^. 

(3) Surgeon, 396^-396^. 

(4) Alchemist, 397-401. 

(5) Quack, 402-403^. 

(6) Weaver, 404-404*7. 

(7) Cobbler, 404^-404^. 

(8) Smith, 404^-404^. 

(9) Joiner, 404/1 

(10) Pig and ox-killing, 405-421*7. 

(11) Rat-catcher, 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE i 45 

(12) Conjurors, 42 if. 

(13) Wandering musician in a village, 422-45 i*. 

(14) Woman reading the news in a village, 452. 

(B) Domestic scenes, 453-507. 

(1) Peasant family in a cottage, 453-499*2. 

(2) Peasant family in a courtyard or outside a cottage, some 

of them at work, 500-507. 

(C) Refreshment or recreation, 508-869^. 

(1) Inside an inn, 508-777. 

(a) Three peasants and a woman, 508-516. 

(b) Peasants at music [see also B. 4 (C)J, 517-532. 

(f) Wandering musician in an inn, 533-540^. 
(d) Dancing in an inn ; a wedding, 541-556. 

(<r) Peasants carousing, very drunk (mostly early works), 

557-606*7. 
(/) Quarrel or fight in an inn, 607-619. 

(g) Peasants in an inn or interior, companies, and interiors 

not fully described, 620-777. 

(2) Outside an inn, 778-815. 

(a) Peasants reposing, 778-792. 

(<) Dancing, fair, wedding, 793-815. 

(3) Peasants playing games, partly inside and partly outside 

an inn, 816-869^. 

(a) Backgammon and draughts, 816-832. 

(b) Cards, 833-854. 

(c) Skittles, bowls, ball, 855-866*. 

(d) Various, not fully described, 867-869^. 
6. Various genre-pieces, 869^-873^. 

V. PORTRAITS, 873<--9o6z. 

1. Self-portraits, 873^-875/7. 

2. Of persons identified, 875^-877. 

3. Of persons unidentified, 878-9062. 

(a) Families, 878-879. 

(b) Single figures, often studies, 880-900. 

(1) Man, 880-892*. 

(2) Woman, 893-900. 

(<) Studies of heads, like portraits, 900^-906^. 

(1) Man, 900/7-904^. 

(2) Woman, 905-906. 

(3) Child, 906^-906^. 

(</) Portraits, the sex not stated, go6f-<)o6z. 

VI. LANDSCAPES, 907-915(7'. 

1. Spring, summer, autumn, 907-9 \^d. 

2. Winter, 913^-915^. 

3. Moonlight, 915^. 

VII. STILL-LIFE, 916-919*. 
VIII. ANIMALS, 91 9^-92 1*. 
IX. PICTURES DESCRIBED IMPERFECTLY OR NOT AT ALL, 92 2-92 3/7. 

VOL. Ill L 



146 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 



CATALOGUE RAISONNE 

1. THE ANGELS APPEARING TO THE SHEPHERDS. 

A road runs from the right foreground to the left background. Beside 
it to the left, in shadow, are part of the flock, with a cow and two goats, 
standing or lying down. One shepherd, in a green doublet, lies asleep on 
the road to the right. Another kneels behind him and raises his hands in 
adoration of an angel appearing out of dark clouds above to the left. 
Behind the kneeling man is a woman with a black cap in a wooden hut. 
Farther to the left are another shepherd and a cringing boy, with cattle 
and sheep. In the right foreground a dog seems to be barking at the 
angel. A very interesting picture of the early period. The light and 
shade is very much in the style of Rembrandt. There is little local 
colour ; the tones are almost all yellowish-brown. 

Signed in full on the right at foot ; panel, 27^ inches by 22 inches. 

From Salzdahlum. 

Probably identical with "The Nativity " in a sale : Amsterdam, August 31, 
1740 (Hoet, ii. 8), No. 14 (635 florins). 

In the Brunswick Picture Gallery, 1900 catalogue, No. 300. 

2. THE ADORATION OF THE SHEPHERDS. Sm. 203, 
and Suppl. 1 02. In a large rustic interior the Virgin, seated on the left, 
looks at the Child lying on straw in a manger beside her. Four shepherds, 
a woman, and a child surround the manger in adoration. Joseph, holding 
a book, stands behind the Virgin and looks at the Child. Farther back, 
near an open arched doorway, are two figures with an ass. To the left, 
behind the shepherds, is a cow. " This admirable picture was painted in 
the artist's most successful time, and is finished with extraordinary care 
and brilliancy of colour," says Sm., who conjectures that the painter and 
his wife served as models for Joseph and the Virgin, and that other members 
of his family sat for the other figures. 

Signed in full on the left, and dated 1667 or, according to Waagen, 
1669 ; panel, 1 8 inches by 16 inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosife, ii. 396 ; and by Waagen, 
Suppl. 296. 

Exhibited at Manchester, 1857, No. 1702 ; at the Royal Academy Winter 
Exhibition, London, 1882, No. 91; and at the Burlington Fine Arts Club, 
London, 1900, No. 42. 

In the collection of Madame Reuver of Delft, sold as a whole (for 40,000 
florins) in 1750 to the Landgraf of Hessen-Kassel. 

In the Schloss Altstadt, Kassel, 1783 inventory, No. 60. 

In the collection of the Empress Josephine, Malmaison, 1808. 

Purchased at the Malmaison sale by Delahante, and sold to John Webb, who 
sold it to the Chevalier Erard, 1823. 

In the collection of the Chevalier Sebastien Erard, Paris, 1829 (Sm., who 
valued it at 1050). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE i 47 

Sales. Chevalier Erard, Paris, April 23, 1832, No. 104 (11,950 francs). 

W. Williams Hope, London, June 14, 1849 (472 : IDS., Woodin). 
In the collection of John Walter, Bearwood. 
In the collection of the late Alfred Beit, London. 
In the collection of Otto Beit, London. 

3. A HERMIT IN HIS CELL. He sits on a stone seat beside 
an old wall under a thatched roof, near the roots of a tree. He faces three- 
quarters left, and reads a large book which he holds with both hands. His 
wrinkled face is framed in his long white hair and beard. He wears a 
long brown garment laced in front, shoes, and leggings. .Behind him to 
the right is a skull. A water-bottle stands in a niche beside him. A very 
notable and genuine picture of Ostade's first period. In the style of 
Rembrandt. ' 

Signed in full on the right at foot ; panel, 26^ inches by 23 inches. 

Exhibited at Diisseldorf, 1904, No. 357. 

Purchased at Amsterdam, 1888. 

In the Weber Gallery, 1907 catalogue, No. 257 (old No. 219). 

30. A Hermit. 

Signed with the monogram. 

Sale. Anthoni Daems, Amsterdam, April 28, 1706, No. 56. 
3^. A Monk at Prayer. By Ostade and Dusart. 

Sale. Cornells Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 107. 

3<r. St. Anthony in a Grotto. He reads a book. A woman offers 
him drink. 

Sale. B. Mallinus, Brussels, September 22, 1842, No. 25. 

4. A Hermit. A hermit with long white hair and beard sits before 
his cell reading a folio. Beside him to the right are books and a skull. 
In the manner of Rembrandt. 

Signed in full on the right at foot ; panel, 24 inches by i8| inches. 

Sale. C. Turner of London, Berlin, November 17, 1908, No. 63. 

5. A Monk at Prayer. Half-length. He wears a cowl, and faces 
three-quarters right. In his clasped hands, which are bent down, he holds 
a cross, a skull, and a rosary. To the left is foliage j to the right is 
the sky. 

Described from a mezzotint by J. Holaert. 

6. SMELL. A peasant smelling his tobacco-box. He leans his left 
hand, in which is a clay pipe, on the corner of a table to the right. With 
his right hand he holds a tobacco-box to his nose. He wears a brown 
coat and cap. He has a slight moustache, and brown hair. Greyish-brown 
background. 

Panel, 4 inches by 3! inches. 

In the Brunswick Picture Gallery, 1900 catalogue, No. 301. 

7. TASTE. Peasants and women carousing in a tavern in all 
eleven figures. On the left a fat man, seen from the back in a three- 



148 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

quarter view to the right, stands drinking from a mug. An equally stout 
woman sits to the right in front of a rude table, resting her left hand on 
her hip, and holding a knife in her right, and looks at the drinker. Behind 
her are two other men, one of whom is busy with the food on the table. 
In the right centre foreground sits a drunken man who is vomiting. 
Farther right a stout woman, seated on a little chair, stirs a large pot 
hanging over the fire. Behind her a man offers drink to a woman. Farther 
back a man greets another who enters at the door, which is rather high up. 
An early picture, dating from about 1635-40, in the usual pink, light-grey, 
and blue tones. [Pendant to 8. Compare 236.] 
Panel, 16 inches by 23 inches. 

In the Esterhazy collection, Vienna. 

In the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, 1906 catalogue, No. 486 (old 
No. 281). 

8. Smell. In the centre sits a country-woman, putting clean clothes 
on her infant. Near the window to the left two boys, who are eating, 
hold their noses, as does a woman who stands behind them. The father, 
standing to the right, takes little notice. Rather coarsely painted. If 
genuine it is an early work, but this is uncertain. [Pendant to 7. Com- 
pare 237.] 

Panel, 13 inches by 17^ inches. 

Engraved by A. J. Prenner. 

A copy was in the sale : Hoogendijk of The Hague, Amsterdam, April 28, 
1908, No. 275 ; another copy is in the P. Delaroff collection, St. Petersburg. 
Copies of the whole series of "The Five Senses " are in the Vienna Academy, 
1900 catalogue, Nos. 902-906. 

In the Esterhazy collection, Vienna. 

In the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, 1906 catalogue, No. 489 (old 
No. 291). 

8<7. Sight. A woman cleaning the head of a peasant who rests it on 
her lap ; he has his back to the spectator. Near them is a man with a 
jug. Farther back a woman sits on the ground unfastening her bodice. 
In front of her to the right is a boy. [Compare 375.] 

Described from a copy on panel, 9^ inches by 13^ inches in the Vienna 
Academy, No. 902. The original is lost. 

Other copies are in the Prado, Madrid, 1907 catalogue, No. 1515 under 
the name of Isack van Ostade and in the Hollander collection, Berlin. 

Two more copies were in the 

Sales. Countess Reigersberg, Cologne, October 15, 1890, No. in on 

panel, 9^ inches by 13^ inches, signed on the panelling to the 

right. 
T. Hermesdorff and others, Munich, December 14, 1905, No. 155 

on panel, 10 inches by 14 inches, signed. 

There is another version of the composition. In this the first peasant 
faces the spectator, and, instead of the woman and boy behind, there is 
only a child at a chest. This composition is preserved in the etching 
(B. 35) attributed to Ostade but not by him, and in the copy etched in 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 149 

reverse by Charles Hodges, as well as in a red chalk drawing reproduced 
by Schonbrunner and Meder. 

There were two pictures of the same theme, in one or the other 
version, in the 

Sales. A. van Kinschot, Rotterdam, September 20, 1756, No. 27 (12 

florins, Colle) 9 inches by I 3 inches. 

Senator Gaedertz, Ltibeck, September 21, 1864, No. 8 (8 florins) 
on panel, about 1 1 inches by 12 inches ; but it is possible that this 
was a third version, as the sale catalogue says, " the other peasants 
are drinking." 

8. Hearing". In a cottage two men and a woman sit on the right 
round a jug standing on the floor, and sing from music-books. A peasant 
standing behind them accompanies them on the bagpipes. Two children 
play with a puppy on the floor to the left. 

Described from a copy in the Vienna Academy, No. 905. The original 
is lost. 

Sc. Feeling. In a room a quack, seated on a stool to the right, per- 
forms an operation on a peasant's toe, which bleeds freely. Behind them 
stands a peasant, leaning on a crutch, with his right hand in a sling. In 
the left background a youth prepares a bandage. 

Described from a copy in the Vienna Academy, No. 906. The original 
is lost. 

Other copies are in the Helsingfors Museum, Haartmans collection, and in 
the Hollander collection, Berlin. 

9-13. Allegorical Representation of the Five Senses. 

12 inches by 8 inches each. 

A replica of 9 (No. 739), from the Bryan collection, is also in the Society's 
collection, No. 548. 

In the Beckett collection, Philadelphia. 

In the collection of the New York Historical Society, New York, 1908 
catalogue, No. 739-743. 

14. THE FIVE SENSES: FEELING. Sm. Suppl. 49. An 
elderly peasant in a red jacket, with a black cap, sits on a chair, facing 
right. He is dressing a wound on his right arm. On a three-legged stool 
beside him are two pots of ointment. In the background is a grey wall 
with a window. To the right is a bed. [See 16 and 2ja.] 

Signed with the monogram ; panel, 5 inches by 3^ inches. 
In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 956. 

15. SIGHT. An old man in a purple dressing-gown, with a black 
cap, sits at a table with a red cloth, on which are pipes, paper, and spectacles. 
He leans his left hand on the table, and looks at a paper which he holds in 
that hand. In the background behind the table are to the right a green 
drapery, and to the left a bookcase. [See 16.] 

Signed in full on the left at foot, and dated 1651 a date which can 
hardly be right, and should rather be read as 1681 ; panel, 4! inches by 
3! inches. 

In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 957. 



150 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

1 6. TASTE. An old peasant in yellow with a black sleeveless 
doublet, and a black cloak over his left shoulder, sits at a table with a white 
cloth on which is a ham. He takes up a large glass of beer in his right 
hand. By the grey wall at the back is a cupboard in which are a loaf and 
a piece of meat. 

Panel, \\ inches by 3^ inches. 

In the collection of Count BrUhl, with 14, 15, 17, and 18. 
All five pictures were in the Hermitage, 1842 (Sm.), but 17 and 18 are now 
in the Palace of Tsarskoe Selo. 

In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 958. 

17. HKARING. A peasant in a blue jacket and yellow breeches 
sits playing a hurdy-gurdy. On a table beside him are a jug, a glass, and 
a pipe. [See 16.] 

In the Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, near St. Petersburg. 

1 8. SMELL. An artisan in a light grey hat and green jacket, with 
purple sleeves, sits smoking his pipe. [See 16.] 

In the Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, near St. Petersburg. 

19. THE FIVE SENSES: TASTE. An excited man, with 
his pointed hat pressed down on his left ear, comes out of a house on the 
right. He has a clay pipe in his left hand, and holds a beer-jug to his 
lips with the right. On the left, farther away, a child eats a cake. 
Behind, at the end of the courtyard, a man sits on a garden seat. [See 22.] 

Signed in full on the right at foot. 

In the Rudolfinum, Prague, 1889 catalogue, No. 530. 

20. FEELING. A man, turned slightly left and looking straight 
before him, feels with his left hand in his leather purse. In the back- 
ground is a village street with booths. [See 22.] 

Signed in full on the right. 

In the Rudolfinum, Prague, 1889 catalogue, No. 531. 

21. SMELL. A man in an unsteady attitude, bending forward to 
the right, looks round at the spectator, and with his right hand pulls 
forward the top of his grey cloak which is falling down. In front of him 
crouches a dog. In the left middle distance is a house with a porch and 
a tree. On the right three persons stand near a wooden bridge. Beyond 
are cottages. [See 22.] 

Signed in full on the right. 

In the Rudolfinum, Prague, 1889 catalogue, No. 532. 

22. HEARING. A man facing the spectator sings and beats time 
with a stick on a brass bowl in his left hand. In the left background an 
old woman with a dog sits in front of a house. In the centre is a large 
tree with a bench. To the right is a row of houses, past which a man is 
walking. [See 19-21.] 

Paper glued on panel, 6 inches by 4 inches each (of 19-22). 

The series is probably identical with the five pictures in the sale : Pieter 
Testas, Amsterdam, March 29, 1757 (Terw. 177), No. 14 (310 florins, Colijns). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE i 5l 

In the collection of Count Fries, Vienna. 

In the D'Allard collection, Vienna. 

In the Dahlstein collection, Vienna. 

In the Hoser collection, Prague. 

In the Rudolfinum, Prague, 1889 catalogue, No. 533. 

22#. Sight. 

The fifth picture of the above series, which was in the Hoser collection in 
1863 (Parthey), has been lost. 

i2b-f. The Five Senses. Five rustic scenes. 

Sale. Hendrik Bosch, The Hague, September 24, 1760, No. 20 (40 
florins 10). 

2.ig-k. The Five Senses. Five interiors with groups of peasants. 
9 inches by u inches, each. 

Sale. B. Hagelis, Amsterdam, March 8, 1762, No. 3 (250 florins, Slagregen). 

23. The Five Senses : Sight. An old woman sewing. Near 
her a man looks into a jug, and another man cleans a dog. 

24. Hearing. Three men, a woman, and a child sing to the 
accompaniment of a hurdy-gurdy. 

25. Taste. A family grouped round a table is eating a good meal. 

26. Smell. In a barn-like interior a woman sits attending to her 
infant, near men smoking and others. 

27. Feeling. Two men have quarrelled and are threatening each 
other with knives. A woman and a child try to restrain them. 

Panel, 8| inches by 12 inches each (namely, 23-27). 

Sale. Haendke and others, Cologne, October 5, 1896, Nos. 333-337. 

27*. A Peasant binding up his Hand. [Compare 14.] 

Engraved by Johann Daniel Laurentz. 

28. The Blind leading the Lame. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 424. 

29. A BAKER ANNOUNCING THAT HIS NEW 
BREAD IS READY. Sm. 8. A baker in a white shirt open at the 
throat leans with his right forearm on the half-door of his shop and blows 
a horn held in his left hand. He wears a red cap. On the vine-clad wall 
to the left hangs a basket of bread. 

Panel, n inches by 8| inches. 

Sm. 8 is identified in The Hermitage catalogue with the Hermitage picture 
(30) from the Crozat collection. But this is improbable in view of Sm.'s statement 
that La Roque's picture was afterwards in the Holy collection. It may be 
noted, however, that Sm. mentions a little boy as standing beside the baker. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, i. 40. 

Etched by A. van Ostade, B. 7. 

Engraved by P. Chenu. 



j 5 2 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Sales. Chevalier de la Roque, Paris, 1745 (130 francs). 

A. van der WerfF van Zuidland, Dordrecht, July 31, l8ll, No. 78 

(155 florins, P. de Heere). 
P. de Heere de Holy of Dordrecht, Rotterdam, August 31, 1824, 

No. 7 (706 florins, Rombouts). 
In the collection of J. Rombouts, Dordrecht, 1850. 

Sm. says that it was in the collection of Goll van Franckenstein, Amsterdam, 
1829; but as it was not in the sale of July I, 1833, there was probably 
some mistake. 

In the collection of L. Dupper, Dordrecht, bequeathed to the Rijksmuseum, 
1870. 

In the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, L. Dupper bequest, 1907 catalogue, 
No. 1815. 

30. A BAKER ANNOUNCING THAT HIS NEW 
BREAD IS READY. Sm. Suppl. 3. Half-length. He wears a 
white shirt, and leans with his left elbow on the sill of an open window 
overgrown with vine on the right. He blows a horn, held in his right 
hand. Beside him to the left stands a little boy wearing a grey hat, who 
holds a copper coin in his right hand and looks up at the baker, who is 
turned slightly left. On a table to the right in front of the window is a 
basket of loaves of rye bread. Painted about 1 650. 

Signed in full on the window-sill; panel, u inches by 10 inches ; 
enlarged on either side and at foot. 

According to the Hermitage catalogue, it came from the La Roque collec- 
tion, and would thus be identical with Sm. 8, but this is doubtful. [See 29.] 
In the Crozat collection. 

In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 950. 
It was there in 1842 (Sm., who valued it at j8o). 

31. A PEASANT AT A WINDOW. A peasant in a red 
doublet leans out of a window overgrown with vine. He leans on his 
elbows, and holds a clay pipe in his right hand. 

Signed in full on the right at foot ; panel, io inches by 8 inches. 

Exhibited at Berlin, 1890, No. 206. 

In the collection of James Simon, Berlin. 

32. A MAN SMOKING AT A WINDOW. Sm. 141 ; Suppl. 
50. He is turned slightly left, and leans over the closed half-door, with a 
pipe in his right hand. He wears a grey hat and a purple coat with green 
sleeves. A vine grows over the semicircular coping of the doorway. 

Signed, A. Ostade ; panel, io| inches by 8| inches. 

Sales. D. de Jongh, Rotterdam, March 26, 1810, No. 14. 

Comte Pourtales, London, 1826 (17 : 175.). 

In the collection of the Due d'Arenberg, Brussels; W. Btirger's 1859 
catalogue, No. 46 ; it was there in 1842 (Sm.). 

33. A MAN DRINKING AT A WINDOW. At a window a 
man with a tall hat faces right, but turns his head a little towards the 
spectator. His right arm is bent ; the right hand holds a pewter pot with 
the lid open. In the upper left-hand corner above the window is a vine. 

Panel. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 153 

In the Ryerson collection, exhibited at the Chicago Fine Art Institute. 

34. A PEASANT OPENING A WINDOW. He wears a 
purple jacket. Thickly painted. 

Signed in full, and dated 1643 or 1653, according to Parthey ; panel, 
12 inches by n inches. 

In the Amalienstift, Dessau, 1877 catalogue, No. 207. 

35. A PEASANT AT A WINDOW. See Sm. Suppl. 4. At a 
cottage window, the casement of which is thrown wide open and much 
foreshortened, a peasant, wearing a felt hat and a brown coat, leans with 
his left arm on the sill. A sunbeam plays on his face, ruddy with drink. 
Above the window grows a vine. 

Signed at foot; panel, io| inches by 8| inches. 

In the collection of D. van der Schrieck, Louvain, 1842 (Sm.). 
Sales. D. van der Schrieck of Louvain, Brussels, April 8, 1 86 1, No. 74 
(2750 francs, Vigardot). 

John W. Wilson, Paris, March 14, 1881. 

M. RikorF, Paris, December 4, 1907, No. 15 (16,500 francs). 
In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 
In the Bromberg collection, Hamburg. 

36. A PEASANT AT A WINDOW. Half-length, without the 
hands. At the open casement-window of a cottage, a beardless man in a 
steel-blue coat and brick-red cap leans with his right arm on the sill and 
looks out. In the half-shadow behind his right shoulder the head of 
another person is visible. Below the window a jug with a handle hangs 
from a nail. To the left grows a vine in sunlight. 

Signed in full on the right at foot ; panel, 1 1 inches by 8| inches. 

Purchased in 1896 from St. Bourgeois, Paris. 

In the Weber Gallery, Hamburg, 1907 catalogue, No. 259. 

37. A PEASANT AT A WINDOW. In a window-embrasure 
a peasant in a black jacket with dull yellow sleeves and a dirty red cap 
leans on the sill. Above the window to the left is a vine. A good 
picture, with fine light and shade. 

Signed in full ; panel, 9 inches by 7 inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1882, No. 1 16. 

In the collection of John Walter, Bearwood. 

In the collection of the late Alfred Beit, London. 

In the collection of Otto Beit, London. 

38. A MAN DRINKING AT A WINDOW. He leans his 
right arm on the sill and holds a glass of wine. He wears a felt hat, and 
turns his head slightly left. Behind him to the right another figure is 
very dimly seen. Above the window to the left is a vine. 

Panel, n inches by 8| inches. 

In the Royal collection, Buckingham Palace, London, No. 826. 

39. A MERRY TpPER AT A WINDOW. Sm. 246; 
Suppl. 131. A man, wearing a brownish jacket and high-crowned hat, in 



154 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

which he has stuck his pipe, stands at a window holding up a pitcher in 
both hands. A "vigorous but early production " (Sm.). [Pendant to 57.] 
Signed in full ; panel, ic4 inches by 8 inches. 

Said in the Amsterdam sale catalogue of 1739 to have been etched by 
Ostade ; if so, it must be identified with B. 10, in which, however, the man 
holds a pipe in his right hand. 

Engraved by Facius when in the collection of the Rev. Mr. Balmc. 

Mentioned by Waagen, Suppl. 163. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1877, No. 86. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 16, 1739 (Hoet, i. 60 1), No. 40 (40 florins, 
with pendant). 

In the Balme collection. 

In the collection of Abraham Robarts, London, 1842 (Sm.). 

In the collection of A. J. Robarts, London. 

40. A Peasant looking out of a Window. Curiously, this 
consists mostly of wall, window-sill, and other accessories. The figure 
takes up a very small space. Its authenticity is not fully established. 

Canvas, a small picture. 

In the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Magdeburg, Gruson bequest. 

41. A MAN DRINKING AT A WINDOW. At an open 
window with a vine above is the half-length figure of a man holding a jug 
in both hands. He is in brown, with a red doublet, a white collar, and a 
black hat. A good picture of its kind, belonging to the middle period. 
[Pendant to 42.] 

Signed in full on the left at foot ; panel, 1 1 inches by 8 inches. 

In the Baut collection, Ghent. 

In the La Caze collection, Paris. 

In the Louvre, Paris, La Caze bequest, 1903 catalogue, No. 2502. 

42. A MAN READING AT A WINDOW. A laughing 
peasant looks out of a window overgrown with vine. He wears a green 
jacket with chestnut-brown sleeves and a black cap. His left hand, resting 
on the window-sill, holds a pair of spectacles ; his right hand holds a 
paper. [Pendant to 41. Possibly identical with 46*:. Compare 47.] 

Signed in full on the paper ; panel, io inches by 8 inches. 

In the Baut collection, Ghent. 

Sale. Ridder de Coninck de Merckem, Ghent, August 4, 1856, No. 4. 

In the La Caze collection, Paris. 

In the Louvre, Paris, La Caze bequest, 1903 catalogue, No. 2503. 

43. A MAN SITTING IN A CLOSET. Half-length, seen 
through a half-door. In the top of the back wall is a square opening > 
through which is seen foliage. 

Panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Catharina Bullens, widow of Justus Oosterdijk, Amsterdam, July 23, 

1777, No. 7 (140 florins, with "A Laughing Peasant seated," De 

Rooy). 

In various well-known Parisian collections. 
In the Von Preyer collection, Vienna. 
In the Charley collection, Paris. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 155 

44. A PEASANT AT A WINDOW. Half-length. A man, 
wearing a purplish-brown coat with a narrow white collar, a black cloak 
hanging behind his right shoulder and under his right arm, and a soft black 
hat, looks out of an arched window, with vine-tendrils above it to the left. 
He leans his right elbow on the sill, and holds in his right hand a tall glass 
full of wine, while in his left hand, under the glass and partly seen in 
shadow, he has a pewter pot with the lid half-open. He has a ruddy com- 
plexion, a dark moustache, and slight beard. 

Signed in full on the right-hand bottom corner of the window-sill ; panel, 
II inches by 8 inches. 

Reproduced in colours in the Connoisseur, May 1909. 

In the Manfrin collection, Venice. 

In the collection of Max Kann, Paris. 

Sale. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 9, 1881, No. 4.06. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, " Catalogue of 300 
Paintings," 1898, No. 98. 

In the collection of the late Rodolphe Kann, Paris, bought as a whole in 
1907 by the London dealers Duveen ; 1907 catalogue, No. 61. 

45. A MAN AT AN OPEN WINDOW. He takes his hat 
off, and holds a glass in his left hand. Behind him to the left is the head 
of a woman. A vine grows round the window. 

Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

In the collection of John G. Johnson, Philadelphia. 

450. A Peasant looking out of a Window. 

Sale. David letswaart, Amsterdam, April 22, 1749 (Hoet, ii. 249), No. 161 
(9 florins 10). 

45^. The Dutch Toper. Sm. 14. A peasant with a cap sits at a 
window holding a glass of beer. He is in lost profile to the right, and 
looks round at the spectator. 

Panel, 8 inches by 7 inches. 

Engraved by Chenu as " Le Buveur Hollandais." 

A copy, measuring 18 inches by 14^ inches, is in the Chanenko collection, 
Kieff, 1899 catalogue, No. 264. 

Sale. Comte de Vence, Paris, February n, 1761. 

46. The Flemish Jester at a Window. Sm. 17. He has a jug 
in his hand. 

Dated 1667 ; panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Engraved by Chenu as " Le Grivois Flamand." 
Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, i. 99. 
Sale. Comte de Vence, Paris, February u, 1761 (71 francs). 
In the Louvre, Paris, 1816 (when it was valued at 600 francs), and in 1829 
(Sm.), but apparently no longer there. 

46*. A Peasant leaning out of a Window. He holds a jug. 
Panel, 14 inches by u inches. 

Sale.D. Fiers Kappeyne, Amsterdam, April 25, 1775, No. 71 (25 florins, 
Yver). 



156 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

46/>. A Peasant with a Jug looking out of a Window. 

17^ inches by 23 inches. 

Sale. W. Coole, Rotterdam, August 6, 1782, No. 54. 

46*:. A Man at a Window. He holds in his right hand a paper 
which seems to amuse him, and in his left hand his spectacles. Above the 
window are vine-tendrils. [Possibly identical with 42. Compare also 47. 
Pendant to 46^.] 

Panel, io| inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. The Dowager Boreel, Amsterdam, September 23, 1814, No. 13 (305 
florins, Van Yyperen). 

46^. An Old Man leaning on a Half-Door. He holds a pipe 
in his right hand. A vine grows over a little arched coping above the 
door. [Pendant to 46^. Compare 48.] 

Panel, io inches by 9! inches. 

Sale. The Dowager Boreel, Amsterdam, September 23, 1814, No. 14 (510 
florins, Van Yperen). 

46;. A Peasant leaning on a Half-Door. 

Panel, 12 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. J. C. Pruyssenaar, Amsterdam, December 27, 1814, No. 44. 

46/1 A Peasant leaning out of a Window. He holds a beer- 
jug and a pipe. 

II inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. H. Hoogers, Nymwegen, June 7, 1816, No. 83. 

47. A Man at a Window. Sm. 162. He holds a paper in one hand 
and his spectacles in the other. [Pendant to 48. Compare 42 and 46^.] 

Panel, 12 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Le Rouge, Paris, April 27, 1818 (1005 francs). 

48. A Peasant at a Window. Sm. 161. He wears a violet 
doublet and a black hat, and leans on the sill, holding a pipe. [Pendant 
to 47. Compare 46^.] 

Panel, 12 inches by 9 inches. 

Sales. Le Rouge, Paris, April 27, 1818 (1650 francs). 
Comte Pourtales, London, 1826 (.21). 

48*7. A Peasant reclining at a Window. Behind him are two 
boys. Especially thorough and natural. 
Copper. 

Sale. P. A. de Genestet and others, Amsterdam, August 23, 1831, No. 99 
(2 florins 50). 

49. A Peasant at a Window. Sm. Suppl. 4. He wears a drab 
felt hat and a dark-grey jacket with yellow sleeves, and leans on the sill, 
holding a pipe. A vine grows over the window. " Painted in a broad 
spirited manner " (Sm.). [Compare 35.] 

Panel, io| inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Brentano, Amsterdam, 1832 (29 : 8s., Norton) according to Sm. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 157 

49*7. A Peasant looking out of a Window. He holds a pipe. 
Panel, 10 inches by 8| inches. 

Sale. A. van Beeftingh and others, Rotterdam, April 30, 1832, No. 14 
(206 florins, Netscher). 

50. A Peasant at the Door. He wears a black cap and a brown 
coat, and leans on the half-door of his house, over which grows a vine. 

Oval panel, n^ inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Dr. van Cleef of Utrecht, Paris, April 4, 1864, No. 71 (1620 francs). 

51. A Man in an Embrasure. He holds a beer-jug. 
Panel, 8 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. W. C. P. Baron van Reede van Oudtshoorn, Amsterdam, April 14, 
1874, No. 37. 

52. The Flemish Jester at a Window. The window is over- 
grown with vine. The man wears a reddish doublet with grey sleeves, 
and holds a jug. 

Signed in full ; panel, 1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. G. Rothan, Paris, May 29, 1890, No. 80 (8500 francs). 

52*. A Peasant at an Open Window. 
Oval, io inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Bateman, London, April u, 1896, No. 121. 

52^. A Man drinking at a Window. A man in a brown 
doublet, holding a covered jug in his right hand, looks out of a window 
overgrown with foliage. 

Canvas, io| inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. J. Durlacher, Frankfort-on-Main, December n, 1906, No. 115. 

52<r. A Peasant at a Window. 

Panel. 

Sale. Francis Baring and others, London, May 4, 1907, No. no. 

53. An Old Man leaning at a Window. Sm. 229. He wears 
a cloak and a hat, and holds a pipe in one hand and a jug in the other. 

Panel, about 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Described by Sm. from an etching by some unnamed etcher. 

53. The Singer at a Window. According to Wesseiy, the 
same composition as 66, but in reverse. 

Engraved in mezzotint by Jan van Somer (Wesseiy, 86). 

54. TWO MEN AT A WINDOW. One leans out ; he holds 
a beer-glass in his right hand and a cap in his left. 

Signed in full ; panel, n inches by 9^ inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1885, No. 139. 
In the collection of A. P. Heywood Lonsdale, Shavington. 

54*. Two Peasants at an Open Window. One holds a glass 
of beer. 



158 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

10 inches by 8| inches. 

Sale. Bateman, London, April n, 1896, No. 123. 

55. A Woman with a Jug at an Open Window. She wears a 
black hat, shaped like a mushroom, over a white cap. The window is 
overgrown with vine. If genuine, this is only of slight importance. It 
is wrongly catalogued as "after I. van Ostade. ' 

Signed in full, but the signature is doubtful ; 10 inches by 9 inches. 
In the Douai Museum, 1869 catalogue, No. 284. 

56. A PEASANT WOMAN WITH A CHILD IN HER 
ARMS AT THE DOOR. Sm. 66 ; Suppl. 33. At the closed half- 
door of a cottage stands a mother holding up her child in her arms to let 
it look over. To the left is a window ; above is a vine. To the right a 
broom-handle is placed against a fence, over which hangs a cloth. An 
" excellent picture " (Sm.). 

Signed in full, and dated 1667 ; panel, 13! inches by io inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps ; by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, i. 379-80 ; 
ii. 161, 243 ; by W. Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, ii. 331 ; and by Waagen, 
ii. 107. 

Engraved by B. A. Dunker in the Choiseul Gallery. 

A tapestry was made after the picture at the Gobelins by Cozette, measuring 
42 inches by 32 inches, and sold at the sale : Marquis de Menars, Paris, 
February 1782, No. 68 (noo francs, Prince Louis) see Ch. Blanc, ii. 50-51. 
Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1890, No. 78. 
Sales. Marquis de Voyer, 1754. 

Prince de Conti, Paris, April 8, 1777 (7251 francs, Paillet, for 

Choiseul-Praslin). 

Choiseul-Praslin, Paris, February 18, 1793 (7950 francs, De Praslin). 
Choiseul-Praslin, Paris, May 9, 1808 (4990 francs). 
De Sereville, Paris, January 21, 1812 (5020 francs). 
Dufresne, Paris, March 16, 1816 (12,000 francs). 
Talleyrand, Paris, July 7, 1817 ; the collection was bought as a 
whole by the dealer W. Buchanan, who sold this picture to 
Edward Gray. 

In the collection of Edward Gray, London, 1829 (Sm., who says that it was 
then valued at .525, but "would probably sell much higher"). 

In the collection of Lord Ashburton, The Grange, 1 842 (Sm.) ; sold as- a 
whole to the London dealers T. Agnew and Sons, August 1907. 
In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 
In the collection of Fritz Gans, Frankfort-on-Main. 

57. A WOMAN SPINNING AT AN OPEN DOOR. Sm. 
247 ; Suppl. 132. An old woman, in a blue jacket with a white cap, 
stands at a door, the lower half of which is closed. She holds a flax-winder 
in her right hand. A "vigorous but early production " (Sm.). [Pendant 

to 39-] 

Signed in full ; panel, 1 1 inches by 8 inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, Suppl. 163. 

Said in the Amsterdam sale catalogue of 1739 to have been etched by A. 
van Ostade, but Bartsch mentions no such etching. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE i 59 

Engraved by Facius in the collection of the Rev. Mr. Balme. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1877, No. 90. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 16, 1739 (Hoet, i. 601), No. 41 (40 florins, 

with pendant). 

In the collection of Abraham Robarts, London, 1842 (Sm.). 
In the collection of A. J. Robarts, London. 

58. AN OLD WOMAN AT A WINDOW. Sm. 46 ; Suppl. 
51. Half-length. She wears a yellow gown under a black jacket, a red 
waist-belt, and a white cap. She leans on the sill of a window, the left 
upper casement of which is open. Round the window grows a vine. 
Painted about 1647-50. [Pendant to 109.] 

Signed in full on the left ; panel, loj inches by 8 inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps. 

Engraved by P. Chenu as " La Mere Hollandaise " ; and by Le Bas. 

In the Braamcamp collection, Amsterdam, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 507). 

Sale. Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, July 31, 1771, No. 304 (340 florins, 

with pendant, P. Fouquet). 
In the collection of Comte Baudouin. 

In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 948 ; it was 
there in 1842 (Sm., who valued it at .50). 

59. WOMAN WITH A BROWN JUG IN HER HAND 
LEANING ON A HALF-DOOR. 

In the collection of Count Sergei StroganofF, St. Petersburg. 

60. A WOMAN LEANING ON A HALF -DOOR. She is 

in black. Her arms are folded, and her head is inclined to the left. Above 
the door is a little coping with a vine to the left. 
Signed in full ; panel, 1 1 inches by 8 inches. 

In the collection of Mrs. Elkins, Philadelphia, 1908 catalogue, No. 113. 

6oa. A Woman leaning on a Door. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 401. 

6ob. An Old Woman leaning on a Half-Door. A vine grows 
on the house wall. 

Panel, n inches by 9 inches. 

Sales. Jos. Valette and others, Amsterdam, August 26, 1807, No. 163. 
Amsterdam, April 22, 1809, No. 96 (59 florins). 

bobb. An Old Woman looking out over a Half-Door. She 

holds a lighted candle. A man's head is also visible in the doorway. 

Signed in full, and dated, on the left under an open shutter, 1642 ; 
circular panel, 9 inches across. 

Sale. E. Hardy, Frankfort-on-Main, October 14, 1878, No. 1 10 (700 mark). 

6oc. A Peasant Woman at a Window. 

loj inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Bateman, London, April n, 1896, No. 122. 

6od. A Peasant Woman and a Youth at a Window. 

Panel, 10 inches by 8^ inches. 



160 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Sa/fs. London, July 21, 1902, No. 136. 

Cunliffe, London, May 9, 1903, No. 129. 

61. A WOMAN WITH A WINE-GLASS IN AN 
EMBRASURE. 

A small picture. 

In the collection of Lord Ashburton, The Grange ; bought as a whole by 
the London dealers T. Agnew and Sons, August 1907. 

6ia. A Cottage: A Woman looking out of the Window. 

Engraved by Fr. van den Steen. 

62. FIVE PEASANTS AT A WINDOW. The window is 
divided into two halves, at each of which are two men. On the right 
another man leans out j he holds a glass of beer in his right hand and a cap 
in his left. The window is overgrown with foliage at the top. A broken 
jug and two pipes are hung on the central post. [Probably identical 
with 63.] 

Signed in full on the right at foot ; panel, 1 1 inches by 9^ inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1879, No. 112, 
and 1908, No. 67. 

In the collection of Samuel Sanders, London. 

In the collection of A. P. Heywood Lonsdale, Shavington. 

62a. Peasants singing at a Window. 

io| inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Philip van Dijk, The Hague, June 13, 1753 (Terw. 73), No. 64 (61 
florins, Cruytsman). 

62^. Three Musical Peasants lying in a Window. 

Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. J. G. Cramer, Amsterdam, November 13, 1769, No. 72 (195 florins). 

63. Five Peasants at a Window. Sm. 166 ; Suppl. 76. It is 
divided in the middle. Two of them lean on the sill. Another holds a 
cap in one hand and a glass in the other, and has made one of his com- 
panions laugh. [Probably identical with 62.] 

Panel, n inches by 7 inches or, according to Sm., about 13 inches 
by 15 inches. 

Sale. Robert de St. Victor, Paris, November 26, 1822 (2400 francs). 
In the collection of Chevalier de Claussin, Paris, 1829 (Sm.). 
In the collection of Charles Brind, London, 1842 (Sm.). 
Sale.E. W. Lake, London, 1845 (168, Farrer). 

64. A MAN LEANING OUT OF A WINDOW WITH A 
LIGHTED LANTERN. Sm. Suppl. 70. He has a good-humoured 
face. Behind him stands an elderly woman. Both look intently at some 
object. A pleasing but unimportant picture of the middle period. 
[Possibly identical with 65^.] 

Engraved by C. Dalco as " Villano con Lanterna." 

In the Uffizi, Florence, 1891 catalogue, No. 978 ; it was there in 1842 
(Sm., who valued it at 100). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 161 

65. THREE MEN WITH A NEWS-SHEET IN A 
WINDOW BY CANDLELIGHT (Les Harangeurs).-On the 

left-hand side of a window overgrown with vine a man leans out ; he reads 
aloud from a news-sheet which he holds in his hands. On the right-hand 
side is another man with a red cap holding a candle. Behind the reader is 
seen the head of a third man who stands up. 
Canvas, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, V Hotel Drouot en 1887-88, p. 359. 

Etched in reverse by A. van Ostade (B. 19), with a few variations, such 
as the introduction of a fourth head behind the man with the candle. 

Engraved by J. Suyderhoef as " The Old Man singing at the Window " 
(Wussin, 125), inscribed, "Non mea sacrilegi populabunt," and signed, "A. van 
Ostade delini." This print resembles the etching, but on the right behind 
the young man two men's faces are seen in shadow. 

Sale. Kien van Citters, Amsterdam, August 21, 1798, No. 54 (60 florins, 
Soleman) said to be on panel. 

In the collection of Baron Baranowsky, Vienna. 

In the collection of the Due d'Arenberg. 

Sales. Baron de Varange, Paris, May 26, 1852, No. 33 (1900 francs). 
Comte Duchatel, Paris, May 14, 1888 (3500 francs). 
Madame Esnault, Paris. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1906, No. 28. 

Sale. C. Sedelmeyer, Paris, May 25, 1907, No. 150 (3000 francs). 

In the collection of A. Heugel, Paris. 

65*. A Peasant with a Lighted Candle leaning on a Half- 
Door. Behind him stands another peasant. 
Panel, 10 inches by 8| inches. 

Sales. Amsterdam, January 20, 1722, No. 81 (4 florins ro, Van den Berg). 
The Hague, May 25, 1772, No. 182 (7 florins). 

6$b. An Old Man with a Lantern at a Window. He seems 
to look at something attentively. By Ostade or in his manner, according 
to the Geelhand sale catalogue. [Possibly identical with 64.] 
Panel, 8 inches by 6| inches. 
Sales. P. J. Geelhand, Antwerp, July 5, 1784, No. 17. 

Madame Wellens, born Geelhand, Antwerp, August 21, 1810, 

No. 4 (220 florins, Stier). 
Stier d'Aertselaer, Antwerp, July 29, 1822, No. 43. 

66. Seven Peasants at a Window with Four Casements by 
Candlelight. The left upper portion is closed. Below, to the left, a 
man reads from a paper ; behind him are two other men. Below, to the 
right, three men look out, to listen to the reader. From the right upper 
part an old man with a cap leans out, holding a candle in his right hand. 
Inscribed below with two four-line stanzas, beginning, " Mopso Nisa data 
est." According to Wessely (No. 86), the same composition as 53^, but 
in reverse. 

Engraved by J. Suyderhoef as "The Young Singer at the Window" 
(Wussin, 126) ; and by Hendrik Bary. 

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162 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

67. A LAWYER IN HIS STUDY WITH A CLIENT. 
Sm. 132 ; Suppl. 65. In a room lighted by a window on the left an 
elderly lawyer, sits to the right in an arm-chair at a table covered with a 
Turkey carpet, on which are an ink-pot, papers, and parchments. He wears 
a brown coat over a black doublet and a velvet cap decorated with gold lace. 
He is studying a deed. Behind him to the right stands an elderly man 
with an anxious face. He holds a woodcock in his right hand, and rests 
the left, holding his cap, on the table. 

Dated on the left 1671 ; panel, 12 inches by io inches. 

Engraved by Fittler in the Stafford Gallery, No. 50. 

Mentioned by Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, i. 305 ; and by Waagen, 
ii. 45. 

In the collection of Griffier Fagel, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 413). 

Sale. Griffier Fagel, London, May 22, 1801, No. 50 (^336). 

In the collection of the Marquis of Stafford, Bridgewater House, 1829 (Sm.). 

In the collection of Lord Francis Egerton, 1842 (Sm.). 

In the collection of the Earl of Ellesmere, Bridgewater House, London, 
1892 catalogue, No. 177. 

68. A LAWYER IN HIS STUDY. Sm. 48. Three-quarter- 
length. He sits in an arm-chair, leaning his head on his right hand, with 
the elbow on a book lying on his table, and looks at a paper which he 
holds in his left. He wears a black hat, a reddish-brown jacket, and 
spectacles. The table is covered with a Persian carpet ; on it are an ink- 
pot and papers. Behind it is a bookcase. An " excellent picture " (Sm.). 

Signed in full on a paper on the table, and dated on another paper 
1677 or 1671, according to Sm. and Waagen j panel, 14 inches by 12 
inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, iii. 478. 

Engraved by Beauvarlet as " Le Bourgmestre." 

Sale. F. W. Baron von Borck, Amsterdam, May I, 1771, No. 7 (365 

florins, C. Fouquet). 

In the collection of the Marquess of Bute, London ; Richter's 1884 
catalogue, No. 125 ; it was in this collection in 1829 (Sm., who valued it at 



69. A LAWYER SEATED IN HIS STUDY. He is in 

black with a purple cloak, and holds a paper in his right hand. Behind him 
is a writing-table. A map of Europe hangs on the wall above it. To the 
right is a bookcase. 

Signed, and dated 1671 on the paper in the man's hand; panel, ii 
inches by 9 inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 262, and Suppl. 107. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1879, No. 
107. 

In the collection of the late Charles Morrison, Basildon Park, Reading. 

70. AN OLD LAWYER IN HIS STUDY. Sm. 87 ; Suppl. 
42. Half-length. He wears a purplish-brown robe over a black doublet, 
and a green cap edged with white. He sits in a red chair at his table, 
reading a paper which he holds in both hands. On the table are papers 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 163 

and writing materials. At the back is a bookcase, half-hidden by a 
curtain, near a window. "A beautiful specimen" (Sm.) [Possibly 
identical with 75. Pendant to 80.] 

Signed in full, and dated 1665 on a paper on the table ; panel, n inches 
by 9 inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps, vol. ii. ; and by Waagen, Suppl. 163. 
Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1877, No. 80. 
Sales. Catharina Backer, widow of A. de la Court, Leyden, September 8, 
1766 (Terw. 549), No. 50 (530 florins, Yver). 

Montribloud, Paris, February 9, 1784. 

W. Champion, London, 1810 ($2 : ios.). 
In the collection of Abraham Robarts, London, 1842 (Sm.). 
In the collection of A. J. Robarts, London. 

71. A LAWYER IN HIS STUDY. Sm. 245; Suppl. 43. 
An old lawyer, wearing a black doublet, a brown cloak, and a black velvet 
cap, sits in an arm-chair, facing three-quarters left, and reads a paper which 
he holds in both hands. On his table, which is covered with a Turkey 
carpet, lie bundles of papers, parchments, pens, a seal, and an ink-pot. 
Genuine, but not especially good. 

Panel, 13^ inches by n inches. 

Engraved in the Musfe Napoleon. 
In the collection of King Louis XV. of France. 

In the Louvre, Paris, 1903 catalogue, No. 2499 ; it was valued by the 
experts in 1816 (at 2500 francs). 

72. A LAWYER IN HIS STUDY. He wears a brown working 
costume and a cap with a border. He sits reading a letter which he holds 
in his right hand ; his spectacles are in his left. On the table lie papers 
and a large red seal. A curtain is drawn partly across the room ; behind 
it are a bookcase and books. A fine picture of good quality. 

Signed in full, and dated 1664; panel, n inches by 8| inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1885, No. 
134, and 1908, No. 46. 

In the collection of A. P. Heywood Lonsdale, Shavington. 

73. A LAWYER IN HIS STUDY CUTTING A PEN.- 

Three-quarter-length. He is in black, with a greyish-brown cloak and a 
hat. He sits, almost facing the spectator, at a table to the right, and is busy 
cutting a quill. On the table are parchments, seals, and papers. On the 
wall behind it is a bookshelf, partly hidden by a dark curtain. A fine and 
well-preserved picture, closely related to the Rotterdam picture of 
1680 (74). 

Signed in full on a paper to the right, and dated 1664 ; panel, 9 inches 
by 7^ inches. 

Acquired from the Tersmiken collection by Queen Louisa Ulrica of 
Sweden. 

In the collection of King Gustavus III. of Sweden. 

In the Stockholm National Museum, 1900 catalogue, No. 551. 

74. A LAWYER IN HIS STUDY. Three-quarter-length. 



164 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

He sits, facing the spectator, to the left of a table covered with papers and 
books. He is reading a paper which he holds in his left hand. His 
spectacles are in his right hand which rests on the arm of his chair. He 
wears a purple dressing-gown over a black velvet coat, and a black cap on 
his grey hair. Behind the table is a blue screen. In the left background 
four steps lead up to the half-open entrance door, through which is seen a 
passage with a window. On the partition which runs diagonally towards 
the back is a shelf. [Compare 73.] 

Signed in full on the paper in the man's hand, and dated 1680 ; panel, 
14 inches by n inches. 

In a famous Parisian collection, according to the Boymans sale catalogue. 
Sale. Boymans, Utrecht, August 31, 1811, No. B. 72. 
In the Boymans Museum, Rotterdam, 1907 catalogue, No. 230 (old 
No. 217). 

740. A Lawyer. By Ostade and Dusart. 

Sale. Cornells Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 39. 

74/>. A Lawyer in his Study. [Pendant to 79^.] 

Sale. Amsterdam, October 10, 1742 (Hoet, ii. 69), No. 43 (38 florins). 

74<r. A Lawyer reading. 

n inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Count van Wassenaar-Obdam, The Hague, August 19, 1750 (Hoet, 
ii. 292), No. 30 (245 florins). 

75. A Doctor of Law. Sm. 127. An old man sits in his study 
reading a paper which he holds in one hand ; the other hand rests on the 
arm of his chair. He wears a brown robe over a black vest, and a black 
hat. Beside him is a table, on which are papers, an ink-pot, and a book ; 
bundles of papers hang on the wall behind him. [Possibly identical with 
70. Pendant to 78.] 

Panel, about 12 inches by 9 inches. 

Engraved by Anthony Walker, about 1760, when in the collection of 
Alderman Beckford of London. 

Sa/f.W. Beckford, Fonthill Abbey, Bath, June 28, 1802 (50). 

75*7. A Lawyer in his Study. 

Sale. London, June 13, 1807, No. I (21). 

76. A Dutch Advocate. Sm. Suppl. 67. An elderly man with a 
slight beard sits reading a paper which he holds in both hands, leaning his 
elbows on a table. He wears a black cloak over a tawny yellow jacket, 
and a black hat. [Pendant to log/.] 

Panel, 7 inches by 5 inches. 

Imported into England, 1838, by Chaplin (Sm.). 

76*. A Man in Lawyer's Dress near a Window. 

Sale. J.. Harris, London, 1872 (105, Brown). 

77. A Lawyer in his Study. Sm. 121 ; Suppl. 61. He sits in an 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 165 

arm-chair at a desk reading a paper which he holds in one hand ; his 
spectacles are in the other hand. He wears a brown cloak over a black 
costume, and a green velvet cap striped with yellow. He has grey hair. 
Papers and deeds lie on the desk ; books lie on another table behind him. 
Signed, and dated 1664 ; panel, n inches by 8 inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps ; by W. Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, ii. 56, 68 ; 
and by Waagen, Suppl. 117. 

Engraved by H. Worthington. 

Sales. Robit, Paris, May 21, 1801, No 77 or No. 67 of Bryan's catalogue 

(1781 francs). 

Robert Ludgate, London, 1830 (139: 135.). 
T. French, London, 1855 (161 : 143., Bale). 
In the Bale collection, London, 1857 (Waagen). 
Sale. Mayne, London, 1881 (.682 : ios., Filpot). 

77*. A Lawyer in his Study seated at a Table. 

Panel, u inches by 9 inches. 

Sales. Mackenzie, London, May 10, 1902, No. 146. 

Grimond and others, London, May 25, 1903, No. 113. 

77/>. A Lawyer reading a Letter in an Interior. 

Panel, 12 inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. Mrs. A. M'Connel and others, London, July 18, 1903, No. 148. 

77*:. A Lawyer in his Study. 

Engraved in mezzotint by C. Spooner. 

lid. The Burgomaster at his Desk. Three-quarter-length. 

Engraved in mezzotint by James Watson. 

78. A DOCTOR OF PHYSIC IN HIS STUDY. Sm. 126; 
Suppl. 64. A small three-quarter-length. He sits, turned slightly left, at 
a table examining a urine-flask which he holds up in his right hand. His 
left hand is thrust into the breast of his robe. He wears a brown robe 
over a black coat, and a striped velvet cap. The table is covered with a 
Persian carpet ; on it are an open book on botany and a gallipot. In the 
left background is a bookshelf, partly hidden by a curtain. On the right, 
through a half-opened door, is seen another room. An interesting little 
picture of the late period. Light in tone. [Possibly identical with 80. 
Pendant to 75.] 

Signed in full on the chair-arm, and dated 1665 ; panel, u inches by 
8^ inches. 

A weak copy, wrongly regarded as the original, was in the sale : H. Doetsch, 
London, June 22, 1895, No. 382. A second copy, ascribed to Ostade, was in 
the sale : E. Moll the Elder and others, Amsterdam, December 15, 1908, No. 
1 06 (200 florins). 

Engraved by Anthony Walker, about 1760, when in the collection of 
Alderman Beckford of London. 

Exhibited at the British Institution, London, 1832. 

Sak.W. Beckford, Fonthill Abbey, Bath, June 28, 1802 (76 : 135.). 

In the collection of Lord Sudeley, London, 1842 (Sm.). 



166 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

In the collection of Colonel Rushwood. 

Bought in Franlcfort-on-Main, 1879, ^ or Berlin. 

In the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, 1906 catalogue, No. 8550. 

79. THE ANALYSIS. A figure with a glass. 
Signed in full on the left, and dated 1666 ; panel, n| inches by 9^ 
inches. 

In the Dutuit collection, Rouen. 

In the Petit Palais des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1907 catalogue, No. 921. 

79*. A Physician. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 7, 1708 (Hoet, i. 123), No. 1 6 (37 florins). 



79/&. A Physician in an Interior. [Pendant to 

Sale. Amsterdam, October 10, 1742 (Hoet, ii. 69), No. 43 (38 florins). 

79^. A Physician. With other figures. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 25, 1743 (Hoet, ii. 125), No. 19 (5 florins). 



. A Physician examining a Urine-Flask. 

ii inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Count van Wassenaar-Obdam, The Hague, August 19, 1750 (Hoet, 

ii. 292), No. 31 (330 florins, Bisschop). 

In the Bisschop collection, Rotterdam, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 528) ; the collection 
was sold as a whole in 1771 to the Hopes. 

79*. A Water Doctor. Sm. 95. [Pendant to 90^.] 
Panel, io| inches by 8 inches. 

Sales. Bandeville, Paris, December 3, 1787 (1455 francs, with pendant). 
Destouches, Paris, March 24, 1794. 

80. A Physician in his Study. Sm. 78. He sits at a table ex- 
amining a urine-flask. The table is covered with a Turkey carpet, on 
which lie books and papers. [Possibly identical with 78. Pendant to 
70, and, in the Me"nars sale, to 132.] 

Dated 1 665 ; panel, 1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

Sales. Catharina Backer, widow of A. de la Court, Leyden, September 

8, 1766 (Terw. 549), No. 49 (500 florins, Yver). 
Marigny, Paris, 1781 (with pendant, "A Fishdealer," 118). 
Marquis de Menares, Paris, February 1782, No. 67 (with pen- 

dant, "A Cook cleaning Fish," 132). 
Claude Tolozan, Paris, February 23, 1801 (810 francs). 
De Sereville, Paris, January 12, 1812 (1500 francs). 

81. The Water Doctor. Sm. Suppl. 63. An elderly man sits in 
an arm-chair examining a urine- flask. He wears a closely buttoned 
black doublet, a dark cloak, and a black hat. Beside him is a table covered 
with a Turkey carpet, on which are a gallipot and a pile of books. 

Signed, and dated 1671 ; panel, 13^ inches by 9 inches. 
Sale. George Morant, London, 1832 (94 : los.). 

Si a. The Physician. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 167 

Panel, n inches by 8| inches. 

Sales. Hirst and others, London, March 31, 1900, No. 87. 
Scott and others, London, June 25, 1900, No. 73. 

82. A Physician in his Study. He sits in a chair facing the 
spectator, and examines a urine- flask which he holds in his left hand. 
He wears a dark costume with a small ruff, a cloak over his left shoulder, 
and a hat. He has a moustache and a beard. To his left is a table with 
a cloth, on which, besides a label and a box, lies open in the front corner 
a large folio with pictures of birds and plants. Behind it are other books. 
A three-leaved screen is placed towards the right background, where, 
through an open door, a crucible and other things are seen in an adjoining 
room. On the screen to the left hangs a little map or landscape. A cloth 
is thrown over the middle of it. 

Engraved in mezzotint by J. Stolker. 

83. A MAN READING THE NEWS. Three-quarter-length. 
An old man in a brown jacket and dark cap reads a news-sheet which he 
holds in both hands. 

Panel, io| inches by 9 inches. 

In the Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, 1899 catalogue, No. 613. 

84. AN OLD MAN READING BY CANDLELIGHT.- 

The candle is hidden by the book. This was painted entirely under the 
influence of Rembrandt's early pictures, such as "The Gold-Weigher," at 
Berlin. The cloak is brownish-purple ; the coloured neckcloth and the 
cap and other details also recall Rembrandt. 

Signed in full on the right at foot, in the shadow of the book, and 
dated 1632 or 1633 (the figures are partly hidden by the frame); panel, 
1 1 inches by I o inches. 

Exhibited in the Rembrandt Exhibition, Leyden, 1906, No. 29 ; and by 
the Amsterdam dealers, Fred. Muller and Co., 1907, No. 23. 
In the collection of the Countess Jouvencel, Passy, Paris. 
In the collection of P. Cloix, Montigny sur Loing. 

85. THE READER (or, Reading). Half-length. A man sits 
reading a paper which he holds in both hands. He is in black with yellow 
sleeves, and wears a black hat. Other papers lie on a table to the right. A 
dull and late picture. 

Panel, 4 inches by 6 inches. 

In the La Caze collection, Paris. 

In the Louvre, Paris, 1903 catalogue, No. 2504. 

86. THE NEWS-SHEET. 

Signed, A. v. Ostade 16 ; panel, 9! inches by 8 inches. 

In the Dutuit collection, Rouen. 

In the Petit Palais des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1907 catalogue, No. 920. 

87. A MAN READING THE NEWS. 

In the collection of M. Flersheim, Paris. 



1 68 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

88. A MAN SEATED READING PAPERS. Late, but very 
strong in colour. 

Signed in full. 

In the Sickesz collection on the De Cloese estate. 

In the Hubert collection, Rotterdam. 

89. A PEASANT READING THE NEWS. Half-length. 
A middle-aged peasant, with short hair, sits facing half-left, and holds in 
both hands a small news-sheet printed in double columns. He wears a 
dark-brown felt hat and a black jacket. Grey background. Better than 
its pendant, 225, and certainly genuine. [Probably identical with 115^.] 

Signed in full on the left ; panel, 6 inches by 5^ inches. 

Sale. Chevalier de la Roque, Paris, 1745, No. 38. 

In the collection of King Adolphus Frederick and in that of King Gustavus 
III. of Sweden. 

In the Stockholm National Museum, 1900 catalogue, No. 549. 

90. A MAN READING. In profile to the right, wearing a black 
cap. It is attributed to Bega, but is the work of Ostade. 

In the Venice Academy, No. 146. 

900. A Man reading the News. 

Sale. Nicolaes van Suchtelen, Hoorn, April 17, 1715 (Hoet, i. 181), No. 44 
(10 florins 10). 

gob. A Man reading. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 27, 1740 (Hoet, ii. 3), No. 41 (25 florins 10). 

qoc. A Man reading the News. 
Panel, 8| inches by y inches. 

Sale. Catharina Backer, widow of A. de la Court, Leyden, September 8, 
1766 (Terw. 549), No. 53 (39 florins, Loquet). 

90^. A Man reading at a Table. Beside him is a dog. At the 
back a woman leans over the half-door. 
Panel, 13^ inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Hendrik Verschuuring, The Hague, September 17, 1770, No. 129. 

90*. A Youth devoutly reading a Book. Light and masterly in 
style. 

Panel, 8| inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 15, 1783, No. 181 (15 florins 15, Strubing). 

go/ A Man reading the News. Sm. 89. He sits in an arm- 
chair, and wears a high-crowned hat. At the back is a bookcase. 
Panel, 7 inches by 5 inches. 

SaJe.M. W. (London ?), 1784. 

90^. A Scholar in his Study. He sits at a table reading a paper. 
Panel, 8 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Hendrik Twent, Leyden, August 11, 1789, No. 161 (10 florins 10, 
Delfos). 



ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 169 

qoh. A Man reading a Letter. [Pendant to 79*.] 
Panel, loj inches by 8| inches. 

Sales. Bandeville, Paris, December 3, 1787 (1455 francs, with pendant). 
Destouches, Paris, March 24, 1794. 



. A Peasant reading. A masterly painting. 
Sale. P. Quinting, Dordrecht, July 23, 1810, No. GG. 

90;. A Man reading the News. [Pendant to ioo,/] 
Panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, July 13, 1812, No. 94 (190 florins, with pendant, 
Boulboule). 

goj. A Peasant reading a Letter. 

Panel, 9 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. B. Ocke, Leyden, April 21, 1817, No. 156 (ll florins, Brondgeest). 

9O/. A Scholar. He sits in an arm-chair at a table, holding a letter. 
Panel, 1 1 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. H. Croese, Amsterdam, May 27, 1818, No. 41 (130 florins, Brond- 
geest). 

go/. A Man reading some Placards. Sm. 169. He stands 
reading some bills stuck up on a house. He holds up his spectacles in his 
left hand. Near the house is a wooden bench with a plate on it. In the 
distance are small figures. "A picture of very good quality" (Sm.). 

Panel, 5 inches by 4 inches. 

Sales. Robert de Saint Victor, Paris, November 26, 1822 (850 francs). 
Comte Pourtales, London, 1826 (47 : 5s.). 

91. A Scholar writing in his Study. The table is covered with 
books. He holds in his left hand a letter, over which he is thinking. 
Panel, u inches by 8 inches. 

Sales. Luchtmans, Rotterdam, April 20, 1816, No. 114 (50 florins). 

H. Reydon and others, Amsterdam, April 5, 1827, No. 116 (70 
florins, Brondgeest). 

91*. A Man reading a Letter. Half-length. He looks pleased. 

Panel, 8| inches by 7^ inches. 

Sale. J. B. van Lanker, Antwerp, 1835, No. 77 (70 florins, Van Praet). 



. An Old Man reading a Letter. He wears a hat. 
Panel. 
Sale. Leyden, July 21, 1841, No. 67. 

qibb. A Peasant reading at a Table. Half-length. He looks 
up. On the table before him is a beer-glass, and at the side is his pipe. 
Through the open window is seen a vine. 

Signed, and dated 1683 ; panel, 8| inches by 7 inches. 

In the collection of Edmund Higginson, Saltmarsh Castle, 1842 catalogue, 
No. 6. 



iyo ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

qic. A Man reading the News. A peasant wearing a red velvet 
cap sits reading a news-sheet. 

Panel, 1.3 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, March 28, 1855, No. 37*. 

92. A Man reading the News. A professional letter-writer sits 
reading a news-sheet to a man who listens attentively. In the background 
another man looks out of a window ; a child stands beside him. 

Engraved by Adrian Schleich, Vienna. 

The original was formerly in the Vienna Academy. It was stolen between 
1850 and 1860, according to Von Wurzbach, but, though repeatedly reproduced 
in illustrated journals, it has not been recovered. 

93. A Peasant reading. 

Signed in full ; 9 inches by 7 inches. 

Exhibited at Amsterdam, 1867, No. 149. 

In the Van Harlingen collection, Amsterdam. 

94. A Man reading the News. He sits in an arm-chair at a 
table reading a news-sheet, which he holds in both hands. On the table 
are an ink-pot and papers. 

Panel, 8^ inches by 6 inches. 

Sales. (Probably) Amsterdam, March 6, 1769, No. 90. 
Wurster, Cologne, June 15, 1896, No. 204. 

95. A Scholar in an Interior. He reads a manuscript. 
Signed on the manuscript ; 14 inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. Dittmar van Vliet and others, Berlin, May 4, 1897, No. 88. 

95.7. A Man in his Study. 
Panel, 1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Macbean and others, London, July 23, 1900, No. 21. 

95^. A Man reading a Letter. A man in a brown coat and a 
slouch hat reads attentively some important news. 
Oval panel, 4 inches across. 
Sale. Frankfort-on-Main, February 12, 1901, No. 57. 

96. A Man reading. Half-length. He reads a book which he 
holds in his right hand. He wears a black cloak and a red cap. Grey 
background. 

Signed on the book-cover ; panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. C. Turner of London, Berlin, November 17, 1908, No. 64. 
96*. An Old Man reading. Half-length. 
Engraved in mezzotint by J. Stolker. 

96^. A Peasant seated reading. 

Engraved by C. Weisbrod. 

97. A PAINTER IN HIS STUDIO. Sm. Suppl. 69. In the 
foreground of a large room lighted by a window on the left a painter, 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 171 

seen in lost profile to the right, sits at his easel painting a landscape. He 
wears a purple dress and a red cap. Behind him to the right are two 
pupils. The younger, a boy, stands at a table grinding colour on a stone. 
The elder, a man, behind him to the left, is preparing a palette of colours. 
Some drawings lie on a cask in front of him. A dog is asleep in the fore- 
ground. At the back is a wooden staircase. " This picture is painted in 
a free manner and at an advanced period of his life " (Sm.). [Compare 98.] 
Signed on a table to the left with an unusual monogram, " A.O " ; 
panel, 14! inches by 14 inches. 

A replica, with slight variations, is in the Dresden Gallery, 1906 catalogue, 
No. 1397 (see 98). 

There is an etching of similar subject by Ostade (B. 32), done about 1650. 

Engraved by J. B. Tetar van Elven. 

Sale. Van der Pot, Rotterdam, June 6, 1808, No. 96 (600 florins, Van 

Lennep for the Amsterdam Museum). 
In the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1907 catalogue, No. 1813. 

98. A PAINTER IN HIS STUDIO. Sm. 211. In a homely 
studio, into which the sunlight streams through a window on the left, a 
painter, seen partly in a back view, sits painting at his easel. To the 
right, near a staircase at the back leading to an upper room which is less 
well lighted, is a lay-figure. Above, at the back, is a table at which a 
figure is dimly seen grinding colour. Sm. regards this as one of Ostade's 
best works. Replica of 97. 

Signed in full on the right at foot, and dated 1663 ; panel, 15 inches 
by 14 inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps. 

Lithographed by Akeman Allesson ; engraved by A. Carse. 

In the Crozat collection. 

In the La Bouexiere collection, Paris, from which it was acquired, with 
No. 1396 of the Dresden catalogue, by Le Leu in 1754 for Dresden. Sm. 
confuses this with 100, in which there are two boys grinding colours. 

In the Dresden Gallery, 1908 catalogue, No. 1397 (Sm. valued it in 1829 
at about $2$). 

99. A PAINTER IN HIS STUDIO. He sits in the left centre 
foreground at his easel, painting a picture of a dead bullock. On a bench 
at his side is a box ; an open sketch-book is placed against it. In the 
right background a winding staircase leads to an upper room. In the 
corner under the stairs two pupils are preparing colours on a table. Above 
it on a shelf are bottles, a plaster female figure, and a bust. On the left 
is a large window. A basket hangs from the ceiling. On the back wall 
to the right hangs a framed picture ; on the floor lie sketches. The 
picture corresponds in detail to Ostade's etching (B. 32). [Probably 
identical with 100. Compare 97, 98.] 

Tall and narrow. 

In the collection of John G. Johnson, Philadelphia. 

99*. A Painter seated at his Easel. He is painting a portrait. 
At the back a youth is grinding colour. Beside him a man is cleaning a 
palette. 



1 72 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Sale. Von Scheibler and others, Aachen, September 13, 1842, supple- 
mentary No. 12. 

100. A PAINTER IN HIS STUDIO. Sm. 136. A painter, 
palette in hand, sits at his easel. He wears a high cap. In the back- 
ground two boys are preparing colours. To the left is a large window. 
Painting things are strewn about. It seems unlikely that this is a portrait 
of Ostade himself, as was formerly supposed. It "has become a little dark 
from time, and was evidently painted in the artist's old age " (Sm.). 
[Probably identical with 99. Compare 97, 98.] 

Signed in full ; panel, i6 inches by 13! inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, ii. 270. 
Etched by Ostade, probably B. 32. 

It was not in the La Bouexiere collection, Paris, as Sm. and Blanc sup- 
posed ; that picture is 98. 

Sales. Pierre de Grand- Pre, Paris, February 16, 1809 (2901 francs). 

P. Herrenschwand of Berne, Paris, January 24, 1810 (2601 francs, 

Hazard). 

Comte Pourtales, 1826 (105). 
Sold with the collection of P. Ramier. 

Bought in 1848 by J. M. and S. M. S. ; then in the possession of George, 
Paris according to a note by Sm. in his own copy of his catalogue. 
Sale. Paris, May 30, 1903, No. 37 (14,500 francs, Kleinberger). 
In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger, 1905. 

101. The Connoisseur. Sm. 35. In an interior a man sits at a 
table covered with a carpet, on which are books and prints. On the wall 
hangs a map of Europe. 

Panel, 18 inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, July 31, 1771, No. 153 (1700 florins, 
A. van den Bogaerde). 

102. THE BALLAD-SINGER. A genuine early work. 

In the Holburne of Menstrie Art Museum, Bath, 1902 catalogue, No. 183. 

103. A Man singing. He faces right, leaning his elbows on the 
back of his chair. He is in blue against a light background. He wears a 
grey basket-shaped cap, and holds a paper. Attributed to the school of 
A. Brouwer, but in the style of Ostade. Very good in quality, but there 
are suspicious cracks in the paint, so that its authenticity is not quite 
certain. 

In the Macon Museum. 

103*7. A Peasant singing. He is seated in an interior. 

Sale. Pieter van Buytene, Delft, October 29, 1748 (Hoet, ii. 227), No. 27 
(30 florins). 

103^. A Man singing. He holds a paper, and sings a merry song. 
Beside him, on a table, is a red jug. 
Panel, 8| inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. Widow of Johan Ph. de Monte, Rotterdam, July 4, 1825, No. 8 (775 
florins, Lamme). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 173 

103^. A Peasant singing. 

6| inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. P. Roelfsema and others, Groningen, June 22, 1863, No. 248. 

103^. The Ballad-Singer. 

Engraved by Edmond Bovinet. 

103*. A Man singing. Half-length. He is turned three-quarters 
right, and wears a cap. He is singing from a sheet held in both hands. 
Described from a mezzotint by J. Stolker. 

104. THE ITINERANT MUSICIAN. Half-length. A ragged 
fiddler, turned slightly to the right, is playing. His broad-brimmed felt 
hat is pulled down over his left eye. He looks with a smile at the spectator. 
An attractive picture. 

Signed with the monogram; panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

In the collection of John Graham-Gilbert, Glasgow ; bequeathed to the city 
in 1877. 

In the Glasgow Art Gallery, 1908 catalogue, No. 699. 

105. A MAN PLAYING THE GUITAR. In an interior. On 
a table before him is an open music-book. He wears a light-red cap over 
a black one. 

Panel, 10 inches by 7^ inches. 

Exhibited at the Guildhall Art Gallery, London, 1890, No. 74. 
Sale. Schamp d'Aveschoot, Ghent, September 14, 1840, No. 234. 
In the collection of H. H. Gibbs, London. 

106. A MAN PLAYING THE LUTE. Not a particularly 
good picture. 

Signed in half-effaced letters on the right at foot ; panel rounded at 
top, 8 inches by 7 inches. 

In the collection of F. X. Fabre ; bequeathed in 1837 to Montpellier. 
In the Montpellier Museum ; Fabre bequest, 1890 catalogue, No. 735. 

107. THE ITINERANT FIDDLER. Sm. 40; Suppl. 45. 
Half-length. He stands facing right, playing the fiddle and singing. His 
head is slightly inclined to the left. He wears a tall grey hat with cock's 
feathers and a brown costume. Behind him to the left is the corner of a 
vine-clad cottage ; to the right are the heads of two listening children, a 
boy with a black cap and a girl with a white cap. Fine light and shade. 
[Pendant to 109.] 

Signed in full to the left, and dated 1648 ; panel, io inches by 8| 
inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps. 

Engraved by Le Bas in the Baudouin collection ; lithographed by Huot. 

Sale. Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, July 31, 1771, No. 159 (105 florins, 
P. Fouquet). 

In the collection of Comte Baudouin, Paris. 

In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 947 ; it was 
there in 1842 (Sm., who valued it at ,105). 



174 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

10 ja. A Lute-Player. 

Sale. Tomas Argus, Haarlem, February 19, 1704, No. 10. 

107^. A Lute-Player. 

Sale. Philip Cosson, Amsterdam, March 18, 1729 (Hoet, i. 331), No. 1 6 
(l 8 florins). 

107^. A Fiddler. 
Panel. 

Sale. H. D. G. de Maree and W. Horstink, Haarlem, May 12, 1817, 
No. 132. 

107^. A Violinist. 

Canvas, 22 inches by 21 inches. 

Sale. H. J. van Wisselingh and others, Amsterdam, May 19, 1856, No. 42. 

i o'jd. A Violinist. 

Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. P. van Arnhem, Groningen, September 24, 1868, No. 215. 

107*. The Dutch Fiddler. 

Engraved by Pierre Chenu as " Le Violon Hollandais." 

1 08. A Lute-Player. Half-length. He is turned to the left. His 
head is turned to the right, and bent down to the left as if he is listening 
to his music. He wears a high cap. His left hand is on the strings, so 
that the print is evidently taken in reverse. 

Described from a mezzotint by J. van Somer (Wessely, 65). 

loSa. A Flute-Player. 

Sale. Gerard van Sypes or Everard van Sypestein Utrecht, April 1 1, 
1714 (Hoet, i. 172), No. 9 (40 florins). 

109. THE ITINERANT HURDY-GURDY PLAYER. 

Sm. 45, 58 ; Suppl. 27. Half-length, turned left, with his head towards 
the spectator. He stands before the open door of a vine-clad house, singing 
to the music of his hurdy-gurdy. He is in grey, with a pink vest and 
grey cloak, and a hat with cock's feathers. [Pendant to 107, and also 
to 58.] 

Signed in full at the top, and dated 1648 ; panel, loj inches by 8| 
inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps. 

Engraved by Chenu, 1772, as "Le Vielleur Hollandois," in the Baudouin 
collection ; probably by Le Bas also in the same collection. 

In the Braamcamp collection, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 507). 

Sale. Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, July 31, 1771, No. 303 (340 florins, 
with pendant 58, P. Fouquet). 

In the collection of Comte Baudouin, Paris, 1772. 

In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 949; it was 
there in 1842 (Sm.). 

109*7. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player. 

Sale. Johan van Tongeren, The Hague, March 24, 1692 (Hoet, i. 14), 
No. 67 (126 florins). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE i 75 

109^. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player. 

Sale. Cornells Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 275. 

109*:. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 25, 1743 (Hoet, ii. 127), No. 61 (60 florins). 

109^. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player. Above are vine-tendrils. 
Panel, 9 inches by 13 inches. 

Engraved. 

Sale. Soeterwoude, near Leyden, August 14, 1776, No. n. 

109*. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player. [Pendant to 1840.] 
Panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, December 5, 1785, No. 67 (14 florins 10, with pendant, 
Yver). 

109/1 A Hurdy-Gurdy Player. [Pendant to 90;'.] 
Panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, July 13, 1812, No. 94 (190 florins, with pendant, 
Boulboule). 

loqg. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player. He is singing to his own accom- 
paniment. 

Panel, 8 inches by 6| inches. 

Sale. H. Muilman, Amsterdam, April 12, 1813, No. 116. 

109/1. An Old Hurdy-Gurdy Player. Half-length. 
Canvas, 12 inches by 9^ inches. 

Sales. Thomas Theodor Cremer, Rotterdam, April 16, 1816, No. 87 (99 

florins, Van Leen). 

P. de Heere de Holy, Rotterdam, August 31, 1824, No. 60 (13 
florins, Lamme) said to be on panel. 

109*. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player. Sm. Suppl. 68. Half-length. A 
merry fellow with a florid complexion sits playing a hurdy-gurdy. He 
wears a black slouch hat and a dark-purple cloak over a yellow jacket. A 
"clever little picture" (Sm.). [Pendant to 76.] 

Panel, 7 inches by 5 inches. 

Imported into England by Chaplin, 1838. 

109;. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player in an Interior. 

7^ inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Antwerp, August 27, 1844, No. 130. 

i c>9/. A Bagpiper. 

Sale. W. Roxon, London, 1864 (364 : IDS.). 

log/. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player. Half-length. 

Panel, 3^ inches by 2 inches. 

Sale. Baron H. Fagel, Paris, May 4, 1870, No. 16. 



1 76 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

iQQtfz. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player. 
Panel, 4 inches by 3 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 1 6, 1877, No. 27. 

1 10. THE HURDY-GURDY PLAYER. Half-length. He 
sits facing the spectator, turning his hurdy-gurdy with his right hand. He 
wears a broad-brimmed hat and a black jacket with light-grey sleeves. 

Signed in full, and dated 16 ; panel, 8 inches by 6| inches. 

Exhibited in the Rembrandt exhibition of the Amsterdam dealers Fred. 
Muller and Co., 1906, No. 100. 

1 1 00. A Rommelpot-Player. 

Sale. Gerard van Sypes or Everard van Sypestein Utrecht, April n, 
1714 (Hoet, i. 172), No. 10 (60 florins). 

in. AN OLD MAN MENDING A PEN IN HIS 
STUDY. Sm. Suppl. 44. Half-length, full face. He wears a brown 
cap and jacket. The prevailing tone is brown, without local colour. 

Panel, 13 inches by io| inches. 

In the collection of Prince Esterhazy, Vienna, 1842 (Sm.). 
In the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts, 1906 catalogue, No. 531 (old No. 
286). 

112. A MAN MENDING A PEN. He sits, with his hat on, 
facing left, at a little round table, on which are a paper and an ink-pot. He 
is cutting a quill pen. On the floor to the left are two folio volumes, one 
lying flat, the other upright. In the back wall is a little window ; to the 
right is a door. Of the middle period, about 1645. 

Panel, 8 inches by 6 inches. 

In the Karlsruhe Gallery ; 1894 catalogue, No. 246. 

1 1 ia. A Man mending a Pen. 

9^ inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Gillis van Hoven, Amsterdam, March 24, 1755 (Terw. ill), No. 3 
(390 florins, Balgrio). 

113. A Man mending a Pen. In a room, beside a table covered 
with papers and other things, a man sits mending a pen. On the floor 
beside him are books and other things. 

Panel, 9 inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 10, 1785, No. 247 (14 florins, Wubbels). 

1130. A Man mending a Pen. In a room a man sits mending a 
pen. On a table beside him are writing materials. 
Panel, 9 inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. G. Schimmelpenninck, Amsterdam, July 12, 1819, No. 86 (20 florins, 
De Vries). 

113^. A Man mending a Pen. A peasant is busy cutting a 
quill pen. 

Sale. (Supplementary) W. J. Schellink and others, Rotterdam, April 24, 
1834, No. 196. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE I77 

113*:. A Man mending- a Pen. 

Panel. 

Sale. Leyden, July 21, 1841, No. 68. 

113^. A Man mending 1 a Pen. 

Panel, 7^ inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Thyssen, Paris, December 20, 1856, No. 31 (105 francs). 

113*. A Clerk mending his Pen. 

Sale. Ant. Sils, Antwerp, March 21, 1882, No. 18. 

114. An Old Man examining a Coin. In an interior. On a 
table beside him are a beer-jug and a pipe. 

Panel, 6 inches by 4^ inches. 

Sale. W. van der Lely, Amsterdam, December 14, 1772, No. 17. 

114*. A Sailor counting his Pay. 

In the Motz collection, Bremen, 1863 (Parthey, ii. 208). 

114^. A Man counting Money. 

Engraved in mezzotint by Richard Houston. 

115. THE FISH-MARKET. Sm. no. In the left foreground 
a fish-dealer, seen at half-length, sits behind his stall ; he holds a big fish 
by the head in his right hand, and looks at the spectator. He wears a red 
vest and a purple jacket. More fish lie on the right of the stall, and in 
the left-hand corner is a knife. In the right middle distance, in a booth, 
a woman stands behind a stall on which are three soles ; she is serving 
customers. Beyond, in full sunlight, are numerous figures and another 
booth. A late work, not very good. [Compare 116, 117, 119.] 

Canvas, 16 inches by 14 inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, ii. 280-81. 

Engraved by Claessens and by Van Oortman in the Musee Fratifais (Filhol, 
vi. 381). 

Sale. Paillet and Coders, Paris, August 19, 1801 (3151 francs) according 
to the Louvre catalogue. 

In the Louvre, Paris, 1902 catalogue, No. 2497 ; it was valued by the 
experts in 1816 (at 6000 francs). 



A Fisherman. Sm. 9: [Pendant to 230^ Probably identical 
with 89.] 

Panel, 6 inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. Chevalier de la Roque, Paris, 1745 (100 francs, with pendant). 

115^. A Fish-Dealer. [Compare 118.] 

Canvas, 17 inches by 15 inches. 

In the collection of Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 507). 

116. A Fish-Dealer. Sm. 22. He stands at his stall, on which are 
fish of several kinds. In the background is the fish-market. [Compare 
115, 117, 119.] 

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178 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Canvas, 15! inches by 13 inches. 

Sale. P. Leendert de Neufville, Amsterdam, June 19, 1765, No. 70 or 
.No. 72 of the original catalogue (495 florins, Nieuwenhoven). 

117. The Fish-Dealer. Sm. 116. In front a man stands at his 
stall holding a haddock. Turbot and other fish lie near. Close to him a 
woman selling fish takes money from another woman. In the background 
is the fish-market, with numerous figures. [Compare 115, 116, 119.] 

Canvas, 1 6 inches by 14 inches. 

Sales. Amsterdam, July 25, 1771, No. 20 (zoo florins, Gildemeester). 

Jan Gildemeester Jansz, Amsterdam, June 1 1, 1800, No. 164 (375 
florins, C. S. Roos). 

1 1 8. A Fish-Dealer cleaning Fish. Sm. 32. In front of a house. 
With accessories. [Compare 115^. Pendant to 80 ; possibly identical 
with 132.] 

Signed, and dated 1665 ; panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps. 

According to Sm., this picture was in the collection of G. Braamcamp. 
But the Braamcamp picture of this subject, mentioned by Hoet in 1752, but 
not in the sale of 1771, measured 17 inches by 15 inches, and was on canvas. 
Sales. Marigny, Paris, 1781 (with pendant). 
Destouches, Paris, March 21, 1794. 
Wattier, Paris, 1797 (1001 francs). 
Philip Hill, London, July 3, 1811 (61 : 193.). 

119. A Woman buying Fish at a Cottage-Door. Sm. 180 ; 
Suppl. 84. A woman with a child in her arms looks at a man who is 
cleaning a haddock on a bench. Another haddock lies near him. A 
youth and a child, on the other side of the bench, look on. The figures 
are seen to the knees. "The picture is distinguished for its breadth of 
effect and brilliancy of colour " (Sm.). [Probably identical with 116, 
according to Sm.J 

Dated 1669 ; canvas, 15^ inches by 13 inches. 

In the collection of W. D. Acraman, Bristol, 1829 (Sm.). 
Sale. Michael Zachary, London, 1838 (\7$). 

120. A Merchant in his Shop. A large green curtain hides him 
from the view of the customers. He tastes a wine which seems to please 
him. On a bench in front of him are his pipe, tobacco, a charcoal pan, 
and a pewter pot. In the left background the shopwoman serves some 
children. On the threshold is a hurdy-gurdy player. 

Panel, I2| inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. Due de Morny, Paris, May 31, 1865, No. 64 (8750 francs). 

121. THE BLIND BEGGAR. A blind beggar, led by a little 
dog, receives an alms from a woman leaning over the half-door of her 
house. Above is a rustic balcony, reached by a wooden staircase. Round 
the man are children and others. Apparently a good picture, dating about 
1640. [Probably identical with iiib.~\ 

Panel, 12 inches by 9^ inches. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 179 

In the collection of Archibald M'Lellan, Glasgow; bought for the city in 
1856. 

In the Glasgow Art Gallery, 1908 catalogue, No. 696. 

121 a. An Old Beggar. At the back is an inn, with animals. 
1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May n, 1756 (Terw. 141), No. 56 or No. 44 of the 
original catalogue (42 florins, De Leth). 

I2ib. An Old Blind Man. He is led by a dog, whose leash he 
holds in his right hand. He has a stick in his left. At the back is a 
cottage with trees and travellers resting. [Probably identical with 121.] 

Sale. J. van der Linden van Slingelandt, Dordrecht, August 22, 1785, No. 
301 (80 florins, Fouquet). 

122. AN OLD BEGGAR. Sm. Suppl. 75. An old man, wearing 
a grey jacket and brown trousers, stands under an archway almost in full 
face. He has a stick in one hand and his hat in the other. Farther back 
a party of travellers halt at an inn. "A freely painted picture" (Sm.). 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 8| inches. 

Sales. Edward Solly, London, 1834. 

Mrs. John Ashley and others, London, May 31, 1907, No. 46 

(.220 : ios., Sackville Gallery). 
In the Charley collection, Paris. 
Sale. Lord Amherst of Hackney and others, December 12, 1908, No. 35. 

123. A WOMAN WITH A LETTER. She sits on a bench 
near a window, holding a paper in one hand and a pencil in the other. 
Beside her are a book and other objects. A cat lies on the ground. A 
mandoline hangs on the wall. 

Signed in full on the left at foot j panel n| inches by io| inches. 

Sales. Louis Fould, Paris, June 4, 1860. 

Due de Morny, Paris, May 31, 1865, No. 65 (4500 francs). 

E. Fould, Paris, April 5, 1869, No. 12 (5750 francs). 
In the Dutuit collection, Rouen. 

In the Petit Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris ; Dutuit bequest, 1907 catalogue, 
No. 919. 

1 23*7. A Woman reading the News. By Ostade and Dusart. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem,, August 21, 1708, No. 91. 

124. AN OLD WOMAN COUNTING MONEY. Three- 
quarter-length. She is in full face, and has a little table before her, with a 
paper on it. She counts the money with her right hand into her left, and 
looks at the spectator as if calculating. She wears a cap and a fur jacket 
over a dress with white pleated sleeves. Formerly ascribed to A. 
Brouwer. 

Panel, 7 inches by 5^ inches. 

In the Schwerin Museum, 1882 catalogue, No. 760. 

1240. A Woman with a Child. 

Sale. Adriaen Swalmius, Rotterdam, May 15, 1747, No. 94. 



i8o ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

125. A Woman with a Child in her Lap. Sm. in. Three- 
quarter-length. She wears a loose purple dress and a white cap. At the 
back of the room is a bed with green curtains. 

Panel, io inches by 9^ inches. 
Sale. Paillet, Paris, 1799 (830 francs). 

126. A MOTHER WRAPPING UP HER CHILD. In an 

interior. Wrongly catalogued as by Isack van Ostade. 
8| inches by I2| inches. 
Sale. Haro, Paris, May 30, 1892, No. 36 (700 francs). 

127. Mother and Child. 

Signed ; oval panel, 6 inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. Martin H. Colnaghi (third part), London, November 19, 1908, 
No. 165. 

128. A WOMAN SEWING. Half-length, without accessories. 
She wears a brown and white dress and sits, facing half-left, absorbed in 
her work. 

9 inches by 7 inches. 

In the collection of Charles Jennens (who died in 1773), Gopsall. 
In the collection of W. P. Assheton Curzon, Gopsall. 
In the collection of Earl Howe, Gopsall. 

128*7. A Woman with a Distaff. 

Sale. Marinus de Jeude, The Hague, April 18, 1735 (Hoet, i. 437), No. 
1 02 (40 florins). 



An Old Woman with a Distaff. 

9 inches by "]\ inches. 

Mentioned by Hoet, ii. 401. 

Sale'. Count van Wassenaar-Obdam, The Hague, August 19, 1750 (Hoet, 
ii. 292), No. 29 (58 florins). 



. A Woman sewing. With a child in a room with many 
accessories. 

1 6 inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. Count van Wassenaar-Obdam, The Hague, August 19, 1750 (Hoet, 
ii. 292), No. 38 (285 florins). 



. A Peasant Woman spinning. A youth stands beside her ; 
two others are in the background near a house. 
19 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. Count van Wassenaar-Obdam, The Hague, August 19, 1750 (Hoet, 
ii. 293), No. 41 (200 florins). 

128*. A Woman winding Yarn. 

Mentioned by Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, i. 247. 

Sale. C. A. de Calonne, London, March 23, 1795, No. 60 (.120 : 6s. 
he had paid about 210 for it). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 181 

129. A Woman spinning (or, The Distaff). Sm. Suppl. 122. 
In the centre of a rustic interior, with a side-door and a window of two 
casements above it, sits an old woman at her distaff. She wears a purple 
jacket, a red skirt, and a blue apron. On a table behind her are a loaf, a 
pan, and a hat on some clothes. Beside it is a chair. A dog lies asleep 
on the ground. 

Panel, n inches by 14 inches. 

In the collection of the Rev. Mr. Clowes, Manchester, 1842 (Sm.). 

129*7. A Woman cooking Gauffres. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 15, 1739 (Hoet, i. 578), No. 47 (36 florins). 

129^. A Woman baking Cakes. 

Sale. Maria Beukelaer, Anthony de Waart, The Hague, April 19, 1752 
(Hoet, ii. 333), No. 310 (4 florins). 

130. A WOMAN SELLING FISH (or, The Fish- Market). 

Sm. 42 ; Suppl. 126. To the right, behind a stall in a booth, a woman 
stands cleaning a haddock. On the right-hand side of the stall lie three 
large fish ; on the other side are smaller fish. On the right are a piece of 
salmon, a basket, and a pair of scales. To the left a boy, seen from 
the back, with a basket on his right arm, goes away to the back, where 
numerous other peasants look at the market-stalls. Beyond are cottages 
and the village church. "This excellent picture is of the choicest 
quality" (Sm.). Similar to 131, with variations in detail. 

Signed in full on the leg of the stall, and dated 1672 ; canvas, 14 
inches by 15^ inches. 

Engraved by J. W. Kaiser. 

Exhibited with the Six collection, Amsterdam, 1900, No. 104. 

In the Braamcamp collection, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 507). 

Sales. Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, July 31, 1771, No. 155 (1705 

florins, P. Gets). 
P. de Smeth van Alphen, Amsterdam, August i, 1810, No. 70 

(3010 florins, Roos). 

In the collection of Six van Winter, Amsterdam, 1829 (Sm.). 
In the collection of Six van Hillegom, Amsterdam, 1842 (Sm.). 
In the collection of J. Six, Amsterdam. 

131. A WOMAN SELLING FISH (or, A Fish-Stall). Sm. 

Suppl. 1 6. Behind a stall in a booth stands a woman scraping a haddock. 
Four other haddocks lie to the right, a crab and a sole and other fish to 
the left. Under the stall is a basket. The woman wears a black cap, a 
black jacket with red sleeves, and a blue apron. To the left is seen the 
crowded market. Similar to 130, with variations in detail. 
Panel, n| inches by io inches. 

Sales. Amsterdam, December 19, 1770, No. 16 (91 florins, Yver). 

Daniel Marsbag and others, Amsterdam, October 30, 1775, No. 84. 
In the collection of Prince Esterhazy, Vienna, 1842 (Sm.). 
In the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts; 1906 catalogue, No. 514 (old 
No. 306). 



1 82 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

131*. A Woman cleaning- Fish. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 25, 1712 (Hoet, i. 145), No. 46 (49 florins). 

131^. A Woman washing Mussels. Sm. 6. 
Dated 1647 panel, 17 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. Lambert Witsen, Amsterdam, May 25, 1746 (775 florins) not 
mentioned by Hoet. 

13 ic. An Old Woman selling Fish. Half-length. She wears a 
coloured cap, and sits asleep with folded hands. 
Panel, g| inches by 7! inches. 

Sale. J. van der Marck, Amsterdam, August 25, 1773, No. 237 (70 florins, 
Coders). 

132. A Cook cleaning a Fish on a Table. She is almost in full 
face. [Pendant to 80. Possibly identical with 118.] 

Dated 1665 ; panel, n inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Marquis de Menars, February 1782, No. 67 (with pendant). 

133. The Cook. She stands in a little courtyard beside her kitchen 
cleaning a fish on a table. She holds a knife. Half-length. 

Signed in full on the right, and dated 1668; panel, u| inches by 9 
inches. 

Sale. Schneider, Paris, April 6, 1 8/6, No. 26. 

133*. A Peasant Woman opening the Front Door of a 
House. Peasant utensils lie about. 
Panel, 10 inches by 8| inches. 

Sale. N. van Bremen, Amsterdam, December 15, 1766, No. 44. 

133^. A Peasant Woman in front of a House. At the door 
stands a woman carrying a yoke. Farther away are domestic utensils. 
Panel, 10 inches by 7^ inches. 
Sale. Amsterdam, March 6, 1769, No. 127. 

134. A Girl scouring a Pan in the Open Air. Near a pump, 
beside which is a pail. Behind her is a cat. In a colander in front are a 
pike and a perch ; farther away are a broom and other utensils. Very 
fine. 

Panel, \i\ inches by io| inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, July 26, 1775, No. 235 (71 florins, Fouquet). 

134*7. An Old Woman cutting up Tobacco. In an interior. 
Panel, 8 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Ch. Spruyt, Ghent, October 3, 1815, No. 91. 

135. A Woman scouring a Pan. Sm. 233. She is at the back of 
a barn. In front are many rustic utensils, such as baskets, a tub, pots, 
and a copper pan, with some fowls. Light and sunny. 

Panel, 1 8 inches by 15 inches. 
Engraved by J. Louys. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 183 

Sales. Engelberts and Tersteeg, Amsterdam, June 13, 1808, No. 117 

(220 florins, Roos). 
Amsterdam, April 30, 1821, No. 119 (53 florins, Engelberts). 

136. A PEASANT EATING A HERRING. Sm. Suppl. 36. 
In front of the closed window of a house, overgrown with a vine, a 
peasant sits to the left at a little table. He wears a dark purplish-red 
jacket with grey sleeves, and a black hat. He holds a herring in his left 
hand, and a knife in his right. A dog on the left leaps up at his knees. 
On the table are a herring on a plate, a napkin, a roll, and a big earthen- 
ware jug. Half-length. [Pendant to 200.] 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. Catharina Bullens, widow of Justus Oosterdijk, Amsterdam, July 23, 

1777, No. 6 (620 florins, Pothove). [Pendant to No. 5.] 
P. Calkoen, Amsterdam, September 10, 1781, No. 103 (210 florins, 
Faisch). 

In the Heris collection, Brussels, before 1842 (Sm. ; priced at ^73 : IDS.). 

In the collection of D. van der Schrieck, Louvain, 1842 (Sm.). 

Sale. D. van der Schrieck, Brussels, April 8, 1861, No. 73 (6200 francs, 
Steenhout, for the Brussels Museum). 

In the Brussels Museum, 1906 catalogue, No. 339. 



A Man eating Gauffres. 

A small picture. 

Sale. Jacob Boreel, Amsterdam, April 21, 1746 (Hoet, ii. 185), No. 16 
(52 florins, Haersma). 

136^. A Peasant eating. A fine cabinet-piece. 

Mentioned by Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, i. 291. 
Sale. Bryan, London, May 17, 1798, No. 37 (49). 

137. A DRINKER. He sits at a table, smiling at the spectator. He 
wears a black cap and a grey doublet. He holds a pewter pot in his right 
hand and a pipe in his left. Genuine and attractive, but not important. 

Signed in full on the left ; panel, 8 inches by 7 inches. 

In the collection of Lavalard de Roye. 

In the Amiens Museum; Lavalard de Roye bequest, 1899 catalogue, 
No. 31. 

138. THE MERRY PEASANT. He leans over a balustrade, 
laughing heartily, with a beer-jug in his arms. Formerly ascribed to 
Isack van Ostade. Painted entirely in yellow, recalling the work of 
Benjamin Guy p. 

Signed in full ; panel, 6 inches by 5^ inches. 

Sales. G. Fouquet, Amsterdam, April 13, 1801, No. 55. 

G. van der Pot, Rotterdam, June 6, 1808. 
In the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1907 catalogue, No. 1816. 

139. A DRINKER. Half-length. A young man with a black cap 
bends forward to the right, holding in his left hand a big earthenware 
mug. 

Signed in full, and dated 1640 ; panel, 6 inches by 5^ inches. 



184 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Exhibited at Berlin, 1890, No. 205. 

In the collection of Carl von Hollitscher, Berlin. 

140. A MAN DRINKING. Three other persons at the back. 
In the collection of the Baroness von Rothschild, Frankfort-on-Main. 

141. A PEASANT DRINKING A TOAST. Sm. 12. Half- 
length. He holds his wine-glass in his right hand, and lifts his hat with 
the other. Above is a vine. 

Dated 1677 ; panel, 6| inches by 5 inches. 

Engraved in the Stafford Gallery. 
Mentioned by Descamps ; and by Waagen, ii. 46. 

Sale. Comte de Vence, Paris, 1750 (196 francs) according to Sm. ; but, 
according to the Bridgewater catalogue, it came from the Due de 
Chabot's collection. 

In the collection of the Marquess of Stafford, 1829 (Sm., who valued it 
at 50). 

In the collection of the Earl of Ellesmere, Bridgewater House, 1892 
catalogue, No. 126. 

142. A MAN WITH A JUG. Half-length. 
Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

In the collection of the late George Salting, London ; bequeathed to the 
national collections, 1909. 

143. THE DRINKER. Half-length, facing right. A man in 
reddish-brown with a black cap sits, holding a beer-glass and a jug. 

Signed in full on the left at foot but the signature is described as 
doubtful in the catalogue ; panel, 9^ inches by 7^ inches. 

In the Zweibrticken Gallery. 

In the Aeltere Pinakothek, Munich, 1904 catalogue, No. 374. 

144. AN OLD DRINKER. Sm. Suppl. 6. He wears a grey 
jacket and a black hat put on sideways. He sits, holding a little glass in 
his left hand. On a table to the right are a pipe, a pewter pot, and a 
charcoal pan. 

Signed in full on the left, and dated 1651 ; panel, 8 inches by 7^ 
inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, ii. 536. 

Sales. J Goll van Franckenstein, Amsterdam, July I, 1833, No. 59 (400 

florins, Idsinga). 
Baron de Varange, Paris, May 26, 1852, No. 31 (2150 francs). 

Baron de , Paris, April 25, 1857, No. 10 (3050 francs). 

Isaac Pereire, Paris, March 6, 1872, No. 144 (23,000 francs). 
Prince DemidofF, San Donate, Florence, March 15, 1880, No. 

1045. 

In the collection of the late C. T. Yerkes, New York, 1904 catalogue, 
No. 68. 

145. A DRINKER. Sm. 69. Half-length. He sits almost facing 
the spectator, with his head turned three-quarters left. He has grey hair 
and a grey beard, and wears a hat. He holds a glass in his right hand, and 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 185 

a pewter jug in his left. An attractive little picture. [Possibly identical 
with 169^.] 

Signed in full on the right at foot, and dated 1668 ; panel, 7 inches by 
5^ inches. 

Engraved by David as " Le Vieillard Joyeux " ; and possibly by Chataigner. 
In the collection of the Due de Cosse, 1774. 
In the collection of King Louis XVI. of France. 

In the Louvre, Paris, 1903 catalogue, No. 2501 ; it was valued by the 
experts in 1816 (at 600 francs). 

146. THE EMPTY JUG. Half-length. A peasant wearing a 
black jacket and a plumed hat turns to the right, bending a little forward. 
He looks into an earthenware jug with a pewter lid which he holds in his 
right hand. 

Signed in full at top to the right ; panel, 6 inches by 5^ inches. 

An engraving by Stolker resembles this picture very closely. 

Given by the Emperor Nicholas I. of Russia in 1832 to the Academy. 

In the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, 1874 catalogue, No. 530. 

'147. A PEASANT DRINKING. Three-quarter-length. He 
sits on a chair, with his body turned to the right and his grinning face 
inclined to the left. He wears a red jacket and a red cap. He holds up a 
full beer-glass in his right hand. In the left-hand upper corner a shelf of 
bottles is fixed on the wall. Formerly ascribed to A. Brouwer ; it is an 
early work by Ostade. [Pendant to 224.] 

Signed in full on the right under the glass ; panel, 7 inches by 5^ 
inches. 

In the Schwerin Museum, 1882 catalogue, No. 758. 

148. THE DRINKER. Three -quarter -length. An old and 
beardless man, wearing a small cap, sits on a chair on the left. He is 
turned to the right ; his head is bent forward, and he looks at the spectator. 
With his left elbow he leans on a table to the right of him, and holds a 
small wine-glass in his left hand. His right hand rests on his right knee ; 
on the left knee is his hat. On the table are a pewter pot and a clay pipe. 
Behind him to the right is a wooden partition, on which is affixed a sheet 
of pictures with an inscription. 

Signed in full on the partition, and dated 1663 (the print is dated 
1665) ; panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Mentioned by Olaf Granberg, Les Collections Privees de la Suede, p. 25, 
No. 44. 

Engraved by Halbou in the Poullain Gallery. 

In the Poullain collection. 

In the collection of Count Wachtmeister, Wanas, Sweden, No. 48. 

1484. A Laughing Man with a Glass in his Hand. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 17, 1708, No. 61. 

148^. A Man drinking. By Ostade and Dusart. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 47. 



i86 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

148^ and d. A Man with a Glass. Two small pictures. By 
Ostade and Dusart. 

Sale. Cornells Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 86 and 88. 

148*. A Man with a Jug. By Ostade and Dusart. 
Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 247. 

1 487; A Man holding a Glass. 

Sales. Amsterdam, October 3, 1708, No. 30. 

Amsterdam, May 6, 1711 (Hoet, i. 143), No 18 (37 florins). 

148^. A Man with a Jug. 

Sale. Marinus de Jeude, The Hague, April 18, 1735 (Hoet, i. 437), No. 
103 (33 florins). 

148^. A Man with a Goblet. [Pendant to 225*:.] 

Sale. Sara van Banchem, widow of Daniel van Alphen, Leyden, November 
17, 1750, No. 4 (72 florins, with pendant). 

148;. A Man holding a Jug. 

Sale. Count van Hogendorp, The Hague, July 27, 1751 (Hoet, ii. 301), 
No. 31 (21 florins 10, with two pictures by Teniers and Bega). 

1487. A Peasant with a Jug. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 16, 1760, No. 90 (5 florins 5). 

1487). A Man looking into a Jug. 

Sale. Amsterdam, December 16, 1760, No. 15 (7 florins 10, Kokeel). 

i^SL A Peasant looking into a Jug. 

6 inches by 5^ inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 26, 1763, No. 158. 

149. A Man holding a Glass. 

Panel, 7^ inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. Prince de Rubemprez, Brussels, April II, 1765 (Terw. 404), No. 123 
(135 florins). 

149*7. A Man holding a Jug and a Goblet. 

12 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. (Supplementary) W. Stuyteling, Haarlem, September 26, 1768, No. 
83 (29 florins, Dr. Tak). 

150. A Peasant drinking. Half-length, almost in full face. He 
wears a hat, and holds a jug. Behind him are a house and trees. 

Panel, 9^ inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. J. H. van Heemskerk, The Hague, March 29, 1770, No. 91 (161 
florins, De Winter). 

151. A Peasant drinking. He sits in profile on a tub at a table, 
and holds a glass of beer in his right hand. Beside him lie his pipe and a 
paper of tobacco. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 187 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. H. Aarentz, Amsterdam, April n, 1770, No. 34 (15 florins, Yver). 

152. A Merry Drinker. He wears a coloured cap, and holds a 

beer-jug. 

Panel, 9^ inches by 8| inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 13, 1770, No. 68 (16 florins 25). 

152^. A Peasant smoking and drinking. He sits by the fire. 
With accessories. 

Panel, 13^ inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Hendrik Verschuuring, The Hague, September 17, 1770, No. 126. 

153. A Peasant seated. Half-length. His left hand, resting on a 
table, holds a pipe ; in his right hand is his glass into which he is looking. 
[Pendant to 226.] 

Panel, 5^ inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Nicolaas de Bruyn, Leyden, May 10, 1774, No. 7 (135 florins, with 
pendant). 

154. A Man seated. Half-length. He has a glass in his right 
hand and a jug in his left. 

Panel, 6 inches by 7! inches. 

Sale. J. Ghijs, widow of P. A. Bonenfant, Soeterwoude, April 19, 1775, 
No. 24 (58 florins, Welfos). 

154/7. An Old Woman holding a Wine -Jug. Half-length. 
She has a glass in the other hand. 
Panel, 6| inches by 5 inches. 
Sale. A. Grill, Amsterdam, April 10, 1776, No. 12 (15 florins). 

155. A Drinker. Sm. 80. Half-length. A peasant sits at a table, 
holding a glass in one hand and a pipe in the other. 

Panel, 5 inches by 4! inches. 

Sale. Comte de Merle, Paris, 1783 (600 francs). 

156. A Drinker. He sits, raising a glass in his right hand and 
holding a jug in his left. 

Panel, 7 inches by 6| inches. 

Sale. J. van Bergen van der Grijp and others, Soeterwoude, June 25, 1784, 
No. 36 (50 florins, Van der Vinne). 

157. The Drinker. Sm. 86. Half-length. A peasant, with a 
black cap and a doublet with yellow-grey sleeves, holds a jug in one hand 
and a pipe in the other. 

Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Comte de Vaudreuil, Paris, November 24, 1784, No. 38 (300 
francs, Hamon). 

157*7. The Drinker. A merry peasant sits at a table, on which are 
a backgammon board and a pipe. In his right hand he holds an earthen- 
ware beer-jug. 



1 88 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Panel, 7^ inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. H. Rottermondt, Amsterdam, July 18, 1786, No. 239 (5 florins, Van 
der Schley). 

158. A Man holding a Jug. He sits in front of a cellar. He 
seems tired. On the wall hang domestic utensils. 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 8 \ inches. 

Sale. Leyden, August 26, 1788, No. 109 (50 florins, Delfos). 

1580 and b. A Peasant with a Rhine- Wine Goblet; and, A 
Peasant with a Glass. Two pendants. 
Panel, 5 inches by 4 inches. 

Sale. Aart Schouman, The Hague, October 17, 1792, Nos. 18 and 19 (8 
florins 5, Valette). 

158^. A Man with a Glass. [Pendant to 2280.] 
Panel, 6 inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. J. Danser Nijman, Amsterdam, August 16, 1797, No. 197 (50 florins, 
with pendant). 

159. A Drinker. A peasant sits on a bench outside a cottage ; he 
holds a jug on his knee. 

Panel, 10 inches by 8| inches. 

Sales. Huybert Ketelaar, Amsterdam, June 19, 1776, No. 156 (60 florins, 

Wubbels). 

J. Danser Nijman, Amsterdam, August 1 6, 1797, No. 199 (36 
florins). 

1590. A Peasant with a Jug. 
Signed in full. 

Sale. J. Danser Nijman, Amsterdam, August 16, 1797, No. 396. 

159^. A Peasant seated, holding a Fluted Beer-Glass. Half- 
length. [Pendant to 214^.] 
Panel, 7 inches by 6| inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 21, 1799, No. 102 (60 florins, with pendant, 
Labouchere). 

159^. An Old Drinker. He sits on a chair drinking. He has a 
pipe in his hand. 

Panel, 9 inches by 7^ inches. 

Sale. Luchtmans, Rotterdam, April 20, 1816, No. 112 (33 florins). 

159^. A Peasant smoking and drinking. [Pendant to 159*.] 

Sale. G. Twisk Cornelisz, Amsterdam, March 18, 1819, No. 19. 

159*. A Drinker. [Pendant to 159^.] 

Sale. G. Twisk Cornelisz, Amsterdam, March 18, 1819, No. 20. 

I59/: A Peasant seated, holding a Beer-Jug. 

Panel, 6J by 6 inches. 

Sale. J. A. Brentano, Amsterdam, May 13, 1822, No. 255 (15 florins). 



ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 

159^ A Man drinking. A small picture. 

Sale. Mallinus fibres, Louvain, September 9, 1824, No. 



A Peasant looking into a Jug, which he holds. 

Panel, 9 inches by 7 inches. 

Sale.O. W. J. Berg, Amsterdam, July 7, 1825, No. 87 (30 florins, Vollen- 
hoven). 



A Man with a Jug. 

Sale. Rotterdam, June 9, 1828, No. 104. 

159/z. A Drinker holding a Beer- Jug. 

Panel. 

Sale. J. A. Bennet, Leyden, April 10, 1829, No. 17 (12 florins, Gruyter). 

159;. A Peasant drinking. 

Panel. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 3, 1835, No. 64. 

1597. A Merry Drinker holding a Jug. 

Panel. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 3, 1835, No. 65. 

1 60. The Drinker. Sm. Suppl. 40. A peasant, wearing a red cap 
and a light-grey jacket, sits at a table, on which he rests one hand holding 
a pipe. In the other hand he holds a goblet. Probably the original of 
169^. 

Panel, 5^ inches by 5 inches. 

Sales. Johan Pieter Wierman, Amsterdam, August 18, 1762 (Terw. 259), 

No. 39 (52 florins). 

Sir Charles Bagot, London, June 17, 1836 (18 : i8s., Sir Edward 
Sugden, Bart.). 

i6oa. An Old Man holding a Beer-Jug. 

Panel, 8 inches by 6^ inches. 

Sale. Fr. Corn. Knoll, Utrecht, October 28, 1840, No. 20. 

1 6 1. A Drinker. An old man sits at a round table, on which are a 
pewter pot, a pipe, and a charcoal pan. He holds a goblet of wine in one 
hand and points to it with the other. 

Panel, 8| inches by *}\ inches. 

Sale. J. van Idsinga, Amsterdam, November 2, 1840, No. 42 (400 florins, 
Hagen). 

i6i<7. A Peasant holding a Beer- Jug. 

Panel, 7^ inches by 6| inches. 

Exhibited at Cologne, 1840, No. 168. 

Then in the collection of Leonard Becker, Cologne. 

162. The Drinker. Sm. Suppl. 28. A grey-haired old man, in a 
purple coat, brown breeches, and a black hat, sits on a low chair in the 
middle of a room. He is turned to the right, but looks at the spectator. 



190 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

He holds a glass in his left hand. On a three-legged stool in front of him 
are a pewter pot, a pipe, and a charcoal pan. Behind him to the right is 
a large green curtain. Near a window to the left two men are playing 
backgammon ; a third looks on. A " very clever picture " (Sm.). 

Signed in full in the right-hand bottom corner, and dated 1661 or, as 
Sm. says, 1662 ; panel, 13 inches by 10 inches. 

This picture can hardly be identified with 692, the description of which 
differs from it. 

Sale. Antoni Bierens, Amsterdam, July 20, 1747 (Hoet, ii. 199), No. 5 
(180 florins, Jacob Bierens). 

In the collection of Jacob Bierens, Amsterdam, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 523). 

In the collection of Madame de Haan-Bierens, Amsterdam, 1842 (Sm.) ; 
sold under the name of her father, D. Bierens, Amsterdam, November 15, 1881, 
in which sale this was No. 15. 

1620. An Old Man holding a Glass of Beer. A jug is on a 
chair in front of him. 

Exhibited at Amsterdam, 1845, No. 21. 

162^. A Merry Drinker. He sits at a table, on which is a back- 
gammon board. He holds a beer-jug which seems to be empty. 
Panel, 9 inches by 6| inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, October 18, 1849, No. 140. 

163. An Old Man taking his Glass. Sm. Suppl. 39. In the 
foreground of a large room, with an arched door at the back, an old man 
sits on a three-legged stool, with a glass of liquor in his hand. He wears 
a brown jacket with bluish sleeves, black breeches, a yellow apron, and a 
drab hat. On a little stool beside him are a pewter jug, a pipe, a paper of 
tobacco, and a charcoal pan. Behind him hangs a large grey curtain. At 
the back of the room a woman and two men are by a window, and two 
children and a man at the door. " A well-finished picture " (Sm.). 

Panel, i8 inches by 2y| inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 295. 

In the Heris collection, Brussels ; purchased from it by Farrer before 1842 
(for 3600 francs). 

In the collection of Wynn Ellis, London, 1854 (Waagen) ; but not among 
the pictures that passed from this collection to the National Gallery. 

163*7. A Drunken Peasant. 

6J inches by 5^ inches. 

Sale. P. Roelfsema and others, Groningen, June 22, 1863, No. 73. 

163^. The Old Drinker. Half-length. He wears a pointed hat 
and a full cloak showing only his crumpled collar. He smiles at the 
spectator. 

Panel, 9^ inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Neven, Cologne, March 17, 1879, No. 164. 

163^. A Peasant holding a Jug. He stands in front of a house. 
In the left background are the church and houses of a village. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 191 

Signed in full on the left at foot ; panel, 6 inches by 4 inches. 
Sale. Haendcke and others, Cologne, October 5, 1896. 

163^. The Drinker. In a rudely furnished room a peasant sits, in 
profile to the left, at a table, on which are tobacco and a pipe. He holds a 
full glass in his right hand, and looks thoughtful. 

Signed in full j panel, n inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Ittenbach, Cologne, November 8, 1898, No. 89. 

163*?. A Man with a Wine-Glass. 

Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Younge and others, London, November 22, 1902, No. 122. 

163/1 A Drinker with a Jug. 

Panel, 9^ inches by 8| inches. 

Sale. Fenton and others, London, February 16, 1903, No. 67. 

164. THE EMPTY JUG. A peasant looks sorrowfully into his 
jug which he has drained. 

Panel, 8 inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. Werner Dahl of DUsseldorf, Amsterdam, October 17, 1905, No. 109 
(100 florins, Engelbrecht). 

165. The Contented Drinker. In front of a wooden partition, in 
a comfortable arm-chair, sits a beardless peasant. He looks contentedly, 
with parted lips, towards the side. He wears a black cap, and holds a 
brown jug with a lid in both hands. 

Signed on the left arm of the chair ; panel, io inches by 8| inches. 

Sale. W. Lowenfeld of Munich, Berlin, February 6, 1906, No. 100. 

1 66. The Drinker. He sits on a stool, facing the spectator and 
bending forward. He wears a grey jacket and breeches and a felt hat. 
He holds a glass in his right hand, and with his left takes up a beer-jug 
standing near his pipe and tobacco on a little table. At the back of the 
room another man stands, by the stove, lighting his pipe with a glowing 
ember, which he holds in the tongs. The upper part of the door is 
opened, showing a view of the outside. 

Signed in full on the left at foot ; panel, 7! inches by 6| inches. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, L' Hotel Drotiot en 1883, p. 345. 

Engraved by Halbou in the Poullain Gallery, No. 64. 

Sales. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 9, 1881, No. 408. 

Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 21, 1883, No. 79 (3500 francs). 

L. Weber, Brussels, March 12, 1906, No. 57. 

167. THE DRINKER. In front of an inn a peasant, wearing a 
felt hat, sits on a tub, with a jug, a pipe, and a piece of bread. He is 
biting his nails, and seems to be lost in thought. At the back are two 
figures near an open window. 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. A. G. de Berghe, Brussels, June 7, 1906, No. 100. 



i 9 2 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

168. AN OLD DRINKER. Half-length, facing the spectator. 
He holds a glass in his right hand and a jug in his left. His clothes and 
his hat are dark-grey and blue. Grey background. A late work. 

Panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Exhibited at the Rembrandt Exhibition of the Amsterdam dealers Fred. 
Muller and Co., 1906, No. 101. 

Sale. H. C. Du Bois and others, Amsterdam, November 27, 1906, No. 14.8 
(800 florins). 

169. THE DISCONTENTED DRINKER. Half-length. He 
is turned three-quarters left, and bends his head forward. His face is 
inflamed with drink, and his chestnut-brown hair is in disorder. He wears 
an old brown suit. Grey background. 

Canvas, \\ inches by \\ inches. 

Sale. Ch. Sedelmeyer, Paris, May 25, 1907, No. 152 (iioo francs). 

169*7. A Man in a Brown Doublet with a Covered Jug. 

Canvas, io| inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Frankfort-on-Main, April 14, 1908, No. 89. 

169^. An Old Drinker. Half-length, seen in full face. He sits in 
an arm-chair leaning his right elbow on the arm, and holding a full glass 
in his right hand. A cloak hanging over his shoulder partly hides the left 
hand, which holds a covered pewter jug that is partly cut off by the lower 
edge of the frame. He wears a hat. [Possibly identical with 145.] 

Described from an engraving by Chataigner, in the Musee Napoleon, No. 
95- 

169*:. A Drinker. Half-length. He sits, feeing right, at a table 
on the left. He turns his head towards the spectator. His left hand, 
holding a pipe, rests on the table. In his right hand he holds up a half-filled 
goblet. He wears a cap, and a cloak over his right shoulder. 

Described from a mezzotint by John Greenwood [who died in 1792], 
almost certainly engraved from 1 60. 

169^. A Peasant with a Glass. 

Engraved in mezzotint by Peter Schenk. 

169*. A Peasant looking into a Jug. Half-length. He holds 
the handle of the jug in his left hand. He faces three-quarters left, and 
wears a high broad-brimmed hat. 

Described from a mezzotint by J. Stolker. 

i69/. A Peasant holding a Goblet. Three-quarter-length. 
Engraved by J. E. Wessely. 

170. THE SMOKER. Three-quarter-length. He sits leaning 
back in his armchair, blowing out a cloud of smoke. He is seen almost 
in full face, but slightly inclined to the right. His right elbow rests on 
the arm of the chair, and his right hand holds his clay pipe. He wears a 
brown jacket and a red cap. On a table to the right are a glass of beer 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 193 

and some tobacco. Behind him is the casement of an open window to the 
left. According to the catalogue and to W. Burger, its authenticity is 
doubtful. [Probably identical with 188.] 

Signed in full on the left at foot, and dated 1655 ; panel, n inches by 
8| inches. 

Purchased from Karel Spruyt in 1802 by Baron A. Baut de Rasmon. 
In the Antwerp Museum ; Van den Hecke-Baut de Rasmon bequest, 1905 
catalogue, No. 466. 

171. THE SMOKER. A peasant sits smoking by the fireside. 
He is seen from the back, and slightly turned to the left. His left hand 
is on his leg. To the right, beside him, is a dog. An attractive little 
study. 

Signed in full on the right at foot, and dated 1667 ; panel, 6| inches 
by 4 inches. 

In the Suermondt collection, Aachen, 1874. 

In the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, 1906 catalogue, No. 85 5 A. 

172. A SMOKER BY CANDLELIGHT. He wears brown 
clothes. Brownish-yellow in tone ; fine and well preserved. 

Signed in full on the right at foot, and dated 1637 (?) the last figure 
is uncertain. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 
In the collection of Leon Janssen, Brussels. 

173. A MAN SEATED, HOLDING A SHORT PIPE. 

Three-quarter-length. His pipe is in his left hand, his glass in his right. 
[Pendant to 220.] 

Signed ; panel, 6 inches by 4^ inches. 

In the Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, 1899 catalogue, No. 612. 

1 74. A SMOKER. Three-quarter-length. He sits, facing slightly 
left, at a table. He is lighting his pipe at a charcoal pan which stands 
near a tall goblet full of wine. He wears a black coat, cloak, and hat ; 
grey-green background. A late work. 

Signed in full ; panel, 6 inches by 5 inches. 

In the Dulwich College Gallery, London, 1892 catalogue, No. 113 (old 
No. 152). 

175. A PEASANT WITH A PIPE, BY CANDLELIGHT. 

A fine head. Brown costume. In the manner of Isack van Ostade, 
but certainly by Adriaen. 

In the Rumjanzoff Museum, Moscow, 1901 catalogue, No. 568. 

176. A SMOKER. 
Panel, 1 1 inches by 9! inches. 

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; acquired in 1871, but not 
in the 1905 catalogue. 

177. A PEASANT SMOKING. He is turned half right. He 
wears a greenish velvet doublet and a cap. He holds his hat to his breast 

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194 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

with his left hand. In front of him to the right is a charcoal pan ; behind 
him to the left is a cupboard, in which is a snuff-box. Light-grey back- 
ground. [Pendant to 222.] 

Signed with the monogram ; panel, 6| inches by 5^ inches. 

Exhibited at the Rembrandt Exhibition of the Amsterdam dealers Fred. 
Muller and Co., 1906, No. 99. 

In the collection of M. Flersheim, Paris. 

178. A SMOKER. Three-quarter-length. He sits almost facing 
the spectator and looks towards the left. He wears a brown doublet, a 
green apron, and a tall hat. He rests his right elbow on a table standing 
to the left. He holds up a little charcoal pan in his right hand to light 
the pipe in his left. On the table are a paper of tobacco and an earthen- 
ware jug. 

Panel, 5| inches by 4! inches. 

In the possession of the dealer L. Nardus, formerly of New York. 
In the collection of P. A. B. Widener, Philadelphia. 

1 780. A SMOKER. Half-length. A man in brown with a pointed 
hat holds a pipe in one hand, and looks down. 
Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

In the collection of Sir Frederick Cook, Bart., Richmond. 

179. A MAN WITH A PIPE. A small picture in tones of 
light grey and blue. 

In the collection of Count Lanckoroncki, Vienna. 

1 80. A SMOKER. He wears a brownish-purple costume and a 
red cap. 

In the collection of Baron Albert von Rothschild, Vienna. 

iSoa. A Peasant smoking. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 15, 1699 (Hoet, i. 45), No. 19 (5 florins, 10). 

i8o. A Man smoking. By Ostade and Dusart. 
Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 52. 

i8of. A Smoker in an Interior. By Ostade and Dusart. 
Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 115. 

180^. A Smoker. 

Sale. Hendrik Sorgh, Amsterdam, March 28, 1720 (Hoet, i. 243), No. 23 
(10 florins). 

1 80*. A Peasant smoking. 

*l\ inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Jan van Loon, Delft, July 18, 1736 (Hoet, ii. 391), No. 27 (38 
florins). 

i8o/ A Peasant smoking. [Compare 225^.] 

Sale. Izaak Hoogenbergh, Amsterdam, April 10, 1743 (Hoet, ii. 83), No. 
30 (40 florins, together with 225^, Mauritius). 



ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 195 

. A Peasant smoking. 

8 inches by 6| inches. 

Sale. Pieter van Buytene, Delft, October 29, 1748 (Hoet, ii. 227), No. 26 
(32 florins). 

i8o/z. A Smoker. A small picture. 

Sale. C. Troost, Amsterdam, May 5, 1750, No. 19. 

i8o/. A Peasant smoking. 

9 inches by 7^ inches. 

Mentioned by Hoet, ii. 405. 

Sale. Count van Wassenaar-Obdam, The Hague, August 19,, 1750 (Hoet, 
ii. 290), No. 28 (64 florins). 

i8q/. A Peasant smoking. A small picture. 

Sale. Sonne and others, Amsterdam, July 5, 1759, No. 69 (7 florins 10, 
with No. 68 of the sale). 

181. The Smoker. Sm. 13. A peasant sits at a table, leaning both 
arms on it, and fills his pipe. Beside him is a large open window. 

Panel, 8 inches by 7 inches. 

Engraved by Basan as " L'Homme Content." 
Sale. Comte de Vence, Paris, February n, 1761. 

iSia. A Peasant with a Jug and a Pipe. He holds the jug in 
his right hand and the pipe in his left. 
9 inches by yj inches. 

Said in the sale catalogue to have been engraved (in reverse) by J. Suyderhoef. 
It must therefore be the original of the print described under 194 (see Wussin, 
1 1 6). 

Sale. E. Ras, Alkmaar, May 25, 1762, No. 3 (40 florins, Merkman of 
Haarlem). 

182. A Peasant seated, holding a Pipe. He is in a thoughtful 
attitude. A charcoal pan stands on a table beside him. 

7 inches by 5^ inches. 

Sale. Johan Pieter Wierman, Amsterdam, August 18, 1762 (Terw. 258), 
No. 38 (69 florins). 

182*7. A Man holding a Pipe. [Pendant to 182^.] 
ii inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 26, 1763, No. 64 (8 florins 15, with pendant, 
Pesters). 

182^. A Smoker. [Pendant to 182*.] 
1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 26, 1763, No. 65 (8 florins 15, with pendant, 
Pesters). 

182^. A Peasant smoking. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 26, 1763, No. 115. 



196 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

i%id. An Old Peasant smoking a Pipe. 

Panel, lof inches by 8| inches. 

Sale. M. D. van Eversdijck, The Hague, May 28, 1766 (Terw. 532), No. 
66 No. 72 in the original catalogue (35 florins, Lemmens). 

182*. A Peasant smoking. Half-length. 
6 inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. F. C. Druyvesteyn, Haarlem, April 26, 1768, No. 19 (47 florins 10, 
De Pester). 

182/1 A Peasant seated, holding a Pipe. 
1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. J. B. Krauht and others, The Hague, October~7, 1771, No. 30 (41 
florins, Lemmers). 

182^. A Smoker. He sits holding a pipe. Other peasants sit by 
the fireside. [Pendant to 250.] 
Panel, 7! inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. J. Viet, Amsterdam, October 12, 1774, No. X 59 ( ! 7 florins, with 
pendant, Wubbens). 

182/1. A Smoker. He sits at a table filling his pipe. On the table 
are a glass of beer, pipes, and other things. 
Canvas, 6| inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, July 17, 1775, No. 23. 

182*'. A Smoker. Half-length. He sits resting his left arm on the 
arm of his chair. He holds his pipe in his right hand. 
Panel, 8 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Daniel Marsbag and others, Amsterdam, October 30, 1775, No. 85. 

182;. A Man holding a Pipe and a Glass. 

6| inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. H. Houtkamp, Alkmaar, March 19, 1776, No. 95. 

182^. A Peasant holding a Pipe. 

Panel, u^ inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. B. C. Thienpont, The Hague, March 28, 1778, No. 52 (5 florins). 

183. A Smoker. Sm. 53. Half-length. A peasant sits at a table 
lighting his pipe in a charcoal pan. 

Panel, 5^ inches by 5 inches. 

Sales. Paris, 1774 (201 francs). 

Dulac, Paris, November 30, 1778 (337 francs). 

184. The Smoker. A peasant sits in profile at a table on which are 
a pipe and a paper of tobacco. He rests his right hand on the table, and 
holds his pipe in his left hand, while he blows out a cloud of smoke. 
[Pendant to 895.] 

Panel, 8| inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. P. Locquet, Amsterdam, September 22, 1783, No. 272 (300 florins, 
with pendant, Yver). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE i 97 

184*. A Peasant seated, smoking his Pipe. [Pendant to 
109*.] 

Panel, 6 inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, December 5, 1785, No. 67 (14 florins 10, with pendant 
Yver). 

185. The Smoker. A peasant sits in an interior filling his pipe. 
On a table beside him are a charcoal pan and a pipe. He looks intently 
at something. [Pendant to 227.] 

Panel, II inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. H. Bredeman, Amsterdam, July I, 1788, No. 4 (145 florins, with 
pendant, Fouquet). 

1 85*. A Peasant smoking. Half-length, seated. 
Panel, 7^ inches by 5^ inches. 

Sale. P. van Bleyswijk and others, The Hague, September 27, 1791, No. 
6 (20 florins 10, Fouquet). 

1850. A Smoker. Half-length. An old peasant, holding a pipe in 
his right hand, looks intently at something. [Probably identical with 
1920.] 

Canvas on panel, 6^ inches by 5j inches. 

Sale. (Fiseau ?), Amsterdam, August 30, 1797, No. 164 (5 florins 10, 
Haak). 

1 86. A Smoker. He sits, holding a pipe in his right hand, at a 
table on which is a charcoal pan. Other accessories. [Pendant to 228^.] 

Panel. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 20, 1799, No. 112 (80 florins, Pruijssenaar). 

187. A Smoker. He sits in an arm-chair, leaning his left hand on 
the arm and holding a pipe in his right. A paper of tobacco lies on a little 
table in front of him. [Pendant to 2141?.] 

Panel, 7 inches by 5^ inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 16, 1800, No. 21 (150 florins, Andriese). 

1 88. A Peasant smoking. He leans back, blowing out a cloud or 
smoke. On a table before him are a glass of beer, a pipe, and a paper of 
tobacco. [Probably identical with 170.] 

Panel, loj inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. M. van Coehoorn, Amsterdam, October 19, 1801, No. 52 (365 
florins, Spruyt). 

1880. A Peasant smoking. He holds a jug and a pipe. On a 
table in front of him are a charcoal pan, a paper of tobacco, and other 
accessories. 

7 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 6, 1816, No. 58. 

1 88. A Smoker. Half-length. A peasant, holding a short pipe in 
his right hand, sits at a table on which is a charcoal pan. 



198 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT, 

Panel, 8 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. B. de Bosch, Amsterdam, March 10, 1817, No. 18. 

iSSc. A Peasant seated, holding a Pipe. 

Panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. L. B. Coders, Amsterdam, April 19, 1819, No. 71 (i 6 florins, Van 
Eyk). 

i88*/. The Smoker. A peasant is filling his pipe. He wears a lilac 
jacket, under a sleeveless brown vest, and an apron. He sits at a round 
table, on which are a charcoal pan and a jug of beer. 

Panel, 4! inches by \\ inches. 

Sale. De Burtin, Brussels, July 21, 1819, No. 117. 

1 88*. The Smoker. He sits leaning one hand on his chair and 
holding a pipe in the other. 

Panel, 9^ inches by 7! inches. 

Sale. J. Roelofs, Amsterdam, March 8, 1824, No. 120 (8 1 florins). 

i88/ A Peasant filling his Pipe. 

Octagonal panel. 

Sale. Widow of Johan Ph. de Monte, Rotterdam, July 4, 1825, No. no 
(24 florins 5, Lamme). 

1 8 8^. A Man holding a Pipe in his Right Hand. 

Canvas. 

Sale. Amsterdam, December 3, 1827, No. 42 (14 florins 5, Arends). 

188/1. A Peasant smoking by Candle-light. 
Panel. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 2, 1830, No. 63 (u florins 50, Campen). 

i88/. An Old Man holding a Pipe. 

Sale. Parks, Brussels, May 4, 1835, No. 219. 

189. A Smoker. Sm. Suppl. 73. A peasant, wearing a tall hat and a 
reddish-brown coat, sits resting his right hand on the back of his chair and 
holding a pipe in the other. 

Panel, 8 inches by 6| inches. 

Sale. Thomas Hardman of Manchester, London, 1839 (^29, C. R. 
Beaver). 

190. The Smoker. A man is seated in full face before a grey wall. 
He has thrust his left hand into the breast of his coat ; he holds a pipe in 
his right hand. 

Panel, 9 inches by 7 inches. 

Sales. Meffre the elder, Paris, February 25, 1845, No. 67. 

Baron de Varange, Paris, May 26, 1852, No. 30 (580 francs). 
Baron de , Paris, April 25, 1857, No. 9 (1500 francs). 

191. A Peasant filling his Pipe. Sm. 176. He sits at a table. 
He wears a purplish doublet and a grey cloak. [Pendant to 229.] 



ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 199 

Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Exhibited at Leeds, 1868, No. 649. 

Sale. Baron Vivant Denon, Paris, May I, 1826, No. 99 (3005 francs, with 

pendant, Brunet-Denon). 
In the collection of Henry Harvey, London, 1868. 



A Smoker. 

Sale. London, November 20, 1869, No. 105. 

192. A Smoker. He sits at a table, leaning back in his chair, 
contentedly watching the cloud of smoke which he has blown out. He 
wears a purple costume and a red cap. He holds his pipe in his left 
hand. On the table are another pipe and a paper of tobacco.' 

Signed, and dated 1667 ; panel, 8 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. A. Fould, Paris, May 14, 1875, No. 32. 

192*7. The Smoker. Half-length. The man sits looking at the 
spectator. [Probably identical with 185*7.] 
Canvas on panel, 6 inches by 5 inches. 
Sale. Bos, Amsterdam, February 21, 1888, No. 121. 



A Smoker seated in a Chair. Half-length. He rests his 
left arm on the arm of the chair. [Pendant to 228 and 230^.] 
Panel, 6 inches by 5^ inches. 
Sale. HOpken-Melenberg and others, Berlin, May 6, 1892, No. 107. 

192*:. The Smoker. A peasant, seated on a stool, lights his pipe. 
A jug is placed on the ground in front of him. 

Panel, 16 inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. L. von Lilienthal and others, Cologne, December 21, 1893, No. 
337- 

193. The Smoker. Half-length. He wears a dark-blue doublet. 
He sits on a chair, slightly turned to the left and looking down. His right 
hand, which is slightly bent, holds his pipe j his left hand is thrust into the 
breast of his coat. Grey background. 

Panel, 9^ inches by 7 inches. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer, C. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1894, No. 28. 

193*7. A Peasant smoking. 

Panel, 13 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. William Moore and others, London, July 27, 1901, No. 86. 

193^. A Smoker. Three-quarter-length. He sits on the right by a 
table. He is seen almost in full face, but is inclined to the left and bends 
forward. He has a clay pipe in his mouth, and seems to have just lighted 
it at a charcoal pan standing on the table. He wears a cap ; his left knee 
is bare. Dark background. 

Sale. Lachmann and others, Munich, June 2, 1902, No. 30. 



200 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

193^. The Smoker. 

Engraved by Madame Pelletier. 

194. The Smoker with a Jug. Half-length. A stout man with 
a slight moustache sits on a chair facing slightly left. He wears a big 
dark cap. His left hand grasps the handle of a pewter jug on the table ; 
his right arm rests on the jug, and in the right hand is his clay pipe. A 
simple background. The original of this print seems to be iSia. 

Engraved by Johan Suyderhoef (Wussin, 1 16). 

195. A Peasant seated, lighting his Pipe. 

Engraved by C. Weisbrod. 

196. THE SMOKER. Half-length. He sits, almost facing the 
spectator, and blows out a cloud of smoke. His left hand, which is bent, 
holds his clay pipe ; his right hand rests on the arm of his chair. Behind 
him to the right, in shadow, is a man holding a hat and a glass. 
Painted about 1660. 

Signed ; panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

In the Karlsruhe Gallery, 1894 catalogue, No. 247. 

197. THE SMOKER IN A COTTAGE INTERIOR. Sm. 

99. A peasant with a grey hat sits in front of a stool on which is a beer- 
jug. His head is turned three-quarters left. He holds up a charcoal pan 
in his left hand to light his pipe at it. On the right, farther back, two 
peasants play cards at a window. A maid-servant looks at them on her way 
out. A dark and not particularly good picture. [Probably identical with 
200.] 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

Engraved by Dupreel and Massard the younger (Filhol, v. 351). 
Sale. Proley, Paris, 1787 (1206 francs). 

In the Louvre, Paris, 1902 catalogue, No. 2500 ; valued by the experts in 
1816 (at 3500 francs). 

198. A Peasant smoking in an Interior. At the back is a 
merry company. 

1 8 inches by 15^ inches. 

Saks. Izaak Hoogenbergh, Amsterdam, April 10, 1743 (Hoet, ii. 83), No. 

29 (160 florins, Van der Land). 

Lambert Witsen, Amsterdam, May 25, 1746 (Hoet, ii. 187), No. 10 
(113 florins). 

1980. A Man smoking with Three Others. Pendant to 248^. 
7 \ inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. G. Vogel, Rotterdam, July 3, 1755, No. 41. 

198^. A Peasant lighting his Pipe. At the back of the room 
three peasants sit playing cards. Of the master's best period. [Possibly 
identical with 199, 199*7, and 203. Pendant to 213^0.] 

1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Wannaar and others, Amsterdam, May 17, 1757, No. 45. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 201 

199. An Old Man lighting his Pipe at a Charcoal Pan. He 

sits at a table in a room. At the back three peasants sit playing cards. 
[Possibly identical with 198^, 199^, and 203. Pendant to 213*:.] 
u| inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. Johan Willem Frank, The Hague, April 5, 1762 (Terw. 245), No. 
10 (146 florins, with pendant). 

199^7. A Man lighting his Pipe. In an interior. At the back 
are three other peasants. [Possibly identical with 198^, 199, and 203.] 
Panel, n inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Pieck Le Leu de Wilhelm, The Hague, May 28, 1777, No. 54 (150 
florins, Vullens). 

200. A Smoker. He wears his hat and looks at the spectator. He 
holds a pipe in his right hand, a charcoal pan in his left. On a three- 
legged stool beside him are a beer-jug and a pipe. By a window at the 
end of the room, two men are playing cards ; a woman stands watching. 
[Probably identical with 197. Pendant to 136.] 

Signed, and dated 1678 ; panel, u inches by 9^ inches. 

Engraved by Claessens in the Muse'e Franfais. 

Sale. Catharina Bullens, widow of Justus Oosterdijk, Amsterdam, July 23, 
1777, No. 5 (8 1 1 florins, Vevalo). 

20 1. A Smoker. He sits in the foreground of a room ; at the back 
are three other figures. 

9! inches by 8J inches. 

Sale. Antwerp, July 5, 1874, No. 22 (501 florins, Tillemans). 

202. A Smoker. In a cottage interior, a man holding a pipe sits at 
a little table on which are a charcoal pan, a glass of beer, and a pipe. Near 
him is a beer-jug. Other figures are smoking by the fireside. [Pendant 
to 257.] 

Panel, 7^ inches by 6 inches. 

Sales. Arnoud Leers, Amsterdam, May 19, 1767 (Terw. 600), No. 58 

(100 florins, with pendant). 

H. Bredeman, Amsterdam, July I, 1788, No. 6 (180 florins, with 
pendant, Spaan). 

203. A Smoker. In the foreground of an interior a peasant sits 
lighting his pipe. On a little wooden table in front of him is a glass of 
beer. Three other peasants sit playing cards. [Probably identical with 
198^, 199, and 199^. Pendant to 697.] 

Panel, u inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. (Fiseau ?), Amsterdam, August 30, 1797, No. 162. 

204. A Peasant smoking. He sits, pipe in hand, in an interior. 
On a table before him are a jug, a glass, a charcoal pan, and a pipe. In 
the background are peasants smoking and conversing. 

Panel. 

Sale. C. Piera, Amsterdam, September 7, 1829, No. 82 (270 florins, 
Pool). 



202 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

204*7. A Peasant smoking. He sits in front at a table. Three 
other men converse farther back at the fireside. 
Panel, 7^ inches by 6| inches. 

Sale. P. van Romondt, Amsterdam, May n, 1835, No. 19 (100 florins, 
Roos). 

205. The Smoker. Sm. Suppl. 48. In a homely room, a thin man, 
seen almost in profile, sits on a low chair lighting his pipe at a charcoal 
pan, which he holds in his left hand. He has a contented smile on his 
face. On the floor beside him is an earthenware jug. On a wooden 
bench are a glass half full of beer, and a pipe. Another peasant enters at 
a door in the background. 

Signed in full, and dated 1644; panel, 12 inches by 10 inches. 

In the Van Saceghem collection, Ghent, 1842 (Sm.). 

Sales. Van Saceghem of Ghent, Brussels, June 2, 1851, No. 76 (2950 

francs, Le Roy). 
Th. Patureau, Paris, April 20, 1857, No. 19. 

206. A FIGURE IN A SMALL INTERIOR. With strongly 
emphasized local colours, and therefore belonging to the late period. 

Signed in full. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 
In the collection of Leon Janssen, Brussels. 

207. A PEASANT SCRATCHING HIMSELF. Half-length. 
[Pendant to 208.] 

Panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Given by Frau J. A. von Halle, in 1869, to the Kunsthalle. 
In the Hamburg Kunsthalle, 1887 catalogue, No. 122. 

208. A PEASANT WITH A CLAY PIPE. Half-length. 
[Pendant to 207.] 

Signed in full, and dated 1640 ; panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Given by Frau J. A. von Halle, in 1869, to the Kunsthalle. 
In the Hamburg Kunsthalle, 1887 catalogue, No. 123. 

209. AN OLD PEASANT IN FRONT OF HIS COT- 
TAGE. A small half-length. He wears a brown jacket and a black 
hat. His right hand grasps his jacket. Vine tendrils grow over the 
cottage. 

Signed in full ; 9 inches by 7 inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1888, No. 85. 
In the Stephenson Clarke collection, London. 

210. A MAN IN A BLACK CAP WITH A FEATHER.- 

His hands are clasped. He looks at the spectator. He is in black against 
a light background. 

Signed on the right with the monogram ; 6 inches by 7^ inches. 

Exhibited at Mitau, 1894, No. 193. 
In the Meden-Elley collection, Mitau. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 203 

211. A MAN ABSORBED IN THOUGHT. His arms hang 
down between his knees. He holds something in his hands. 

In the collection of H. Heugel, Paris. 

211*. A MAN WITH A LONG BEARD. Half-length, facing 
right. Wine-red costume. 

Panel, 8| inches by 7 inches. 

In the collection of Sir Frederick Cook, Bart., Richmond. 

212. A SLEEPING PEASANT. In a cellar, with a view of the 
open air through an archway at the back, a peasant lies asleep. His head 
is supported on his right arm, and his face is partly covered by his hat. 
His wallet, suspended from a strap round his body, and a stick lie beside 
him. 

Signed in full on the left at foot, and dated 1646 ; panel, 6 inches by 
7^ inches. 

Exhibited at Vienna, 1873, No. 42. 

In the collection of Dr. M. Strauss, Vienna. 

212*. A Man. A small picture. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 22, 1694 (Hoet, i. 20), No. 45 (8 florins 15). 

2i2/;. A Man. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 6, 1695 (Hoet, i. 23), No. 33 (8 florins 10). 

2i2r. A Man. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 99. 

i\id. A Man spitting. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 311. 

2 1 2e and/. A Man. (With a pendant). 

Sale. Johan Steyn, Haarlem, April 28, 1711 (Hoet, i. 141), Nos. 4 and 5 
(35 florins). 

212^. A Vagabond. A small picture. 

Sale. Hendrik Sorgh, Amsterdam, March 28, 1720 (Hoet, i. 243), No. 22 
(21 florins). 

212/j. A Peasant. 

6^ inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. Samuel van Huls, The Hague, September 3, 1737 (Hoet, i. 481), 
No. 38 (29 florins). 

2121. A Man in an Interior. 

Sale. Maria Drolenvaux, widow of Thomas Parker, Leyden, April 29, 
1743 (?), No. 6 (45 florins, Jan de Groot, painter). 

2 127. An Old Man seated on a Chair. Of the best period. 
9 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Jacques de Roore, The Hague, September 4, 1 747 (Hoet, ii. 206), 
No. 85 (46 florins, Van Buyten). 



204 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

2i2t. An Old Man seated on a Chair. 

Dated 1664 ; about 8| inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Pieter van Buytene, Delft, October 29, 1748, No. 24 (50 florins). 

2I2/. A Man. A small picture. [See 230*7.] 

Sale. Fabricius, Haarlem, August 19, 1749 (Hoet, ii. 267), No. 50 (17 
florins 10, with 230^.). 

aim. An Old Man with a Stick, seated under a Tree. 
io inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Count van Wassenaar-Obdam, The Hague, August 19, 1750 (Hoet, 
ii. 293), No. 43 (30 florins, Brouwer). 

213. An Old Man with a Black Cap. 

Mentioned by Hoet, ii. 101. 

Sale. Count van Wassenaar-Obdam, The Hague, August 19, 1750 (Hoet, 
ii. 293), No. 44 (40 florins). 

213*. A Peasant. Very fine. A small picture. 

Sale. The Hague, July 18, 1753 (Terw. 80), No. 19 (22 florins). 

21 ^aa. A Peasant asleep in an Interior. He sits by the fireside, 
leaning against a partition. In the background are three peasants. 
[Possibly identical with 213*: and 697. Pendant to 198^.] 

1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Wannaar and others, Amsterdam, May 17, 1757, No. 46. 

213^. An Idle Peasant. He sits on a chair, bending slightly 
forward. 

9 inches by 7! inches. 

Sale. H. de Wacker van Zon, Amsterdam, October 26, 1761, No. 9 (80 
florins, Van Loon). 

213*:. A Peasant sleeping in an Interior. He sits leaning 
against a partition. In the background are three or four peasants playing 
backgammon. [Possibly identical with 2130^ and 697. Pendant to 199.] 

u inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. Johan Willem Frank, The Hague, April 5, 1762 (Terw. 245), No. 
10 (146 florins, with pendant). 

213^. A Peasant. A small picture. 

Sale. Dirk Kindt and others, The Hague, September 27, 1762, No. 16 
(8 florins 5). 

213*. A Peasant seated. A small picture. 

Sale. Dirk Kindt and others, The Hague, September 27, 1762, No. 37 
(10 florins 5). 

213/1 A Peasant. Half-length. He wears a plumed cap. 
Panel, 5^ inches by 4^ inches. 

In the collection of A. de la Court van der Voort, Leyden. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 205 

Sale. Catharina Backer, widow of A. de la Court, Leyden, September 8, 
1766 (Terw. 549), No. 52 (i 8 florins 10, Verbeek). 

213^. A Peasant. Half-length. 
Panel, 8^ inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. Antwerp, August 23, 1768 (Terw. 665), No. 9 (10 florins 10). 

213/1. A Merry Peasant. [Pendant to 230^.] 
6 inches by 4 inches. 

Sale. A. and S. de Groot, The Hague, March 20, 1771, No. 73 (21 
florins, with pendant, S. de Groot). 

213*'. A Man seated on a Chair. Half-length. He holds in one 
hand a placard to which he points with the other hand. 
Panel, 7 inches by 5^ inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 8, 1773, No. 15 (45 florins, Fouquet). 

213;'. A Youth holding his Hat. Half-length. [Pendant to 
213^.3 

Panel, 7! inches by 6| inches. 

Sale. I. van Leeuwaarden, widow of P. Merkman, Haarlem, September 
21, 1773, No 2. 

2i3/. A Youth. Half-length. [Pendant to 213^'.] 
Panel, 7^ inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. I. van Leeuwaarden, widow of P. Merkman, Haarlem, September 
21, 1773, No. 3. 

2i3/. A Laughing Man. 

Signed with the monogram. 

Sale. A. le Breton, Leyden, July 31, 1775, No. 35, (il florins 10, De 
Rooy). 

214. A Laughing Peasant seated. [Pendant to 43.] 
Panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Catharina Bullens, widow of Justus Oosterdijk, Amsterdam, July 23, 
1777, No. 7 (140 florins, with pendant, De Rooy). 

2140. A Peasant. Half-length ; in full face. Very powerfully 
painted. 

Oval panel, 6 inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. S. Stinstra, Amsterdam, March 26, 1783, No. 99 (i florin, Fouquet). 

214^. A Man seated. Half-length. Almost in full face. 
Panel, 4 inches by 3 inches. 

Sale. S. Stinstra, Amsterdam, March 26, 1783, No. 100 (5 florins 10, 
Yver). 

214^. A Peasant seated at a Table. On the table are a tobacco- 
box, a pipe, and a newspaper. 

Panel, 6| inches by 5^ inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, July 13, 1790, No. 86 (6 florins, Wubbels). 



206 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

2ij.cc. A Man standing. He wears a cap and a cloak. 
Panel, 5^ inches by 4 inches. 

Sale. P. Lyonet, Amsterdam, April n, 1791, No. 198 (10 florins, 
Fouquet). 

214-ccc. An Old Man seated in a Thoughtful Attitude. With 
accessories. 

Panel, 13 inches by loj inches. 

Sale. P. van Bleyswijk and others, The Hague, September 27, 1791, No. 
62 (14 florins, De Graaf). 

21 \cccc. A Peasant seated at a Table. On the table are a 
newspaper, a tobacco-box, and a pipe. 
Panel, 7 inches by 5^ inches. 

Sale. J. Wubbels, Amsterdam, July 16, 1792, No. 256 (16 florins, 
J. Smit). 

214^. A Peasant seated. Half-length. [Pendant to 159^.] 
Panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 21, 1799, No. 102 (60 florins, with pendant, 
Labouchere). 

214*. A Man. [Pendant to 187.] 
Panel, 7 inches by 5! inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 16, 1800, No. 22 (100 florins, Andriese). 

2i4/ An Old Man. He sits in front of a ruined house, holding a 
stick. [Compare 2160.] 

Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Van Sluypwijk-Moens, Amsterdam, April 20, 1803, No. 54 (116 
florins). 

214^. A Peasant 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 22, 1809, No. 207 (i florin 15, with 230^7). 

214/1. An Old Man holding his Hat. [Pendant to 228^:.] 
Panel. 

Sale. Baroness van Leyden van Warmond, Warmond, July 31, 1816, No. 
30 (90 florins). 

2i4/'. A Merry Peasant. A masterly painting. 
Panel, 6 inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. Jurriaans, Amsterdam, August 28, 1817, No. 45 (70 florins, J. de 
Vries). 

214;. A Man. Half-length ; in full face. He wears a round hat, a 
wine-red doublet, and a black costume. 
Panel, 7^ inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. De Burtin, Brussels, July 21, 1819, No. 121. 

2i4/. A Man seated. 

Panel, 10 inches by 7 inches. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 207 

Sale. H. A. Bauer and others, Amsterdam, September 11, 1820, No. 105 
(10 florins, Van den Berg). 

214.7. A Merry Peasant. His pipe is stuck in his cap. Broad in 

style. 

Panel, 6 inches by 4 inches. 

Sale. A. J. Brandt and D. Kerkhoff, Amsterdam, October 29, 1821, No. 
113 (2 florins 10, De Vries). 

214^. A Peasant seated in an Interior. 

Panel, io| inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. H. Stokvisch, C. Henning, and others, Amsterdam, May 22, 1823, 
No. 98 (34 florins, Gruyter). 

214;*. An Old Man seated by the Fire. He is warming him- 
self. Two children play with hoops. 
Panel, 14^ inches by 13^ inches. 
Sale. Amsterdam, November 20, 1826, No. 18 (100 florins). 

215. A Peasant. Sm. 55. He wears a hat, a brown vest, and a 
grey cloak. Near him is a dog. In the distance are three figures near a 
bridge. [Pendant to 253.] 

Panel, 5| inches by 4 inches. 

Sales. Comte Dubarry, Paris, November 21, 1774 (500 francs, with 

pendant). 

Abbe Leblanc, Paris, February 14, 1781 (500 francs, with pendant). 
Edmund Higginson of Saltmarsh Castle, London, June 4, 1846 

(48 = 6s., Rutley). 

2 1 6. A Peasant. Sm. Suppl. 74. He faces the spectator. He has 
a florid complexion. He wears a black hat, a pink vest, and a dark-grey 
cloak thrown over the left shoulder and held by the right hand. 

Panel, 9 inches by 7 inches. 

In the collection of the Prince de Garve, Brussels. 
In the collection of Charles Brind, London, 1842 (Sm.). 
Sale. Charles Brind, London, May 10, 1849 (^4^ : 6s., Herbert for 
Delafield). 

2i6a. An Old Man seated in front of a House. [Compare 

/i] 

Signed in full; panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, March 17, 1857, No. 4. 

2 1 bb. A Merry Peasant. In an interior. 

In the Henderson collection, London, 1857 (Waagcn, Suppl. 209). 

217. An Old Man. In an interior. 
9 inches by 7! inches. 

Sale. Nieuwenhuys, London, 1886 (288 : 155., Colnaghi). 

2170. A Man with a Slouch Hat. 

Panel, 10 inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. Treuer and others, Frankfort-on-Main, April 27, 1891, No. 68. 



208 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

218. A Peasant. He wears a fine red jacket and a small hat 
with a plume. 

Signed, and dated ; panel, 6 inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. Ztircher and others, Amsterdam, March i, 1898, No. 35. 

2 1 8<7. A Peasant. He wears a slate-grey coat and a brown hat. 
Panel, io| inches by 8 inches. 

Exhibited at Leeds, 1868. 

Sale. London, June 20, 1903, No. 142. 

21 8. A Laughing Peasant. Half-length. He wears a cap. 
Engraved or etched by J. Koch. 

219. A WOMAN EATING SOUP. She sits facing the spec- 
tator. On the right is the pot. She holds a spoon in her right hand. 
She wears a dark-brown dress with a red band and some red at her breast, 
with a white chemisette and white cap. Grey background. 

Signed in full on the left at foot ; panel, 10 inches by 8^ inches. 

In the collection of T. Humphry Ward, London. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger, Paris, June 1908. 

220. A WOMAN SEATED, HOLDING A BEER -JUG 
IN HER RIGHT HAND. Three-quarter-length. [Pendant to 

*73j 

Signed ; 6 inches by 4! inches. 

In the Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, 1899 catalogue, No. 611. 

221. A WOMAN WITH A BEER - JUG. Half-length. She 

sits, facing left, at a table. She has a glass of beer in her right hand, and 
holds a jug in her left, which rests on her lap. She wears a blue apron, a 
black bodice with brown sleeves, and a white collar and cap. Grey back- 
ground. Cool in tone, and dating from the master's last period. 
Signed in full ; panel, 6 inches by 5 inches. 

In the Dulwich College Gallery, London, 1892 catalogue, No. 98 (old 
No. 73). 

222. A WOMAN DRINKING. She wears a red jacket, a white 
cap, and a blue apron. She holds a glass in her left hand and a jug in 
her right. On a table to the left is a dish. Light-grey background. 
[Pendant to 177.] 

Signed with the monogram ; panel, 6 inches by 5^ inches. 

Exhibited in the Rembrandt Exhibition of the Amsterdam dealers Fred. 
Muller and Co., 1906, No. 99. 

In the collection of M. Flersheim, Paris. 

223. AN OLD WOMAN DRINKING. Sm. Suppl. 5. Half- 
length. She is seen in a three-quarter view. She sits at a table, holding 
a glass full of wine in her right hand and a bottle in her left. She wears 
a white cap trimmed with black velvet, a muslin collar, a red dress, and a 
dark-blue cloak. At the back of the room is a window. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 209 

Signed on the window with the monogram ; panel, 6| inches by 5 
inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 183. 

Exhibited in the British Institution, London, 1838. 

Sales. Michael Zachary, London, 1838 (42, Robert Vernon). 

Robert Vernon, London, 1849 (31 : IDS., P. Norton). 
In the collection of J. H. Munro of Novar. 
Sale. Prince Demidoff, San Donato, near Florence, March 15, 1880, No. 

1053- 

In the collection of Baron Alphonse de Rothschild, Paris. 

224. A PEASANT WOMAN DRINKING. Three-quarter- 
length. She sits on a chair, slightly inclined towards the right. She 
holds up a goblet full of wine in her left hand, and grasps the handle of a 
white earthenware jug in her right hand, which rests on the arm of the 
chair. Her face is turned to the spectator. She wears a close-fitting 
white cap and a grey dress. To the right of her is a tub. It was formerly 
ascribed to A. Brouwer, but is an early work by Ostade. [Pendant to 

H7-] 

Traces of a signature seem to occur below the left hand on a hoop of 

the tub ; panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

In the Schwerin Museum, 1882 catalogue, No. 759. 

225. An Old Woman with a Jug. Half-length. She faces half- 
right. She wears a black bodice with brown sleeves and white collar and 
cap. She holds to her bosom with both hands a green enamelled jug, and 
laughs with open mouth at the spectator. The background is stupidly 
repainted. If the picture is genuine, it has been completely over-cleaned, 
and is of the late period. But its authenticity is dubious. The panel is 
old, but raises suspicions. [Very probably identical with 230/1 Pendant 
to 89.] 

Signed in full on the left ; panel, 6 inches by 5^ inches. 

Sale. Chevalier de la Roque, Paris, 1745, No. 38. 

In the collection of King Adolphus Frederick, and in that of King Gustavus 
III. of Sweden. 

In the Stockholm National Museum, 1900 catalogue, No. 548. 

225*. A Girl with a Beer-Glass. 

Sale. Jonas Witsen, Amsterdam, March 23, 1717 (Hoet, i. 207), No. 31 
(26 florins). 

225^. A Peasant Woman drinking. 

Sale. Izaak Hoogenberg, Amsterdam, April 10, 1743 (Hoet, ii. 83), No. 
30 (40 florins, with i8q/J Mauritius). 

225^. A Woman with a Jug. [Pendant to 148 h.] 
Sale. Sara van Banchem, widow of Daniel van Alphen, Leyden, November 
17, 1750, No. 3 (72 florins, with pendant). 

226. A Woman seated. Her left hand rests on a table ; in her 
right hand she holds a pewter pot. [Pendant to 153.] 

Panel, 5^ inches by 6 inches. 

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2io ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Sale. Nicolaas de Bruyn, Leyden, May 10, 1774, No. 8 (135 florins, with 
pendant). 

227. A Merry Peasant Woman. She sits at a table in an interior, 
holding a glass of beer in her left hand. Beside her are an earthenware 
jug and some pieces of dried sole. [Pendant to 185.] 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. H. Bredeman, Amsterdam, July i, 1788, No. 5 (145 florins, with 
pendant, Fouquet). 

228. A Merry Old Peasant Woman. Half-length. She sits at 
a table, holding a glass of beer in her right hand and a jug in her left. 
[Pendant to 192^. Compare 230^.] 

Panel, 6| inches by 5^ inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, November 14, 1791, No. 114. 

2280. A Woman with a Pewter Pot. [Pendant to 158^.] 
Panel, 6 inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. J. Danser Nijman, Amsterdam, August 16, 1797, No. 197 (50 florins, 
with pendant). 

228^. An Old Woman with a Jug and a Glass. She sits at 
a table on which is a dish of gauffres. [Pendant to 186.] 
Panel. 
Sale. Amsterdam, May 20, 1 799, No. 1 1 3 (47 florins, Van der Schley). 

228^. An Old Woman holding a Jug. [Pendant to 214/1.] 
Panel. 

Sale. Baroness van Leyden van Warmond, Warmond, July 31, 1816, No. 
31 (135 florins). 

22%d. A Woman holding a Jug. 
Panel, 1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. L. B. Coders, Amsterdam, April 19, 1819, No. 70 (51 florins, 
Coders). 

229. A Woman drinking. Sm. 175. A young woman sits near a 
window, framed on the outside in vine tendrils. She rests one hand on 
the knob of the arm of her chair, and takes a beer-glass from a table with 
the other. She wears a red dress, a black bodice, and a grey apron. 
[Pendant to 191.] 

Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, ii. 362. 
Sale. Baron Vivant Denon, Paris, May I, 1826, No. 99 (3005 francs, with 
pendant, Brunet-Denon). 

230. An Old Woman holding a Jug and a Lamp. Sm. 

Suppl. 12. She has a yellow complexion and a pointed nose. She wears 
a white cap and a purple gown. In the background is a house overgrown 
with vine. 

Panel, io| inches by 9 inches. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 211 

In the Martini collection, Paris, 1842 (Sm.). 
Sales. Martini, Paris, March 23, 1844, No. 15. 

Baron de , Paris, April 25, 1857, No. 8 (800 francs). 

230^7. An Old Woman drinking. 

In the Motz collection, Bremen, 1863 (Parthey, ii. 209). 

230^. A Peasant Woman seated at a Table. She holds a glass 
and a jug. [Pendant to 192^. Compare 228.] 

Signed to the left on the edge of the table ; panel, 6| inches by 5| 
inches. 

Sale. Hopken-Melenberg and others, Berlin, May 6, 1892, No. 108. 

230^. A Woman drinking. Half-length. An old woman with a 
jovial face turns to the left. She wears a green dress and a brownish-grey 
slouch hat. She holds up a tall beer-glass, half-full, in her right hand. 
[Probably a fragment.] 

Panel, 5 inches by 4 inches. 

Sale. Clave-Bouhaben, Cologne, June 4, 1894, No. 280. 

230^. A Woman. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 100. 

230*. An Old Woman seated at a Mirror. 

Sale. Amsterdam, October 10, 1742 (Hoet, ii. 69), No. 60 (7 florins). 

230^ A Peasant Woman. Sm. 10. [Very probably identical 
with 225. Pendant to 115^.] 
Panel, 6| inches by 5 inches. 
Sale. Chevalier de la Roque, Paris, 1745 (100 francs, with pendant). 

230^. A Woman. 

Sale. Fabricius, Haarlem, August 19, 1749 (Hoet, ii. 267), No. 51 (17 
florins 10, with 2I2/). 

230^2. A Peasant Woman. Half-length. 

5^ inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. G. Vogel, Rotterdam, July 3, 1755, No. 45. 

230;. A Woman seated by the Fire. In an interior. 

12^ inches by n^ inches. 

Sale. G. and W. van Berckel, Amsterdam, March 24, 1761, No. II. 

230/7. A Woman standing outside a House. She opens the 
door. 

9! inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, November 25, 1761, No. 24. 

230;'. A very Beautiful , Woman. 

Sale. Hendrik Gevers, Rotterdam, April 26, 1762 (Terw. 251), No. 9 (70 
florins). 



212 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

230^. A Merry Peasant Woman. [Pendant to 2i3/;.j 
6\ inches by 4 inches. 

Sale. A. and S. de Groot, The Hague, March 20, 1771, No. 74 (21 
florins, with pendant, S. de Groot). 

2307. A Woman. Half-length. 
Panel. 

Sale. A. de Lange, Amsterdam, December 12, 1803, No. 71* (6 florins). 

230. A Peasant Woman. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 22, 1809, No. 207 (i florin 15, with 214^). 

230^. A Merry Peasant Woman. 

Panel, 6 inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. J. van der Vinne and Van Oukerke, Haarlem, March 11, 1816, 
No. 23. 

230(7. An Old Woman laughing;. She is in full face. She wears a 
white cap, a white ruff, and a brown dress. 
Oval panel, 6 inches by \\ inches. 

Sales. M. van Coehoorn, Amsterdam, October 19, 1801, No. 53 (16 

florins 10). 
De Burtin, Brussels, July 21, 1819, No. 119. 

231. A Woman. Sm. Suppl. 77. She wears a dark-grey gown with 
red sleeves, a white apron, and a cap. She sits at a window, holding a pipe 
in one hand and a paper in the other. A cat sits beside her. The arched 
window is overgrown with vine on the outside. " A freely painted work " 
(Sm.). 

Panel, u inches by 10 inches. 

In the Fossard collection, Paris, before 1842. 

231*7. A Peasant Woman. 

Dated 1668 ; panel, about 1 6 inches by n inches. 

In the Royal collection, Buckingham Palace, London, 1854 (Waagen, ii. 
13) ; but not to be found there by W. Burger in 1858. 

232. THE TWO NEWSPAPER READERS (or, Reading 
the News). Half-length. On the left a man sits in profile to the right 
at a table ; he is reading from a paper which he holds in both hands. He 
wears a chestnut-brown dress and a black hat. Another man, standing 
behind to the right, with a glass in his left hand, listens attentively. On 
the table are an earthenware jug, a pipe, and tobacco. Late and hard in 
style ; the date thus seems doubtful. [Possibly identical with 234.] 

Signed in full, and dated 1653 ; panel, 9 inches by 7^ inches. 

In the La Caze collection, Paris. 

In the Louvre, Paris, La Caze bequest ; 1903 catalogue, No. 2505. 

2320. Two Newspaper Readers. Two peasants. One, seated, 
reads a newspaper ; the other leans on a chair and listens. 
Canvas, 10 inches by 8| inches. 

Sale. Capello, Amsterdam, May 8, 1767 (Terw. 591), No. 57 (31 florins). 



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213 



232^. Two Peasants in an Interior. One holds a newspaper and 
speaks to the other, who is filling his pipe. 
Panel, 9 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. P. Fouquet, Amsterdam, April 13, 1801, No. 57. 

233. The Two Newspaper Readers (or, The Gazette). Sm. 

Suppl. 97. Half-length. A good-humoured artisan sits holding a news- 
paper in one hand and a glass in the other. He speaks to his companion, 
who sits almost facing the spectator, and wears a dark cloak over his right 
arm and a high hat. On a table near them are a jug and a pipe. At the 
back of the room is a window. 

Dated 1683 ; panel, 8^ inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. G. J. Vernon, London, 1830 (.23 : 12 : 6, Peacock). 

234. The Two Newspaper Readers. Sm. Suppl. 137. Two 
peasants. One, wearing a light-brown jacket and a small hat, sits in 
profile, reading a newspaper. The other, in a blue jacket, stands on the 
farther side of a small table ; he holds a glass in one hand and lifts the 
other hand to his face. " A well-finished and effective picture " (Sm.). 
[Possibly identical with 232.] 

Panel, 9^ inches by 7^ inches. 

Sold by Sm., in or before 1 842, to " M. Acaza " [La Caze ?], Paris. 

235. TWO PEASANTS AT AN INN. They sit at a table. 
One lights his pipe ; the other is about to fill his glass. 

Signed in full; panel, 10 inches by 12 inches. 

In the Urzais collection. 

Sale. Isaac Pereire, Paris, March 6, 1872, No. 143 (8100 francs). 

In the collection of Jules Porges, Paris. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 

In the collection of A. de Ridder, Cronberg, near Frankfort-on-Main. 

236. TWO PEASANTS FEASTING. In an interior. Three- 
quarter-length. One, wearing a tall grey hat, sits on the left, seen almost 
in a back view but inclined to the right. He cuts a slice from a joint on 
a dish placed on a low stool. Behind him to the right sits the other man, 
wearing a black cap ; he raises a bone to his mouth with his left hand. In 
the right foreground, on a bench, is a wooden jug with a lid, handle, and 
spout. Behind the men stands the hostess, who takes something with a 
spoon out of a pot. [Probably intended as a representation of "Taste." 
Compare 7. Pendant to 237.] 

Signed in full at foot to the right, and dated 1663 ; panel, 12 inches 
by 10 inches. 

In the Dresden inventory of 1722, No. A7i6. 

In the Royal Picture Gallery, Dresden, 1908 catalogue, No. 1398. 

237. TWO PEASANTS SMOKING. Three-quarter-length. 
In the courtyard of an inn two peasants sit at a low wooden table. One, 
bareheaded, sits on the right, in profile to the left ; he leans forward to 
light his pipe at a little charcoal pan. The other, wearing a hat, sits to 



2i 4 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

the left, facing the spectator, behind the table on which stands his beer- 
glass. He blows out a cloud of smoke to the right where the hostess 
stands ; she lifts her right hand to divert the smoke, and holds a covered 
jug in her left hand. In the left foreground stands a dog. [Probably 
intended as a representation of " Smell." Compare 8. Pendant to 236.] 

Signed in full in the centre, and dated 1664 ; panel, 12 inches by 10 
inches. 

Engraved by A. Carse. 

In the Dresden inventory of 1722, No. Ayai. 

In the Royal Picture Gallery, Dresden, 1908 catalogue, No. 1399. 

238. TWO PEASANTS. In an interior two men are talking and 
drinking by the fireside. One stands with his back to the fire ; the other 
sits in front of him, holding a half-filled glass in his right hand. Cata- 
logued as a copy after Ostade, but certainly genuine although somewhat 
damaged. In a dull yellow tone. 

Signed in full, and dated 1642 on the right above the fireplace ; panel, 
9^ inches by 7^ inches. 

In the Hanover Provincial Museum, 1905 catalogue, No. 275. 

239. TWO PEASANTS DRINKING. They sit conversing at 
a low table. On the floor lies a white poodle. At the back is a cupboard. 

Signed in full, and dated 16 ; panel, 10 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. J. van der Linden van Slingeland, Dordrecht, August 22, 1785, 

No. 298. 

In the collection of Alfred Thieme, Leipzig, who presented it to the 
Museum in 1886. 

In the Leipzig Museum, 1903 catalogue, No. 579. 

240. TWO PEASANTS AT AN INN. Sm. 148. One, 
wearing a black cap, sits on a bench and leans his elbow on his knee. 
The other, wearing a black hat, sits on a chair facing him ; he holds a 
stoneware jug in his right hand and a full glass in his left. On the right 
is the fireplace. A very good picture. 

Signed in full, and dated 1666 ; panel, \i\ inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. Solirene, Paris, March n, 1812 (1765 francs). 

In the Valedau collection, Paris, 1829 ; bequeathed to Montpellier in 1836. 

In the Montpellier Museum, Valedau bequest, 1890 catalogue, No. 734. 

241. THE TWO SMOKERS. One sits on a chair to the left, 
seen in a three-quarter view, and blows out a cloud of smoke. He holds 
his pipe in his right hand, and has thrust his left hand into the front of his 
coat. On a table to the right are a beer-glass and a pipe. Behind it sits 
the other peasant, who is cutting something which he holds in his left 
hand on the table. 

Signed ; panel, 7^ inches by 6 inches. 

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York ^acquired in 1907. 

242. TWO SMOKERS. Half-length. In the left-hand corner of 
a bare room with a small window high up to the left two men sit smoking 
at a table. The man on the left is in profile to the right ; he lights his 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 215 

pipe at a charcoal pan on the table. He wears a light-brown jacket, dark- 
grey breeches, and a black felt hat. On the edge of the table in the right 
foreground is a white cloth ; a stick is leaning against it. Behind the 
table sits the other man, to the right, facing the spectator. He holds his 
pipe in his left hand. 

Panel, 7 inches by 6| inches. 

Engraved by J. E. Marcus, 1795. 

In the collection of the late Rodolphe Kann, Paris ; bought as a whole by 
the London dealers Duveen Brothers, 1907. 

243. A DRINKER AND A SMOKER. Three-quarter-length. 
On the left a peasant, wearing a small hat, sits on a chair in profile to the 
right. He rests his right hand on his knee, holds up a pipe in his left 
hand, and bends slightly forward. Behind a table on the right sits another 
peasant, facing the spectator. He fills the glass which he holds in his right 
hand from a jug which he holds in his left. On the table in the right 
foreground is a white cloth. 

Panel, *]\ inches by 6 inches. 

In the possession of the dealer L. Nardus, formerly of New York. 

In the collection of P. A. B. Widener, Philadelphia. 

In the possession of the Paris dealers Hamburger Brothers. 

244. A FIDDLER AND A DRINKER. Three-quarter-length. 
At a table to the left, a peasant, in profile to the left, sits leaning back in 
his chair ; he holds with both hands a large earthenware jug. Another 
man, wearing a red cap, is behind the table, facing the spectator j he is 
playing a fiddle, and bends forward to look at a paper lying on the table 
near a pipe and a little box. On the bare wall to the right is a shelf with 
a plate on it. 

Panel, 7^ inches by 6| inches. 

In the possession of the dealer L. Nardus, formerly of New York. 

In the collection of P. A. B. Widener, Philadelphia. 

In the possession of the Paris dealers Hamburger Brothers. 

245. TWO PEASANTS AT AN INN. At a table in the fore- 
ground, a man in blue with a red cap sits facing the spectator; he is singing 
from a paper which he holds in his hand. On the table before him are a 
full glass, a pipe, a piece of chalk, and a pack of cards. To the right, 
another man, with his back half turned to the spectator, is filling his pipe 
and listening to the singer ; he is in his shirt-sleeves and wears a tall black 
felt hat, a brown vest, and a green apron. In the left background, behind 
the singer, steps lead down to the cellar. A window and a half-opened 
door at the back give a view into the open. A small picture of the late 
period, of which it is not a bad example. 

Signed on the right with the monogram, and dated 1677 ; panel. 
Mentioned by Olaf Granberg, Les Collections Privees de la SuMe, p. 25, 
No. 45. 

In the collection of Count Wachtmeister, Wanas, Sweden, No. 49. 

246. TWO PEASANTS SMOKING AND DRINKING IN 
A COTTAGE. One man sits, facing right, on a low rush-bottomed 



216 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

chair ; he holds a wine-glass in his right hand. He looks up at the other 
man who has risen from his bench and almost touches the cottage roof 
with his head ; this second man leans on the fireplace with his left hand 
and holds his pipe in his right. On the floor, close to the hearth, is a 
smouldering faggot. Between the two men is a jug. To the left of the 
seated man, and farther back, are a cat and a wooden basket. At the back 
is a cupboard containing pots and a loaf. Yellowish brown in tone. The 
most striking notes of colour are a dark greenish blue and the red of the 
two coats. 

Signed in full on the cupboard, and dated 1642 ; panel, 9^ inches by 
8 inches. 

Presented to the Vienna Academy by Count Lamberg. 
In the Vienna Academy of Arts, 1900 catalogue, No. 724. 

247. A SMOKER AND A DRINKER AT AN INN. 

Mentioned by Parthey, ii. 208. 

In the collection of Count Czernin von Chudenitz, Vienna, No. 78. 

247*7. Two Men conversing. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 20, 1701 (Hoet, i. 62), No. 12 (135 florins). 

247^. Two Peasants smoking and drinking. 
13^ inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Van Schuylenburch, The Hague, September 20, 1735 (Hoet, i. 452), 
No. 70 (115 florins, Boetens). 

247^ and d. Two Peasants smoking. With a pendant of the 
same subject. 

7! inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Jan van Loon, Delft, July 1 8, 1736, Nos. 28 and 29 (75 florins). 

248. Two Peasants smoking. 

Dated 1662 ; loj inches by 7! inches. 

Sale. Samuel van Huls, The Hague, September 3, 1737 (Hoet, i. 481), 
No. 37 (6 1 florins). 

248*7. A Picture with Two Figures. Very finely painted. 

7^ inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. Fraula, Brussels, July 21, 1738 (Hoet, i. 545), No. 304 (21 florins). 

248^. Two Peasants smoking. 
7 inches by 6| inches. ' 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 15, 1739, No. 10 (39 florins). 

248^-. Two Peasants smoking. 
7^ inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. Maria Beukelaar, Anthony de Waart, The Hague, April 19, 1752 
(Hoet, ii. 317), No. 48 (50 florins). 

248^. Two Peasants smoking and drinking. They sit by the 
fire in an interior. With accessories. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 217 

14 inches by io inches. 

In the collection of Hendrik Verschuuring, The Hague, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 
474)- 

248*?. Two Figures in an Interior. 

Sale. Jan van der Vinne, Haarlem, May 13, 1754, No. 6. 

248/1 Two Peasants. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 5, 1754, No. 125. 

248^. Two Peasants drinking. [Pendant to 286*7.] 
8| inches by 7 inches. 

Sales. Amsterdam, April 2, 1754 (Terw. 84), No. 26 (32 florins). 

Willem van Haansbergen, The Hague, June 19, 1755 (Terw. 127), 
No. 17 but No. 13 in the original catalogue (30 florins, H. 
Wannaar). 

248/1. Two Peasants. One lights his pipe. [Pendant to 1980.] 
7^ inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. G. Vogel, Rotterdam, July 3, 1755, No. 41. 

248*'. Two Peasants looking into a Jug. 

7^ inches by 6^ inches. 

Sale. G. Vogel, Rotterdam, July 3, 1755, No. 43. 

248;. A Peasant smoking and Another drinking. 

7 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Rotterdam, September 20, 1756 (Terw. 161), No. 26 but No. 25 
of the original catalogue (13 florins, Colle). 

248^. A Peasant smoking and Another drinking. 

6^ inches by 5^ inches. 

Sale. A. van Kinschot, Rotterdam, September 20, 1756, No. 78 (6 florins 
10, Oudaan). 

2487. Two Peasants in an Interior. 

12 J inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Pieter Testas, Amsterdam, March 29, 1757 (Terw. 179), No. 47 but 
No. 6 1 of the original catalogue (26 florins, Busschaay). 

248/7. A Peasant smoking and Another drinking. 

8| inches by 7! inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 17, 1758, No. 125. 

248^2. Two Peasants smoking. 

Panel, 7^ inches by 6| inches. 

Sale. Van Nispen, The Hague, September 12, 1768 (Terw. 671), No. 15 
but No. 82 of the original catalogue (160 florins, Boileau). 

249. Two Peasants. In an interior sits a peasant, holding a jug in 
his right hand and a pipe in his left. Another man stands at the back. 
Panel, io| inches by 8 inches. 
Sale. J. G. Cramer, Amsterdam, November 13, 1769, No. 71 (50 florins). 



218 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

250. Two Peasants smoking in an Interior. One sits at a 
table lighting his pipe. The other sits smoking. [Pendant to 182^.] 

Panel, y| inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. J. Viet, Amsterdam, October 12, 1774, No. 158 (170 florins, with 
pendant, Wubbens). 

251. Two Peasants. One sits at a table, looking hard into a jug as 
if he were about to drink. The other, behind him, also seems thirsty. On 
the table are a glass, a pipe, and a tobacco-box. 

Panel, 7 inches by 6| inches. 

Sale. G. J. de Servais, Malines, July 21, 1775, No. 89 (104 florins 10). 

252. Two Peasants at an Inn. Sm. 73. They sit near the 
hearth. One offers the other a glass of beer. Through a window on the 
right is a view of open country. With accessories. 

Panel, 12 inches by 13^ inches. 

Sale. Nogaret, Paris, 1780 (900 francs). 

253. Two Men smoking. Sm. 54. A peasant, wearing a violet 
waistcoat and a grey cloak, sits, holding a jug in his right hand and a pipe 
in his left. At his feet a dog gnaws a bone. Beyond him a sailor sits 
smoking at a table. In the background are houses. [Pendant to 215.] 

Panel, 5^ inches by 4 inches. 

Sales. Comte Dubarry, Paris, November 21, 1774 (500 francs, with 

pendant). 
Abbe Leblanc, Paris, February 14, 1781 (500 francs, with pendant). 

254. Two Peasants in an Interior. In front, a man sits smoking 
his pipe on a low bench by the fire. Beside him sits another man, holding 
a fine jug in his right hand, which rests on his knee, and holding a glass 
of beer in his left ; he looks with a half-drunken air at his neighbour. By 
the wall at the back are domestic utensils. 

Panel, 14 inches by n inches. 

Sale. J. Tak, Soeterwoude, September 5, 1781, No. 40 (156 florins, Van 
Akeren). 

255. Two Peasants at an Inn. A peasant, holding a pipe, sits on 
a chair by a table on which are a charcoal pan and a tobacco-box. On the 
other side of the table sits another peasant with a glass and a jug. 

Panel, 7^ inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. PJfLocquet, Amsterdam, September 22, 1783, No. 277 (212 florins, 
Yver). 

2550. Two Peasants in an Interior. Half-length. 
Panel, 9^ inches by y| inches. 

Sale. P. Steijn and others, The Hague, October 7, 1783, No. 4 (67 florins). 

256. Two Men smoking. Sm. 50. Three-quarter-length. They 
sit at a table in an interior ; one is smoking, the other filling his pipe. 

Panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Engraved by J. G. Wille as " Les Bons Amis." 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 219 

Sales. Due de Choiseul, Paris, 1772 (600 francs). 
Comte de Merle, Paris, 1783 (600 francs). 
W[ille], Paris, December 6, 1784. 

256*. Two Men drinking in an Interior. One peasant sits, the 
other stands ; both look into a jug. With accessories. 
Panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. M. van den Berg, Rotterdam, June 19, 1786, No. 6 (87 florins, 
Beekman). 

257. Two Peasants smoking in an Interior. They sit at a 
little table on which are a charcoal pan and a beer-glass. One lights his 
pipe. [Compare 259^. Pendant to 202.] 

Panel, 7^ inches by 6| inches. 

Sales. Arnoud Leers, Amsterdam, May 19, 1767 (Terw. 600), No. 59 (100 

florins, with pendant). 

H. Bredeman, Amsterdam, July i, 1788, No. 7 (100 florins, with 
pendant, Spaan). 

258. Two Peasants smoking and drinking. They sit by the 
fire. 

Dated 1643 ; panel, 9 inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. Frans Oudaan, Rotterdam, May 23, 1791, No. 6 (16 florins, Nijman). 

258*. Two Peasants in an Interior. 

Panel, 9^ inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Aart Schouman, The Hague, October 17, 1792, No. 17 (no florins, 
Coders). 

259. Two Peasants. Sm. 108. Half-length. They sit before a 
stool with a glass and a pipe on it. One holds a charcoal pan at which he 
lights his pipe. 

.Panel, 6^ inches by 5^ inches. 

Sales. Comte de Merle, Paris, March I, 1784 (500 florins). 
Destouches, Paris, March 21, 1794. 

2590. Two Peasants in an Interior. One sits on a chair at a 
table ; he rests one arm on the arm. of the chair, and holds his pipe in his 
other hand. Beside him is a peasant holding a jug. 

Panel, 8 inches by 6^ inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 21, 1797, No. 154 (36 florins, Van der Schley). 

259^. Two Peasants smoking and drinking in an Interior. 

[Compare 257.] 

Panel, 7^ inches by 6-J inches. 

Sale. Kien van Citters, Amsterdam, August 21, 1798, No. 29 (50 florins, 
Soleman). 

259^:. Two Peasants in an Interior. One sits looking into the 
beer-jug which he holds ; the other stands behind him, looking through 
his spectacles into the jug. 

Panel, 8 inches by 7 inches. 



220 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Sales. Amsterdam, June 21, 1797, No. 155 (16 florins 10, Rigters). 

Blanken, The Hague, June 4, 1800, No. 116 (18 florins 15, 
Hardenberg). 

260. Two Peasants smoking. One lights his pipe. At the back 
are other figures. In front is a three-legged stool with tobacco, a jug, 
and other things on it. [Pendant to 261.] 

Panel, 9 inches by 7^ inches. 

Sale. Van der Aa and Tendall, The Hague, July 25, 1809, No. 2 (170 
florins, Van Eyk). 

261. Two Peasants in an Interior. One holds a jug and a 
glass ; the other lights his pipe. At the back a man enters at the door. 
[Pendant to 260.] 

Panel, 9 inches by 7^ inches. 

Sale. Van der Aa and Tendall, The Hague, July 25, 1809, No. 3 (156 
florins, Teissier). 

261 a. Two Peasants. One is smoking ; the other cuts tobacco 
on a table upon which is a glass of beer. 
Panel, 8 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. J. Caudri, Amsterdam, September 6, 1809, No. 59 (91 florins, 
Hulswit). 

261^. Two Peasants in a Summer- House. One sits on a bench 
holding a pipe. Beside him is the other with a beer-jug. 
Panel, "]\ inches by 6| inches. 
Sale. J. van der Putte, Amsterdam, May 22, 1810, No. 71 (n florins 15). 

262. Two Peasants smoking and drinking. Sm. 151. They 
sit in an interior at a table, on which are a charcoal pan and a glass. 
[Pendant to 705.] 

Panel, 7^ inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. H. Muilman, Amsterdam, April 12, 1813, No. 114 (255 florins, with 
pendant). 

262*7. Two Peasants. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 14, 1813, No. 88 (8 florins 15). 

262^. Two Peasants smoking and drinking. They sit at a 
table in an interior. 

Panel, 8 inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. M. Watering, Amsterdam, September 9, 1813, No. 46 (41 florins, 
Twisk). 

262^. Two Peasants smoking and drinking. They sit at a 
table in an interior. 

Panel, 8 inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. M. Watering, Amsterdam, September 9, 1813, No. 47 (43 florins, 
Twisk). 



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262^. Two Figures in front of a House. Another is farther 
back. 

Signed ; canvas. 

Sale. Amsterdam, December 10, 1822, No. 20. 

262^. Two Peasants drinking. 

Sale. D. G. van der Burgh van Kronenburg, Loenen, September 6, 1824, 
No. 27 (62 florins, Haane). 

262/1 Two Merry Peasants drinking and smoking. 

Sale. Utrecht, June 27, 1825, No. 5 (75 florins, Burton). 

263. Two Peasants. In a cottage two peasants sit conversing by 
the fire. One listens attentively to the other, who, with a jug in his right 
hand and a glass in his left, relates a story. [Compare 275.] 

Panel, 14^ inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. Widow of Job. Ph. de Monte, Rotterdam, July 4, 1825, No. 7 (320 
florins, Lamme). 

263^. A Peasant smoking and Another holding a Jug. In 

an interior. In front is a cat. 

Sale. J. Ph. L. J. Fremin, Cambrai, September 30, 1828. 

264. Two Peasants in an Interior. They sit at a table, on 
which are a charcoal pan, a glass, and other objects. One lights his pipe ; 
the other is speaking. 

Panel. 

Sale. Amsterdam, November 2, 1829, No. 89 (260 florins, Gruyter). 

265. Two Peasants. Sm. 102. Half-length. One lights his pipe 
at a charcoal pan ; the other holds a glass in one hand and a jug in the 
other. 

Dated 1667 ; panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Engraved by Smith as " Des Bons Amis." 

Sales. Calonne, Paris, April 21, 1788 (500 francs). 

Sabatier, Paris, March 20, 1809 (501 francs). 

Dufresne, Paris, March 26,. 1816 (1050 francs). 
In the possession of Artis, 1829 (Sm.). 

2650. Two Peasants smoking and drinking. 

Panel, 8 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Stadnisky and Muller, Amsterdam, May 16, 1831, No. 74 (21 florins, 
Stokbroo). 

266. Two Peasants drinking and smoking. Sm. Suppl. 114. 
One, seated in front, has just taken his pipe from his mouth. The other, 
also seated, holds a glass in one hand and a jug in the other. On a little 
table before them are a pewter pot and a paper of tobacco. On the wall 
hang two pipes. "A freely painted work" (Sm.). 

Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

In the collection of Samuel Barton, Manchester, 1842. 



222 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

267. Two Peasants at an Inn (or, The Two Cosy Companions). 
Sm. 68, and Suppl. 96. A man, on the right, wearing a red jacket with 
tanny yellow sleeves and a brown cap, sits on a low stool, and leans forward 
to light his pipe. The other, wearing a tall hat and having his waistcoat 
unbuttoned, leans on his comrade's shoulder ; he holds a jug, and appears 
to be uttering a jest. On a cask before them are a paper of tobacco and a 
charcoal pan. [Almost certainly identical with 278.] 

Panel, 9 inches by 7! inches. 

Engraved by F. G. Schmidt. 

Sale. Gros, Paris, April 14, 1778 (360 francs). 

Sold by Sm. in or before 1 842 to a Paris dealer. 

2670. Two Peasants in an Interior. They sit at a table. One, 
who is drunk and staggers, holds a beer-jug. 
Panel, 8 inches by 7 inches. 

Sales. Madame Le Poittevin de la Croix, Antwerp, May 5, 1845, No. 48. 
Febvre, Antwerp, May 4, 1846, No. 153. 

268. Two Peasants drinking in an Interior. Sm. 171, and 
Suppl. 130. They sit opposite each other at a table, and drink a bottle of 
wine. A child stands at the end of the table looking at them. The 
housewife is busy at the fire. [Probably identical with 2jia.] 

Panel, 16 inches by 13! inches. 

Sale. Lapeyriere, Paris, April 19, 1825 (4205 francs). 

In the Boursault collection, Paris, bought by Arteria in 1835 (according to 
Art Sales}. 

In the collection of Edmund Higginson, Saltmarsh Castle, 1842 (Sm.), No. 
103. 

Sale. Edmund Higginson, London, June 4, 1846 (^147, Emery). 

2680. Two Men smoking and drinking. They sit at a cask, on 
which are a charcoal pan, tobacco, and pipes. One man, in profile, lights 
his pipe. The other, who looks at him with a smile, is about to drink 
from a jug. 

Panel, 9 inches by 7^ inches. 

Sales. Meffre the elder, Paris, February 25, 1845, No. 68. 
Heiis, Brussels, June 19, 1846, No. 51. 

268^. Two Peasants smoking in an Interior. 

Sale. Henry Arteria, London, April 23, 1850, No. 46 (29 : 8s.). 

269. Two Peasants drinking and smoking. Sm. Suppl. 80. 
Three-quarter-length. The man in front, wearing a red cap and a grey 
vest and cloak, sits lighting his pipe at a charcoal pan, which he holds in 
his right hand. His companion, wearing a drab hat, a brown jacket with 
tawny yellow sleeves, and a grey apron, leans on a table, pipe in hand. On 
a little stool near them are a jug and a paper of tobacco. At the back a 
man pays the hostess for his reckoning. [Compare 270.] 

Dated 1673, according to Sm. ; 8| inches by 7^ inches. 

Engraved by Halbou in the Poullain Gallery. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 223 

In the Vrancken collection, Lokeren, before 1842 (Sm.). 
Sale. Montcalm, London, May 4, 1849 G l8 3 : 1 5 S ; Farrer). 

269*7. Two Peasants in an Interior. One smokes ; the other, 
holding a quart jug of beer, seems to offer him a drink. 
Panel, 9^ inches by 7^ inches. 

Sale. P. J. and B. van der Muelen of Coblentz, Amsterdam, August 22, 
1850, No. 54. 

269^. Two Men drinking at an Inn. They look with lively 
anxiety into a jug which they have emptied. 

Sale. Bertrand, Paris, November 13, 1855, No. 134. 

270. Two Men smoking. In the right foreground a peasant sits 
lighting his pipe at a charcoal pan. On the left is another man holding a 
pipe. In the left background are a man and a woman. [Compare 269.] 

Signed, and dated 1673. 

In the collection of George Field, London, 1857 (Waagen, Suppl. 193). 

2700. Peasants. Half-length. 
Panel, about 5 inches by 5 inches. 

In the Muller von Nordegg collection, Prague, 1863 (Parthey, ii. 207). 

271. Two Peasants in an Interior. 

14 inches by nj inches. 

Sale. J. Wardell, London, May 10, 1879 ( 121 ' I ^ s -> Lesser). 

271^. Interior with Two Peasants. In front, by a large fireplace, 
two peasants sit at a table. The man on the left smokes his pipe and 
listens to his companion, who is about to fill the glass which he holds. 
Between them stands a little girl, listening. Behind the group the house- 
wife hangs a pot over the fire. Pots and plates hang above a door. 
[Probably identical with 268.] 

Signed, and dated 1659 ; panel, 16 inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 9, 1881, No. 403. 

272. Two Men drinking. A man, with his back to the spectator, 
bends down to his companion ; he rests his right hand on the back of a 
stool, and holds a pipe in his left hand ; he wears a dark vest with grey 
sleeves. The other peasant sits facing the spectator ; he holds a full glass. 
On the stool is a beer-jug. At the back are two other persons in front of 
the fireplace. 

Panel, nj inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 9, 1881, No. 409. 

273. Two Peasants at an Inn. Sm. 98, and Suppl. 53. Half- 
length. A man in green stands facing the spectator, with his left arm on 
the back of a chair. He holds a pipe in one hand and a charcoal pan in 
the other, and has just interrupted his companion, who is reading the 
newspaper. This man sits on the other side of the table, on which are a 
pipe, some tobacco, and a blue and white earthenware jug. He holds his 



224 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

newspaper in one hand and a glass in the other ; he wears a brown jacket 
with red sleeves and a black hat. [Pendant to 334.] 
Panel, 8| inches by 7! inches. 

Sales. Count van Wassenaar-Obdam, The Hague, August 19, 1750 (Hoet, 

ii. 292), No. 33 (125 florins). 

Clesne, Paris, December 4, 1786 (2000 francs, with pendant). 
Schamp d'Aveschoot, Ghent, September 14, 1840, No. 52 (1600 

francs). 

Heris, Brussels, June 19, 1846, No. 52. 

In the collection of Tardieu the younger, according to the Bus de Gisignies 
sale catalogue. 

Sale. Vicomte B. du Bus de Gisignies, Brussels, May 9, 1882, No. 54. 

274. TWO MEN DRINKING. They sit in a barn. One, on 
a stool, holds a glass in one hand and a jug in the other. The other, seated 
on an upturned cask, smokes a pipe. Some faggots are burning on the 
ground near them. 

Signed in full, and dated 1632 ; panel, n inches by 8 inches. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, V Hotel Drouot en 1883, p. 186. 
Sales. Narischkine, Paris, April 5, 1883, No. 24 (3300 francs). 

Prosper Crabbe of Brussels, Paris, June 12, 1890, No. 41. 
In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 

275. The Two Friends. In an interior two peasants sit on a 
bench before a large fireplace. One, in a blue blouse, smokes a pipe. The 
other, holding a glass in one hand and a jug in the other, makes a jest. 
On a kind of screen to the right hangs a red cloak. Through a window 
at the back is a view of open country. [Compare 263.] 

Signed, and dated 1656 ; panel, 15 inches by 12 inches. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, U Hotel Drouot en 1883, p. 345. 
Sales. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 9, 1881, No. 402. 

Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 21, 1883, No. 78 (4200 francs). 

Ad. Jos. Bosch, Vienna, April 28, 1885, No. 42 (2000 florins, 
Kohlbacher). 

275*7. Two Peasants. They sit carousing by an upturned cask, on 
which are a charcoal pan and a pipe. 
Panel, 8 inches by 6 inches. 
Sale. Countess Reigersberg, Cologne, October 15, 1890, No. 112. 

275^. Two Peasants. With a pipe and beer - can. Probably 
unimportant, to judge from the price. 
Signed. 

Sale. Earl of Clancarty, London, March 12, 1892, No. 61 (.4). 

276. TWO PEASANTS IN AN INTERIOR. One, with his 
back to the spectator, lights his pipe at an ember which he has taken from 
the fire. Opposite to him another peasant sits on a three-legged stool, 
holding a full glass in one hand and a jug in the other. 

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x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 225 

Sale, Van Oudshoorn and others, Amsterdam, November 24, 1906, No. 
63 (1000 florins). 

276*7. Two Peasants in an Interior. One lights his pipe ; the 
other holds a jug and a glass of beer. On a stool in front of them are a 
pipe and tobacco. 

Panel, 10 inches by 8| inches. 

Sale. Burrell, London, June 12, 1897, No. 55. 

277. TWO PEASANTS AT AN INN. Sm. Suppl. 86. In 
the centre foreground one man sits on a stool in profile to the left, lighting 
his pipe at a charcoal pan. He wears a tall grey felt hat. His companion, 
in a purple jacket, stands to the left, facing the spectator ; he leans his left 
arm on the back of a chair, and holds a jug in his right hand. In the right 
background, before the fireplace, are a woman, a man, and a boy. On the 
left a staircase leads up to a room above. 

Signed in full on the chimney-piece ; panel, io| inches by 13 inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, ii. 444. 
Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1895, 
No. 84. 

Sales. J. B. Lancker, Antwerp, 1835, No. 76 (2050 francs, Tardieu). 
Tardieu the younger, Paris, 1840. 
Heris (Eire collection), Paris, March 25, 1841, No. 32 (4900 

francs). 

Styaert van der Busche of Bruges, Brussels, 1856. 
Vicomte de Buisseret, Brussels, April 29, 1891, No. 83. 
In the possession of the London dealer Martin Colnaghi, who exhibited it 
in 1895. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer Ch. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of loo 
Paintings," 1897, No. 27. 

278. TWO PEASANTS AT AN INN. Sm. 92, and Suppl. 8. 
Three-quarter-length. On the right, a man in a red vest sits almost in 
profile to the left on a three-legged stool ; he is lighting his pipe. Another 
man, wearing a loose black jacket and a tall hat, and holding in his right 
hand a jug with the lid open, stands leaning with his left arm on the other's 
right shoulder, and laughingly watches him. To the left, in front of them, 
is a cask, on which are a pipe, a charcoal pan, and a paper of tobacco. 
[Almost certainly identical with 267.] 

Signed in full on the left at foot ; panel, 9 inches by *]\ inches. 

Sales. J. van der Linden van Slingeland, Dordrecht, August 22, 1785, No. 

299 (500 florins, Fouquet). 

Antwerp, July 13, 1790, No. 84 (435 florins, Van der Schley). 
J. Goll van Franckenstein, Amsterdam, July I, 1833, No. 60 (445 

florins, Van der Meulen). 
D. van der Schrieck of Louvain, Brussels, April 8, 1861, No. 76 

(2900 francs, Van Loo). 

Munnicks van Cleef of Utrecht, Paris, November 3, 1862. 
Chr. R. Ruhl, Cologne, May 15, 1876, No. 93. 
Christophe van Loo of Ghent, Paris, May 25, 1881. 
Edouard Kums, Antwerp, May 17, 1908, No. 121 (2400 francs, 

Sedelmeyer). 

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226 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

279. TWO PEASANTS. One man, in brown, sits filling his 
pipe. The other, in black, stands behind, holding a jug. 

7 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Mieville, London, April 29, 1899, No. 78 (^189). 

2790. Two Peasants in an Interior. 
Panel, 10 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. London, June 10, 1899, No. 127. 

280. TWO PEASANTS AT AN INN. They sit opposite each 
other by the fire. One, seated on a stool with his back to the spectator, 
lights his pipe at an ember. The other, seated on a three-legged stool, 
holds a glass of beer in his right hand and a jug in his left ; he speaks to 
the smoker. 

10 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Van der Meulen and others, Amsterdam, April 3, 1900, No. 70. 

280*. Two Persons carousing. 

Panel, 12 inches by 9 inches. 

In the De la Hante collection. 

Sales. C. Beckett Denison, London, June 6, 1885. 

White and others, London, January 19, 1901, No. 39. 

280^. Two Men at an Inn. Though ascribed to Isack van Ostade, 
it might have been a genuine but damaged work of Adriaen's. It was 
hung in a dark corner and too thickly varnished. 

5 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Brussels, January 21, 1903, No. 94. 

280^. Two Peasants. 
Panel, 1 1 inches by 8 \ inches. 

Sale. London, January 14, 1905, No. 40. 

281. Two Peasants in an Interior. Sm. 218. The nearer man 
sits before a fire, holding a pair of tongs in one hand and a glass in the 
other. The other man stands by his side smoking. 

Panel, 9 inches by 7^ inches. 

Described by Sm. from an engraving by Basan, entitled " Le Passe-Temps 
de 1'Hiver." 

282. Two Peasants by the Fireside. Sm. 235. On the left, a 
man stands in profile to the right with his back to the fire, holding a pipe 
in his right hand which hangs down, and thrusting his left hand into the 
breast of his coat. His companion sits to the right, facing the spectator. 
He rests an arm on the back of a three-legged stool, and holds a jug in 
that hand. 

Described by Sm. from an etching by W. Baillie, 1765. 
Engraved in mezzotint by J. de Groot. 

282*7. Two Peasants conversing. Three-quarter-length. One 
lights his pipe. 

Engraved by W. French. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 227 

283. Two Peasants smoking and drinking. Three- quarter - 
length. On the left, a man sits in profile to the right, with his hat on 
his left knee ; he is lighting his pipe. On a little table to the right are a 
pipe and a paper of tobacco. Behind it, almost facing the spectator, 
stands another man, wearing a hat and a cloak. He has a jug in his left 
hand and holds up a glass in his right. 

Engraved in mezzotint by Jan de Later. 

284. The Drinker and the Smoker. Half-length. In front is a 
laughing drinker, wearing a cap. He holds a half-filled glass in his left 
hand, and with his right hand points to the right, where in the shadow of 
the background the other peasant is comfortably blowing out a cloud of 
smoke. 

Engraved in mezzotint by Jan van Somer (Wessely, 78). 

285. Two Men at an Inn. Sm. 182. Three-quarter-length. The 
nearer man, wearing a jacket and a large cap, sits on a cask, holding a tall 
glass of liquor, with which he seems to propose the health of his com- 
panion, who sits beside him. This man, seen in full face and wearing a 
cap, leans on the table with his left hand which grasps a pipe, and rests his 
right fist on his hip. On a little table before them are a pipe and a paper 
of tobacco. By the fireplace behind them is a woman with her back to 
the spectator. 

Engraved by J. Suyderhoef (Wussin, 119). 

286. TWO WOMEN DRINKING. Sm. Suppl. 56. An old 
woman and a young woman sit facing each other at a table in a room. 
One holds a square glass bottle ; the other holds up a glass. A late picture, 
dating about 1670. 

Signed in full ; panel, 8 inches by 7 inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, iii. 268. 

In the collection of the Earl of Lonsdale, Lowther Castle, No. 87 ; it was 
there in 1842 (Sm.). 

286^. Two Women drinking. [Pendant to 248^.] 

8 inches by 6 inches. 

Mentioned by Droste in his poem on his collection, 1716 edition, p. 64. 

S*&r. Coenrad Baron Droste, The Hague, July 21, 1734 (Hoet, i. 428), 

No. 87 (75 florins). 

Amsterdam, April 2, 1754 (Terw. 84), No. 25 (44 florins). 
Willem van Haansbergen, The Hague, June 19, 1755 (Terw. 127), 
No. 1 6 (57 florins). 

287. A CONFIDENTIAL CHAT. Sm. Suppl. 7 and 119. A 
countrywoman, in a red bodice trimmed with white at the neck and a grey 
skirt, sits at a table to the left, holding a wine-glass in her hands which rest 
on the table. She looks with a smile at the spectator, and listens to the 
words of a peasant who sits to the right of her behind the table. The 
man wears a dark-grey costume and a hat, and holds a pewter pot in his 
left hand. On the table before him lie his white clay pipe and a gauffre 



228 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

on the white table-cloth which is pushed back to the right. In the right 
background is a window. 

Signed in full on the edge of the table, and dated 1672 (Sm. says 
1642) ; panel, 8 inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. J. Goll van Franckenstein, Amsterdam, July i, 1833, No. 58 (515 

florins, J. de Vries). 

In the Van der Hoop collection, Amsterdam, 1842 (Sm.). 
In the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Van der Hoop bequest; 1907 catalogue, 
No. 1819. 

288. THE LOVING COUPLE. A young peasant, in a dark 
coat and red cap, embraces the shoulders and waist of a girl who faces the 
spectator. She wears a brownish-red dress, a black bodice, and a white 
cap. She turns half away from him, but lets her left hand rest on his arm. 
Dark background. A fine and genuine picture. 

Signed in full on the right at foot ; circular panel, 7^ inches across. 

Mentioned by Parthey (ii. 209) as in the Breslau Town Hall, 1863. 

From the Bach collection. 

In the Breslau Museum, No. 277. 

289. A MAN AND A WOMAN SEATED AT A TABLE. 

Sm. 38. Three-quarter-length. The woman holds a wine-glass in her 
right hand and a jug in her left ; the man has a pipe. An old man listens 
behind a boarded partition at the back. [Pendant to 326. Probably 
identical with 295^.] 

Signed, and dated 1661 j panel, io inches by 9 inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps ; and by Waagen, ii. 107. 

Sales. Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, July 31, 1771, No. 158 (i 100 

florins, with pendant, P. Fouquet). 

Solirene, Paris, March ii, 1812 (3320 francs, with pendant). 
In the collection of Alexander Baring, 1829 (Sm.). 

In the collection of Lord Ashburton, The Grange ; sold as a whole in 
August 1907 to the London dealers T. Agnew and Sons and others. 
In the possession of the London dealers T. Agnew and Sons. 

290. A MAN AND A WOMAN IN CONVERSATION. 

Sm. 124. Full-length. To the left is an open window with an arched 
top, through which is seen a landscape with a tree and bushes. Beside it 
sits a middle-aged man holding a clay pipe in his left hand. He looks at 
a woman who sits before him to the right in profile to the left ; she holds 
a glass full of beer in her right hand, and has a pewter pot in her left hand 
which hangs down. In the right background a bench and a staircase are 
faintly visible. A carefully painted picture of the later period. [Compare 
294.] 

Panel, 13 inches by io inches. 

A copy was in the possession of the dealer Henry Weustenberg, 1907 
catalogue, No. 92 ; it was sold at Berlin, October 27, 1908, No. 51. 

Offered for sale by Noel Desenfans, London, 1802, No. 75 (priced at 
110:55.). 

In the Dulwich College Gallery, London, 1892 catalogue, No. 45 (old 
No. 107). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 229 

291. The Proposal. Supposed portraits of the painter and his wife. 
A small picture. 

In the collection of the late George Salting, London ; bequeathed to the 
national collections, 1909. 

292. A MAN KISSING A WOMAN IN AN INTERIOR. 

The man, who is standing, tries to kiss an old woman who is seated. 
Behind them is a man smoking. The picture is attributed at the Louvre 
to Isack van Ostade, but is an early work of Adriaen, though of little 
importance. [Compare 354.] 

Oval panel, 4 inches by 5 inches. 

In the La Caze collection, Paris. 

In the Louvre, Paris, La Caze bequest, 1903 catalogue, No. 2514. 

292*7. A Woman and a Man. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 9, 1687 (Hoet, i. 7), No. 28 (45 florins). 

292^. A Man and Woman. 

Sale. Amsterdam, November 5, 1704, No. 45. 

292^. Two Lovers. 

Sale. Jan de Wale, Amsterdam, May 12, 1706 (Hoet, i. 93), No. 12 (93 
florins). 

292^. A Peasant singing and a Woman. 

Sale. J. W. Sandra, Middelburg, August 3, 1713 (Hoet, ii. 366), No. 5 
(i florin). 

292*. A Peasant and a Woman. 

Sale. Jonas Witsen, Amsterdam, March 23, 1717 (Hoet, i. 206), No. 30 
(37 florins). 

2927: A Peasant and a Woman. 

Sale. Jonas Witsen, Amsterdam, March 23, 1717 (Hoet, i. 207), No. 33 
(37 florins). 

292^. Two Lovers. 

Sale. Jan de Gise, Bonn, August 30, 1742, No. 165. 

292/1. A Peasant and a Woman. 

Sale. The Hague, April 8, 1744 (Terw. 40), No 21 (32 florins). 

2()2hh. An Old Woman and a Man. 

Sa/e. Widow E. Drakenborch, Utrecht, November 12, 1748, No. 32. 

292*'. A Man smoking and a Woman drinking. [Pendant 
to 679*.] 

12 inches by 9 inches. 

S tf &._Willem Fabricius, Haarlem, August 19, 1749 (Hoet, ii. 264), No. 4 
(305 florins). 

292;. Peasant Lovers. 

In the collection of the Count van Wassenaar, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 401). 



230 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

292-^. A Peasant and a Woman. They sit drinking at a table. 
[Compare 297.] 

io| inches by 9 inches. 

Known from the engraving " Het Schollenmannetje," which is probably 
identical with one or other of the engravings " Het Zoute Scholletje " by 
Visscher and Suyderhoef, 300 and 306. 

Sale. H. de Wacker van Zon, Amsterdam, October 26, 1761, No. 7 (82 
florins, Eleveld). 

293. A Loving Couple. The countrywoman, holding a wine- 
glass, sits beside a three-legged stool, on which are some gauffres, a pipe, 
and a tobacco-box. 

10 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Johan Pieter Wierman, Amsterdam, August 18, 1762 (Terw. 258), 
No. 36 (230 florins). 

294. A Man and Woman in an Interior. He sits, holding a pipe. 
The woman, also seated, holds a beer-glass in one hand and a pewter pot 
in the other. [Compare 290.] 

13^ inches by io| inches. 

Sale. Johan Pieter Wierman, Amsterdam, August 18, 1762 (Terw. 258), 
No. 37 (175 florins). 

295. A Man reading and a Woman. In a room. Farther 
back is a dog. 

Sale. Jacob Snels, The Hague, July II, 1763 (Terw. 338), No. 3 (95 
florins, H. Verschuuring). 

295^7. A Peasant Couple. A peasant with a pipe and a woman sit 
at a table. 

Sale. Corn. Elout, Haarlem, April 4, 1780, No. 49. 

295^. A Man and a Woman conversing. They sit at a table. 
The woman holds a wine-glass in her right hand and a jug in the other. 
Behind them is a man looking on. [Probably identical with 289. 
Pendant to 332.] 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. H. Nieuhoff, Amsterdam, April 14, 1777, No. 157 (1530 florins, 
with pendant, Fouquet). 

296. A Peasant and a Woman. A young countrywoman, hold- 
ing a goblet, sits in a thoughtful attitude at a table. Beside her is a 
peasant, who is about to fill her glass from a pewter pot. On the table are 
a charcoal pan, a pipe, and other objects. 

Panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. J. W. B. Wuytiers, Utrecht, September 17, 1792, No. 48 (275 
florins, Fouquet). 

297. A Peasant and a Woman. A woman, seated at a table, 
holds a wine-glass in her right hand, and with the other grasps a pewter 
pot held by a peasant, who stands at her side and points with his right 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 231 

hand at her glass. A very fine and thoroughly treated cabinet-piece. 
[Probably the original of Suyderhoef's print, 306. Compare 292^.] 
Panel, 8J inches by 7^ inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 14, 1793, No. 96 (220 florins, Isac Smit). 

297*. A Peasant and a Woman. He sits at a table, holding a 
glass and conversing with a woman who sits facing him. 
Panel, 8 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 21, 1797, No. 156 (20 florins, Teixeira). 

297^. A Peasant and a Woman. The man lights his pipe ; the 
woman holds a jug and a glass. 
Panel, 7 inches by 5^ inches. 
Sale. P. Fouquet, Amsterdam, April 13, 1801, No. 56. 

298. A Rustic Couple. A peasant, standing, converses with a 
woman who is seated. On the table are a charcoal pan, a pipe, and a 
little roll of tobacco. 

Panel, 8 inches by 7^ inches. 

Sale. P. I. Hogguer, Amsterdam, August 18, 1817, No. 62 (200 florins, 
J. de Vries). 

299. A Rustic Couple. Sm. Suppl. 29. A young woman, wearing 
a green jacket and a drab apron, sits to the right. She holds a jug and a 
glass, and looks at the spectator. To the left of her sits a peasant, leaning 
his elbow on a small table, and holding a pipe. [Compare 302.] 

Circular panel, 8 inches by 7^ inches. 

Sale. Stewart, London, 1838. 

Sold by the London dealers Sm. to William Theobald, after whose death it 
was sold by the dealers Christie to Clark (36 : 155.). 

299*7. A Loving Couple of Rustics. The peasant offers the 
woman a glass of wine. Through a window at the back is seen a land- 
scape. 

Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. V. L. Vegelin van Claerbergen, Leeuwaarden, April 6, 1846, 
No. 69. 

299^. Two Old People caressing. 

Panel, 13! inches by io inches. 

Sale. V. L. Vegelin van Claerbergen, Leeuwaarden, April 6, 1846, 
No. 72. 

299c. A Man and Woman. With pendant. 
Sale. L., Amsterdam, May 1 8, 1 846, Nos. 90 and 9 1 . 

299^. A Man and Woman. With pendant. 

Sale. (Supplementary) Antwerp, September 7, 1846, Nos. 148 and 149. 

300. The Proposal (or, Dutch Courtship). Sm. 112. Three- 
quarter-length. In a room a man and a woman sit at a little table. The 



232 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

man, seated behind the table, holds a tall glass in one hand and rests the 
other on the woman's hand. He has said something gallant, causing her 
to hang down her head. At the back are a cupboard and a large window. 
An " excellent example of the master " (Sm.). Called " Het Zoute 
Scholletje." [Compare 292^, 297, and 306.] 

Signed, and dated 1653 > panel, 10 inches by 9 inches. 

Engraved by Cornells Visscher (Wussin, 155). 

Sales. M. Elgersma and others, Amsterdam, March 24, 1766, No. 3 (128 

florins, Quinkhard). 

J. M. Quinkhard, Amsterdam, March 15, 1773, No. 15 (89 florins). 
P. Calkoen, Amsterdam, September 10, 1781, No. 104 (200 florins, 

Beekmans). 

Martin, Paris, 1800 (2420 francs). 

In the collection of William Wells of Redleaf, 1829 (Sm.). 
Sale. William Wells of Redleaf, London, May 12, 1848 (116:115., 
Norton). 

301. A Man and Woman. They are near the hearth in a room. 
The light enters from a half-opened door on the left. 

Signed in full on the left at foot, and dated 1636 ; panel, 14 inches by 
n| inches. 

Mentioned by Parthey, ii. 206. 

Sale. Count Schonborn-Pommersfelden, Paris, May 17, 1867, No. 88. 

302. A Peasant smoking and a Woman. She holds a glass and 
jug. [Compare 299.] 

Circular. 

Sale. P. L. Hinds, London, 1870 (97 ' I 3 s -i Pearce). 

302*7. A Loving Couple. 

Signed in full. 

Sale. Amsterdam, February 18, 1875, No. 246. 

302^. A Loving Couple in an Interior. 

Panel, io| inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. W. Beukman and others, Amsterdam, October 5, 1875, No. 45. 

303. A Man and Woman. They sit together at a table, on which 
are a charcoal pan, a knife, and a paper of tobacco. The woman wears a 
brown jacket with red sleeves, and leans on the table, holding a large glass 
which is half-full. She turns towards her neighbour, who blows a cloud of 
smoke into her face. The man sits to the left, a little behind the woman. 
He wears a black felt hat and a brown jacket with dark olive-green sleeves, 
and holds a pipe. 

Signed in full, and dated 165- ; panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Exhibited at DUsseldorf, 1886, No. 243. 

Sales. Neven, Cologne, March 17, 1879, No. 163. 

Freiherr Ed. von Niesewand of Muhlheim, London, June 9, 1886, 
No. 44. 

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utensils, a peasant woman sits looking into a jug held in her left hand. 
Behind her is a man in ragged clothes. 
Panel, 7^ inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. A. Baehner, Cologne, September 30, 1889, No. 95. 

303^. A Woman baking Cakes and a Peasant. In a poorly 
furnished room an old woman sits at the fireside baking cakes. Behind 
her a peasant stands eating a cake. 

Panel, 7-^ inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. A. Baehner, Cologne, September 30, 1889, No. 89. 

303*:. A Man and Woman. In the centre of the lofty room of a 
cottage a peasant with a jug and glass sits on a low stool, drinking to a 
woman who has a child leaning on her lap. In the left foreground is a 
dog asleep. Hot sunlight from the window to the left illumines the group. 
On the floor are various utensils. 

Signed to the left at foot, Ostade ; panel, 8 inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. Freiherr von der Ropp, Cologne, November n, 1890, No. 67. 

304. A Man and Woman. In a rustic interior they sit at a table 
with jugs before them. Of the early period. The picture produced a 
not unfavourable impression whether it be authentic or not. 

10 inches by 13 inches. 

Sale. Verschuer and others, Amsterdam, November 26, 1901, No. 422 
(730 florins, Valck). 

3040. The Duet. 

I2| inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. L. H. Hicks and others, London, December 20, 1905, No. 122. 

305. A Peasant smoking and a Woman eating. In a rustic 
interior. 

Panel, 7^ inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Hoogendijk and others, Amsterdam, April 28, 1908, No. 357. 

306. A Couple carousing. Sm. 226. Three-quarter-length. 
An old woman with a cap on her disordered hair sits facing left at a table 
in a room. She holds a wine-glass in her left hand, and with the right 
hand pushes back the jug from which a man standing beside her offers to 
fill her glass j he holds the jug in his right hand and points at the glass 
with his left. The man wears a flat cap. On the table before them are a 
pipe and a charcoal pan. Called " Het Zoute Scholletje." [Compare 292^, 
apparently the original of this print, 297, and 300.] 

Described from a print by J. Suyderhoef (Wussin, 118). 

306/2. The Tender Conversation. 

Engraved in mezzotint by J. Gole. 

306^. The Yawning Couple. 

Engraved in mezzotint by Richard Houston. 



234 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

307. A Man and Woman in a Great Barn. The interior 
contains various utensils. In the remote background a woman sits at a 
fire over which hangs a pot. A man stands to the right of her, bending 
forward and conversing. 

Described from an engraving by Jacques Louys. 

3070. A Man and Woman drinking. 

Engraved in mezzotint by B. Velthuysen. 

308. The Old Man in love. On the left is a young woman almost 
facing the spectator ; she holds a jug in her right hand and a glass in her 
left. She jumps up from her chair and looks round with a smile at an old 
man, who lays his right hand on her right shoulder and with his other hand 
touches her breast. He has risen a little from his arm-chair. On the right 
the table is partly visible ; on it are a charcoal pan, a pipe, and a goblet. 
On the left, behind the woman, is part of a boarded partition, with a hat 
hanging on the corner of it and a clay pipe. In the right background, on 
the wall, is a paper with two lines of writing. 

Described from a mezzotint by W. Vincent (Wessely, 440). 

309. THE PROPOSAL AT THE HOUSE-DOOR. Sm. 30, 

and Suppl. 15. Half-length. A woman with a white cap leans over the 
half-door of a house, resting her head on her right arm and listening to the 
words of a peasant who stands in profile to the left in front of the door. 
The man has raised his left hand and appears to be making a proposal of 
marriage. He wears a plumed felt hat with a narrow brim. A vine grows 
over the arch of the doorway. Very good in colour and expression, but 
the figures are perhaps somewhat too large for Ostade. According to 
Waagen, the woman's left hand and the man's right have been retouched. 
Signed in full on the left at foot, and dated 1667 ; panel, 17^ inches 
by 15^ inches. 

Engraved by Fittler in the Stafford Gallery, No. 54. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, ii. 134 ; and by Waagen, 
ii. 46. 

Sales. Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, July 31, 1771, No. 152 (1760 
florins, P. Fouquet). 

Prince de Conti, Paris, April 8, 1777 (4801 francs). 

Due de Chabot, Paris, December 17, 1787, No. 27 (4222 francs). 

Le Brun, Paris, 1791 (3601 francs, Falconet). 

Helsleuter (Van Eyl Sluyter ?), Paris, January 25, 1802 (7000 francs). 
In the collection of the Marquis of Stafford, 1829 (Sm.). 
In the collection of Lord Francis Egerton, 1842 (Sm., who valued it at 

5)- 

In the collection of the Earl of Ellesmere, Bridgewater House, London, 
1892 catalogue, No. 203. 

310. A WOMAN AND A PEASANT CONVERSING AT 

A DOOR. Sm. 190, and Suppl. 89. Half-length. A woman, wearing 
a red jacket and a white cap, leans over the half-door of a house. A peasant 
in a dark costume, holding his hat in his right hand, stands in front, 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 235 

offering her a piece of gingerbread. A vine grows on the wall. In the 
dark background is the head of a laughing man. 

Panel, n inches by 10 inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 119. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1881, 
No. 128, and 1908, No. 70. 

In the collection of Henry Thomas Hope, London, 1829-42 (Sm.). 

In the collection of Lord Francis Pelham Clinton Hope, Deepdene ; bought 
as a whole in 1898 by the London dealers P. and D. Colnaghi and A. 
Wertheimer. 

In the collection of L. Neumann, London. 

311. RUSTIC LOVERS AT A DOOR. The woman, in a red 
jacket and white cap, leans over the half-door. The man embraces her 
from behind. Above the door is a vine-clad roof. 

Panel, 26 inches by 21 inches. 

In the collection of Sir F. Cook, Bart., Richmond, No. 145. 

311*. A Woman eating a Herring and conversing with her 
Neighbour. 

16^ inches by 13 \ inches. 

The subject appears to be the same as that of the picture, No. 1821, in the 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. This is catalogued as an original by A. van Ostade, 
but is unquestionably a copy, most probably after the water-colour in the Musee 
Conde at Chantilly, with which it agrees save in a few trifling details. The 
water-colour was etched in reverse by Ostade himself (B. 26). The chief 
difference between the Amsterdam picture on the one hand and the water- 
colour and etching on the other is that in the picture the woman holds a knife 
and a herring, while in the drawing and print she has a spool and distaff. 

Sale. Seger Tierens, The Hague, July 23, 1743 (Hoet, ii. 109), No. 171 
(76 florins). 

312. The Proposal at the House- Door. A woman leans over 
the half-door of a vine-clad house. A man, hat in hand, offers her a 
gauffre. Another person looks on. [Possibly identical with 3120.] 

Panel, u inches by 10^ inches. 

Sale. Soeterwoude, June 15, 1779, No. ii (64 florins, Heinck). 

3120. A Rustic Couple at a Door. A peasant offers a cake to a 
woman leaning over the half-door of a house. [Possibly identical with 312.] 
Panel, 12 inches by ii inches. 

Sale. H. ten Kate, Amsterdam, June 10, 1801, No. 131 (50 florins, 
Gruyter). 

313. A Woman conversing with a Man in front of a House. 

Sm. Suppl. 47. In front of a house overgrown with vine a woman in a 
blue bodice and white apron sits on the doorstep. She has just left off 
peeling apples to speak to a man who stands before her with his back to 
the spectator. He wears a red cap, and carries a purse on his girdle. On 
the other side a boy with a hoop is near a dustbin. 
Panel, 14 inches by n inches. 



236 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

In the possession of the London dealer T. Emmerson before 1842 (Sm., who 
says it was priced at .200). 

314. THE SLEEPING COUPLE IN AN ARBOUR. Sm. 

Suppl. 85. In an arbour a married couple have fallen asleep after a meal. 
A man enters from the back. On a three-legged stool in front are a cloth, 
an earthen pot, and some fish. " A good example of the master " (Sm.). 
Panel, 9 inches by 12 inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, iii. 396. 

In the collection of the Duke of Rutland, Belvoir Castle, No. 110 ; it was 
there in 1842 (Sm.). 

315. A PEASANT AND HIS WIFE IN AN ARBOUR. 

Sm. Suppl. 94. The woman, wearing a purple gown and a blue apron, 
sits on the left at a table, holding a half-filled wine-glass in her right hand, 
which is bent, and taking a gauffre from a napkin on the table with her 
left hand. The man stands to the right of her behind the table. He 
wears a black cap and a dark-purple cloak. He raises a pewter pot in 
his left hand to fill the glass for his wife, on whose shoulder he rests his 
right hand. In the background, through the entrance of the arbour, are 
seen a man and a woman in front of a house. 
Panel, 9 inches by 7^ inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 14. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1882, 
No. 114, and 1894, No. 96. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 21, 1799, No. 101 (500 florins, Labouchere). 

In the Royal collection, Buckingham Palace, London, No. 47 ; it was 
there in 1842 (Sm., who valued it at ^157 : IDS.). 

315*7. A Peasant and a Woman in the Open Air. They sit 
at a table eating gauffres. In the background are several figures. 
9 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Lijnslager, Amsterdam, April 8, 1755, No. 5. 

316. A Peasant and a Woman in an Arbour. A merry 
peasant with a glass in his hand is in an arbour. Beside him a woman 
holds a jug of beer on the table, on which lies a pipe. In the background 
is a cottage ; in front of it a man sits smoking and conversing with a 
woman who leans over the half-door. 

Panel, 7 inches by 5^ inches. 

Sales. L. B. Coders, Amsterdam, August 7, 1811, No. 54 (391 florins, 

Yver). 

L. B. Coders, Amsterdam, April 8, 1816, No. 77 (185 florins, J. de 
Vries). 

317. A Man drinking with a Girl in an Arbour. Sm. Suppl. 
19. A man, wearing a grey jacket with yellow sleeves, sits in an arbour, 
holding his hat in his right hand and a beer-glass in the other. A young 
country girl sitting beside him to the right holds a jug on the table. In 
the background are a cottage and figures. 

Panel, 6| inches by 5| inches. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 237 

Sale. A. W. C. Baron Nagell van Ampsen, The Hague, September 5, 
1851, No. 45 (1000 florins, Chaplin). 

318. The Hour of Rest in the Arbour. A man sits on a cane 
chair in the centre, facing the spectator. He wears a brown cap, a blue 
vest, and yellow breeches. He has just taken his pipe from his mouth, 
and looks with a contented air at the glass of beer which a woman standing 
at the inn-door pours out for him. She wears a grey dress with red 
sleeves, an apron, a white cap, and a kerchief round her neck. On the 
threshold behind her a little girl bends forward curiously. To the left 
another man, pipe in hand, sits on a stool with his back to the spectator. 
On the right a broom stands against the wall. 

Signed in full ; panel, 16 inches by 14 inches. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, V Hotel Drouot en 1882, p. 249. 
Sales. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 9, 1881, No. 404 (12,000 francs). 
Febvre, Paris, April 30, 1882 (1900 francs, Kolbach). 

319. Three Peasants at Music in an Inn. In the centre fore- 
ground a man in a light-red jacket and dark-brown hat faces left ; he leans 
with his left elbow on an empty cask and holds a paper in his left hand. 
His mouth is open. To the left, beside the cask, a man in a green jacket 
and black hat sits on an upturned basket with a board across it, playing the 
violin. An open music-book lies on the cask before him. On the right 
stands a third man, in a blue vest and green felt hat, who is seen almost 
in profile. In his left hand, which hangs down, he holds a jug ; with his 
right hand he raises a glass to his lips. In the right background is the 
hearth, with clothes hanging on a line near it. On the left, farther back, 
a paper is nailed up. The picture does not altogether accord with A. van 
Ostade's style, and differs from it especially in colour. The peasants have 
very red noses which are not seen elsewhere in Ostade's pictures and 
the pink jacket of the man in the centre is unusual. For the rest, how- 
ever, the picture reminds one strongly of Ostade. 

On a white patch in the centre is a signature of which the letters "a. 
den " may be deciphered with difficulty, and these may perhaps be regarded 
as part of the name " Ostaden " (?) ; panel, 1 5 inches by 1 3 inches. 

In the Brunswick Gallery, 1900 catalogue, No. 302 ; from Reinicke's 
foundation. 

320. THREE PEASANTS AT MUSIC (or, The Trio). Sm. 

Suppl. 38. Half-length. In front of an open house-door overgrown with 
vine are three peasants. On a table to the left are an earthenware jug, a 
pipe, and a tobacco-box. A peasant playing the violin sits to the right of 
the table in a three-quarter view seen from the back. To the left of the 
table another man sings from a music-book. The third man, standing 
farther back between the two others, plays the flute. 
Panel, 1 1 inches by 8^ inches. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, L' Hotel Drouot en 1881, p. 255. 
Engraved as " Le Trio Flamand." 

Sales. Etienne Le Roy of Brussels, Paris, April 18, 1842. 
Tardieu, Paris, May 9, 1843. 



238 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Frederic Kalkbrenner, Paris, January 14, 1850. 

Pierard of Valenciennes, Paris, March 20, 1860, No. 58 (6850 francs). 

Christophe van Loo of Ghent, Paris, May 25, 1881 (17,100 francs, 

Victor Leroi for the Brussels Museum). 
In the Brussels Museum, 1906 catalogue, No. 340. 

321. THREE PEASANTS. Two sing or read. The third, with 
a jug, looks on. A typical picture of the early period. 

In the collection of Leon Janssen, Brussels. 

322. Three Peasants at an Inn. Three men sit in the centre 
round a cask serving as a table. One man, in a blue jacket, brown 
breeches, and grey stockings, sits on the left facing the spectator ; he fills 
his pipe from a metal tobacco-box. The second man sits smoking on the 
right with his legs crossed, in profile to the left ; he wears a large hat, a 
red jacket, and grey stockings. Behind him stands the third man, wearing 
a brown jacket and hat ; he holds a glass of beer in his left hand, and with 
the right grasps a jug standing on the table. Behind him to the right are 
a three-legged stool, a jug, and other objects. By the wall behind the first 
man is a wooden bedstead with curtains in front of it. 

Signed in full in the right-hand bottom corner j panel, 9 inches by "]\ 
inches. 

In the Vansittart collection. 

In the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1902 catalogue, No. 64. 

323. Three Peasants at an Inn. Sm. 71. In an interior three 
peasants sit round a small three-legged stool serving as a table. The man 
on the left, seen almost in full face, but inclined slightly to the right, holds 
a beer-jug in his right hand, and looks at his companion on the right. 
This man sits on a stool almost facing the spectator j he holds the pipe in 
his mouth with his left hand ; his right arm hangs down. Between the 
men and behind the table, on which are a pipe, a paper, and a box, sits the 
third peasant with his legs crossed ; he lights his pipe at a charcoal pan 
which he holds in his left hand. At the back of the room is a large 
window. In the right-hand corner at the back are a cupboard with 
utensils in it and other accessories. To the left of the window a bench 
stands beside the wall, with a three-legged stool in front of it. In the 
right foreground is a basket on another stool. 

Panel, \\\ inches by 13 inches. 

Sale. J. van der Linden van Slingeland, Dordrecht, August 22, 1785, No. 

297 (1905 florins, Fouquet). 
In the collection of Isaac Pereire, Paris. 
In the Halphen collection, Paris. 
In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 
In the collection of A. de Ridder, Kronberg, Frankfort-on-Main. 

324. Three Peasants at an Inn. Sm. Suppl. 37. One man, 
wearing a grey jacket with yellow sleeves and a felt hat, sits on a three- 
legged stool, holding his pipe. To the right of him sits the second man, 
wearing a red jacket with green sleeves, and holding a glass. The third 
man stands, resting his hands on the back of a chair. In the background, 
near a window, three or four other persons play backgammon. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 239 

Panel, 15 inches by 13 inches. 

In the collection of the Duke of Buccleuch, Dalkeith Palace ; it was there 
in 1842 (Sm., who valued it at ^210). 

325. A MUSICAL TRIO. Three-quarter-length. Two peasants 
sit at a cask under an arbour. The nearer man wears blue breeches and a 
white shirt, and faces the spectator. He raises in his right hand his wine- 
glass, which is full ; with the other hand he takes off his plumed hat. He 
sings and looks at the spectator. The second man, who is also singing, 
sits on the other side, farther back ; he wears purple breeches and a black 
vest, and holds in his left hand a clay pipe, while he beats time with his 
right. Both men are accompanied by a third man in brown, who stands 
behind them playing the violin. In the left foreground is seen part of a 
bench, on which are a charcoal pan and a clay pipe. 

Signed in full on the right at foot, and dated 1659 > panel, 12 inches 
by 10 inches. 

In the collection of Jonkheer Steengracht, The Hague ; it was there in 
1829 (Sm.). 

326. THREE MEN DRINKING AT AN INN. Sm. 39. 
Three-quarter-length. Two peasants sit at a little table, on which are a 
clay pipe, a bottle, and some cards. One pours out wine ; the other 
smokes. A third man stands behind them, holding a small bottle. " The 
figures are larger than usual " (Sm.). [Pendant to 289.] 

Dated 1661 ; panel, io inches by 9 inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps ; and by Waagen, ii. 107. 

Sales. Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, July 31, 1771, No. 158 (noo 

florins, with pendant, P. Fouquet). 

Solirene, Paris, March II, 1812 (3320 francs, with pendant). 
In the collection of Alexander Baring, 1829 (Sm.). 

In the collection of Lord Ashburton, The Grange ; sold as a whole in 
August 1907 to the London dealers T. Agnew and Sons and others. 

In the possession of the London dealers T. Agnew and Sons, in January 
1908. 

327. THREE PEASANTS AT AN INN (or, Boors making 
merry). Sm. 125. Full-length. On a chair to the left sits a young 
peasant in profile to the right with his legs crossed ; he holds up his beer- 
glass in his right hand and sings. On the right an older man, seated 
on a stool in profile to the left, plays the violin. A third man sits facing 
the spectator, behind the little table between the two others ; he is smoking 
and singing. Behind them to the left a bench is placed against the wall ; 
above it is a window ; under it lies a cat. In the right background are a 
cupboard and an open door. A fine picture of the master's best period. 

Signed in full on the right at foot, and dated 1647 ; panel, io inches 
by 8| inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 343. 

Engraved by J. Suyderhoef (Wussin, 121) under the title of "Jan de Moff." 
In the Dulwich College Gallery, London, 1892 catalogue, No. 115 (old 
No. 190). 



240 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

328. THREE PEASANTS ROUND A CASK. The man 

seated on the left holds a beer-glass in his right hand. Another man 
seated on the right lights his pipe. Behind them stands a third man, who 
blows out a cloud of smoke. On the right and farther back is a boy. 
Signed in full on a bench to the left ; circular panel, 8 inches across. 

In the collection of Count Fries, Vienna. 

In the collection of Jules Forges, Paris. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 

329. Three Peasants in an Interior. Two peasants sit at a 
three-legged stool, on which are a bottle of wine, playing-cards, and a clay 
pipe. One man pours out a glass from a pewter pot. A third man stands 
behind them, looking on. At the back is a window. 

Panel, n inches by 10 inches. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 

330. A FIDDLER WITH TWO MEN LISTENING. 

The fiddler sits on a chair to the left, tuning his instrument. He wears a 
cloak and a cap. An open music-book lies on a stool before him. Behind 
it sits another peasant, leaning his head on his right hand, and smiling at 
the fiddler. A third man, bending slightly forward, stands behind the 
others. A genuine early work in a yellowish-brown tone, with a little 
green only in the clothes. [Pendant to 345.] 
Signed in full ; circular panel, 9 inches across. 

Sales. (Probably) The Hague, March 31, 1770, No. 22 (45 florins 10, with 

pendant, A. Terwesten). 
Raedt van Oldenbarnevelt of The Hague, Amsterdam, November 6, 

1900, No. 101 (1200 florins, Fred. Muller). 
In the collection of John G. Johnson, Philadelphia. 

330*7. Three Figures, including a Musician. 

Sale. Cornelis van Dijck, The Hague, May 10, 1713 (Hoet, i. 160), No. 
1 6 (23 florins 10). 

330^. A Fine Interior with Three Figures. 

Sale. Hendrik Schut, Rotterdam, April 8, 1739 (Hoet, i. 574), No. 29 
(280 florins). 

330*:. A Picture with Three Figures. 

Sale. Count van Hogendorp, The Hague, July 27, 1751 (Hoet, ii. 304), 
No. 88 (34 florins). 

330^. Three Peasants drinking in an Interior. 
Panel, 18 inches by 14^ inches. 

In the collection of A. L. van Heteren, The Hague, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 457). 
But it was not among the pictures which came from this collection to the 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, in 1809 ; unless, indeed, it was identical with 339 (?). 

330* and/ An Interior with Three Figures. With a pendant of 
the same subject. Of the master's very best period. 

Sale. Jan van der Vinne, Haarlem, May 13, 1754, Nos. 4 and 5. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 241 

330^. Three Peasants conversing. 

7! inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. G. Vogel, Rotterdam, July 3, 1755, No. 42. 

330/z. An Interior with Three Figures. 

Sale. Jacob Snels, The Hague, July n, 1763 (Terw. 338), No. 4 (52 
florins i 5, Muyscher). 

330*. Three Peasants smoking and drinking in an Interior. 

With accessories. 

Panel, 13 inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 5, 1765 (Terw. 466), Appendix No. 8 (31 florins). 

3307. A Small Picture with Three Figures. 

Sale. (Supplementary) [Reyersbergen] van C[auwerven], Leyden, July 31, 
1765, No. 91. 

330^. Three Figures in an Interior. 

10 inches by 8| inches. 

Sale. (Supplementary) W. Stuyteling, Haarlem, April 26, 1768, No. 84 (23 
florins, Van der Vinne). 

3307. A Picture with Three Peasants. 

9 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Rotterdam, July 20, 1768, No. 13 (130 florins). 

331. Three Peasants in an Interior. One sits lighting his pipe. 
Another plays the fiddle. The third stands holding a beer-glass and 
singing. [Pendant to 364.] 

Panel, n inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 22, 1771, No. 214 (65 florins 15, with pendant, 
Fouquet). 

33i#. Three Peasants at an Inn. Two men stand at the hearth ; 
the third is near the chimney-piece. 
Canvas, 4 inches by 3 inches. 

Sale. Van Schorel, Antwerp, June 7, 1774, No. 147. 

332. Interior with Three Figures. Two men sit at a round three- 
legged stool, on which are cards, a pipe, tobacco, and a spirit-bottle. One 
man, with a very cheerful face, wears a white pleated ruff; he fills a green 
goblet from a pewter pot. The other man sits on a bench, holding a 
pipe. Behind him stands a third man, wearing a brown costume and a 
red cap, and holding a spirit-bottle to his lips. Farther back and at the 
side are a counter and a drinking-shop. Through a window at the back 
are seen a house and trees. [Pendant to 295^.] 

Panel, II inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. N. NieuhofF, Amsterdam, April 14, 1777, No. 156 (1530 florins, with 
pendant, Fouquet). 

333. Three Peasants in an Interior. One man sits on a small 
table, smoking his pipe. Behind him sits another old man, holding an 

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242 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

earthenware jug in one hand and a beer-glass in the other. A third 
peasant enters the room. [Pendant to 510.] 
Panel, 8| inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. P. Calkoen, Amsterdam, September 10, 1781, No. 106 (595 florins, 
with pendant, Nijman). . 

334. Three Peasants at an Inn. Sm. 97. They sit at a table. 
One man, with his hand on some newspapers, pours out beer. In the 
background a woman leans on a table. [Pendant to 273.] 

Panel, 8 inches by 7 inches. 

Mentioned by Hoet, ii. 401. 

Sales. Count van Wassenaar Obdam, The Hague, August 19, 1750 (Hoet, 

ii. 292), No. 32 (122 florins). 
Clesne, Paris, December 4, 1786 (2000 francs, with pendant). 

334*7. Three Peasants in an Interior. Two sit at a table by the 
hearth ; the third stands. They smoke and drink. 
Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 
Sale. Amsterdam, August 23, 1808, No. 121 (66 florins, Spruit). 

335. Three Peasants drinking and making Music. 
Panel, n inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. Baroness van Leyden van Warmond, Warmond, July 31, 1816, No. 
29 (mo florins). 

335*. Three Peasants in an Interior. They sit at a table, 
drinking. 

Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. J. Roelofs, Amsterdam, March 8, 1 824, No. 1 1 7 (26 florins). 

335^. Three Peasants drinking and smoking in an Interior. 

Panel, 8| inches by 1 1 inches. 

Sale. J. Roelofs, Amsterdam, March 8, 1824, No. 118 (20 florins). 

335*:. Three Peasants at an Inn. Two sit at a table, smoking 
and drinking. Behind them is a third man. Farther back is a drinking- 
shop, with a woman standmg at the counter. 

Panel, n| inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, July 19, 1826, No. 31 (100 florins, Roos). 

336. Three Peasants at a Table. Sm. 173. In an interior three 
peasants, grouped round a table, are smoking and drinking. One of them 
(who has been regarded as the artist himself) sits filling his wine-glass. 
Another smokes a pipe. The third man stands holding a pipe. Near a 
window at the back a woman is busy at the counter of a shop. 

Panel, 9 inches by 7^ inches. 

Sale. Lord Radstock, London, May 12, 1826 (92 : 8s., Emmerson). 
In the possession of the London dealer T. Emmerson, 1829 (Sm.). 
In the Doherty (?) collection, according to Sm.'s note in his own copy of 
his catalogue. 



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336*7. Three Merry Peasants. 

Panel, 10 inches by 8| inches. 

Sale. B. Papenhuijzen, Dordrecht, August 23, 1841, No. 36. 

337. Three Peasants at an Inn. Sm. Suppl. 113. Three 
peasants are grouped round a table. One man, wearing a blue jacket and 
a red cap, has risen from his chair, and leans his left arm on the back of it ; 
he holds a jug in his right hand, and looks at the man opposite, who sits 
leaning on the table and filling his pipe. The third man, seated behind 
the table, lights his pipe. At the back are a screen and a cupboard. 

Panel, io| inches by 8| inches. 

In the collection of Lord Colborne, 1842 (Sm.). 

338. Three Peasants at an Inn (or, The Three Neighbours). 

Sm. Suppl. 1 08. Three-quarter-length. They are grouped round a table. 
One, apparently the village lawyer, wears a black cap and a puce-coloured 
jacket with black sleeves ; he sits in front, reading a paper. The man 
opposite, wearing a grey cloak and drab hat, leans on the table, listening. 
At the back a woman goes from the room. 
Panel, 10 inches by 12 inches. 

In the Martini collection, Paris, 1842 (Sm.). 

339. Three Peasants at an Inn. Sm. 207, and Suppl. 107. 
Three-quarter-length. Two of them sit at a small three-legged table. 
One, in a pink jacket, holds a glass and a jug. The other, wearing a blue 
jacket and a drab hat, lights his pipe. The third man, wearing a blue 
jacket with brown sleeves and a black hat, stands, filling his pipe, near a 
buffet, on which is a dish of ham. [Possibly identical with 330^.] 

Panel, 18 inches by 13^ inches. 

Sale. Pictures from the Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam, August 4, 1828, 
No. 97 (1505 florins, Engelberts). 

In the collection of Baron J. G. Verstolk van Soelen, The Hague, 1842 
(Sm.) ; bought as a whole in 1846 by T. Baring, H. B. Mildmay, and Lord 
Overstone. 

In the collection of Thomas Baring, 1847, who gave it to the dealer 
Buchanan in exchange for another picture. 

340. Three Peasants at an Inn. Sm. Suppl. 104. In a lofty 
room, with a large window of two casements at the back, three men are 
grouped round a three-legged table. One, wearing a drab hat and a blue 
jacket, sits on a stool, smoking his pipe and listening to his opposite com- 
panion who holds a jug while he tells a story. The third man sits with 
his back to the window, lighting his pipe at a charcoal pan. On a stool 
in front is a basket of dried fish. " A luminous and well-finished pic- 
ture" (Sm.). 

Panel, 14! inches by 13 inches. 

In the collection of J. Newington Hughes, 1842 (Sm.). 
Sale. John Newington Hughes, London, April 14, 1848 (388:105., 
Johnson). 



244 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

34Otf. Three Peasants at a Table. One stands eating a sand- 
wich. An old man with a bald head smokes and holds a glass. The 
third with a simper embraces his beer-jug. 

Copper, about 6 inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. Freiherr C. von Mergenbaum, Frankfort-on-Main, July 13, 1848, 
No. 61. 

341. Interior with Three Peasants. 

Dated 1649. 

Sale. Viscount Middleton, London, July 31, 1851 (304 : ios., Brown). 

342. Three Peasants in a Room. One is asleep. In tone and 
colour reminiscent of Brouwer. 

In the Townshend collection, London, 1857 (Waagen, Suppl. 180). 

343. A Rustic Concert. An old peasant, seated, sings to the 
accompaniment of a fiddler with a tall hat. A third man is seen from the 
back. With accessories. 

Signed ; panel, io inches by 8| inches. 

Sale. J. J. Chapuis, Brussels, December 4, 1865, No. 294 (400 francs). 

344. The Three Newspaper Readers. Three men sit at a table 
in an inn. One reads from a newspaper ; the others listen. One holds a 
pipe, the other a charcoal pan. On the table are a charcoal pan, a pipe, 
and a paper of tobacco. On the wall hang various objects. At the back 
a woman and a boy go out at a door. 

The signature is illegible; panel, 14^ inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. L. Cottreau, Paris, May 30, 1870, No. 7. 

3440. The Rustic Trio. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, L' Hotel Drouot en 1883-4, p. 87. 
Sale. Paris, 1883 (1000 francs). 

344^. Three Peasants at an Inn. They drink, smoke, and play 
the fiddle. 

Signed on the left at foot with the monogram; 18 inches by 14. 
inches. 

Sale. Wedewer, Cologne, May i, 1899, No. 168. 

344<r. Three Peasants sitting in a Poor Tavern. They are 

carousing and smoking. The chief figure, seen from the back, raises a 
large glass in his right hand. 

Panel, loj inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Forst and others, Cologne, December 13, 1899, No. 87. 

344^. Three Peasants in an Interior. They sit smoking. 
Panel, 14 inches by 12 inches. 

Sales. Benjamin West, London, March 18, 1898, No. 190. 

J. Wilson and others, London, May 24, 1901, No. 67. 

345. THREE PEASANTS SMOKING AND DRINKING. 

They sit round a table. The man on the right, seated in profile to the 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 245 

left, sees that the covered jug, which he holds in his right hand, is empty ; 
he grasps his clay pipe with his left hand, which rests on the edge of the 
table. The second man sits facing the spectator, to the left of the 
table ; he rests his left hand on his hip and his right elbow on the table, 
and holds his pipe in his left hand. He looks with surprise at the jug. 
The third man stands behind the table between the two others. [Pendant 
to 330.] 

Signed in full, and dated 1640 ; circular panel, 9 inches across. 

Sales. (Probably) The Hague, March 31, 1770, No. 82 (45 florins 10, 

with pendant, A. Terwesten). 

Raedt van Oldenbarnevelt of the Hague and others, Amsterdam, 
April 15, 1902, No. 141 (850 florins). 

3450. Three Peasants round a Table. 

Panel, 9 inches by 7^ inches. 

Sale. London, July 21, 1902, No. 145. 

346. THREE PEASANTS AT AN INN. One of them, a 
hunchback with his shirt collar open, holds a jug in one hand and a 
pipe in the other ; he sits astride on a bench, listening to the jests of the 
butcher who sits leaning back in his chair, holding a beer-glass and laugh- 
ing also. Behind them stands the village fiddler scraping his violin. Of 
the late period. 

Signed in full ; panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Exhibited in the Rembrandt Exhibition of the Amsterdam dealers Fred. 
Muller and Co., 1906, No. 98. 

Sale. H. C. Du Bois and others, Amsterdam, November 27, 1906, No. 
147 (3800 florins). 

346*7. Three Peasants smoking and drinking. 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. London, July 19, 1907, No. 71. 

346^. Three Figures. Half-length. 
Engraved by P, Aveline. 

347. Three Mechanics at an Inn. Sm. 221. Three-quarter- 
length. Two men sit at a little table, on which are a glass, a pack of 
cards, and a jug. The nearer man, who wears an apron, leans forward, 
holding his glass in the hand which rests on the table. The man opposite 
takes his pipe from his mouth to speak to this man. The third man 
stands between them, filling his pipe. At the back, a man stands at the 
half-door of the house, looking out on the landscape. 

n inches by 9 inches. 

Described by Sm. from an engraving by Basan entitled " Les Bons 
Voisins." 

In the Peters collection when engraved. 

348. Three Peasants at an Inn. Sm. 228. The figures are 
seen to the ankles. Two men sit beside a barrel, serving as a table, on 
which are a tobacco-box, a paper, and a pipe. The nearer man sits with 



246 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

one hand on his hip and a glass in the other hand. He is conversing 
with the other man, who has thrust one hand into his breast. The third 
man stands behind them. 

idj inches by 8 inches. 

Described by Sm. from an engraving by Basan entitled " Les Buveurs." 

348*. Three Peasants. Full length. 

Engraved in mezzotint by Jan van der Bruggen. 

349. Three Peasants at an Inn. They are grouped round a 
barrel, serving as a table. One sits on a chair to the right, and grasps in 
his right hand a beer-glass on the table. Behind him to the left, the 
second man sits facing the spectator ; he has thrust his right hand into the 
breast of his jacket. The third man stands in the middle behind them, 
pipe in hand. In the left upper corner, partly cut off by the frame, is a 
window. 

Engraved in mezzotint by J. Holaert. 

Three Women. One holds a distaff, another a jug, the third 



a gkss. 

Panel, 9^ inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Hendrik Verschuuring, The Hague, September 17, 1770, No. 130. 

350. Three Old Women. Sm. 224. Half-length. One woman 
seated on the left holds a spirit-bottle under her arm, and holds up a spirit- 
glass in her left hand ; she looks with a smile to the front. On a chair to 
the right of her lies a distaff. Behind it sits another woman, holding in 
her left hand a small flat dish, into which the third woman, standing behind 
the first, pours something from a spoon. The second woman holds also 
in her right hand a covered jug ; behind her to the left is a spinning- 
wheel. Known under the title of "The Dutch Fates" or "The 
Gossips." 

Oval, tall and narrow. 

Described from an engraving by J. Suyderhoef (Wussin, 120). 

351. TWO PEASANTS AND A WOMAN AT MUSIC 
(or, The Rustic Concert). Sm. 154. In an interior two men and a 
woman are grouped round a little table. The woman, seated on a chair 
to the left of a bench, sings from a music-book which she holds in both 
hands. To the right, opposite her, a fiddler sits playing. Between them, 
and farther back, stands another man playing the violoncello. " A freely 
painted picture " (Sm.). 

Signed in full, and dated 1661 (but Sm. says 1673); P ane ^ IJ inches 
by io| inches (but Sm. says io inches by 9^ inches). 

Exhibited at Berlin, 1906, No. 95. 

Sales. Baroness Thorns, Leyden, 1816 (icuo florins). 

C. L. Reijnders, Brussels, August 6, 1821 (370 florins). 
Bought by Sm. (for .92). 
In the collection of Edmund Wood, Chichester, 1829 (Sm.). 



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In the possession of the Paris dealer Ch. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1894, No. 29. 

In the collection of Carl von Hollitscher, Berlin. 

352. TWO PEASANTS AND A WOMAN IN AN 
INTERIOR. They are singing, or smoking and drinking. One 
peasant sits on the right at a round table. He stretches out his left leg. 
He wears a brown coat and ochre-yellow breeches and a felt hat with two 
feathers. He leans his right elbow on the table, and holds in both hands 
a paper from which he is singing. Behind the table to the left, the woman 
sits on a bench almost facing the spectator. She wears a vermilion bodice 
and a white cap. She looks at the singer, and holds a beer-glass in her 
right hand. Behind them, and farther back, stands the other peasant, 
facing the spectator. He wears dark clothes and a tall felt hat ; he holds 
his clay pipe in his mouth with his left hand. On the table are a pipe, 
tobacco, and a charcoal pan. The back wall is a greenish-brown. A very 
fine picture with the local tones already strongly developed. 

Signed in full j panel, about 10 inches by 8 inches. 

A copy was in the SchOnlank sale, Cologne, April 28, 1896. 

In the collection of Count Moltke, Copenhagen, 1884 catalogue, No. 46. 

353. TWO PEASANTS AND A WOMAN SINGING. 

Three figures. A stout peasant woman with a white cap sits in the left 
centre, almost facing the spectator. She leans her right elbow on a cask 
standing beside her, holds a music-book in both hands, and looks, while 
singing, at the peasant standing to the right of her. This man holds in 
his left hand an earthenware jug, and opens his mouth as if he is singing 
loudly. To the right, at the woman's side, a little child is crying. At 
the back is a bare wall with a niche in strong light. In the left fore- 
ground several objects that cannot be distinguished are seen in sil- 
houette. 

Panel, 9^ inches by n inches. 

In the Prado Gallery, Madrid, 1907 catalogue, No. 1514. 

354. TWO MEN AND A WOMAN AT MUSIC. A man 

sings to the accompaniment of a bagpiper ; an old woman beats time on 
the tongs. Farther back three figures are merely indicated. The picture 
is attributed at the Louvre to Isack van Ostade, but is an early work of 
Adriaen ; the colours ordinarily used by Adriaen at this time bluish- 
purple, grey, yellowish-brown, and so on are all present. The lighting is 
not so harsh as it is at times elsewhere. [Compare 292.] 
Panel, 9^ inches by 7^ inches. 

Sale. Henry, Paris, May 23, 1836 (200 francs). 

In the La Caze collection, Paris. 

In the Louvre, Paris, La Caze bequest, 1903 catalogue, No. 2512. 

355. TWO PEASANTS AND A WOMAN LOOKING AT 
A CARICATURE. Sm. 47, and Suppl. 121. Three-quarter-length. 
At a table on the left a woman sits with her back to a window. She 
points with her right hand to a sheet of paper, on the top of which is 



248 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

drawn a row of heads with text underneath. She laughs, and seems to 
call the attention of the peasant sitting opposite her to the right ; he holds 
the paper with his right hand. To the right, behind the woman, stands 
another elderly man wearing a hat; he holds up his spectacles in his left hand, 
and also looks at the paper ; his right hand, grasping a clay pipe, rests on 
the window-sill. On the table are playing-cards, a cloth, and a full beer- 
glass. By the wall to the left is a large cupboard. In the right back- 
ground, through an arched doorway, there is a view of another room with 
a window. 

Signed, and dated 1664 ; panel, 12 inches by 10 inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps ; and by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiositi, ii. 
161, 208. 

Engraved by Le Bas, in 1771, in the Choiseul Gallery ; then in the collec- 
tion of the Due de Praslin. 

Exhibited in the British Institution, London, 1832, by R. Ludgate. 
In the collection of Count van Wassenaar, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 401). 
Sales. Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, 1771 (340 florins). 

Choiseul-Praslin, Paris, February 18, 1793 (3800 francs). 
Helsleuter (Van Eyl Sluyter ?), Paris, January 25, 1802 (4400 

francs, Jaufret). 

In the collection of Robert Ludgate, London, 1832. 
In the collection of the late Baron Alphonse de Rothschild, Paris. 

356. TWO MEN AND A WOMAN AT MUSIC (or, The 
Concert). Sm. Suppl. 123. In a rustic interior two men sit at a bench, 
on which lie music-books and a flute. The man on the right is dressed 
in black, red, and yellow, and plays the bass viol. The man on the left, 
dressed in light-brown, black, and purple, holds his fiddle in his left hand 
and his bow in the other, and turns over a leaf of the music. Between 
them, behind the bench, sits a young woman holding a music-book and 
singing. At the fiddler's feet lies a dog. On the left, three children look 
in at the open window. At the back of the room are a cupboard and a 
staircase. On the wall hang a mandoline and a fiddle. " Painted in a 
free and spirited manner " (Sm.). 

Signed in full, but not clearly, on the right at foot, and dated 1645 
the third figure is scarcely legible, but must on stylistic grounds be a 4 ; 
panel, 15 inches by 12 inches. 

In the Crozat collection. 

In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 95 I ; it was 
there in 1842 (Sm., who valued it at ji6o). 

357. TWO MEN AND A WOMAN AT MUSIC. In the 

right foreground an old peasant woman, seated in profile to the left at a 
table, sings from a paper which she holds in both hands. On the left 
opposite her, and behind the table, a fiddler sits on a chair. On the table 
in the left foreground is a big earthenware jug. Behind the woman 
stands another man playing the flute. 

Signed in full, and dated 1640 ; circular panel, 8 inches across. 

In the collection of Sir F. Cook, Bart., Richmond, No. 156. 

358. TWO MEN AND A WOMAN AT MUSIC (or, The 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 249 

Concert). Sm. 215, and Suppl. 112. Three-quarter-length. A woman 
in a red bodice with white sleeves sits holding a music-sheet in both 
hands. She speaks to a man opposite, who has put down his flute to listen. 
The other man, behind the round table at which they are grouped, has 
risen from his seat and holds a jug. A " beautiful picture " (Sm.). 
Panel, n inches by 9 inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1877, No. 80. 

Sale. J. J. de Bruyn, Amsterdam, September 12, 1798, No. 39 (400 
florins, Yver). 

In the Van Loon collection, Amsterdam, 1829-42 (Sm.) ; the collection 
was bought as a whole in 1878 by the Rothschilds. 

In the collection of the late Baron Ferdinand von Rothschild, Waddesdon 
Manor. 

359. TWO PEASANTS AND A WOMAN AT AN INN. 

In the centre of a room there sit round a cask an old peasant on the left, 
a young girl on the right, and between them a young peasant lighting his 
pipe at a charcoal pan. The girl holds a beer-glass in her right hand and 
a stoneware jug in her left. The older peasant holds his soft dark hat 
with both hands in front of him. To the left lies a light-brown dog. 
Panel, 16^ inches by 14 inches. 

In the Jager collection. 

In the collection of the Baroness Aug. Stummer von Tavornok, Vienna, 
1895 catalogue, No. 138. 

360. Two Peasants smoking and a Woman singing. 
Dated 1653 ; 15^ inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. Samuel van Huls, The Hague, September 3, 1737 (Hoet, i. 481), 
No. 35 (200 florins). 

361. Two Men and a Woman at Music. The woman sits 
beside a table, singing from a sheet of music which she holds. One 
peasant, also seated at the table, plays the flute ; the other, standing behind 
the table, sets down a jug. In the background a peasant enters at the 
door. 

io inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. J. Pieter Wierman, Amsterdam, August 18, 1762 (Terw. 258), No. 
35 (300 florins). 

362. Two Men and a Woman in a Room. Three-quarter- 
length. One man, seen in full face, has a music- book lying on a chair in 
front of him. The woman offers a glass of beer to the other man, who 
holds a pipe and sits near the hearth. 

Panel, ioj inches by 8i inches. 

Sale. J. B. de Troy and others, Paris, April 9, 1764, No. 49 (1630 
francs). 

363. Two Peasants and a Woman in an Interior. The 

woman sits at a table holding a glass. One peasant sits on a three-legged 
stool opposite to her ; he holds a jug, and seems to be conversing with her. 
The other man, standing behind the table, leans on a chair and smokes. 



250 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Panel, 15 inches by i6| inches. 

Sale. J. H. van Heemskerk, The Hague, March 29, 1770, No. 90 (205 
florins, Beschey). 

363*7. A Woman singing and Two Men. 

Signed in full. 

Sale. A. B , Leyden, October 30, 1770, No. 104. (8 florins, 10). 

363^. Two Peasants and a Woman in an Interior. One 

peasant sits leaning back in a chair, and holds a pipe. Opposite him sits a 
jovial woman with a glass and a jug. Behind her is the other peasant, 
who looks at her with a friendly air. With accessories. 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, December 19, 1770, No. 17 (21 florins, De Monie). 

364. Two Peasants and a Woman in an Interior. One 

peasant and the woman sit singing ; the other man stands behind them, 
playing with the lid of a mug. [Pendant to 331.] 
Panel, n inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 22, 1771, No. 213 (65 florins 1 5, with pendant, 
Fouquet). 

365. Two Peasants and a Woman at an Inn. The woman 
gives a man beer. The other man looks on. At the threshold is a child. 
[Pendant to " Card-Play ers."] 

Panel, 16 inches by 14 inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite", i. 454. 
Sale. Comte de Watteville, Paris, July 12, 1779 (5000 francs, with 
pendant). 

365*7. Two Peasants and a Woman. They sit drinking near a 
cask in an interior. 

Panel, i8| inches by 15 inches. 

In the Palace, Kassel, 1783 inventory, No. 140 ; but not now to be found 
in the Kassel Gallery. 

366. Two Peasants and a Woman. In an interior a peasant, 
playing thoughtfully on the flute, sits beside a chair, on which lies a music- 
book, and near which stands an earthenware jug. By the fireside are a 
peasant smoking his pipe and an old woman. 

ii inches by 8J inches. 

Sale. F. W. Greebe, Amsterdam, December 8, 1788, No. 59 (110 florins, 
Van der Schley). 

366*7. Two Peasants and a Woman. Two peasants sit at a 
table. Beside them is a woman holding a beer-glass. 
Panel, 24 inches by 18 inches. 

Sale. H. Stokvisch, C. Henning, and others, Amsterdam, May 22, 1823, 
No. 96 (55 florins, Brondgeest). 

367. Two Peasants and a Woman in an Interior. One man 



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stands smoking at a table in front of the fire. Near him sits another man 
holding a jug. Farther away stands a woman. 

Panel, 16 inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 14, 1832, No. 73 (700 florins, Brondgeest). 

367*7. Two Peasants and a Woman at an Inn. Two peasants 
are having an excited argument with a woman who holds a glass of beer. 
An earthenware jug stands on the table at which they are sitting. 

Panel, 8 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 4, 1854, No. 37 (40 florins, Beek). 

368. Two Men and a Woman reading the News (or, The 
News). Sm. Suppl. 1 20. Two artisans and a woman are grouped round 
a little table. The woman, wearing a grey gown, a yellow apron, and a 
white cap, sits reading the newspaper. One man, in a red jacket, sits 
opposite to her, pipe in hand. The other man stands on the farther side 
of the table, holding a pewter pot. 

Dated 1650 ; oval panel, n inches by 8 inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 254. 

In the collection of Charles Heusch, London, 1842 (Sm.) and 1854 
(Waagen). 

368*7. Two Musicians and a Woman eating Bread and 
Butter. 

In the Von Landauer collection, Stuttgart, before 1863 (Parthey, ii. 208). 

369. A Musical Trio. A man and a woman sit in a room, singing 
from a paper. Behind them stands a man playing the violin. 

Signed in full ; panel, loj inches by 8 inches. 

Exhibited at Vienna, 1873, No. 136. 

Then in the collection of Anselm von Rothschild, Vienna. 

370. Two Men and a Woman at Music. A peasant with a red 
cap rests his foot on a stool. Beside him is a woman in grey with a 
white cap. Both sit singing a merry song from a sheet which they both 
hold. Behind them stands an old man, who sings and beats time on the 
lid of a small jug. 

Signed in full to the right on a cupboard ; oval panel, 9^ inches by 
8 1 inches. 

Sale. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 21, 1883, No. 77. 

371. TWO MEN AND A WOMAN. In the half-darkness of 
a barn, lighted only by a little window. One man sits on the left, 
smoking. The woman pours out liquor from a jug into a glass. The 
other man stands facing left and bending down. In front is a still-life 
group of rustic utensils. 

Signed in full, and dated 1647 '> P ane l 5 J 4 inches by 18^ inches. 
Exhibited in the Rembrandt Exhibition of the Amsterdam dealers Fred. 
Muller and Co., 1906, No. 96. 

372. Two Peasants and a Woman in an Interior. Sm. 225. 

A man, seated in an arm-chair, lays one arm round the woman's neck, and 



252 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

places the other hand on her breast. Near them is a small table on which 
are a goblet, a pipe, a charcoal pan, and a cloth. Another man stands at 
the back. 

Engraved by Jan de Visscher as " De Borstenvoeler " (Wussin, 52). 

373. A WOMAN SPINNING, WITH TWO PEASANTS. 

On the left, on the inner side of an open house-door, a woman holding 
a distaff sits in shadow in profile to the right. She converses with two 
peasants in front of the door. One sits on a stool beside the right door- 
post, holding a jug in his right hand, with a dog in front of him. The 
other man stands to the left and a little farther back beside a post on which 
he leans his right arm ; his pipe is in his right hand, which is bent. In 
the immediate right foreground is a yarn-winder. In the right back- 
ground, before a house-door, are two figures ; under a tree are a peasant 
and two children. 

Signed in full, and dated 1648 ; panel, u inches by 8^ inches. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer Ch. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1902, No. 29. 

Sale. Jos. Monchen and others, Amsterdam, April 30, 1907, No. 136 

(2750 florins). 

A picture corresponding to the above description, on panel, 1 1 inches by 9 
inches, was in the 

Sale. P. Widener of Philadelphia and others, Amsterdam, June 30, 1909, 
No. 128. It bore only traces of a signature, however. 

374. TWO PEASANTS AND A WOMAN IN AN IN- 
TERIOR. On the right, a man sits on a chair in profile to the left j 
he wears a tall brown felt hat, and holds a jug in his right hand, which 
hangs down, while he gesticulates with his left. He addresses a peasant 
sitting on the left, facing the spectator ; this man rests his left arm on the 
arm of his chair, and holds his clay pipe in his right hand ; he wears 
reddish-brown breeches, a blue coat, and a black felt hat. Beside him to 
the left, on a wooden stool, are a tall glass, a charcoal pan, a pipe, and 
tobacco ; in front of the stool is a dog. Between the men stands a woman 
in a black jacket with red sleeves, a brown skirt, a blue apron, and a white 
cap, holding a spindle. Behind her is the fireplace. In the left back- 
ground is a small window. 

Signed in full on the stool, and dated 1650; panel, 14^ inches by 
u| inches. 

Engraved by R. Muys, 1761. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1884, 
No. 143. 

Sales. Richard Sanderson, London, June 17, 1848 (.231, Farrer). 
S. H. de Zoete of Hayes, London, 1885 (871 : ios.). 

In the possession of the Paris dealer Ch. Sedelmeyer, " Catalogue of 300 
Paintings," 1898, No. 102. 

In the collection of the late Rodolphe Kann, Paris ; bought as a whole in 
August 1907 by the London dealers Duveen Brothers. 

In the possession of the Amsterdam dealers Fred. Muller and Co. 

375. Two Peasants and a Woman in an Interior. Sm. 16. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 253 

The woman sits, with spectacles on, examining the head of one of the 
men who lies against her lap. Possibly this derives from the original 
of Sa. 

Described by Sm. from an engraving by L. A 1. 

376. The Musicians. Sm. 237. Three-quarter-length. In an 
interior are two men and a woman. One man sits in front with his foot 
on a cask, serving as a table, and plays the fiddle. A stout woman, seated 
opposite to him, seems to be singing from a paper which she holds. The 
other man stands between them, holding a jug. 

About 12 inches by 10 inches. 

Described by Sm. from an engraving by Basan entitled "Les Musiciens." 
The picture was also engraved by R. J. van Arum. 

377. Two Men and a Woman drinking. Sm. 214. Half- 
length. One man, wearing a cap, sits at a table on the left ; he has his 
back to the spectator, and is turned to the right. His left arm rests on 
his chair ; his right hand grasps a big jug on the table. Opposite him 
sits a woman with a cap, who leans her left arm on the table and holds up 
a full glass of beer in her right hand as if giving a toast. At the back 
between them stands a second man, facing the spectator, and resting his 
left hand on the back of the woman's chair. 

9 inches by 8 inches. 

Described by Sm. from an engraving by Cornelis Visscher, called by Wussin 
(156) "The Contented." 

Engraved also in mezzotint by J. Gole (Wessely, 206), and in reverse by 
Nypoort. 

378. THE VILLAGE SCHOOL (or, A School-Room). Sm. 

18. Beside an arched window on the left, the master sits on a chair. At 
a table before him to the right stands a little boy, bending over a book to 
a passage in which the master points with a pencil. On the right, behind 
the boy, a bigger boy, facing the spectator, stands waiting with his hat in 
his right hand and his books in his left. Farther right, on a low bench, 
are two other young pupils ; one of whom bends down. Two others sit 
reading on the floor in the extreme left foreground. At the back, in the 
shadow near a window, are tables, benches, and more pupils. An "ex- 
cellent little picture" (Sm.). 

Signed, and dated 1666 ; panel, 8 inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. (Probably) Count van Wassenaar-Obdam, The Hague, August 19, 
1750 (Hoet, ii. 293), No. 42 (505 florins, Hoet). 

(Probably) In the collection of J. T. Batts, Salisbury, 1829 (Sm., who valued 
it at 262 : IDS.). 

Sale. Baron Konigswarter of Vienna, Berlin, November 20, 1906, No. 68 
(39,000 mark, James Simon). 

In the collection of James Simon, Berlin. 

379. A Village School. Very fine in tone. 

Mentioned by De Sonneville, p. 87. 
In the Fourestier collection, Bordeaux. 



254 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

380. The Village School. A rustic interior with a schoolmaster 
and pupils, some of whom are at their lessons, while others are playing. 
It is in bad condition, so that its authenticity, although possible, cannot be 
determined. 

Panel, 7! inches by 8| inches. 

In the collection of Archibald M'Lellan, Glasgow ; bought for the city in 
May 1856. 

In the Glasgow Art Gallery, 1908 catalogue, No. 701. 

381. THE SCHOOLMASTER WITH TWO PUPILS. 

Sm. 240. Three-quarter-length. The schoolmaster, wearing black with 
a grey hat, sits on the right in an arm-chair at a table. He has a pen in 
his right hand. A boy, with his back to the spectator, stands to say his 
lesson. Another boy, also on the left, but facing the spectator, stands 
holding a book. At the back is a wall with an open window. An 
"excellent little picture" (Sm.). 

Signed in full above the window, and dated 1653 ; panel, 8 inches by 
7\ inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, iii. 478. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1893, 
No. 103. 

In the collection of the Marquess of Bute, London ; Richter's 1884 
catalogue, No. 124 ; it was there in 1829 (Sm., who valued it at .126). 

382. THE VILLAGE SCHOOL. An early work. 

Signed in full in the centre at foot, and dated 1634; circular panel, 
8 inches across. 

In the Mainz Museum, 1905 catalogue, No. 176. 

383. THE SCHOOLMASTER. Sm. 20. On the left, a little 
girl sits on the lowest step of a staircase, looking at a boy who bends down 
to the floor ; another boy sits reading behind her to the right. The 
schoolmaster sits in a chair farther back to the left behind a table ; he is 
seen in a three-quarter view to the left. He holds a stick in his right 
hand, and seems to scold a boy who stands crying before him. On the 
left, behind this boy, are two other children ; to the right of him, on the 
floor in front of the master's table, is a little child. At the back are 
numerous other boys and girls on both sides of a table. One of them 
looks out of a window on the right. In the left foreground is a child with 
a large hat, seen from the back. At the top of the staircase on the right, 
a boy with a basket pulled down over his face comes out of a door. A 
fine picture with attractive light and shade. 

Signed in full on the edge of the table, and dated 1662 ; panel (or 
copper), 1 6 inches by 13 inches. 

Engraved by Bovinet in the Musee Franfais. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, i. 138, 355 ; ii. 28, 98. 

Sales. Julienne, Paris, March 30, 1767, No. 154 (6425 francs, Remy). 

Randon de Boisset, Paris, February 3, 1777, No. 70 (6600 francs, 
Basan). 

Th. de Pange, Paris, March 5, 1781, No. 19 (6000 francs, Lebrun). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 255 

Comte de Vaudreuil, Paris, November 24, 1784, No. 36 (6601 

francs, Paillet for King Louis XVI.). 
In the collection of Louis XVI., King of France. 

In the Louvre, Paris ; 1902 catalogue, No. 2496 ; it was valued by the 
experts in 1816 (at 15,000 francs). 

384. THE VILLAGE SCHOOL. On the left, beside a large 
window which gives a picturesque illumination to the large room, the 
schoolmaster sits with his back to the spectator, cutting a pen at his desk. 
He wears a tall cap. The children sit farther back, on the floor or on low 
benches and stools. The light from the window falls on them. The 
picture is very closely related to the "Peasant and Woman with a Child 
in a Large Rustic Interior" (468), also in the Louvre, and formerly with 
383 in the Vaudreuil collection, which is dated 1642 ; it was formerly 
attributed at the Louvre to Isack van Ostade, but is by Adriaen. 

Signed in full, and dated but the last two figures of the date are 
illegible j panel, 8 inches by 8 inches. 

In the La Caze collection, Paris. 

In the Louvre, Paris, La Caze bequest, 1902 catalogue, No. 2507. 

385. The School. On the right of a spacious room, the window of 
which is not shown, the schoolmaster, in lost profile to the left, sits in an 
arm-chair at a desk, round which three pupils stand to say their lessons. 
Nearer the front, in the centre, a group of pupils sit on low benches doing 
their lessons. Others are behind them, half in shadow. In the right 
foreground a little boy, in lost profile to the left, sits on a stool, reading a 
large book which he holds with both hands. By the right wall stands a 
cupboard, above which is fixed a notice. The group in the centre fore- 
ground is most strongly illumined. 

12 inches by 19 inches. 

In the collection of A. Strasser, Vienna. 

386. The Village School. With eight figures. An early work. 
Panel, 7^ inches by 9^ inches. 

In the collection of R. Dientl, Vienna. 

In the collection of Dr. M. Strauss, Vienna, since 1871. 

386*. A Village School. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 28, 1706, No. 5. 

386^. A Village School. 

S a k, Isaak van den Blooken, Amsterdam, May 1 1, 1707 (Hoet, i. 101), 
No. 49 (91 florins). 

386^. A School. 

Sale. Gerard van Sypes, Utrecht, April II, 1714 (Hoet, i. 172), No. n 
(160 florins). 

386^. A Village School. [Pendant to 673.] 
Dated 1640 ; 12^ inches by i6| inches. 

Sale. Jan van Loon, Delft, July 18, 1736 (Hoet, ii. 391), No. 31 (38 
florins, with pendant). 



256 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

386*. A Village School. 

9! inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Count Fraula, Brussels, July 21, 1738 (Hoet, i. 541), No. 265 (24 
florins). 

386/and g. Two Village Schools. [Pendants.] 
Circular, 7^ inches across. 

Sales. Count Fraula, Brussels, July 21, 1738 (Hoet, i. 544), Nos. 293 and 
294 (42 florins the pair). 

386/1. A Village School. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 15, 1739 (Hoet, i. 578), No. 48 (10 florins). 

386; and j. Two Pictures of Schools. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 27, 1740 (Hoet, ii. 3), No. 40 (23 florins 10). 

386^. A Schoolmaster. [Pendant to 821 a.] 
Dated 1661. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 25, 1743 (Hoet, ii. 125), No. 15 (141 florins). 

3867. A Schoolmaster teaching Children. 
14 inches by 13 inches. 

Sale. E. van Dishoek, The Hague, June 9, 1745 (Hoet, ii. 170), No. 33. 

387. A Woman keeping School. 

In the collection of the Earl of Pembroke, Wilton House ; J. Kennedy's 
1758 catalogue. 

3870. A Schoolmaster. With pupils in an interior. 
Signed in full; panel, 12 inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. H. d'Acquet, Delft, April 25, 1770, No. 5 (40 florins, Sergeant 
Lemmes). 

387^. A Boys' School. 

13 inches by 17 inches. 

Sale. Sir R. Strange, London, February 7, 1771 (19, Oakley). 

387^. A School. 

Panel, 9^ inches by "]\ inches. 

Sale. A. le Breton, Leyden, July 31, 1775, No. 33 (17 florins, Bakker). 

388. A School. Sm. Suppl. 10. The master sits at a table, hearing 
a little girl say her lesson and pointing to the words in a book with his 
pen. A little boy, holding his book in both hands, waits for his turn. 
Another boy sits on the left beside the master's chair, learning his lesson. 
In the foreground a boy and girl are talking. At the back are others. 

Panel, 10^ inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Servad, Amsterdam, June 25, 1778, No. 65 (450 florins, Fouquet). 

3880. The Schoolmaster. Sm. 1375 see also Sm. 18. 

Sale. Mrs. Gordon, London, April 1808 (42). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 257 

388^. A Village Schoolmaster with Pupils. 
About 13 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. Hoorn, July 8, 1817, No. 87. 

389. A School. Sm. Suppl. 9. Near a window of four casements, 
on the left of a spacious room, an old schoolmaster sits hearing a boy his 
lesson. Two other boys stand waiting their turn. Nearer the front two 
girls sit together ; one reads her book. An idle boy has slunk behind the 
master ; another sits dozing on the opposite side. The other pupils are 
grouped about the room. " This clever picture is painted in a free and 
spirited manner" (Sm.). 

Panel, 14 \ inches by 13^ inches. 

Sale. George Morant, London, 1832 (158:115., Sm., for Sir Henry 
Bunbury, Bart.). 

390. A Dutch Village School. In a poorly lighted room several 
village children sit on benches. At the back is the schoolmaster. 

Signed in full ; panel, 7^ inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. Ch. Sedelmeyer, Vienna, December 30, 1872, No. 131 (620 florins). 

390*7. The Schoolmaster. 

Panel, 8 inches by 10 inches. 

In the collection of the Comtesse de Chinchon. 
Sale. Salamanca, Paris, January 25, 1875, No. 63. 

390^. A School Interior. A fine composition. 
Sale. Ant. Sils, Antwerp, March 21, 1882, No. 98. 

391. A Schoolmaster and Pupils. In an interior a schoolmaster 
sits at a table with two boys in front of him. Two others sit on a low 
bench to the right. A boy and a girl sit beneath a window. Others are 
at the back. 

Signed, and dated ; panel, 9 inches by 7 inches. 

Exhibited in the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1882, No. 120. 
Then in the collection of Alfred Buckley, London. 

392. The School. In a spacious room, about fifteen boys and girls 
sit on benches ; most of them hold books. Four pupils stand round the 
master's desk to say their lessons. A little girl sits on the floor in the 
centre ; in the shadowed background a boy stands on a ladder. 

Signed in full on the right at foot and dated 163- ; panel, 7^ inches 
by 10 inches. 

Sale. G. Rothan, Paris, May 29, 1890, No. 81 (2500 francs). 

392^. A Village School. 

Signed. 

Sale. Lord Waterpark and others, London, June 12, 1897, No. 103. 

392^. A Village School. 

17 inches by 21 inches. 

Sale. Pixell and others, London, March 27, 1899, No. 8. 
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258 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

g2c. A Village School, 
'anel. 

Sale. Viscount Oxenbridge, London, December 9, 1899, No. 95. 

392^. A Village School. 
Panel, io inches by 9! inches. 

Sale. Milbank, London, July 7, 1900, No. 112. 

393. A School. Sm. 70. In the interior of a large old building 
with a thatched roof are about eighteen boys and girls. The master sits 
in a rustic chair before a desk on a platform. 

Panel, 6 inches by 8 inches. 

Described by Sm. from an engraving by Q. P. Chedel ; according to 
Wurzbach, Chedel engraved two plates, in one of which the master sits on the 
left, while in the other he is on the right. 

In the collection of the Comte de Boulbon when engraved. 

393*7. The Village School. Nineteen figures. 
Etched by W. Baillie. 

393^. The School. 

Engraved by Joel Ballin. 

394. THE DENTIST. He is drawing a tooth from a peasant who 
sits in the centre in profile to the left, and is held fast by a woman seated 
behind him. On the right is a large cupboard ; on the wall, which goes 
away diagonally to the left background, are two shelves full of bottles and 
other things. 

Signed in full, and dated 1637 not 1657 as in the Leipzig catalogue 
facsimile; panel, 7^ inches by 10 inches. 

Mentioned by Parthey (ii. 208) in the Ritterich collection, 1863. 
Exhibited at Leipzig, 1889, No. 174. 
In the collection of Canon Speth, Munich. 
In the collection of Dr. Ritterich, Leipzig, 1863. 

In the collection of Alfred Thieme, Leipzig, who gave it to the Museum 
in 1886. 

In the Leipzig Museum, 1903 catalogue, No. 655. 

395. A VILLAGE BARBER DRAWING A TOOTH. In 

the middle of the barber's room a peasant sits facing the spectator. The 
barber, with a plumed grey cap, stands behind him drawing a tooth. To 
the left of the patient, whose face is working with pain, stands a little boy 
with a cap, who holds a dish and has a cloth over his left shoulder. The 
peasant's wife and three children are at the back to the right, lamenting ; 
the woman kneels with folded hands. In front of the group a peasant 
stands in profile to the left, leaning on his stick, and watches the operation 
with interest. On the left is a window, almost entirely cut off" by the 
frame. An early work. Formerly ascribed to Isack van Ostade. 
Panel, 13^ inches by i6| inches. 

Engraved by W. French and Sel. Langer. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 259 

In the collection of the Archduke Leopold Wilhelm, 1659 inventory, 
No. 609. 

In the Imperial Picture Gallery, Vienna, 1907 catalogue, No. 1302. 

396. A Dentist. Three-quarter-length. He is drawing a tooth 
from a peasant. Behind him a woman stands looking on. 
Signed with the monogram ; panel, 9 inches by 6J inches. 
In the gallery of Prince Liechtenstein, Vienna, 1885 catalogue, No. 539. 

396*7. A Dentist. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 15, 1739 (Hoet, i. 578), No. 46 (6 florins). 

396^. A Dentist. A gaily dressed dentist draws a tooth from a 
peasant. 

Panel, about 10 inches by 12 inches. 

In the Hollandt collection, Brunswick, 1863 (Parthey, ii. 208). 

396<r. A Dentist. 

Panel, about 10 inches by 16 inches. 

In the Karlsruhe Kunsthalle, 1863 (Parthey, ii. 207), but no longer there. 

396^. Putting on a Surgical Bandage. Three figures with 
accessories. A sketch. 

Panel, 8 inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. M. de Jongh, widow of P. J. van Oosthuyse van Rijsenburg, The 
Hague, October 18, 1847, No. 224. 

396*. A Surgeon operating on an Old Man's Hand. 

Engraved by Maria Katherina Prestel. 

In the collection of J. Fr. Ettling, Frankfort-on-Main. 

397. THE ALCHEMIST. Sm. 28. In the right foreground of 
a large and lofty workroom an old alchemist stands at a furnace under a 
large projecting chimney and blows the fire under a crucible. In front 
of him, to the right, is a heap of pots-, crucibles, bottles, folios, and other 
things. On a three-legged stool to the left of him is a pipe on a paper 
inscribed " Oleum et operam perdis." Farther back is a low table with 
many utensils on it ; a little boy sits beside it, eating a piece of bread. In 
the remote background a woman sits by a window, looking into a basket. 
A little girl, with a dog, looks into a cupboard, apparently for something 
to eat. " This picture is of the most precious quality, and is unquestion- 
ably one of the choicest of this artist's productions " (Sm.). [Pendant to 
464 in the Wallace Collection.] 

Signed in full on a shovel hanging on the right-hand wall, and dated 
1661 ; panel, 13^ inches by 17^ inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tre'sor de la Curioszte, i. 460 ; and by Waagen, 
i. 405. 

Engraved by J. C. Bentley. 

Exhibited at the British Institution, London, 1821. 

Sales. Samuel van Huls, The Hague, September 3, 1737 (Hoet, i. 481), 
No. 32 (600 florins). ^ 



260 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Count van Wassenaar Obdam, The Hague, August 19, 1750 (Hoet, 

ii. 292), No. 37 (910 florins, Brouwer). 

La Live de Jully, Paris, March 5, 1770 (4105 francs, with pendant). 
Abbe de Gevigney, Paris, December i, 1779 (4106 francs, with 

pendant, bought in). 

Lenglier, Paris, March 10, 1788 (bought in). 
De la Hante, London, 1821 (^414 : 155.). 

In the collection of Joseph Barchard, who sold it to the London dealer 
Emmerson (for ^840). 

In the collection of Sir Robert Peel, 1829 (Sm.) ; bought with the Peel 
collection for the National Gallery in 1871. 

In the National Gallery, London, 1906 catalogue, No. 846. 

397*. An Alchemist. 

Sale. Quiryn van Biesurn, Amsterdam, October 18, 1719 (Hoet, i. 234), 
No. 146 (70 florins). 

397^. An Alchemist. 

Sale. J. Wandelaar, Amsterdam, September 4, 1759, No. 12 (30 florins, 
Van Diemen). 

398. An Alchemist. Sm. 93. He sits in his laboratory, stirring the 
fire. Around him are instruments and apparatus. At the back are a 
sleeping woman and three children. 

Panel, 15 inches by 20 inches. 

Sale. J. van der Linden van Slingeland, Dordrecht, August 22, 1785, 
No. 300 (400 florins, Fouquet). 

398*. An Alchemist. 

Sale. London, 1792 (^141, Sir F. Bourgeois) ; not among the Ostades at 
the Dulwich College Gallery. 

399. The Alchemist. Sm. Suppl. 81. In a small laboratory, with 
a window on the left and a furnace with a large projecting chimney in the 
centre, an alchemist sits with his back to the spectator, blowing the fire. 
Around him are various apparatus. 

Panel, 15 inches by u inches. 

In the collection of the Duke of Devonshire, 1842 (Sm.). 

400. The Alchemist. He sits in his laboratory beside the furnace, 
reading a book which lies on the edge of the furnace. On a table in front 
of him and on the floor are various accessories, among them a lantern and 
a horse's skull. At the back a child blows the bellows. Two children 
struggle for the contents of a pot. Another child looks into a cupboard 
at the back. 

Panel, 14 inches by 24 inches. 

Sale. Pierard of Valenciennes, Paris, March 20, 1860, No. 59. 

400*7. An Alchemist. He sits in his laboratory studying beside an 
open hearth. To the right are two children. A woman and a child go 
away through a door at the back. 

Panel, 9^ inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. A. Baehner, Cologne, September 30, 1889, No. 97. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 261 

400^. An Alchemist. 
1 6 inches by 12 inches. 

In the possession of the London dealer Larkin, 1892, No. 40. 

400f. The Alchemist. 

Canvas, 17 inches by 21 inches. 

Sale. Traiser and others, Frankfort-on-Main, May 26, 1902, No. 141. 

401. AN ALCHEMIST. He sits in the right foreground of his 
laboratory. Beside him a short flight of steps leads to a door. In front 
of him is a table ; behind him is a boarded partition. At the back is the 
hearth. 

Signed on the left at foot ; panel, 15! inches by 13 inches-. 

In the Meyers collection, Strassburg. 

In the collection of D. M'lntosh, 1857. 

Sale. Viscount Falkland and others, London, June 14, 1907, No. 75. 

In the possession of the London dealers Dowdeswell, July 1907. 

402. THE QUACK DOCTOR IN THE VILLAGE. On 

the left, in front of a tent near trees, a quack doctor stands in profile to the 
right. He wears grey boots, a green cloak, and a cap. He holds up a 
flask, offering it to an old rustic couple standing on the right near his stall, 
which consists of a board laid on a cask, with bottles and a box on it. 
The woman, with a basket on her left arm, is seen almost from the back. 
Beside her to the left is a little boy with a hoop, also seen from the back. 
To the left of the old man, behind the table, stand two other children. 
In the right background are a cottage and a man. 

Signed in full on the right at foot, and dated 1648 ; panel, n inches 
by 8^ inches. 

Etched by A. van Ostade, who added three spectators (B. 43). 

Sales. Bicker and Wijkersloot, Amsterdam, July 9, 1809, No. 41 (425 

florins, Teengs). 
D. Teengs, Amsterdam, April 24, 1811, No. 98 (530 florins, De 

Lelie). 

In the collection of J. Rombouts, Dordrecht, 1850. 

In the collection of L. Dupper, Dordrecht, which was bequeathed to the 
Rijksmuseum in 1870. 

In the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, L. Dupper bequest, 1907 catalogue, 
No. 1814. 

402*. A Quack Doctor. Of the best period. 
Sale. Amsterdam, March i, 1735, No. 4. 

402/1. A Quack Doctor. [Pendant to 674*.] 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 15, 1739 (Hoet, ii. 578), No. 49 (258 florins, with 

pendant). 

403. A Quack Doctor. Sm. 23. He is in the open air, offering 
his wares to the crowd. [Pendant to 685.] 

Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

In the collection of P. L. de Neufville, Amsterdam, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 514). 



262 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Sale. Leendert de Neufville, Amsterdam, June 19, 1765, No. 71 but 
No. 73 of the original catalogue (405 florins, with pendant, 
Ploos van Amstel on commission). 

403^. A Quack Doctor. He cries up his wares to the people round 
him. 

Oval panel, 7 inches by 5^ inches. 

Sale. M. de Jongh, widow of P. J. van Oosthuyse van Rijsenburg, The 
Hague, October 18, 1847, No. 55. 

403^. A Quack Doctor. He carries his bottles in a box, and seems 
to be warned off by a peasant woman looking out of a window. He leans 
on his stick with a thoughtful air. 

Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. M. P. D. Baron van Sijtzama and others, Leeuwaarden, June 13, 
1849, No. 1 13. 

404. THE WEAVER RESTING. Sm. 106, and Suppl. 87. 
On the left, filling almost half of a large room lighted from the left, stands 
a loom. To the right of it, the weaver sits on an upturned tub, in profile 
to the right, smoking a clay pipe. His wife sits at the table opposite him, 
holding an infant ; on the table are bread and butter. Behind the table, a 
child opens the door of a cupboard. A dog lies in front of the group. 
There are other accessories. The picture, when in the Fabricius, 
Choiseul-Praslin, and Fouquet collections, was ascribed to Cornelis Decker 
and A. van Ostade in collaboration. The only painter who could be con- 
sidered as a possible collaborator with Ostade in this case is J. Decker ; a 
similar picture by him, of a smithy, is in the storeroom of the Kaiser 
Friedrich Museum, Berlin (1906 catalogue, No. 193). But there seems 
no reason why Ostade should have painted only the figures and not the 
whole picture ; the accessories are treated entirely in his manner. 

Panel, iy inches by 22 inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, ii. 161. 

Sale. Willem Fabricius, Haarlem, August 19, 1749 (Hoet, ii. 265), No. 25 

(227 florins). 

In the Lubbeling collection, The Hague. 
Sales. Randon de Boisset, Paris, February 3, 1777, No. 72 (3010 francs) 

attributed to " Deckaert." 

Choiseul-Praslin, Paris, February 18, 1793 (3000 francs, Paillet). 
P. Fouquet, Amsterdam, April 13, 1801, No. 18. 

According to Sm., it was in the collection of Six van Hillegom, Amsterdam, 
1842. 

Purchased from Gauchez in 1888 for the Brussels Museum. 
In the Brussels Museum, 1906 catalogue, No. 145. 

404*7. The Weaver resting. See Sm. 106. This corresponds with 
404. 

In the Van Loon collection, Amsterdam, 1829 (Sm.), bought as a whole in 
1872 by the Rothschilds. 

404^. The Cobbler in his Stall. Sm. 155. In front of him a 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 263 

man sits on a three-legged stool, smoking a pipe. The stall stands against 
a picturesque house overgrown with a vine. On the top of the stall lies a 
dog asleep. Farther back is a pump. Probably a copy after Ostade's 
etching (B. 28), other copies after which exist. 
Canvas, 14 inches by 12 inches. 

Engraved as "Le Savetier " (Sm.). 

Sales. Amsterdam, September 17, 1766 (Terw. 573), No. 40 but No. 6 1 
in the original catalogue (70 florins, Louis de Moni the painter). 
Dufresne, Paris, March 26, 1816 (1510 francs). 

404^. An Old Cobbler. With a shaving he lights a candle held by 
a girl. 

Panel, 7 inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. Freiherr C. von Mergenbaum, Frankfort-on-Main, July 13, 1846, 
No. 202. 

404^. A Shoeing-Forge. 

n| inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. Count Fraula, Brussels, July 21, 1738 (Hoet, i. 535), No. 195 (16 
florins 10). 

404^. Interior of a Smithy. In grisaille. By Ostade or in his 
manner. 

Panel, 10 inches by 15 inches. 

Sales. Amsterdam, July 31, 1820, No. 104. 

(Probably) Jonkheer van Beijma thoe Kingma and others, Amsterdam, 

October 25, 1876, No. 60. 

(Probably) H. C. Du Bois and others, Amsterdam, November 27, 
1906, No. 300. 

404/1 The Joiner's Shop. In a low room, lighted by a window, 
the joiner in his working coat and cap holds a board which he has just 
prepared. He looks at a man with a jug. Another man mends his shoe. 
Near them sits a boy. 

Engraved as "La Maison du Menuisier." 

In the D'Orsay collection. 

Sale. Heris (Eire collection) of Brussels, Paris, March 25, 1841, No. 48. 

405. A Pig's Carcase. On a ladder. 

Mentioned by De Sonneville, p. 20. 
In the Fourestier collection, Bordeaux. 

406. The Pig's Carcase. In a dimly lighted interior a pig's 
carcase hangs from a beam. Farther back are a man, a woman, and a 
dog ; in shadow to the left three children play with the bladder. On the 
right are a broom, a corn-chest, and other accessories. 

Signed on the left in the very curious form "Votade"; canvas, i8| 
inches by 22^ inches. 

Given by W. Shiels in 1851 to the Gallery. 

In the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, 1909 catalogue, No. 9. 



264 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

407. THE PIG'S CARCASE. On a post on the left inside a 
barn hangs a pig's carcase. To the left of it, on the ground, are vine 
tendrils. In front two hens are picking food. In the middle distance, 
near an open door leading outside, a peasant and his wife are cleaning the 
pig's entrails. A boy with a stick in his right hand watches them. 
[Possibly identical with 416^, though that may be merely a copy of this.] 

Signed in full on the left at foot, and dated 1643 ; panel, 24 inches by 
19^ inches. 

In the Stadel'sches Kunstinstitut, Frankfort-on-Main, 1900 catalogue, 
No. 2O5A ; acquired in 1885. 

408. PIG-KILLING AT NIGHT. Before a cottage on the 
right a group of people watch the killing of a pig. The butcher in the 
centre is opening the animal's jugular vein. Behind him stand two men ; 
opposite him a woman squats on the ground to catch the blood in a pan. 
In the left foreground are three little boys ; on the right are a boy and a 
little girl. [Possibly identical with 414^.] 

Signed in full, in Roman letters, on the left at foot, and dated 1637 ; 
panel, 6^ inches by 5^ inches. 

Mentioned by Parthey, ii. 209. 

In the collection of Freiherr von Brabeck, Hildesheim, 1792. 

Sale. Count von Brabeck, Count von Stolberg of Soder, Hanover, October 

31, 1859, No. 189. 

Bequeathed by Gontard in 1892 to the Kunstinstitut. 

In the Stadel'sches Kunstinstitut, Frankfort-on-Main, 1900 catalogue, 
No. 2056. 

409. THE PIG'S CARCASE. Six or seven figures in an interior. 
An early picture handled in a very sketchy manner. 

Formerly in the collection of Arthur Kay, Glasgow, who parted with it 
about the year 1894. 

410. A Pig's Carcase. It hangs from a beam. Near it are two 
figures. The lighting is bright and the paint juicy. The owner regards 
it as a work of Isack van Ostade, but it would seem to be more correctly 
assigned to the early period of Adriaen. The colour of the clothing and 
the tone of the light are more in accord with his style than with Isack's. 

Oval, tall and narrow. 

In the Rutten collection, Liege. 

411. CLEANING THE PIG'S CARCASE. Evening. An 
early work. 

In the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Magdeburg, Gruson foundation, 1907 
catalogue, No. 29. 

412. CLEANING THE PIG'S CARCASE. A small and 
genuine early work. 

In the collection of Albert de Meuron, who gave it to the Museum in 1897. 
In the Neuchatel Museum, 1898 catalogue, No. 275. 

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are two figures. Very yellow in tone. The picture strongly reminds 
one, especially in the figures, of Isack van Ostade, to whom it might be 
ascribed were it not signed with the apparently genuine monogram of 
Adriaen. Dr. Bode regards it as the work of Adriaen. In default of a 
critical examination, it may be suggested that the " A " in the monogram 
has possibly been altered from the original " I." 

In the collection of Adolf Thiem, San Remo. 

41 3#. Killing an Ox. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 17, 1708, No. 62. 

413^. A Pig's Carcase on a Ladder. 

Sale. Jacob van Hoek, Amsterdam, April 12, 1719 (Hoet, i. 221), No. 8 
(140 florins). 

413*:. A Pig's Carcase. A butcher hangs it on a ladder. Three 
figures. 

8J inches by ii| inches. 

Sale. Count Fraula, Brussels, July 21, 1738 (Hoet, i. 550), No. 369 (25 
florins. 



. A Pig- Killer. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 27, 1740 (Hoet, ii. 3), No. 44 (50 florins). 

413*. A Pig's Carcase. 

ii inches by 12^ inches. 

Sale. Cornelis van Lill, Dordrecht, June 18, 1743 (Hoet, ii. 93), No. 29 
(45 florins). 

413/and^. Two Pictures of Pig- Killing. 

Sale. G. and W. van Berckel, Amsterdam, March 24, 1761, No. 74. 

4- l 3gg- Killing a Pig. In a rustic interior a pig's carcase hangs 
from a ladder. By the fireside at the back are two peasants, a woman 
cleaning the entrails, and, * farther away, two children playing with a 
bladder. 

Copper, 13^ inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. C. van Limburg, widow of A. de Haan, Amsterdam, November 5, 
1761, No. i (525 florins, Yver for Van Slingeland). 

413/1. Slaughtering-Time in the Country. A pig's carcase hangs 
on a ladder. Various figures. There is nothing to show which of the 
Ostades painted it. [Pendant to 684^.] 

9 inches by ii inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 26, 1763, No. 149. 

41 3*. A Pig's Carcase. On a ladder in a rustic interior. A man 
and woman are cleaning the entrails. 
Panel, 18 inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. (Supplementary) Amsterdam, June 4, 1766, No. 75. 



266 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

413;'. Killing a Pig. Evening. 

Sale. Haarlem, December 3, 1771, No. 4. 

413^. A Pig's Carcase. In a butcher's shop. On the left are a 
woman making sausage and two children at play. 
Panel, n inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Chevalier Dormer, Antwerp, May 27, 1777, No. 82 (44 florins, 
Schermeester). 

414. The Pig's Carcase. It hangs on a ladder, beneath some vine 
tendrils, in full sunlight. In the shadowed background a woman and a 
child stir a pot with a stick. 

Panel, 18 inches by 15^ inches. 

Sale. Servad, Paris, June 25, 1778, No. 61 (75 florins, Coljer). 

414^. A Pig's Carcase. It hangs on a ladder in front of a house. 
Near it are a cask and some baskets. Farther back a boy blows out a 
bladder ; a girl watches him. 

Panel, 29 inches by 24 inches. 

Sale. Jan Maul and others, Leyden, September 28, 1782, No. 70 (39 
florins, Heenk). 

414^. Killing a Pig. In front of a cottage men and children watch 
a butcher killing a pig. A woman catches the blood in a pan. Lightly 
drawn and well executed. [Possibly identical with 408.] 

Panel, 7^ inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. S. Stinstra, Amsterdam, March 26, 1783, No. 98 (5 florins 5, Yver). 

414^. The Pig's Carcase. In a rustic interior a man is cutting up 
the carcase of a pig which hangs on a ladder on the left. Another man 
holds a candle to light him at his work. Three children play with the 
bladder in the right background. 

Panel, 10 inches by 9^ inches. 

Probably the original of the mezzotint by J. de Groot. 
Sale. Amsterdam, April 9, 1783, No. 40. 

414^. A Pig's Carcase. It hangs on a ladder in front of a house. 
A woman is beside a pump. 

Panel, 21^ inches by 17^ inches. 

Sale. P. A. J. KnijfF, Antwerp, July 18, 1785, No. 165 (51 florins, Van 
den Berge). 

415. Killing an Ox. In front of a rustic building overgrown with 
vine stands a butcher with hatchet upraised to kill an ox that comes out at 
a door and is firmly held by another man. Several persons look on. 

Canvas, 16^ inches by 19 inches. 

Sale. Leyden, August 26, 1788, No. no (533 florins, Delfos). 

415*7. A Pig's Carcase. It hangs from a ladder in front of a 
cottage. A butcher is cleaning it. There are other figures. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 13, 1797, No. 112 (39 florins, Coders). 



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41 5^. A Pig's Carcase. On a ladder in an interior. A man sits on 
a bench in front ; a woman stands by the fire. 
Panel, 14 inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 7, 1803, No. 122 (16 florins 50). 

415*-. A Pig's Carcase. On a ladder in a butcher's shop. A 
woman and a child. 

Panel, 12 J inches by n inches. 

Sale. Maria Theresia Wittebol and de Labistraeten, Antwerp, June 19, 
1804, No. 131 (120 florins). 

415^. The Pig's Carcase. In front of a cottage a pig's carcase, 
which has been cut open, hangs on a ladder. A woman looks, out at the 
door. A boy sits playing with a bladder. With accessories. [Probably 
identical with 415*.] 

1 8 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. Jos. Valette and others, Amsterdam, August 26, 1807, No. 162. 

415*. A Pig's Carcase. It hangs on a ladder. Through an 
opening in the wall is seen a cottage interior. In front a boy with a 
bladder is on a tub. By Ostade or in his manner. [Probably identical 
with 415^.] 

Panel, 18 inches by 14^ inches. 

Sale. Abraham van Twist and others, Amsterdam, September n, 1822, 
No. 76. 

4157: A Pig's Carcase on a Ladder. 

Sale. F. N. Netscher, Rotterdam, April 8, 1829, No. in (13 florins 5, 
D. Ruiter). 

416. The Pig's Carcase (or, A Peasant's Family). Sm. 113, 

and Suppl. 58. In a rustic kitchen, to the right, a pig's carcase hangs on 
a ladder (Sm. says, however, that the carcase had been painted out and 
replaced by a piece of beef). A peasant holding a jug converses with an 
old man who carries a stick. Behind them three children play with the 
bladder. A woman sits by the fire cleaning the entrails. There are eight 
figures in all, with a spinning-wheel and other accessories. 
Signed, and dated 1658 ; copper, 13 inches by 15^ inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps. 

In the collection of Nicolaas van Breemen, Amsterdam, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 487). 
Sales. N. van Breemen, Amsterdam, December 15, 1766, No. 13 (23 
florins 10). 

Dulong, Amsterdam, April 18, 1768, No. 4 (530 florins, Fouquet). 

Claude Tolozan, Paris, February 23, 1801 (2000 francs). 

De Sereville, Paris, January 21, 1812 (2910 francs). 
In the possession of the London dealers Woodburn, 1829 (Sm.). 
In the collection of Charles Crerie, Manchester, 1842 (Sm.). 

4160. A Pig's Carcase. On a ladder. With accessories. 

21 inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. P. Roelfsma and others, Groningen, June 22, 1863, No. 210. 



268 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

416^. A Pig's Carcase hung up. With several figures. 

Panel, about 18 inches by 20 inches. 

In the collection of Milller von Nordegg, Prague, 1863 (Parthey, ii. 209). 

41 6c. A Pig's Carcase. It has been cut open and hung up in a barn. 
Several persons are at work. On the ground are hens and domestic 
utensils. [Probably a copy of 407, or identical with it.] 

Signed, and dated 1643 ; panel, 24 inches by 19^ inches. 

In the Pierard collection, Valenciennes. 

Sale. F. J. Gsell, Vienna, March 14, 1872, No. 76. 

417. The Pig's Carcase. In a barn-like interior the butcher has 
just hung the pig's carcase on a ladder. An assistant, holding a knife 
between his teeth, throws a pailful of water into the carcase. The 
butcher rests his hand on his hip, and seems proud of his work. At the 
back are several figures. A man leans over the rail of a staircase filling 
the upper part of the space ; he holds a full glass in his hand. 

Signed ; panel, 26 inches by 18 inches. 

Sale. Ruelens, Brussels, April 17, 1883, No. 209. 

418. The Pig's Carcase. In the centre of a barn-like interior the 
pig's carcase hangs on a ladder. In the right foreground an old woman, 
bending over a tub, is busy making sausages ; she converses with the 
butcher, who, seen in profile to the left, stands on the right. Behind the 
woman to the left lies a dog gnawing a bone. On the left, near the 
carcase, three children play with the bladder ; the light falls on them from 
an opening to the left. In the left foreground numerous objects are 
sharply relieved against the light floor. A woman sits by the fire at the 
back. 

Signed in full on a plank to the right; panel, 15^ inches by 19^ 
inches. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, V Hotel Drouot en 1883, p. 344. 

Sale. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 21, 1883, No. 76 (2600 francs). 

419. KILLING A PIG. In front of a cottage peasants are killing 
a pig. A woman catches the blood in a pot. Children look on curiously 
round her. Attributed in the sale catalogue to Isack van Ostade. 

10 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Haro, Paris, May 30, 1892, No. 35 (3500 francs). 

4190. Peasants killing a Pig. 

Sale. London, December 21, 1901, No. 70. 

420. THE PIG'S CARCASE. In a roomy cottage interior a 
woman on the right cooks meat. A peasant watches her. On the left 
three children play with a bladder. Fine and richly coloured ; of the early 
period. 

Signed in full on the right ; 14^ inches by i8 inches. 

Sale. Huybrechts, Antwerp, May 12, 1902, No. no (3200 francs, 
Mersch). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 269 

421. Pig 1 - Killing. In a courtyard a peasant family watch the killing 
of a pig. 

Panel, 10 inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. Van der Oudermeulen and others, Amsterdam, April 11, 1904, No. 
992. 

42i#. Pig-Killing. In the open air, at night. Similar in composition 
to the etching by A. van Ostade. 
Oval. 
Etched by F. Faber. 

42 ib. The Rat-Catcher. 
Panel, I2| inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. (Supplementary) Amsterdam, October 10, 1848, No. 402. 

42 1 c. Conjurors at the Fair. On a platform with a curtain at the 
back, two conjurors are performing, in the midst of a crowd. Behind, to 
the left, is a wall ; on the right is a view of a cottage and a village church 
spire. 

Oval, tall and narrow. 

Lithographed by Mourot. 

The original has disappeared. It is doubtful whether the lithograph derives 
from a genuine work by Ostade. 

422. THE HURDY-GURDY PLAYER AT A COTTAGE. 

At the door of a thatched cottage, out of which a peasant and his wife 
are looking, stands a hurdy-gurdy player in profile to the left. In front of 
him to the left are numerous children with a dog. Behind him to the 
right are a boy and a man seated, almost with his back to the spectator, on 
an upturned basket. The picture appears to have been damaged. The 
types are exaggerated, but the tone is fine. A similar but rather smaller 
picture by the master, dated 1637, is at Cambridge (424). 

Signed in full in the centre at foot, and dated 1640 ; panel, 17 J inches 
by 14 inches. 

In the Reimer collection, Berlin, till 1843, when it was bought for the 
Museum. 

In the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, 1906 catalogue, No. 855. 

423. The Wandering Hurdy-Gurdy Player at a Cottage. He 

stands in the left centre, facing slightly to the right, and turning the 
handle of the hurdy-gurdy with his right hand. On the left near him are 
three children ; one of them, a boy with a basket on his left arm, has his 
back to the spectator. The main group of listeners is on the right. In 
front is a bare-headed peasant, with a jug in his left hand ; he sits on an 
upturned tub in profile to the left. On the right behind him are two 
peasants seated and one standing ; on the left farther behind him is an old 
peasant, who sits facing the spectator, and leaning his head on his left hand. 
Behind him is seen the head of a child. An old woman is at the open 
door of a cottage adjoining a larger house. Trees in full leaf rise above 
the houses. 



270 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Signed in full on a bench to the right ; panel, 18 inches by 14 inches. 
In the Holscher-Stumpf collection, Berlin. 

424. THE FIDDLER AT THE COTTAGE. He stands 
fiddling in the centre at the door of a cottage. He faces a little to the 
right. A peasant leans over the closed half-door ; over his left shoulder 
another head is visible. To the right, in front of the fiddler, a little girl 
holding an infant on her left arm stands listening. Beside her is 
a dog which looks up at the player. Behind him to the left are four other 
children ; two of them, near the front, are in shadow. [Compare 422.] 

Signed in full, and dated 1637 ; oval panel, uj inches by 9 inches. 

In the Fitzwilliam collection. 

In the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1902 catalogue, No. 70. 

425. MUSICIANS OUTSIDE THE INN. In front of a 
cottage, with a gnarled oak to the left of it, a fiddler and a young hurdy- 
gurdy player stand in the centre. To the left of them peasants and women 
sit in a semicircle ; one man standing up in the middle asks a woman to 
dance. At the cottage door stands a peasant with a jug in his right hand. 
On the left is a pig ; in the centre is a dog ; to the right are some hens. 
On the right the village street goes away past the cottage ; some people 
are seen walking in the distance. To judge from the light and shade, the 
picture was painted about 1645. 

Signed in full on the right at foot, and dated 16 ; canvas, 23 inches 
by 20 inches. 

Etched by Chataigner as " Paysans et Chansonniers " in the Music Napoleon, 
vol. viii. 

In the Palace, Kassel, 1783 inventor)', No. 100. 

At the Louvre, Paris, 1806-15. 

In the Kassel Gallery, 1903 catalogue, No. 275 (old No. 251). 

426. PEASANTS UNDER A VINE-TRELLIS AT AN 
INN, WITH A MUSICIAN. Sm. 192, and Suppl. 90. Under a 
vine-trellis, in front of an inn, three peasants and a woman are grouped 
round a cask serving as table in the centre foreground. On the cask are 
playing-cards. The foremost man sits in lost profile to the left on a low- 
backed chair. The second man, to the left, stands bending forward, and 
leaning his right hand on the cask. Behind him to the left is an over- 
turned bench. Between them sits the woman, facing the spectator ; she 
holds up in her left hand a full glass, and has a jug in her right. Behind 
her to the right stands a fiddler. Farther back, in front of the door of the 
house on the right, are other peasants. In the right foreground is a pump, 
with a pail beside it. 

Signed in full, and dated 1659 on a ^ oor * n tne r 'g^ lt centre ; panel, 14 
inches by 17^ inches. 

Etched by ReVeil as " Le Jeu interrompu " in the Musee de Peinture et de 
Sculpture, Paris, 1828, vol. i. The note in that publication, stating that the 
picture was in the collection of the King of Prussia at Sanssouci, must be 
erroneous ; but compare 443. 

Engraved in the Musee Napoleon. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 271 

In the Palace, Kassel, 1783 inventory, No. 137. 

In the Louvre, Paris, 1806-15. 

In the Kassel Gallery, 1903 catalogue, No. 276 (old No. 252). 

427. PEASANTS UNDER A VINE -TRELLIS AT AN 
INN, WITH A BAGPIPER. Sm. 194, and Suppl. 93. Under a 
vine-trellis in the foreground six peasants and a woman sit or stand round 
a table, on which lie playing-cards. The foremost man on the right sits 
on a stool in profile to the left, and takes a glass of beer, which a man 
standing in front of him has poured out from a jug. Behind the first man 
sits the woman, leaning back comfortably ; a peasant with a pipe in his 
hand stands behind and speaks to her. In the left middle distance, the 
bagpiper plays at the inn door ; two children and a person at the. door listen 
to him. In the middle distance to the right are other persons conversing 
and drinking. In the right background are trees. This picture is very 
good in lighting and colour. It reminds one strongly of the latest of 
Ostade's pictures at the Mauritshuis, dated 1673 (429). Although this 
picture and the preceding (426) are separated by an interval of seventeen 
years, they are closely related in treatment. 

Signed in full, and dated 1676 on the left, on the back of a bench in 
the arbour ; panel, 15^ inches by I2| inches. 

Edited by Dupreel in the Musee Napoleon as " Les Inconvenients du Jeu," 
and by E. Bovinet under the same title ; also by Longueil in the Poullain 
Gallery. 

In the Schloss Altstadt, Kassel, 1783 inventory, No. 53. 

In the Louvre, Paris, 1806-15. 

In the Kassel Gallery, 1903 catalogue, No. 277 (old No. 253). 

428. THE HURDY-GURDY PLAYER IN THE INN 

ARBOUR. Under an arbour before an inn which fills the background 
peasants and children listen to a hurdy-gurdy player who stands in the 
middle. Those to the left of him sit at a table drinking ; in front of him 
is a dog ; farther right stand a man and a small boy, with their backs to 
the spectator ; nearer the front is an overturned bench. The hostess looks 
out at the inn door. On the right sits a woman with a child. 

Signed in full on the left, and dated 1643 > P ane l> 1 7 inches by 14 \ 
inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosife, ii. 494. 

According to Sedelmeyer's catalogue, it was 
Engraved by Klauber. 
In the collection of Admiral Reibak. 
Sale. Comte de Morny, Paris, May 24, 1852, No. 16 (25,900 francs). 

But the description of the Morny picture does not agree in details, and its 
size is not given, so that it may have been a different work. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer Ch. Sedelmeyer, " Catalogue of 300 
Paintings," 1898, No. loo. 

In the collection of William H. Crocker, San Francisco. 

429. THE FIDDLER AT A COTTAGE. Sm. 209. On the 
left, a little way back, stands a fiddler, facing three-quarters right. He 
wears a blue doublet, brown breeches, and a broad-brimmed hat with a 
plume. In front of him stands his little guide, with his back to the 



272 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

spectator ; the boy is in red, with a grey cloak over his left shoulder. On 
the right is a vine-clad cottage. A countrywoman in brown with a white 
cap leans out over the closed half-door ; to the left of her is seen a laughing 
peasant with a pipe in his hand. A third figure to the right of her is lost 
in shadow. In front of the door to the left a stout and jovial peasant sits 
on a bench facing the spectator ; with his right hand he holds a large 
covered jug on the corner of the bench between his knees. To the left of 
him are two children. In the right foreground a little girl holds a child on 
a stool. A boy sits on the ground playing with a dog. On the left door- 
post is fastened a placard, on which is drawn a cow with the inscription, 
" Koebeesten te koop tot . . ." (" Cows to sell.") " A perfect example 
of the master" (Sm.). [Compare 427.] 

Signed in full, and dated 1673, on a plank to tne r 'g nt > panel, 18 
inches by i6| inches. 

Engraved by Chataigner and Duparc, by Chataigner and Bovinet, by Bout- 
rois, by A. Subercase (1869), by Zeelander, and others. Lithographed by 
C. C. A. Last and-J. I. Mesker. 

A water-colour by Ostade, also dated 1673, and agreeing in detail with the 
picture save that a hen is added, is in the collection of George Salting, London ; 
it is the original of the coloured engraving by Ploos van Amstel. 

In the Van Slingeland collection, according to The Hague catalogue. 

In the Louvre, Paris, 1806-15. 

In the collection of William V., Stadtholder of the Netherlands. 

In the Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, 1907 catalogue, No. 129 ; it was 
there in 1829 (Sm., who valued it together with 636 at 1260 as a pair). 

430. THE BAGPIPER AT A COTTAGE. At the door of a 
vine-clad cottage, with the gable turned to the front, a man stands listening 
to a bagpiper, who stands to the right surrounded by children. In the left- 
hand corner sit a peasant and a woman ; in the right middle distance three 
peasants are carousing at a table in an arbour. Leafy trees rise behind the 
house. In all there are sixteen figures. The red jacket of a girl and the 
blue coat of a boy are the only distinctive notes of colour to relieve the 
prevailing brown and yellow. 

Signed in full on the left, and dated 1640; panel, 18 inches by 14^ 
inches. 

According to two inscriptions on the back, it was in the 

Sales. Petronella de la Court, Amsterdam, October 19, 1707 (Hoet, i. 

106), No. 25 (505 florins). 
Cornelis Hasselaar, Amsterdam, August 26, 1742 (Hoet, ii. 50) 

but the Hasselaar sale included no such picture. 
In the Copenhagen Museum, 1904 catalogue, No. 256^. 

431. AN ORGAN-GRINDER AT A COTTAGE. In front 
of the closed half-door of an inn, from which the landlord and his wife are 
looking out, stands an organ-grinder surrounded by children. A traveller 
sits on a bench in front. 

Dated at the bottom edge 1638 ; panel, 12 inches by 10 inches. 
In the collection of J. O. Gottschald, Leipzig, 1901 catalogue, No. 20 ; 
bequeathed to the Museum in 1903. 

In the Leipzig Museum, Gottschald bequest, 1903 catalogue, No. 799. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 273 

432. A BAGPIPER AT AN INN. Sm. 189, and Suppl. 88. 
On the right is a roadside inn. In an arbour on the extreme right four 
peasants and a woman sit round a table, drinking beer and listening to a 
wandering bagpiper, who stands to the left near them. A little boy with 
a basket in his left arm stands beside him. Farther back, a woman looks 
out at the inn door ; near her are two peasants. Another man brings 
forward a crib, while a woman and child look on. In the left background 
is a tilted waggon. In the left foreground a pipe lies on a little bench ; 
near it are hens. 

Signed in full, and dated 1657 but 1659, according to Sm. and the 
Hope catalogue ; copper, io| inches by 13! inches. 

Exhibited by the London dealer Larkin, 1892 catalogue, No. 52 ; described 
in the catalogue as genuine. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 119. 

In the collection of Thomas Hope, 1829 (Sm.) ; and of Henry Thomas 
Hope, 1842 (Sm.). 

In the collection of Lord Francis Pelham Clinton Hope, Deepdene, 1891 
catalogue, No. 84 ; sold as a whole in 1898 to the London dealers P. and D. 
Colnaghi and A. Wertheimer. 

Sale. H. P. Cunliffe and others, London, May 9, 1903, No. 128. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer Ch. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1905, No. 26. 

In the collection of William Asch, London. 

433. THE ITINERANT MUSICIAN. Sm. 219. Six figures, 
half-length. They stand under an archway, through which are seen a 
cottage and trees to the right. In the centre foreground a little boy plays 
the fiddle. His felt hat is cocked over his ear, and he looks at the 
spectator. To the left, a little behind him, a hurdy-gurdy player with a 
large felt hat stands turning the handle of his instrument with his right 
hand ; he also looks at the spectator. Behind him to the left are the heads 
of two little girls ; on the right is a somewhat bigger boy, behind whom 
the face of another is partly seen. A fine picture of the good period ; 
warm in tone. [Possibly identical with 438*7.] 

Panel, 14 inches by 12 inches. 

Engraved by Cornelis Visscher (Wussin, 161). 

Exhibited in the Rembrandt Exhibition of the Amsterdam dealers Fred. 
Muller and Co., Amsterdam, 1906, No. 95. 

Sales. Baron Nagel, London, March 8, 1795 Ciio : 55.). 

Baron de Hirsch, London, February 6, 1897, No. 46. 

C. F. Huth and others, London, March 19, 1904, No. 115. 
In the possession of Sir G. Donaldson, London. 

434. TRAVELLERS HALTING AT AN INN. Numerous 
travellers halt at a roadside inn. Among them are two riders, one seen 
from the back on a grey horse, the other about to mount a bay horse. 
Nearer to the inn door, at which stands a hurdy-gurdy player and a young 
fiddler, a group are seated at table, attended by a woman. Children sur- 
round the musicians. At the back a woman descends from a tilted waggon. 
Near a trough in the centre foreground are two pigs. A good picture, in 
the style of Isack, but unquestionably the work of Adriaen van Ostade. 

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274 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Signed in full in the left foreground ; panel, 32 inches by 48 inches. 

Described by Sm. as a "capital picture" by Isack van Ostade (Sm. 32) ; 
described also by Waagen (ii. 201) as the work of Isack. 

Exhibited at Manchester, 1857, No. ion ; and at the Burlington Fine 
Arts Club, London, 1900, No. 5. 

In the collection of Paul Methuen, Corsham, Wilts, 1829 (Sm., who 
valued it at 525). 

In the collection of Lieutenant-Colonel G. L. Holford, London. 

435. THE ITINERANT MUSICIAN (or, The Hurdy- 
Gurdy Player at a Cottage). Sm. 56, and Suppl. 23. Three- 
quarter-length. A hurdy-gurdy player stands in the right centre, in profile 
to the left, turning the handle with his left hand. He wears a purple 
jacket, a short cloak, and a large hat. He is speaking to two children 
who stand to the left a little girl in a blue jacket, yellow apron, and 
white cap, seen from the back, and a boy with a satchel under his arm. 
Between them is seen a peasant in a brown jacket and red cap, who leans 
his left elbow on the closed half-door of a cottage and looks out ; he holds 
a clay pipe in his hand, and wears a felt hat. Behind him, in shadow, are 
a man and woman. Above the door is a small projecting roof overgrown 
with vine. On both sides of it are windows with small panes. 

Signed on the right ; panel, I2| inches by loj inches. 

Engraved by Charles Lewis. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 185. 

Sale. Count van Wassenaar-Obdam, The Hague, August 19, 1750 (Hoet, 
ii. 292), No. 35 (335 florins, Bisschop). 

In the Bisschop collection, Rotterdam, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 528); sold as a 
whole in 1771 to the Hopes of Amsterdam. 

Sale. Lord Radstock, London, May 12, 1826, No. 25 (94 : los.). 

In the collection of the late Peter Rainer, 1842 (Sm.). 

Sale. Peter Rainer, London, May 24, 1845, No. 28 (110 : 55., Sm.). 

Sold by Sm. to Sir Thomas Baring. 

Sale. Sir Thomas Baring, London, June 3, 1848, No. 120 (88 :4s.). 

In the collection of the Earl of Northbrook, London, 1889 catalogue, 
No. 138. 

436. THE ITINERANT MUSICIAN. See Sm. Suppl. 23. 
Half-length. On the left stands a hurdy-gurdy player. He wears a light- 
green jacket and a very dark-green hat with a narrow brim and a brown 
feather ; a leathern wallet hangs at his right side from a strap passing over 
his left shoulder. He is in sunlight under trees. On the right, three 
children watch him. On the extreme right the face of a man is seen at 
the open half-door of a cottage. The prevailing tone is green. The 
panel has been patched at the top and on the right. [Probably identical 
with the picture mentioned by Sm.] 

Signed in full in the right-hand top corner; panel, 14 inches by 13 
inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1 894, No. 59. 
Sales. Paris, 1795 (20,000 assignats). 

London, 1876 according to Art Sales ; or, May i, 1880 according 
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In the collection of Constantine Alexander lonides, who bequeathed it in 
1900 to the Museum. 

In the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, lonides bequest. 

437. THE OLD FIDDLER. An old fiddler stands at a cottage 
door, surrounded by the cottager's family and their friends. An old 
woman, holding a baby, leans on the half-door. A boy scrambles on the 
little roof over the door to see better. The smaller children crowd round 
the fiddler ; a boy sits on a basket at his feet. To the left of this group 
are three men with a dog. In the shadow of the house to the right a man 
sits smoking on a bench ; an old woman and a man anxiously wait for a 
man, who stands in front of them, to pour out wine from a bottle which 
he holds up high. Two figures, an old pump, and other accessories are 
on the extreme right. 

Signed, and dated 1641 ; canvas, 26 inches by 31 inches. 

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1908 catalogue, No. 59; 
acquired in 1871. 

438. The Hurdy-Gurdy Player at an Inn. At the door stands 
the host with a glass of beer in his left hand. Behind him, two men's 
heads are indistinctly seen over his right shoulder. In front of the door 
stands the hurdy-gurdy player surrounded by five children, a nurse, and an 
adult. A boy, with his back to the spectator, plays the fiddle beside the 
man. On the extreme right is a schoolboy. In the half-shadow to the 
left a man bends down. Behind the house to the left are trees. 

Signed on a board to the right with a monogram, having on each 
side of it two figures of a date ; the two right-hand figures are illegible, 
and the supposed monogram may perhaps be read as the figures 40 ; panel, 
1 8 inches by 14^ inches. 

In the collection of Dombrova von Treuenwald till 1877, when it was 
sold to Novak. 

In the Novak collection, Prague, 1903 catalogue, No. 62. 

438*7. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player. With six large figures. [Possibly 
identical with 433.] 
Tall and narrow. 

Sale. Cornelis van Dijck, The Hague, May 10, 1713 (Hoet, i. 161), No. 
14 (190 florins). 

438^. In front of a Village Inn. A country waggon comes 
along. A hurdy-gurdy player, and peasants drinking. 
24 inches by 32 inches. 
In the collection of Jacob Halfwassenaar, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 465). 

438*:. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player before a Cottage. He is sur- 
rounded by listening children. At the back peasants are drinking. 
Panel, 12 inches by io| inches. 

In the collection of William Lormier, The Hague (Hoet, ii. 434) ; he had 
bought it from Jaques de Roore (for 250 florins), and sold it to Prince van 
Galensin [Galitzin ?] on November 10, 1756, with another picture (for 750 
florins) according to his own storeroom catalogue of December 1754, No. 212. 



276 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

438^. An Itinerant Bagpiper at an Inn. With other peasants. 
1 8 inches by 19 inches. 

Sale. G. Vogel, Rotterdam, July 3, 1755, No. 40. 

439. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player at an Inn. A crowd of peasants 
drinking. In front sits a man who offers a glass of beer to a hurdy-gurdy 
player. 

Panel, 17^ inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. Lambert ten Kate, Amsterdam, May 29, 1776, No. 100 (360 florins, 
Wubbels). 

439*7. A Peasant playing the Flute in front of a Cottage. 

With other figures. 

Panel, 15 inches by 13^ inches. 

Sale. Willem Adriaan Taree, The Hague, October I, 1777, No. 9 
(38 florins 5, Bergen). 

440. Three Peasants at an Inn Window. Sm. 74. One plays 
the fiddle. Another offers him a glass of beer. The third man is to the 
right. The wall is overgrown with vine. 

Panel, 9^ inches by 7 inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, ii. 19. 
Sm. and Blanc say that Ostade etched the picture, but the description does 
not accord with any one of Ostade's etchings. 
Sale. Nogaret, Paris, 1780 (400 francs). 

4400. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player at a Cottage. 

Sale. Johan Engelman, Haarlem, July 16, 1782, No. 45. 

440^. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player in a Country Barn. With other 
figures. [Pendant to 686j.] 

Sale. J. van der Maas and the widow P. van Spijk, Rotterdam, June 30, 
1783, No. 53. 

440^. The Fiddler in the Village. In the village street at 
evening an itinerant fiddler plays before a house. A man and a woman 
look out at the door listening. Round the fiddler stand some children ; 
One holds a lighted lantern. 

Panel, io| inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 10, 1785, No. 248. 

440^. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player at a Cottage. A child and other 
persons listen to him. 

Panel, 19 inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. (Fiseau ?), Amsterdam, August 30, 1797, No. 161 (63 florins, J. Smit). 

441. A Flute-Player outside an Inn. He is in the middle of a 
group of peasants. At the side are a dog, baskets, casks, and other 
objects. 

Panel, 23 inches by 18 inches. 

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442. The Hurdy-Gurdy Player in the Village. Under an 
arbour in front of a house an old man, in a short cloak, stands playing his 
hurdy-gurdy before a peasant family, including the father, the mother, who 
is seated, two boys, and a little girl, who listen attentively. The mother 
seems to tell the girl to dance. The father holds a jug in his left hand, 
leans his head on his right hand, and rests his elbow on a wooden par- 
tition. A cask, a chair, and other accessories. 

Panel, 16 inches by 13^ inches. 

Sale. De Burtin, Brussels, July 21, 1819, No. 116. 

442*2. An Old Hurdy-Gurdy Player in front of a Cottage. - 

To the right, in front of the cottage, sits a man holding a jug. Near him 
a little child, a woman, and some boys listen thoughtfully- to the hurdy- 
gurdy player. [Compare 445.] 
Panel, 19 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. J. A. van Dam, Dordrecht, June i, 1829, No. 92 (510 florins, 
bought in). 

443. Peasants and a Fiddler in front of an Inn. Sm. Suppl. 
92. In some shady arbours numerous merry villagers are assembled. 
Three are grouped round a cask serving as a table. One has just risen 
from a bench, which has fallen over, and, taking his pipe from his mouth, 
he addresses his companion. Near him stands a fiddler playing. A fine 
evening. [Compare 426.] 

Panel, i8| inches by 25 inches. , 

In the Palace of Sanssouci, Potsdam, 1842 (Sm.). 

444. The Ballad-Singer. Sm. Suppl. 32. A landscape with a few 
cottages in the distance. In front of a hedgerow on the left several 
peasants and children are listening to an old man who stands on a bank 
with ballads in his hand. "Painted in a free and spirited manner" (Sm.). 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

In the Koucheleff-Besborodko collection, St. Petersburg, 1842 (Sm., who 
valued it at j6o). 

Possibly identical with No. 56 in the St. Petersburg Academy ; but that is 
catalogued as a copy, and is in truth not good enough to be a genuine work by 
Ostade. 

445. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player in front of a Cottage. The 

cottage stands amid trees. A peasant seated with a jug in his hand and 
a woman with a child listen to the hurdy-gurdy player standing before 
them. [Compare 442*7. ] 

Sale. Paris, March 4, 1845, No. 70 (920 francs). 

446. The Hurdy-Gurdy Player in front of a Cottage. At the 
door of a low-roofed cottage a hurdy-gurdy player has attracted round him 
about a dozen men, women, and children. The cottager leans over the 
half-door ; he wears a red cap sideways over his ear. His wife's head is 
seen over his shoulder. Both of them are laughing. Among the children 
stands an old man leaning on his stick. 



278 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Signed, and dated 1637 ; panel, 12 inches by 10 inches. 
Sale. Cardinal Fesch, Rome, March 17, 1845, No. 174. 

447. A Country Fair (or, A Hurdy - Gurdy Man at an Inn). 
Sm. 139. A prospective view of a village street with cottages on either 
side. Before the nearest cottage on the left, peasants are drinking and 
smoking. Among them, a man in a pink jacket sits on a bench ; another 
stands behind him, with his foot on the seat, smoking his pipe. They 
look at an old man to their left who plays a hurdy-gurdy, accompanied 
by a boy on the fiddle. To the right sits a peasant in an arm-chair. A 
woman leading a child is at the cottage door. Beside it sits a peasant -, 
near him a boy plays with a dog. On the other side, up the street, are 
the fair-booths, round which are groups of figures. " This capital picture 
possesses in a high degree the rich harmonious tones of colour and truth 
of gradation which distinguish his best works " (Sm.). 

17^ inches by 24 inches. 

Sale. Lord Rendleshara, London, June 20, 1806 (150). 

In the collection of William Wells of Redleaf, 1829 (Sm., who valued it at 



Sate.W. Wells of Redleaf, London, May 12, 1848 (325 : ios., Philips). 

447*7. The Musician at the Inn. Peasants sit at a table outside 
an inn, listening to a fiddle. 

Signed ; canvas, 13 inches by 10 inches. 

Sales. Amsterdam, March 28, 1855, No. 37. 

Amsterdam, March 26, 1856, No. no (41 florins, Roos). 

448. The Itinerant Musician. Sm. Suppl. 25. In front of an 
inn a blind man plays a hurdy-gurdy and sings. Around him are 
numerous listeners. To the right of the inn door sits a man holding a 
glass of beer. At the door stands the landlord ; his wife's head is seen 
behind him. Behind the man seated are a little girl and a boy. To the 
left of the door stands another boy with his hands in his pockets ; a little 
girl at his side hangs on his arm. A dog and other accessories. The view 
is bounded by trees. An " excellent little picture " (Sm.). 

Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

In the collection of the Marquis de Caviere. 

Sales. Dubois, Paris, December 7, 1840 (10,105 francs). 

Th. Patureau, Paris, April 20, 1857, No. 20 (18,100 francs). 

Pierard of Valenciennes, Paris, March 20, 1860, No. 57 (25,100 
francs, Tardieu). 

449. The Hurdy-Gurdy Player in front of a Cottage. A 

little girl and three other figures. 

Sales. T. Capron, London, March 4, 1854 (252, Nieuwenhuys). 

Scarisbrick, London, May n, 1861 (493:105., Lord Ward, 

afterwards Earl of Dudley). 
Earl of Dudley, London, April 7, 1876 (346 : ios., Cox). 

449*. The Hurdy-Gurdy Player in the Village. 
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Sale. Jonkheer H. W. F. van Panhuys and others, Amsterdam, September 
26, 1882, No. 65. 

450. THE ROMMELPOT PLAYER IN FRONT OF AN 
INN. A peasant listens. Two other figures are at the open inn door. 
There are twelve other figures, a dog, and hens. 

Signed ; I2|- inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Price and others, London, May 6, 1893, No. 71 (578). 

451. FIVE MUSICIANS IN FRONT OF A VILLAGE 
INN. Five itinerant musicians in front of a house are surrounded by a 
crowd. 

Signed in full, and dated 1641 ; canvas, 25 inches by 32^ inches. 

In the Markham collection. 

Sale. Henry Doetsch, London, June 22, 1895, No. 381 [A. Bredius]. 



451^. An Itinerant Musician. Children and peasant women in 
front of a window. 

Signed ; panel, 14 inches by u inches. 

Sale. Buckley and others, London, May 4, 1901, No. 34. 

451^. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player and Figures in front of a 
House. 

Panel, iy inches by 14 J inches. 

Sale. Salmon, London, June 22, 1903, No. 139. 

45 ic. The Blind Hurdy-Gurdy Player in front of a Cottage. 

Engraved by A. van der Does. 

45i</. The Itinerant Musician. 

Engraved in mezzotint by Robert Lawrie. 

451*. A Musician with a Beggar Family. 

Engraved by P. W. Schwarz. 

452. A Woman reading the News in front of a Cottage. 

On the left is a cottage amid trees. A man leans over the half-door ; a 
woman is seen behind him. They listen to an old woman, in profile to 
the left, leaning on a stick, who stands reading aloud from a paper in her 
right hand. Another man sits listening to the left of the door ; his back 
is to the spectator. To the right of the door are two children ; three 
others are on the right of the old woman, and the two smaller of them play 
on the ground. A dog and two hens. In the right background a man 
goes through a door. This picture is in the style of the scenes with 
musicians in front of a cottage. Its authenticity, however, is not free 
from doubt ; it may perhaps be a very good old copy. 

Signed in full, and dated 1644 on the right at foot ; panel, 18 inches 
by 14 inches. 

Mentioned by Parthey, ii. 208. 

Formerly in the collection of the Prince of Reuss, from which it was 
bought about 1814 (f r 2 5 thaler). 



2 8o ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

In the collection of Freiherr Speck von Sternburg, Liltzschena, 1889 
catalogue, No. 149. 

453. A COTTAGE. An old woman is busy at her washing. Near 
her sits a man on a bench. On the floor is a child. In front are domestic 
utensils. 

Panel, 10 inches by 12^ inches. 

In the Suermondt Museum, Aachen, 1883 catalogue, No. 101. 

454. A PEASANT FAMILY AT HOME. In the left centre 
sits the father, with his right foot on a pan of embers. He holds a yarn- 
winder. To the right of him sits his wife in profile to the left ; she is 
picking mussels out of a flat tub in front of her. Between them are two 
boys. In the left foreground is a cat ; at the back of the barn-like interior 
is a wooden bedstead. On the right, a staircase leads to an upper room. 
A very fine picture, yellowish in tone, and strongly reminiscent of Isack 
van Ostade. If the signature were not so clear, the picture might pre- 
ferably be assigned to Isack. 

Signed in full, and dated 1638 ; panel, 12 inches by 14 inches. 

Mentioned by E. Bassermann-Jordan, Unveroffentliche Gem'dlde alter Meister 
a us dem Besitz des bayerischen Staates {Aschajfenburg), No. 45. 
From the collection of the Electoral Bishop. 
In the Royal Palace at Aschaffenburg. 

455. A PEASANT FAMILY AT HOME. Sm. Suppl. i8(?) 
A dimly lighted barn, with a steeply pitched roof that is seen to the right. 
In the left background a man and woman are busy with household work. 
(Sm. says that the woman is washing linen ; he does not mention the 
man.) On the right is a man at work. Near him are domestic utensils, 
a basket, a baking-trough, a milk-can, and other things. In the left fore- 
ground is some fuel j a hen is feeding. [Compare 456.] 

Signed in full on the right at foot, and dated 1636 or 1656 (the third 
figure is not clear) ; panel, n inches by 9 inches (Sm. says 10 inches by 
15 inches). 

Brought from England, and acquired by the Kunstinstitut in 1872. 
In the Stadel'sches Kunstinstitut, Frankfort-on-Main, 1900 catalogue, No. 
205 ; Sm. says that a similar picture was there in 1842. 

455*7. Interior of a Farmhouse. In a tumble-down barn, with 
great beams and a timbered roof, a man in a fur cap and pink coat sits 
smoking in the left foreground. He watches a woman who stoops over a 
tub. On the ground near her is a dog asleep. In the centre at the back 
three boys are playing ; one raises a bladder to strike his brother. Behind 
them is a wide chimney. In the right foreground are a broken wheel, a 
pump, and a ladder. The lighting suggests the influence of Rembrandt. 

Signed in full, and dated 1646 ; oval panel, 15 inches by 20 inches. 

In the collection of Arthur Kay, Glasgow. 

456. INTERIOR OF A COTTAGE. In an interior filled with 
old lumber a woman stands washing clothes at a tub. A little child sits 



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on the floor at her feet. A boy seated on a stool plays on a triangle (?). 
At the back is the hearth. [Compare 475^.] 

Signed in full, and dated 163-; oval panel, about io| inches by 
15 inches. 

Mentioned by Parthey (ii. 207) as a sketch, with some variations, for the 
picture at Frankfort (455). 

Sale. J. van der Linden van Slingeland, Dordrecht, August 22, 1785, No. 
301 (101 florins, Roos) said to measure 10 inches by 1 1 inches. 
According to the catalogue, the supposed boy with a triangle is 
really a man winding yarn. This is probably true of the Ham- 
burg picture. The yarn-winder is also mistaken for a triangle in 
the catalogue description of the Karlsruhe picture (457). [Com- 
pare also 454.] 

In the Hudtwalcker- Wesselhoeft collection, Hamburg, 1889 catalogue, 

P- 53- 

In the Hamburg Kunsthalle, Wesselhoeft bequest. 

457. A FISHERMAN'S FAMILY IN THEIR COTTAGE. 

A peasant sits in a chair in front of a wooden partition. He holds a 
yarn-winder (not a triangle, as the catalogue states). On a stool beside 
him to the right lies a pipe. Behind him to the right his wife is busy at 
the fire, over which hangs a pot. Two children watch her. An old 
waggon-wheel is placed against a post in front. [Compare 456.] 

Signed in full, and dated 1636 ; panel, 7^ inches by 6 inches. 

In the Karlsruhe Picture Gallery, 1894 catalogue, No. 244. 

458. A PEASANT FAMILY. In front, in the right centre, a 
peasant dressed in pink and white sits facing left, seen from the back in a 
three-quarter-view. He watches two children playing with a dog. Behind 
him is a man seated, with a woman. To the right stands a man in a 
bluish -grey jacket. Farther right, beside the hearth, sits an old man 
embracing a jug and looking to the left with a smile. A fine picture of 
the early period. Very delicate in its yellowish-brown tones, and less 
harsh in the lighting than is usual at this period. The light and shade is 
remarkably well developed. It seemed at first as if the date should be 
1656, but the types of the figures do not accord with so late a date. 

Signed in full, and dated 1636 ; panel, u inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. Elector of Cologne, 1764. 

In the Copenhagen Museum, 1904 catalogue, No. 256. 

459. THREE CHILDREN SEATED IN AN INTERIOR. 

One seated on the floor eats broth. A cat is on a stool. The back 
wall is strongly illumined. Catalogued as by " Ostade." [Compare 
482*.] 

Signed in full ; panel, 8| inches by 8 inches. 

In the collection of Antoine Brasseur, bequeathed to the Museum in 1879. 
In the Lille Museum, Brasseur bequest, 1893 catalogue, 581. 

460. THE INTERIOR OF A PEASANT'S COTTAGE. 

Sm. 146, and Suppl. 71. Near a large window on the left stands a small 
octagonal table, half-covered with a white cloth, on which are a loaf, a 



282 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

knife, a pipe, a glass, and other things. Behind it sits a peasant with a 
high cap, looking with pleasure to the right where a woman sits showing 
a doll to a little child on her lap. In the left foreground, behind a stool, 
stands a little boy with a plate of broth ; he looks down at a dog who puts 
his forepaws on the stool, and begs for some of his food. At an open door 
in the remote background is a figure. 

"This excellent picture is remarkable for its brilliant display of 
chiaroscuro, and its extraordinary power of colour. The window is indeed 
a magical deception in art. It might, however, be wished that the artist 
had not placed his point of sight so high, as it gives the appearance of an 
ascent to the apartment " (Sm.). 

Signed in full, and dated 1668 ; panel, 25 inches by 16 inches. 

Mentioned by Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, ii. 260 ; and by Waagen, 
ii. 13. 

Exhibited at the British Institution, London, 1826 and 1827 ; and at the 
Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1890, No. 113. 

Sales. P. de Smeth van Alphen, Amsterdam, August i, 1810, No. 69 

(5000 florins, Lafontaine). 

Lafontaine, London, June 12, 1811, No. 59 (1050, Lord Yar- 
mouth) the price was artificial as the picture had been sold 
before the sale. 

In the Royal collection, Buckingham Palace, London, No. 29 ; it was in 
the Royal collection in 1829 (Sm.). 

461. A WOMAN WITH A CHILD AND TWO PEAS- 
ANTS. Sm. 198, and Suppl. 98. Three-quarter-length. On the left, 
with her back to a window, only a small part of which is seen, sits a 
woman with a child on her left arm. To the right of her sits a peasant, 
almost in full face, who stirs a bowl which he holds up in his left hand. 
Between them, farther back, stands another peasant who looks at the first 
man ; his right hand rests on the window-sill. On a bench under the 
window is an earthenware pot with a spoon in it. In the right background 
is a cellar door. 

Panel, 13^ inches by nj inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 13. 

Exhibited at the British Institution, London 1826-7. 

Sale. Jan Gildemeester, Amsterdam, June II, 1800, No. 166 (1025 florins 

Sm. says 1325 florins Sterk). 

In the Royal collection, Buckingham Palace, London, No. 153 ; it was in 
the Royal collection, 1829 (Sm.). 

462. THE INTERIOR OF A COTTAGE (or, A Peasant 
Family at Home). Sm. 64. Beside the hearth on the right a country- 
woman sits in profile ; to the right of her, and farther back, a peasant faces 
the spectator. Both are smoking. Almost in the centre foreground is a 
flax-wheel. On the left, at a window of which one casement is open, are 
three children. The biggest, a boy, kneels on the window-seat. His 
little sister tries to climb up. The smallest child sits in an infant's chair. 
In colour and in light and shade this is a picture of first-rate quality. An 
" exquisite little bijou " (Sm.). 

Signed in full, and dated 1661 ; panel, 13^ inches by 12 inches. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 283 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Trlsor de la Curiosite, i. 194 ; and by Waagen, 
ii. 107. 

Engraved by Dunker, 1770, in the Choiseul Gallery, No. 14. 

Exhibited at the British Institution, London, 1819 ; at the Royal Academy 
Winter Exhibition, London, 1890, No. Hi. 

Possibly the picture of this subject which was in the collection of the 
Count van Wassenaar, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 401). [Compare 463.] 

Sales. Due de Choiseul, Paris, 1777 (3000 francs). 
Beaujon, Paris, April 25, 1787 (3000 francs). 

In the collection of Alexander Baring, 1829 (Sm.). 

In the collection of Lord Ashburton, The Grange ; sold as a whole in 
August 1907 to the London dealers T. Agnew and Sons and others. 

In the possession of Sir George Donaldson, London. 

463. THE INTERIOR OF A COTTAGE ; A PEASANT 
FAMILY AT TABLE. Sm. 104. On the right side of a roomy 
interior, lighted from a large window on the left, a peasant and his wife 
sit at a round table half-covered with a cloth. The woman, seated in an 
arm-chair, holds out something to a little child standing at her knee and 
clutching at the object. The father, with his hands folded on the table, 
looks down with a smile at the child. Between them, farther back, stands 
a young man with a face of a negro type ; he holds a pipe. On the left, 
near the window, a little girl plays with a dog ; a boy sitting on the 
window-seat watches her. In the right foreground are a cradle, a spin- 
ning-wheel, and other domestic utensils. In the left foreground is a stair- 
case leading to an upper floor. A picture of very good quality with 
delicate light and shade. " It is impossible to speak too highly of this 
gem ; in luminous effect, and brilliancy of colour and finish, it has never 
been surpassed " (Sm.). 

Signed in full on the right at foot, and dated 1661 ; panel, 13 inches 
by ii inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps ; by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, ii. 161, 

379 ; by Waagen, ii. 201 ; and by W. Burger, Tr'esors d* Art en Angleterre. $ ^ 

Engraved by Le Bas, when in the Praslin Gallery, as "Le Menage Hol- 

landois " ; engraved by Bond in Tresham's British Gallery ; and by J. Fittler in 

Forster's collection of engravings. 

Exhibited at Manchester, 1857, No. 1047 ; and at the Burlington Fine 
Arts Club, London, 1900, No. 35. 

In the collection of the Count van Wassenaar, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 401). [Com- 
pare 462.] 

Sales. Prince de Conti, Paris, April 8, 1777 (3600 francs, Remy). 

Choiseul-Praslin, Paris, February 1 8, 1793 ( 1 0,00 1 francs, Maurice). 
Duruey, Paris, June 21, 1797 (7125 francs). 
Montaleau, Paris, 1802 (8500 francs). 

In the collection of Jeremiah Harman, Woodford, 1829 (Sm.). 
Sale. Jeremiah Harman, London, May 17, 1844 (^1386, Buchanan for 

Holford). 
In the collection of Lieutenant-Colonel G. L. Holford, London. 

464. INTERIOR WITH PEASANTS. Sm. 27. On the left, 
at a large open window, sits a woman with a child on her lap. She feeds 
the child with a spoon in her right hand ; it is crying. In the right back- 



284 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

ground by the fire are three men. On the floor in front are a dish of 
mussels, a spinning-wheel, and other objects. A good picture. [Pen- 
dant to 397, in the National Gallery.] 

Signed, and dated 1663 ; panel, 13 inches by 15 inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, ii. 225. 
Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1889, 
No. 131. 

Sales. La Live de Jully, Paris, March 5, 1770 (4105 francs, with 

pendant). 

Dutartre, Paris, March 19, 1804 (7000 francs, Delastre). 
In the collection of the Marquess of Hertford, 1829 (Sin., who valued it at 

A 00 )- 

In the Wallace Collection, London, 1901 catalogue, No. 169. 

465. A PEASANT FAMILY AT HOME. In the right fore- 
ground a countrywoman, with a child on her lap, sits in profile to the left 
on a low stool. She converses with a man seated on a chair to the left of 
her ; he rests his right hand on his hip, and leans on the table beside him 
with his left hand, which grasps a clay pipe. On the right, behind the 
woman, a peasant seated in profile to the left takes a tall glass from a third 
man, standing behind the table, who has filled the glass from a jug in the 
shape of a bearded man. On the right, behind the group, is a cupboard. 
The light falling on the scene is rendered with fine restraint. 

Signed in full on the right at foot, and dated 1649 ; panel, 12^ inches 
by io| inches. 

Sale. King Maximilian of Bavaria, Munich, December 5, 1826, No. 45. 

In the private collection of the King of Bavaria. 

In the Aeltere Pinakothek, Munich, 1904 catalogue, No. 369. 

466. A PEASANT FAMILY AT HOME. The mother sits 
before the fire feeding a child with a spoon. A man stands before her 
looking on. A small picture of slight importance. 

Signed in full on the right, and dated 1641 ; panel, 4! inches by 
7 inches. 

Probably identical with the picture mentioned by Parthey (ii. 207, No. 38) 
as in the Esterhazy collection, Vienna, 1883 of a woman nursing a child 
in a room. 

Exhibited at Dttsseldorf, 1886, No. 242. 

In the collection of Count Esterhazy, Nordkirchen. 

In the collection of the Due d'Arenberg, Nordkirchen, No. 169. 

467. A PEASANT FAMILY AT HOME. The parents and 
three children at table. In the dark background to the right are three 
other figures. A good little early picture. 

Signed in full on a table by the wall, and dated 1637 ; panel, 7^ 
inches by 9^ inches. 

Bequeathed to the University by Thomas Penrose, 1851. 
In the Oxford University Galleries, 1905 catalogue, No. 55. 

468. INTERIOR OF A COTTAGE (or, A Peasant and a 
Woman with a Child in a Large Rustic Interior). Sm. 51, 195, 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 285 

and Suppl. 21. A countrywoman, with a little child on her lap, sits at 
the back before the fire. To the left of her sits a man in an arm-chair. 
At the window to the left are a cradle and a table covered with a white 
cloth, on which are a knife, a loaf, and a jug. To the right, nearer the 
front, a man ascends a ladder. In the style in which Isack followed 
Adriaen. "This excellent picture has become a little sombre from the 
protrusion of the brown hues" (Sm.). [Compare 384.] 

Signed in full on the right, and dated 1642 ; panel, 13^ inches by 
inches. 



Engraved in the Musee Napoleon. 

Apparently it must be identical with " Le Menage Rustique," imperfectly 
described by Sm. (195) as "The Interior of a Room with a Woman rocking a 
Child in a Cradle," since there is no other such picture in the Louvre ; but 
Sm. 195 was valued by the experts in 1816 at 3000 francs, whereas Sm. 51 and 
Suppl. 21 was valued by the experts in 1816 at 15,000 francs. 

Sales. Le Brun, Paris, December 20, 1773, (3120 francs). 

Comte de Vaudreuil, Paris, November 24, 1784, No. 37 (1201 
francs, Paillet). 

In the Louvre, Paris, 1902 catalogue, No. 24.98. 

469. A PEASANT FAMILY AT HOME. In the foreground 
is a group of three children. One on the right drinks from a large jug 
which a second child hands forward. An old woman sits cooking on the 
left, with her back to the group. Between them is another woman, 
holding a jug in front of her. An early work in pale tones of blue, yellow, 
grey, and pink. 

Signed in full on a cask to the right j panel, 10 inches by 13 inches. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger, June 1908. 

470. A Mother combing her Child's Hair in a Cottage 
Interior. Near the seated woman stands a bigger boy. On the right 
are vegetables and cooking utensils. 

Panel, 10 inches by 13 inches. 

In the collection of Jules Porges, Paris. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 

471. A PEASANT FAMILY AT HOME. A woman sits on 
a chair, winding yarn. To the left beside her are three children ; the 
youngest sits in an infant's chair, playing with a doll. Next sits a little 
boy on a foot-warmer, stretching out his arms to the doll. A girl of 
about six, holding a piece of bread, stands behind her baby sister. On the 
left, the father cleans a bird-cage ; two boys watch him, one of them 
sitting on the window-seat, while the other is outside. Domestic utensils 
are strewn about. At the back is a bed, with a table beside it ; to the left 
is a stove. A man goes out at a door in the centre. The picture seems 
to have been enlarged on all sides and made into an oval, but the only 
visible traces of these additions are on the left side and at the bottom. It 
dates from about 1665. 

Signed in full on the left at foot ; panel, in an oval frame, 19 inches 
by 22 inches. 



286 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Sale. Julienne, Paris, March 30, 1767. 
Acquired by the Empress Catherine II. 

In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 946. 

472. A PEASANT FAMILY AT HOME (or, Maternal 
Occupation). Sm. 25, and Suppl. 26. A woman, wearing a grey jacket, 
blue bodice, and white cap, sits facing right on a chair. She holds a basin 
of broth in her left hand, and with a pewter spoon in her right feeds a 
little child seated in an infant's chair. Behind, to the right, stands a little 
boy of about five with his hands on the back of the chair. At the fireside 
in the background a peasant wearing a black hat, with his back to the 
spectator, lights his pipe at a blazing faggot which he has taken from the 
hearth. In the conventional later style, with the vivid steely blue of the 
dress and white of the cap. "Excellent" (Sm.). 

Signed in full on the chimney-piece, and dated 1667; panel, 9 inches 
by 7^ inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps. 

Sale. Julienne, Paris, March 30, 1767 (1001 francs). 
Acquired by the Empress Catherine II. 

In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 954 ; it was 
there in 1842 (Sm., who valued it at ^150). 

473. A PEASANT FAMILY BY THE FIRESIDE. In 

the centre of a large room with a timbered roof sits a countrywoman, 
dressed in red, with a little girl at her knee. The woman turns to the 
left, where a boy and a little girl are struggling for a saucer of milk. Near 
the fireside on the right stand three men ; the foremost, seen from the 
back, has just risen from his chair. At the back a man turns to the open 
door, through which is seen a green landscape. The picture gives the 
impression of having been painted later than 1660 ; probably the "o" is a 
mutilated "8." Almost the same composition as in the etching B. 46, 
which is of doubtful authenticity. [Pendant to 582 at Schwerin.] 

Signed in full, and dated 1660 (8 ?) ; panel, 18 inches by 15^ inches. 

The details and size correspond to those of 478, but the two pictures cannot 
be identical. 

In the Stockholm inventory of 1816. 

In the Stockholm National Museum, 1900 catalogue, No. 550. 

474. PEASANTS AT HOME. A poor cottage with a large 
heap of old lumber in shadow in the right foreground. The light enters 
at a window in the right background, and falls on a group of two peasants 
and a woman on the left. The woman, seated facing the spectator, pours 
out a glass of beer from a jug for a peasant, with a pipe in his mouth, who 
sits to the left of her, in profile to the right. The other peasant, in profile 
to the left, stands behind the woman. In the left foreground lie kitchen 
utensils. 

Signed in full, and dated 1647 ; panel, 14 inches by 18 inches. 

Sales. R. Papin, Paris, March 29, 1873. 

Edouard Kums, Antwerp, May 17, 1898, No. 122 (4000 francs, 
Colnaghi). 



ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 287 

H. C. Du Bois and others, Amsterdam, November 27, 1906, No. 

146 (3800 florins, Schwartz). 
In the collection of the late Alexander Tritsch, Vienna. 

474*7. A Kitchen Interior. By Ostade and Dusart. 
Sale. Amsterdam, November 5, 1704, No. 12. 

474^. A Kitchen Interior. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 12, 1708 (Hoet, i. 127), No. 36 No. 44 in 
the original catalogue (65 florins). 

474<r. A Kitchen Interior. 

Sale. Amsterdam, July 17, 1709 (Hoet, i. 136), No. 32 (21 florins). 

474^. A Kitchen, in which a Woman is teaching her Child. 

Sale. Cornelis van Dijck, The Hague, May 10, 1713 (Hoet, i. 160), No. 
15 (63 florins). 

474*. A Peasant Family at Home. 

Sale. Ouiryn van Strijen, Haarlem, April 2, 1715 (Hoet, i. 177), No. 4 
(355 florins). 

474/ A Peasant Family at Home. 

Sale. Ouiryn van Strijen, Haarlem, April 2, 1715 (Hoet, i. 177), No. 5 
(280 florins). 

. A Kitchen. 



Sale. Jonas Witsen, Amsterdam, March 23, 1717 (Hoet, i. 206), No. 29 
(40 florins). 

474/1. The Little Child eating Broth. 

Sale. Jacob van Hoik, Amsterdam, Aprjl 12, 1719 (Hoet, i. 221), No. 7 
(305 florins). 

474*. Children eating Broth. 

8| inches by 6J inches. 

Sale. Coenraad Baron Droste, The Hague, July 21, 1734 (Hoet, i. 428), 
No. 88 (28 florins). 

475. The Interior of a Kitchen. Sm. 4. A mother is suckling 
her child, with two other children near her. Various household 
accessories. 

Dated 1647 ; panel, 13^ inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. Samuel van Huls, The Hague, September 3, 1737 (Hoet, i. 481), 
No. 34 (235 florins). 

475*7. Peasants at Home. A woman with a child in her arms. 
14^ inches by n^ inches. 

Sale. Van Zwieten, The Hague, April 12, 1741 (Hoet, ii. 23), No. 153 
(180 florins). 

47 5^. A Family in a Rustic Interior. With accessories. 
Sale. The Hague, April 13, 1771, No. 10. 



288 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

475<r. A Rustic Barn. With many utensils. At the back sits a 
woman ; a man holding a spade stands beside her, conversing. His figure 
is brightly illumined. 

Panel, 9 inches by 7^ inches. 

Sale. Servad, Amsterdam, June 25, 1778, No. 66 (25 florins, Fouquet). 

475<:<r. A Peasant Family at Home. In an interior sits a woman 
with a child on her lap. She speaks to an old peasant standing beside 
her. Household utensils are scattered about. The light enters at an 
open door. 

Canvas on panel, 13 inches by 15^ inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 16, 1792, No. 70 (10 florins, Van der Schley). 

47 5</. A Peasant Family at Home. The woman stands at a 
wash-tub ; near her are a peasant winding yarn and a child. [Compare 
456.] 

Panel, 10 inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, July n, 1798, No. 78. 

476. A Peasant Family at Home. Two peasants and an old 
woman in a kitchen. One man stands lighting his pipe at a charcoal pan 
which he holds in his hand. The other sits, trimming a piece of wood 
with his knife. Behind them is the woman. A little boy stands on a 
bench covered with a cloth, at the side, and stirs a bowl with a spoon. In 
the foreground is a foot- warmer ; near it lie playing-cards and a broken 
pipe. Farther back are a chopping-block and other accessories. 

Panel, about 10 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. A. van der WerfF van Zuidland, Dordrecht, July 31, 1811, No. 80 
(30 florins, Versteeg). 

476*. Peasants at Home. 

Sale. The brothers Mallinus, Louvain, September 9, 1824, No. 78. 

477. A Peasant Family. Sm. 222. At the door of a cottage a 
woman teaches her child to walk. A peasant, standing before her, is 
about to drink. Another peasant is seated, with a pipe in one hand and a 
charcoal pan in the other. At a little distance from these five peasants sit 
at a table, smoking and drinking. 

Panel, 13 inches by io| inches. 

Lithographed in 1827. 

In the Vienna Gallery, 1829 (Sm.) ; but no such picture by Adriaen van 
Ostade is now there. 

478. A Mother amusing her Child with a Toy. Sm. Suppl. 
95. In the centre of a large room, with a projecting chimney-piece at one 
side and an arched doorway at the back, a mother sits playing with her 
child. She looks at a boy and a girl who are disputing over a bowl of milk. 
On the other side, a peasant has just risen from his seat ; another sits 
beside the fire, coughing ; a third, behind him, scratches his head. 

Panel, i8 inches by 15^ inches. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 289 

The details and size agree with those of 473 at Stockholm, but the pictures 
cannot be identical. 

Offered at auction by Foster, London, 1835. 

47 Sa. A Rustic Interior. A woman stands at a wash-tub. Three 
peasants sit by the fire. In front are domestic utensils. 
Panel, 23 inches by 28J inches. 

In the collection of B. Scheurleer. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 27, 1840, No. 48 (25 florins, Roos). 

479. A Rustic Interior. A village butcher is buying animals from 
a woman scouring a pot. He shows her a coin to induce her to complete 
the bargain. In other parts of the room two other women are at work. 
Here and there are domestic utensils. Of the master's first period. 

Panel, 14 inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. MefFre the elder, Paris, February 25, 1845, No. 69. 

480. A Peasant Family at Home. Sm. 178, and Suppl. 82. In 
a cottage interior, near a projecting chimney on the left, a woman sits on 
a low chair with a little child on her lap. Behind her stands the father, 
cutting bread for two boys ; one of them, in a yellow jacket, stands beside 
a round table with his back to the spectator, while the other, behind the 
table, plays with a dog. Picturesque accessories. 

Dated 1647 ; panel, 17 inches by 14 inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, ii. 494. 

Etched by A. van Ostade, B. 46. 

Probably the picture engraved by C. Josi in 1673. 

Sales. H. Rottermondt, Amsterdam, July 18, 1786, No. 238 (81 florins, 

Winter). 
Cliquet-Andrioli, Amsterdam, July 18, 1803, No. 38 (565 florins, 

Roos). 
George Morant, London, 1832 (236 : 55.) ; it was in his collection 

in 1829 (Sm.). 
Comte de M[orny], Paris, May 24, 1852, No. 15 (7700 francs). 

480^7. Peasants at Home. Two peasants and a child sit at a table. 
At the back a woman is by the fireside. 

Sale. G. H. Morland, London, May 9, 1863 (141 : 153., Pearce). 

480^. Interior of a Cottage. 

In the Van Winterfeld collection, Berlin, 1863 (Parthey, ii. 207). 

480^. Peasants saying Grace. [Compare 497^.] 

Panel, about 7 inches by 9 inches. 

In the Hollandt collection, Brunswick, 1863 (Parthey, ii. 208). 

481. A Peasant Family at Table. The father sits in the middle, 
carving a ham. A man standing up talks and waves his knife. A 
woman, seen from the back, feeds a little child. On the left another child 
drinks from a bowl which stands on a stool. 

Signed in full on the right at foot ; canvas, 9^ inches by 20 inches. 

Sale. Breb , Paris, March 26, 1866, No. 35. 

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290 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

4810. A Peasant Family at Home. The man holds a yarn- 
winder j the woman spins. Between them is a child with a dog. 
Apparently the original of J. de Visscher's print (see 497). 

Panel, 12 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Samuel Baruch, Cologne, May 23, 1870, No. 25. 

482. A Dutch Kitchen. A woman, with her back to the spectator, 
lays the table. Farther back sits an old man holding on his knee a boy 
who is eating a piece of bread. On casks in the foreground are a pig's 
head on a dish and some roast fowls. A bundle of radishes and various 
kitchen utensils are strewn on the floor. 

Panel, about 9 inches by 6| inches. 

Sale. Erasmus von Engert, Vienna, June 5, 1871, No. 60. 

482*7. Children playing in a Cottage Room. [Compare 459.] 
Signed with the monogram ; panel, 8 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. F. J. Gsell, Vienna, March 14, 1872, No. 79. 

482^. Maternal Cares. 
Panel, 8| inches by 12 inches. 

In the collection of the Comtesse de Chinchon, born de Bourbon. 
Sale. Salamanca, Paris, January 25, 1875, No. 64. 

483. Peasants at Home. In a Dutch cottage a woman sits 
mending an apron. A man, seated with his feet on a stool, is cleaning 
the coat of a Pomeranian dog which lies across his knees. Another peasant 
stands drinking from a pewter pot. 

Panel, 8 inches by io| inches. 

Sale. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 9, 1881, No. 407. 

484. A Peasant Family at Home. A woman sits nursing her 
child on a low chair j she rests one foot on a foot-warmer. A man is 
winding yarn. 

Panel, 8 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 21, 1883, No. 82. 

485. Peasants at Home. A man, seated on a stool, turns and lifts 
his full glass to a young mother, who holds her child by the hands to help 
it to walk. An old man compliments her on it. A man sits smoking on 
a bench beside an old woman. Two other persons warm themselves at the 
fire. 

Signed on the right, and dated 1659 > panel, 9 inches by 12 inches. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, IS Hotel Drouot en 1882, p. 215 ; and L' Hotel 
Drouot en 1883, p. 345. 

In the Cottreau collection, Paris. 

Sales. Leopold Flameng, Paris, April 14, 1882, No. 59 (4800 francs). 

Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 21, 1883, No. 80 (4600 francs). 

485*7. A Peasant Family at Home. On the left of a poorly 
furnished room three children sit eating round a pot. In the centre a 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 291 

woman washes a little child. Beside her to the right a man warms a cloth 
at the open fire. 

Panel, 9^ inches by 13! inches. 

Sale. A. Baehner, Cologne, September 30, 1889, No. 96. 

486. A Peasant Family at Home. In the centre of a spacious 
room a woman sits on a bench, combing the hair of her little daughter, 
who stands at her knee and bends down her head. The father, stick in 
hand, is about to go out ; a dog is at his feet. On the left, a pan stands 
on a footstool. At the back is a fourth figure. 

Signed on the right at foot ; circular panel, 6-^ inches across. 
Sale. G. Rothan, Paris, May 29, 1890, No. 82 (1450 francs). - 

486*. A Peasant Family at their Meal. In a room a man and 
his wife with their child sit round a fire, over which hangs a pot, and 
take their meal. 

Canvas, 16 inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. Cremer and others, Cologne, January 20, 1892, No. 144. 

487. A PEASANT FAMILY AT HOME. In the left centre 
the father sits on a chair beside a small round table, with a clay pipe in his 
right hand. To the right of him stands his wife in profile to the left. 
She holds by the hand a little girl, who stands almost in front of her, 
facing the spectator and holding a little basket in her right hand. In the 
right foreground is a cushion on a three-legged stool, against which leans 
a broom. At the back by the fireside sits a peasant ; to the left of him are 
two other figures. Several steps lead up to an open door, showing a better 
lighted room. By the wall to the left is a cupboard. 

Signed in full on the cupboard ; canvas, 24^ inches by 23 inches. 

A pen-drawing of a similar subject is in the British Museum Print-room. 
Sale. Perkins, London, June 14, 1890, No. 13. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer Ch. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1894, No. 26. 

488. A Peasant Family at Home. A peasant sits feeding a little 
child on his knee with broth. He is on a low chair in front of the hearth, 
in which a pot hangs over a blazing fire. The woman behind him holds 
a cloth to dry at the fire. On a stool to the left a bigger boy eats from a 
dish. On the floor are dishes, pans, and jugs. At the back is a bed in 
an alcove. 

Signed in full on the left at foot ; panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

The composition agrees with that of A. van Ostade's etching, B. 33. 
In the collection of R. Passavant, Basel, according to a seal at the back of 
the picture. 

Sale. Frankfort-on-Main, March 9, 1897, No. 48. 

489. Interior of a Cottage. On the right is a countrywoman with 
a child ; behind her is a peasant holding a jug. At the back are two 
peasants and a woman at a table. 

Signed on the left at foot ; panel, 8^- inches by 10 inches. 
Sale. Ch. Sedelmeyer, Berlin, November 1 6, 1897, No. 38. 



292 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

490. The Peasant with Children. An old peasant, seated on a 
low stool, holds between his knees a bowl from which he feeds two 
children standing in front of him. Behind them is an overturned stool. 

Panel, 7 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Albert Langen, Munich, June 5, 1899, No. 69. 

491. A Peasant Family at Home. On the right, in a barn, an 
old woman sits at her spinning-wheel, with her husband and two children 
round her. The boy rides on a broomstick. The girl sits at her mother's 
feet embracing a dog. Behind the old woman is a woman with a distaff. 

Panel, 16 inches by 22 inches. 

Sale. Albert Langen, Munich, June 5, 1899, No. 71. 

491^. A Peasant Family cooking Pancakes. 

Panel. 

Sale. Viscount Oxenbridge, London, December 9, 1899, No. 96. 

492. Interior of a Kitchen, with Peasants. 

Panel, 14^ inches by 19^ inches. 

In the collection of Cardinal Fesch. 

Sales. C. Beckett Denison, London, June 6, 1885. 

White and others, London, January 19, 1901, No. 38. 

492*2. A Kitchen. A cook at the fireside. To the left are cooking 
utensils. 

Panel, 18 inches by 24 inches. 

Sale. R. Kirkman Hodgson, London, February 23, 1907, No. 66. 

493. Peasants at Home. Inside a thatched cottage a peasant and 
his wife warm themselves by the fire on the right. The woman sits 
facing right ; the man stands behind her. Farther back on the left is a 
cradle. At the back are a window and open doors admitting the light. 
In the shadowed foreground are numerous accessories. 

Traces of a signature remain ; panel, 14 inches by 12 inches. 

Exhibited at Diisseldorf, 1886, No. 245. 

Sales. Werner Dahl of DUsseldorf, Amsterdam, October 17, 1905, No. 108 

(2550 florins, Williams). 
Jos. Monchen of the Hague and others, Amsterdam, April 30, 1907, 

No. 135 (2550 florins). 

4930. Peasants at a Repast. 
Panel. 

Sale. Sir Charles A. Turner and others, London, March 16, 1908, No. 97 
(4 :4s., with "A Toper," Harries). 

494. A PEASANT FAMILY AT HOME. A peasant woman 
with a pot on her knee feeds her little boy. By the hearth are an old 
peasant with a humpback and a boy warming himself. A good early 
picture. 

Panel, 13^ inches by n^ inches. 

Sale. Hoogendijck of the Hague and others, Amsterdam, April 28, 1908, 
No. 99. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 293 

495. THE BROTH SPILT. In a homely cottage interior two 
children struggle for some broth, which has been spilt. A peasant seated 
with a jug in his hand and a woman making pancakes at the fire watch 
the struggle. A genuine work of the early period. 

Panel, 8J inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. E. Moll, senior, and others, Amsterdam, December 15, 1908, No. 107 
(490 florins, Goedhart). 

496. A MOTHER CORRECTING HER CHILD. With 

two other figures. 

A small circular picture. 

Formerly in the collection of S. B. Goldschmidt, Frankfort-on-Main, No. 52. 

497. The Interior of a Cottage. Sm. 181. In the middle are a 
man, woman, and child. The man sits on a stool, winding flax. The 
woman, who is spinning, seems to laugh at his awkwardness. Near her 
lies a sleeping dog. 

Described by Sm. from an engraving by J. de Visscher (Wesselly, 50) ; 
apparently the original of this print is 481^. 

497#. The Peasant Family saying Grace. [Compare 480^.] 

Engraved in mezzotint by W. Baillie, either from a picture or from A. van 
Ostade's original etching, B. 34. 

497/>. A Peasant Family in a Room. 

Engraved by Ph. le Bas. 

498. A Peasant Woman with Two Children in a Barn-like 
Interior. Sm. 244. A woman sits on the right near a little window, 
holding a foot-warmer on her lap. To the left of her are two children ; 
one sits on the ground. Three hens, with a pig on the left, are in front. 
Various picturesque accessories. 

Described from an etching by Jacques Louys. 

499. A Peasant Family in a Barn-like Interior. They are on 
the left by the hearth. The father sits on a cask in profile to the right, 
holding a yarn-winder and reel. On a low bench to the right of him sits 
the woman, facing left. To the left, close beside her but a little way 
back, sits a boy. On the right of the room are a pot, a jug, a basket, a 
bench with a winding-wheel, a ladder, and other accessories. 

Described from a print by Jacques Louys. 

499*. The Dutch Household. 

Engraved by P. Antoine Martini as " Le Menage Hollandois." 

500. A PEASANT FAMILY OUTSIDE A COTTAGE.- 

A woman winding yarn, a man, and a child. On the right is a trough 
under a roof. A view of a landscape. 

Signed in full on the left at foot, and dated 166-; vellum, 8| inches 
by II inches. 

Exhibited at Berlin, 1906, No. 96. 

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501. COUNTRY PEOPLE WITH CHILDREN. Outside 

a house door in the light of a candle which a woman holds but which is 
not seen. 

Signed in full ; panel, 8 inches by 7 inches. 

In the collection of J. Amsinck, Hamburg ; bequeathed to the Kunsthalle 
in 1879. 

In the Hamburg Kunsthalle, 1887 catalogue, No. 124. 

502. BUYING FISH. A woman with a child in her arms stands 
outside a cottage door, waiting for a man who is cleaning fish. On the 
other side a boy and a child look on. Beside the man is a basket of fish ; 
he stands under a vine trellis. The figures are rather large ; a work of 
the late period, dating about 1675. [Compare 504^.] 

Panel, 15 J inches by 14 inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, Suppl. 88. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1893, No. 78. 

In the collection of the Marquess of Hertford. 

In the Wallace Collection, 1901 catalogue, No. 202. 

503. A PEASANT FAMILY IN A COURTYARD. Sm. 

1 88. In the shadowed corner of a courtyard an old woman sits on a 
chair cleaning mussels. On the ground in front of her are a dish of 
mussels and a pail. To the left a girl sits on the ground, holding a little 
child. A man stands at a little open door in the back wall, watching the 
old woman. In the right foreground a boy and a little girl, seated on the 
ground with her back to the spectator, play with a dog. Behind them is 
a wooden erection, overgrown with vine, against the house-wall. In the 
left background, over the courtyard wall, are seen the gable of another 
house and a peasant. Unusually well preserved ; a fine example of the 
latest and richly coloured style. 

Signed in full, and dated 1673 ; canvas, 18 inches by 15 inches. 

Mentioned by W. Biirger, Tresors cT Art en Angkterre, p. 312; and by 
Waagen, ii. 1 19. 

Engraved in colours by Janinet after the original drawing for the picture. 

Exhibited at the British Institution, London, 1815 ; at Manchester, 1857, 
No. 735 ; and at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1881, 
No. 1 06. 

Sales. Swalmius, Rotterdam, March 15, 1747 (Hoet, ii. 196), No. 2 (775 

florins). 

Jaques de Roore, Rotterdam, September 4, 1747 (Hoet, ii. 206), 
No. 84 (684 florins, Bisschop). 

In the Bisschop collection, Rotterdam, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 528) ; sold as a whole 
in 1771 to the Hopes. 

In the collection of Thomas Hope, London, 1829 (Sm.). 

In the collection of Lord Francis Pelham Clinton Hope, Deepdene ; sold as 
a whole to the London dealers P. and D. Colnaghi and A. Wertheimer, 1898. 

In the collection of P. A. B. Widener, Philadelphia, 1904 catalogue, 
No. 234. 

503*. Numerous Figures outside a House. 

17^ inches by 16 inches. 

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503^7. A Peasant Family in a Courtyard. In front of a house 
sits a countrywoman with a child on her lap. Near her stands a peasant, 
smoking his pipe. Farther away two children are playing. [Possibly 
identical with 507.] 

Panel, 8| inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. J. Viet, Amsterdam, October 12, 1774, No. 354 (16 florins 10, 
Quinkhart). 

504. A Man and Woman at work in the Courtyard of a 
Cottage. Sm. 107. A low tiled cottage runs from the left to the right 
background, where it joins a larger house that is parallel to the lower edge 
of the picture. In the corner thus formed a woman stands on a tub 
cleaning a pot. A little child stands to the left watching her. On the 
right, a little behind her, a peasant is at work near a barrow. In the right 
foreground are a cock and three hens. Small figures. 

Paper on canvas, io| inches by 14 inches. 

Lithographed by A. Mouilleron. 

Sales. Destouches, Paris, March 21, 1794 (1150 francs). 

Baron Vivant Denon, Paris, May I, 1826, No. 101 (1120 francs). 

504*. A Woman with Two Children in front of a Cottage. 

A peasant converses with her. 
Canvas, 8 inches by 8^ inches. 

Sale. B. Beeckman, Rotterdam, June 9, 1828, No. 23 (40 florins, Netscher). 

504^. A Peasant Family at their Cottage Door. 

Panel. 

Sale. Van Barneveld, Van den Haute, and others, Antwerp, February 26, 
1844, No. 134 (10 florins, Verellen). 

504^-. A Man cleaning a Haddock and a Woman and Child. 

Also two boys. In front of a cottage. [Compare 502.] 
Panel, 16 inches by i2| inches. 

The details and size agree with those of 502 in the Wallace Collection, 
but the two pictures can hardly be identical, as 502 was in the collection of the 
Marquess of Hertford in 1857. 

Sale. E. B. Rubens and others, Amsterdam, August II, 1857, No. 84. 

504^. A Peasant helping a Woman to lift a Pot. 

Signed in full ; panel, about 12 inches by 16 inches. 

In the Von Krane-Matena collection, 1863 (Parthey, ii. 207). 

505. A Woman cleaning Fish in a Courtyard. Sm. Suppl. 
124. In the courtyard of a cottage a woman cleans a fish on a board laid 
across a tub. Beside her is a pail ; in it is a sieve containing a haddock. 
The woman looks down at a cat, to which she has thrown a piece of fish. 
She wears a red dress with yellow sleeves and a white cap ; her dress is 
pulled up, showing a blue petticoat. On the wall hang domestic utensils. 
In the background to the right are cottages. Near a fence a little boy 
speaks to a girl. Not far from them is a dog. 

Panel, 17 inches by 14 inches. 



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Sale. G. Th. A. M. Baron van Brienen van de Grootelindt of The Hague, 
Paris, May 8, 1865, No. 25 (3800 francs) ; it was in the Baron's 
collection in 1842 (Sm.). 

5050. An Old Man with Two Children taking a Meal in 
front of a House. 

Signed, and dated 1665 ; panel, 13^ inches by II inches. 

Sale. Buckley and others, London, May 4, 1901, No. 33. 

505^. A Peasant Family in front of a House. 
Panel, 9^ inches by 7^ inches. 

Sale. London, June 20, 1903, No. 43. 

506. People in front of a House. Sm. 242. In the foreground 
of a landscape is a lofty old building with a flight of steps ascending to the 
door. On a bench at the foot sits a woman with a child in her arms. A 
man with his hands behind him stands in front of her. Another man sits 
on the bench. Two children are at play. Behind the woman two men 
sit on the steps. 

Described by Sm. from an engraving by Germain. 

507. A Peasant Family outside their Cottage Door. Sm. 
232. Near the door of a timbered cottage, a woman sits suckling her 
child. A man with a spade stands near her. Two children are at play. 
[Perhaps identical with 503*7.] 

Panel, 8 inches by loj inches. 

Described by Sm. from an engraving by L. J. Masquelier. 

508. THREE PEASANTS AND A WOMAN AT AN 
INN. At a table to the left sits a peasant wearing a flat cap ; he has a 
pipe in his mouth and a half-filled glass before him. Another man with a 
high cap sits on the right, pouring out a glass of wine from a jug. The 
third man stands behind the table filling his pipe. At the back a woman 
holds some scales. Of the late period. 

Panel, 9 inches by 7 inches. 

Exhibited at Dtisseldorf, 1886, No. 244. 

In the collection of Albert von Oppenheim, Cologne. 

509. THREE PEASANTS WITH A WOMAN SEATED. 

They smoke and drink. The hostess chalks the score on a board 
hanging on the wall. An early work. 

Signed in full ; panel, io| inches by 15 inches. 

In the Mannheim Museum, 1900 catalogue, No. 113. 

510. Three Peasants and a Woman at an Inn. A peasant 
wearing a cap sits lighting his pipe. On a three-legged stool in front of 
him are an earthenware beer-jug and a paper of tobacco. Near him stands 
another peasant, leaning his left hand on a table. Farther away are a 
peasant and a woman. [Pendant to 333.] 

Panel, 8 inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. P. Calkoen, Amsterdam, September 10, 1781, No. 105 (595 florins, 
Nijman, with pendant). 



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510*. Three Peasants and a Woman in an Interior. Two 

peasants sit j a third man stands. They are grouped round a table, 
smoking and drinking. At the fireside is a woman. [Possibly identical 
with 5io#.] 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 8| inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 16, 1792, No. 69 (140 florins). 

510*7. Three Peasants and a Woman in an Interior. A 

peasant sits comfortably smoking his pipe beside a table, at which another 
peasant sits. A third man stands near, filling his pipe. Behind him a 
woman is busy at the fireside. [Possibly identical with 510*.] 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 13, 1797, No. in (96 florins, J. Smit). 

511. Three Peasants and a Woman in an Interior. The 

men sit smoking and drinking. The woman stands near them holding a 
glass. In front is a jug. 

Panel, 16 inches by I2| inches. 

Sale. De Beehr and Van Leeuwen, Amsterdam, November 14, 1825, 
No. 74 (128 florins, Van den Berg). 

512. Three Peasants and a Woman at an Inn. A jovial man 
sits smoking a pipe and leaning his elbows on a table, upon which are a 
beer-jug and some tobacco. He wears a red cap cocked over his ear. In 
the middle distance two other peasants sit on a bench. One of them, seen 
from the back, embraces a woman. They drink and sing. 

Panel, 8 inches by 7! inches. 

Sale. Stevens, Antwerp, August 9, 1837, No. 116 (75 florins). 

512*. Three Peasants and a Woman in an Interior. 

Sale. B. Mallinus, Brussels, September 22, 1842, No. 2. 

512^. Three Peasants and a Girl at an Inn. They are 
grouped round an upturned cask. One of them embraces a girl. 
Canvas, 14 inches by 1 1 inches. 

Sale. Senator Gaedertz, Liibeck, September 21, 1864, No. 7 (12 florins). 

512*:. Three Peasants and a Woman in an Interior. 

Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Sales. W. C. P. Baron van Reede van Oudtshoorn, Amsterdam, April 14, 

1874, No. 36. 

Amsterdam, October 27, 1874, No. 65. 
Amsterdam, May 16, 1877, No. 26. 

513. A TAVERN SCENE. Three peasants are round a table. 
Farther away is a woman. To the left are children. 

Signed on a bench to the right j 16 inches by 19 inches. 

In the Rupprecht Exhibition, Munich, 1889, No. 32. 

514. THREE PEASANTS AND A WOMAN AT AN 
INN. They are grouped round a large block of wood serving as a table. 
The nearest man on the left sits, almost with his back to the spectator, on 
a rough bench ; his coat lies beside him to the left. He turns his head 



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slightly back to the left, where behind him stands a young girl. She 
smilingly takes in her right hand a glass of beer which a second man, 
seated to the right of her, has poured out from a pewter pot in his left 
hand. The third peasant sits on a three-legged stool on the right ; he is 
in profile to the left, leans back a little, and holds his pipe in his right 
hand. In the right background a staircase leads up to the loft. To the 
left of the girl is a three-legged stool. On the wall above it hang clay 
pipes. 

Signed on the right, and dated 1659 j panel, loj inches by 8| inches. 
Sales. Stevens, Antwerp, August 9, 1837, No. 115 (740 florins, Van der 

Schrieck). 
D. van der Schrieck of Louvain, Brussels, April 8, 1861, No. 75 

(2100 florins, Lamme). 

H. de Kat of Dordrecht, Paris, May 2, 1866, No. 61 (1850 francs). 
Heymel, Berlin, November 5, 1889, No. 74 (900 mark). 
Brussels, July I, 1903. 

515. Three Peasants and a Woman at an Inn. Sm. 179. 
Three peasants and a woman are grouped round a little stool. The nearest 
man is a jovial fellow holding a jug and a pipe. His companion sits 
opposite in a tub chair, and leans forward to light his pipe at a charcoal 
pan. The woman sits on the farther side of the stool. The third man 
stands beside her, holding a glass. 

Described by Sm. from an engraving by J. Suyderhoef, not mentioned in 
Wussin's catalogue. 

516. Three Peasants and a Woman at an Inn. In the left 
foreground a peasant sits in a rude arm-chair, turning to the right. His 
right leg is extended ; his right arm rests on the arm of the chair. He 
holds a pipe in his right hand, and with the left raises a covered jug to his 
lips. Opposite him on the right a man sits, in profile to the left, in an 
old tub-chair ; he bends down to the left to light his pipe at a charcoal 
pan on a three-legged stool. Behind and between the two men sits a 
woman who looks with a smile at the first named. Behind her stands the 
third peasant, facing the spectator ; he lifts a glass in his right hand, and 
holds the left behind his back. On the extreme right is a bench, cut off 
by the frame. In the right background is an open door ; through it is 
seen a window above a bench. 

Described from an engraving by J. de Visscher (Wessely, 54). The same 
picture was engraved in reverse by W. de Broen, 1705. 

517. A MUSIC-PARTY AT AN INN. Sm. 157, and Suppl. 
72. Round a table on the left sit five persons. A woman, seen in full 
light, holds a paper and sings to the accompaniment of an old fiddler who 
stands to the left. Behind her is a man with a hat, who holds a jug. 
Another man leans on the table. A fourth man in a blue coat is seen in 
profile. In front are a pot and a three-legged stool, on which are a full 
glass and a pipe. Near the fireplace in the right background, two men 
light their pipes. An "excellent picture" (Sm.). 

Signed in full on the chimney-piece, and dated 1655 ; panel, 19 inches 
by 2O| inches. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 299 

In the collection of W. Smith, M.P., London, 1819; sold privately (for 
262 : I os. Sm. afterwards offered 367 : los. for it, but was refused). 
In the collection of the Chevalier Erard, Paris, 1829 (Sm.). 
Sales. Chevalier S6bastien Erard, Paris, April 23, 1832, No. 103 (10,020 

francs). 

Vrancken, Lokeren, 1838, No. 12 (13,000 francs, Due d'Arenberg). 
In the collection of the Due d'Arenberg, Brussels ; W. Burger's 1859 
catalogue, No. 45. 

518. PEASANTS SINGING AND PLAYING MUSIC. 

Of the early period. 

In the Azam collection, Bordeaux. 

519. PEASANTS AT MUSIC IN AN INTERIOR. Sm. 

200, and Suppl. 1 28. Round a table, near a large window on the left, are 
four peasants and a woman. The nearest man sits, with his back to the 
spectator, on a bench, at the left end of which lies his clay pipe. To the 
left of him, and farther back, a second man dressed in red stands playing 
the fiddle. To the right of him sit a third man and a woman, singing 
from a sheet of music which both hold. Behind them stands a man with 
a pipe in his right hand. In the right background, before the hearth, are 
other figures, half in shadow. 

Signed, and dated 1656; panel, 17 inches by 21 inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 13 ; and by W. Burger, Tresors d* Art en Angle- 
terre, p. 314. 

Exhibited at the British Institution, London, 1826 and 1827; and at 
Manchester, 1857, No. 730. 

Sale. Sir Joshua Reynolds, London, March 13, 1794, No. 125 probably, 
according to Sm. 

In the Baring collection, according to Btirger ; but he probably confused it 
with 766. 

In the Royal collection, Buckingham Palace, London, No. 54 ; it was in 
the Royal collection in 1829 (Sm.). 

520. PEASANTS AT MUSIC. In the left centre of a spacious 
barn a peasant stands with his right foot on a wooden stool, playing the 
fiddle. In the centre foreground a hurdy-gurdy player sits on a low box ; 
he wears a felt hat with a small feather stuck through the back brim. He 
turns his head round towards the background, where a peasant couple are 
singing, close to a cask serving as a table. The man singing sits, holding 
a sheet of music in both hands ; the woman, wearing a white cap, stands 
beside him to the left and bends forward to look at the music, while with 
her right hand raised she beats time. At the back, between the woman 
and the fiddler, is another figure, with a pewter pot on the floor to the 
left and a dog behind. In the right foreground is a metal pot, with other 
accessories. An early work ; the figures are in full light, while the rest of 
the scene is in shadow. Attributed in the catalogue to Isack van Ostade. 

Panel, 8 inches by 16 inches. 

In the Prado Gallery, Madrid, 1907 catalogue, No. 1517. 

521. THE FIDDLER AMONG PEASANTS. Sm. 196, and 
Suppl. 117. Round a table are two men and a woman. They look at a 



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man who stands on the right, singing to the accompaniment of a fiddler. 
A child, in the left middle distance, looks into a cupboard which stands 
under a large window. In the background is a staircase, with a bed to 
the right. The singer holds a glass in his left hand and a jug in his right. 
Near him a dog lies beside a stool, on which is a jug. [Pendant to 613. 
Possibly identical with 737^.] 

Dated 1647 ; panel, io inches by 14 inches. 

In the collection of Paul Methuen, Corsham, 1829 (Sm., who valued this 
and 613 at 525 the pair). 

Sold with the pendant by Sm. in 1840 to W. D. Acraman, Bristol. 
Offered for sale in 1845 by the dealer Woodin (for 450, with pendant). 
Sale. G. T. Braine, London, April 6, 1857 (213 : 35., Gritten) ; Gritten 

afterwards exchanged it with J. E. Fordham for the pendant. 
Sales. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 9, 1881, No. 401. 

Tabourier, Paris, June 20, 1898, No. 176. 
In the Elkins collection, Philadelphia, 1908 catalogue, No. 14. 

522. PEASANTS AT MUSIC IN A COTTAGE. A fiddler 
stands in the centre. Five persons sit round him j three of them are 
singing. On the left is a boy holding a bowl. 

Signed in full, and dated 1647 ; panel, 14 inches by 18 inches. 

Exhibited at Vienna, 1873, No. 28. 

In the collection of Dr. Leroy. 

In the collection of Dr. M. Strauss, Vienna. 

522*7. A Company of Peasants singing. 

Sale. Adriaan van Hoek, Amsterdam, April 7, 1706 (Hoet, i. 88), No. 13 
(300 florins). 

522^. Peasants singing by Candlelight. 

Sale. David Grenier, Middelburg, August 1 8, 1712 (Hoet, ii. 360), No. 54 
(5 florins 5). 

522;-. Peasants at Music. 

n| inches by 9! inches. 

Sale. Marinus de Jeude, The Hague, April 18, 1735 (Hoet, i. 434), 
No. 46 (65 florins). 

522^. Peasants at Music in front of a Cottage. 

7 inches by 10 inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, i. 40. 
Sale. Chevalier de la Roque, Paris, 1745 (245 francs). 

522*. Peasants singing. 

Sale. Count van Hoogendorp, The Hague, July'27, 1751 (Hoet, ii. 306), 
No. 141 (50 florins). 

522/ A Company of Peasants singing. 

Sale. Ph. van Dijk, The Hague, June 13, 1753, No. 123 (3 florins 2, 
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522^. Peasants singing. 

Sale. Willem van Haansbergen, The Hague, June 19, 1755 (Terw. 128), 
No. 20 No. 107 of the original catalogue (40 florins 5, Van 
Breemen). 

$22gg. A Village Concert. 

1 6 inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, November 25, 1761, No. 17 (23 florins 10, Eleveld). 



Peasants at Music in an Interior. Three peasants and 
a woman sing. Farther away are a little child and a youth lighting his 
pipe. 

Panel, 8 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 23, 1764, No. 73 (n florins 10, Zaayer). 

522/1. Peasants singing, with a Woman. In an interior. 
[Pendant to 685^.] 

Sale. M. Elgersma and others, Amsterdam, March 24, 1766, No. 5 (27 
florins, Winter). 

522/. Peasants gambling and singing. In an interior. 

Sale. M. Elgersma and others, Amsterdam, March 24, 1766, No. 15 (10 
florins 10, Winter). 

523. Peasants at Music. In an interior. In front sits a woman 
singing j beside her a man plays the violin. Other peasants and women. 

Panel, 14 inches by 17^ inches. 

Sale. Antony Grill, Amsterdam, April 10, 1776, No. n (350 florins, 
Wubbels). 

524. A Rustic Concert. Sm. 123. Four persons sit singing. 
One, facing the spectator, is behind a table, beating time. Another listens 
attentively, with two others who approach the table. Farther away stands 
a peasant with bowed head, playing the violin. A woman nurses her 
child. A little boy gives food to a dog. 

Panel, 13 inches by 17 inches or 12 inches by 12 inches, according 
to Sm. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, ii. 215. 
In the collection of the Elector of Cologne. 

Sale. Franfois Pauwels, Brussels, August 22, 1803 (933 florins, Van 
Bree). 

524^. A Concert. Supposed to contain portraits of A. van Ostade, 
his wife, and his father. 

Sale. Edward Coxe, London, April 23, 1807. 

525. Peasants at Music in an Interior. Beside a window in 
the left foreground three peasants and a woman sit at a table. One man 
plays the fiddle ; another man, with a pipe in his hand, listens. Farther 
back, at the fireside, are other men and a woman with a child. On the 
floor lie rustic utensils. 



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Panel, 17 inches by 20 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, October 6, 1809, No. 49. 

526. Peasants at Music in an Interior. A man and a woman 
holding a beer-jug and a glass sit at a table, singing merrily. Another 
man plays the fiddle ; a third man sits by the fire, smoking his pipe. 

II inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Jurriaans, Amsterdam, August 28, 1817, No. 44 (500 florins, 
Bekkering). 

527. Peasants at Music at an Inn. Sm. 65. In the foreground 
of a room are four men and a woman. Four are seated. The nearest 
man plays the fiddle, accompanying a man to the left who sings from a 
sheet of music which he holds in his hand. The fourth man stands 
opposite the fiddler, holding a full glass. A jug is on a chair behind him. 
[Compare 532.] 

Panel, 14! inches by n| inches. 

Engraved by Liart in 1783 ; and by Joh. Heudelot in the Basan collection. 
Possibly the original of the print by J. de Visscher (532). 
In the collection of Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1783. 

527*. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player, with Three Peasants singing. 

A child dances with a puppy. Very fine light and shade. 
Signed in full ; panel, 8 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Ch. Sedelmeyer, Vienna, December 20, 1872, No. 130 (1605 
florins). 

528. Peasants at Music. In the centre of a room a man and 
woman sing to the accompaniment of a bagpiper standing behind them. 
On the right, a peasant and two children warm themselves at the fire. 
On the left, in shadow, a man with a jug is seen in relief against a grey 
wall in full light. 

Signed in full; panel, n| inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. Auguiot, Paris, March I, 1875, No. 22. 

529. The Singers. A peasant lights his pipe. A little girl eats 
out of a very large bowl. Two peasants sing to the accompaniment of a 
bagpiper. 

Dated 1632. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, V Hotel Drouot en 1882, p. 33. 

In the Marcille collection. 

Sale. Duchesse de B[ojano], Paris, January 1882 (2010 francs). 

530. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player, with Singers. In a barn-like 
interior an old peasant stands grinding his hurdy-gurdy ; three persons 
seated in front of him sing to his accompaniment. At the door is a boy 
with a dog. 

Signed, and dated 1649 > panel, 10 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. Wtirster, Cologne, June 15, 1896, No. 203. 



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530^. Peasants singing- and smoking. 
Panel, 16 inches by 12^ inches. 

Sale. Wilson and others, London, May 24, 1901, No. 68. 

531. THE MUSIC-LESSON. An interior with four figures. In 
the left foreground a woman with a music-book rests her right arm on the 
table. To the right of her sits a man playing the fiddle. Behind stands 
a man wearing a red cap, and holding a jug and a beer-glass. To the left, 
behind the woman, sits an old man. A good picture of the late period. 

9! inches by 7^ inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, iii. 207. 

Exhibited at the Guildhall Art Gallery, London, 1903, No. 146. 

Sales. Lord Northwick, Thirlestane House, Cheltenham, July 26, 1859, 

No. 53 (42, V. Cuycke). 
A. Hope, London, June 30, 1894, No. 50 (246:103., M. 

Colnaghi). 
In the possession of the London dealer Martin Colnaghi, 1903. 

531^. Four Peasants singing and playing in an Interior. 

Panel, 15 inches by ii\ inches. 

Sale. Trustees of the late Sir Robert Loder, Bart., London, May 29, 1908, 
No. 532 (115 : I os., Paterson). 

532. A Concert. Sm. 248. Four men and a woman are grouped 
round a table. Four are seated. One man has risen from his seat on a 
bench, holding a glass, to compliment the musicians seated opposite him. 
The nearer of them, with his back to the spectator, plays the violin ; his 
companion to the left sings. At the back are a bed in a recess and steps 
leading to another room. [Possibly identical with 527.] 

Described by Sm. from an engraving by J. de Visscher. 

533. A FIDDLER WITH TEN OTHER FIGURES. 

Dated 1650. 

Not mentioned in W. Burger's 1859 catalogue, or by Lafenestre. 

In the collection of the Due d'Arenberg, Brussels. 

534. A FIDDLER AMONG PEASANTS. In the courtyard 
of a cottage, the dark interior of which is seen through a wooden door on 
the right, three peasants sit at a table. The man on the left, wearing a 
red jacket and a fur cap, holds his clay pipe in his left hand. The man 
seated on the right, wearing a blue jacket but no cap, holds his pipe in his 
right hand which rests on the table. A grey-bearded man in the centre 
has stuck his pipe in his cap, and holds a beer-glass in his left hand. 
Behind him a fourth man looks over his shoulder. In half-shadow to the 
right sits a woman nursing a child. The fiddler, in a jacket and blue 
apron, stands in the right foreground, facing left. Beside him, a boy feeds 
a dog. It is fine in colour, but seems to have been slightly repainted. 

Signed in full on the right at foot, and dated 1644; panel, 14 inches 
by i8| inches. 

Mentioned by Von Pflugk-Harttung in Repertorium fiir Kunstwissenscha.fi, 
1885, viii. p. 89. 



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Sales. D. W. Acraman. 

G. T. Braine, London, 1857 Gno, Woods). 
Thomas Howard, London, 1873 (.141 : 5 s -> Sedelmeyer). 
Purchased by Weber in 1883 from a Paris dealer. 

In the Weber collection, Hamburg, 1907 catalogue, No. 258 (old 
No. 220). 

535. INTERIOR WITH MEN AND WOMEN AND A 
HURDY-GURDY PLAYER. 

Signed, and dated 1653 > T 5 mcnes by 2ii inches. 
Sale. Earl of Dudley, London, June 25, 1892, No. 17. 
In the collection of George Salting, London. 

536. THE WANDERING MUSICIAN AT THE INN (or, 
Boors regaling). Sm. 101, and Suppl. 57. In the centre two peasants 
sit at a table. The nearer man, wearing a green jacket and a red cap, sits 
with his back to the spectator, with his left arm over the back of his chair. 
The other man, to the right at the farther side of the table, faces the 
spectator ; he wears a blue jacket and a green cap ; with his right hand he 
grasps a tall glass on the table. To the left of the nearer man, a third 
man, reclining on a bench, lights his pipe at a charcoal pan. On the floor 
in front of him is a dog. Behind him an old man stands, cap in hand, 
saluting a woman. To the right of the table stand an old man, playing a 
hurdy-gurdy, and a young fiddler. In the right middle distance a pig is 
eating. To the left are a peasant and a woman. Nearer the front is a 
dog. 

Signed, and dated 1643 ; panel, 17^ inches by 23^ inches. 

Exhibited at Vienna, 1873, No. 150, by Sedelmeyer. 

Sales. P. Locquet, Amsterdam, September 22, 1873, No. 275 (310 florins, 

Fouquet). 

Calonne, Paris, April 21, 1788 (965 francs). 
Montaleau, Paris, 1802 (1500 francs). 
London, 1807 (110 : 53.). 
London, 1836 (110 : $s., Coleman). 

In the collection of D. van der Schrieck, Louvain, 1842 (Sm.). 
Sales. D. van der Schrieck of Louvain, Brussels, April 8, 1861, No. 72 

(13,000 francs, Viardot). 
Louis Viardot, Paris, April I, 1863. 
Ch. Sedelmeyer, Vienna, December 20, 1872, No. 129. 
In the collection of Max Kann, Paris. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer Ch. Sedelmeyer, " Catalogue of 300 
Paintings," 1898, No. 103. 

In the collection of the late C. T. Yerkes, New York, 1904 catalogue, 
No. 70. 

537. The Wandering Musician at the Inn. Sm. 135, and 
Suppl. 105. The most prominent group includes two men and a woman 
before the hearth on the left. The woman leans against a table behind 
her, and takes a glass of beer from a jovial old man, hat in hand. Beside 
him stands another peasant holding a pipe and a pewter pot. Behind this 
group, three other peasants sit at the table in half-shadow. One of them, 
leaning his elbow on his knee, smokes quietly. Another man, seated on 



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a chair, converses with a peasant ; the third man looks with a smile at a 
hurdy-gurdy player, behind whom are two other figures. The light falls 
on this last group from a window, through which are seen the sky and the 
tendrils of a vine. On a bench to the left are a pipe and a charcoal pan ; 
on the floor is an earthenware jug. On the right, near an overturned 
form, is a broom. A bird-cage hangs from the roof. 

Signed in full, and dated 1653 ; panel, 16 inches by 22 inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosife, ii. 221. 

Sales. J. van der Marck, Amsterdam, August 25, 1773, No. 236 (1904 

florins, B. van Leyden). 
Van Leyden, Paris, December 10, 1804, No. 70 (5001 francs, 

Etienne). 

In the Van Saceghem collection, Ghent, 1842 (Sm.). 
Sales. Van Saceghem of Ghent, Brussels, June 2, 1851, No. 75 (58,500 

francs, Rothschild). 
Th. Patureau, Paris, April 20, 1857, No. 18. 

537^7. Peasants at Music. A man plays and a woman sings. Ten 
other figures. 

Sale. Cornelis van Dijck, The Hague, May 10, 1713 (Hoet, i. 160), No. 
13 (201 florins). 

538. A Fiddler at an Inn. In the centre a peasant sits on a 
bench. Beside him is a woman holding a beer-glass and a pewter pot 
standing on a cask. A peasant beside her plays the violin ; another sits by 
the fire. 

Panel, 12 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Bicker van Wijckersloot, Amsterdam, July 19, 1809, No. 42 (385 
florins, Josi). 

539. A Musician at an Inn. In a rustic interior a musician 
accompanies a party of rustic singers, mostly old people. 

Panel, 14 inches by 18 inches. 

Sales. Amsterdam, May 10, 1853, No. 87. 

Amsterdam, September 7, 1853, No. 62 (200 florins, A. Philip). 

A. Hulsen, Amsterdam, May 2, 1854, No. 78. 

539*7. Rustic Diversions at an Inn. Seven figures, with a hurdy- 
gurdy player. 

Panel, 8 inches by 1 1 inches. 

Sale. F. A. E. Bruynincx, Antwerp, August I, 1891, No. 90 (14 florins 5). 

540. PEASANTS DRINKING, WITH A BAGPIPER.- 

In an interior. 

15! inches by 22 inches. 

Sale. London, May 13, 1893, No. 65. 

540*7. A Fiddler with Peasants. The interior of a kitchen. 

Panel, 20 inches by 18 inches. 

Sales. Viscount Falkland and others, London, June 14, 1907, No. 48. 

Sir George Dashwood, Bart., and others, London, December 14, 

1907, No. 51 (i8 : 1 8s., Hahn). 
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306 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

540/>. An Inn Room, with Peasants, a Fiddler, and a Singer. 

Engraved by Willem dc Broen. 

541. PEASANTS DANCING AT AN INN. In the foreground 
of an inn room, which is lighted from the left, a peasant and a woman are 
dancing. The man wears ahat, : a yellow blouse, and white breeches ; the 
woman wears a red dress, a white apron, and a grey jacket. To the right 
are a bagpiper and, on a platform, a fiddler. Beside and behind them are 
peasants and women at tables and round a cask smoking and drinking. 
Golden in tone. 

Signed in full on the right, and dated 1637 ; panel, 20 inches by 26 
inches. 

In the Gerhardt collection, Budapest ; purchased about the year 1894. 

542. A RUSTIC COUPLE DANCING AT AN INN. Sm. 
138. In the centre a rustic couple dance to the music of a fiddler who 
stands on a bench to the right. The man dancing is barefooted ; he holds 
his hat in his right hand, and with his left grasps the right hand of his 
partner, who rests her left hand on her hip. On the left a boy plays with 
a dog ; and a girl, seated on the floor with her back to the spectator, nurses 
.a doll. Farther to the right is an overturned stool ; near it are a leafy 
branch and the dancer's wooden shoes. On the extreme right, a man sits 
looking on. Behind him stands a woman holding a beer-glass, close to 
another man who lays his left hand on her shoulder and raises his hat with 
his right hand. Other spectators are grouped round the dancers. Through 
an open door at the back is seen a distant landscape. A good picture. 
" This capital picture is remarkable for its powerful colouring and effect ; 
and although it was painted in the sixty-fifth year of the artist's age, yet 
the same careful finishing pervades every part as any of his earlier works 
possess " (Sm.). [Compare 548.] 

Signed, and dated 1675 ; panel, 17 inches by 14! inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 451. 

Exhibited at the British Institution, London, 1815. 

In the Calonne collection (Sm.). [Compare 548.] 

Sales. Edward Coxe, London, April 23, 1807 (372 : 5s.). 

John Dent, London, April 28, 1827 (488 : 55., Nieuwenhuys). 
In the collection of Richard Foster, Clewer Manor, 1829 (Sm.). 
Sales. Richard Foster, Clewer Manor, June 3, 1876 (^3780, Rutter). 

Prince Demidoff, San Donate, Florence, March 15, 1880, No. 1109. 
In the possession of the Paris dealer Durand-Ruel. 
In the Chicago Art Institute, 1908 catalogue, No. I. 

543. PEASANTS DANCING AT AN INN. Sm. 7. In the 
centre of a large room a rustic couple dance to the music of a fiddler stand- 
ing at the back to the left. At a table to the left, peasants smoke and 
drink. One sits on the table with his foot on the bench ; another, seated 
on the bench to the right and farther back, turns half-round. In front on 
the floor lie an overturned three-legged stool, a dog, a branch, and some 
cards. In front of the table to the left two children play with a doll. At 
the back, through doors which are thrown open, is a view of a landscape. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 307 

Near the doors to the right are other tables with peasants. On the right 
a woman sits on a chair in front of a long bench ; a man stands before her 
asking her to dance. In front a man with his back to the spectator sits 
on an upturned tub. " This is one of the most capital pictures of the 
master for size and subject. It is painted in his latter time, and although 
carefully finished, is not so clear as might be wished " (Sm.). 
Signed, and dated 1675 ; parrel, 21 inches by 28^ inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, iii. 440. 

Sales. Lambert Witsen, Amsterdam, May 25, 1746 (Hoet, ii. 186), No. 2 

(1200 florins). 
Dulong, Amsterdam, April 18, 1768, No. 3 (1550 florins, Van 

Diemen). 
N. Doekscheer, Amsterdam, September 9, 1789, No. 37 (1825 

florins, Van der Vinne). 

In the collection of Mile. Hoofman, Haarlem, 1829 (Sm., who valued it at 
525) ; sold by auction at Haarlem, June 5, 1846. 
In the collection of A. Tomline, Orwell Park. 
In the collection of A. Seymour. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, " Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1896, No. 26. 

In the collection the late Alfred Beit, London. 
In the collection of Otto Beit, London. 

544. PEASANTS DRINKING AND DANCING AT AN 
INN. Sm. 213. In the right-hand corner a fiddler sits up high ; to 
his music a peasant and a woman dance. Other peasants grouped in a 
circle either look on or smoke and drink. In the right foreground sits a 
man filling his own glass. Behind him sit a rustic couple, the man with 
his hat under his arm, and the woman holding a tall glass. Beside them to 
the right stands a peasant. To the left, 'behind the dancers, sits a man 
looking on. Behind the table, to the right beside him, are a loving couple. 
In the left foreground a dog licks a frying-pan. Various pieces of crockery 
and domestic utensils stand, hang, and lie about the spacious and lofty 
room. In the back wall is a high window, not used to light the scene. 
[Compare 609.] 

Signed in full, and dated 1641 though Sm. says 1647 j panel, 18 
inches by 15 inches. 

Engraved by J. Suyderhoef (Wussin, 128) ; by Ruters ; and by J. L. Raab. 

In the Mannheim Gallery. 

In the Aeltere Pinakothek, Munich ; 1904 catalogue, No. 370. 

545. Peasants dancing at an Inn. Sm. 34, and Suppl. 129. In 
a barn-like interior a large company of peasants, about twenty in all, 
dance and sing. In the right foreground stands the host holding a beer- 
jug j he has poured out a glass for a man, who raises his hat in acknow- 
ledgment. Near them sits a child on a low stool, near a three-legged stool 
on which is a plate. On the left are three men drinking. At the back, 
near an open door, peasants and children watch an old man and a young 
woman dancing to the music of bagpipes. The scene is lighted from the 
arched doorway, and from a window above it in the left background. A 
"fine picture" (Sm.). 



308 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Signed in full, and dated 1652 ; panel, 25 inches by 23 inches. 
Mentioned by Descamps ; and by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, ii. 

2 93- 

Sm. notes that J. Suyderhoef engraved a similar subject ; the Higginson 

catalogue of 1842 identified that print with this picture ; but the original of the 
print is 544. 

Sales. Rijersbergen van Cauwerven, Leyden, July 31, 1765, No. 40 (1650 

florins) ; it was in this collection in 1752 (Hoet, ii. 537). 
Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, July 31, 1771, No. 151 (1700 

florins, P. Fouquet). 

Servad, Amsterdam, July 25, 1778, No. 60 (2430 florins, Fouquet). 
Clos, Paris, November 18, 1812 (6051 francs, Lerouge). 
Dufresne, Paris, March 1 6, 1816 (12,000 francs). 
Delahante, London, 1821 (^493 : ios.). 
Lapeyriere, Paris, April 19, 1825 (15,320 francs). 

In the Boursault collection, Paris, 1829 (Sm.) ; bought as a whole by the 
dealer Artaria in 1835 for Edmund Higginson of Saltmarsh Castle ; this picture 
was No. 124 in the Higginson catalogue of 1842. 

Sales. Edmund Higginson, London, June 4, 1846 (997 : ios.). 
Edmund Higginson, London, 1860 (800, Nieuwenhuys). 
J. C. Nieuwenhuys, London, 1861. 
Oppenheim, London, 1864 (735, Nieuwenhuys). 
Fran9ois Nieuwenhuys, Paris. 
B[lin], Paris, February 26, 1874, No. 43. 
Prince DemidofF, San Donato, March 15, 1880, No. 1134. 
Ad. Jos. B5sch, Vienna, April 28, 1885, No. 40 (22,100 florins, 

Kohlbacher). 

In the possession of the Paris dealer Durand-Ruel. 

In the collection of the late C. T. Yerkes, New York, 1904 catalogue, 
No. 71. 

546. VILLAGERS MERRYMAKING AT AN INN. Sm. 
Suppl. 52. In the centre a young couple dance to the music of a fiddler 
standing in the right background. To left and right are peasants 
looking on. In the right foreground sits a woman in blue, with a little 
girl standing beside her. An old peasant stands to the right before her, 
leaning with her left elbow on the back of a chair ; she points with her 
left hand to the dancers. In the left foreground a young peasant in a red 
jacket and black cap sits on a low stool, with his back to the spectator. To 
the left of him, and farther back, another man tries to embrace a woman 
sitting on a chair. In the right middle distance steps lead up to the 
entrance door, at which a man and woman and another man come in. In 
the centre foreground is an overturned stool. About nineteen figures 
in all. 

Signed, and dated 1652 ; panel, i6| inches by 22 inches. 

Etched in reverse by A. van Ostade himself, B. 49. 
Sales. T. Emmerson, London, 1829 (^215 : 55.). 

Tardieu the younger, Paris, March 31, 1841. 

Th. Patureau, Paris, April 20, 1857, No. 21. 
In the collection of the Marquis de Saint Cloud, Paris. 
Sale. Alphonse Oudry, Paris, April 17, 1869, No. 49. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 309 

In the collection of Octave Gallice, Epernay. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer Ch. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1900, No. 26. 

In the collection of Henri Heugel, Paris. 

546*7. Peasants dancing. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 20, 1701 (Hoet, i. 62), No. n (170 florins). 

546^. Peasants dancing. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 17, 1708 (Hoet, i. 117), No. 7 but No. 19 of the 
original catalogue (115 florins). 

546*:. Peasants dancing in an Interior. 

Sale. Jacob Cromhout and Jasper Loskart, Amsterdam, May 7, 1709 (Hoet, 
i. 133), No. 30 (332 florins). 

546^. A Rustic Wedding. 

Sale. Jan Walran Sandra, Middelburg, August 3, 1713 (Hoet, ii. 366), No. 
6 (14 florins 6). 

546^. Peasants dancing. 

Sale. Jacob van Hoek, Amsterdam, April 12, 1719 (Hoet, i. 222), No. 33 
(87 florins). 

546/ Peasants dancing. 

37 inches by 42 inches. 

Sale. The widow Visser, Amsterdam, 1733 (Hoet, i. 378), No. I (425 
florins). 

546^. Peasants dancing. [Pendant to 670*.] 
36 inches by 31^ inches. 

Sale. The widow Visser, Amsterdam, 1733 (Hoet, i. 378), No. 2 (490 
florins). 

546/2. Peasants dancing in an Interior. By Ostade and Dusart. 

Sale. Amsterdam, March 9, 1734 (Hoet, i. 399), No. 13 (60 florins). 

546;. Peasants dancing. 

Sale. Jan de Gise, Bonn, August 30, 1742, No. 225. 

5467. Peasants dancing. With a fiddler. In grisaille. 
1 6 inches by 13 inches. 

Sale. G. Vogel, Rotterdam, July 3, 1755, No. 46. 

546^. A Company of Peasants. Some dance to the music of a 
fiddle. 

Panel, 17 inches by 22^ inches. 

In the Schloss Altstadt, Kassel, 1783 inventory, No. 122, but not now in 
the Kassel Gallery. 

5467. Peasants dancing at an Inn. Numerous figures are 
dancing or otherwise amusing themselves. 



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Panel, 14^ inches by 26| inches. 

Sale. De Brouwer the younger, Brussels, July 31, 1788, No. I (1825 
florins, Castels). 

546^. Peasants dancing. 
Panel, 8 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. J. B. Horion, Brussels, September i, 1788, No. 117 (200 florins). 

547. The Village Wedding. Sm. Suppl. 24. In a cottage interior 
the young bride dances with a middle-aged man to the music of a riddle. 
The fiddler stands on a stool and sings as he plays. On the right is a 
group of three guests ; one, wearing a violet cap, is in profile, holding a 
jug. At the back guests are seated round a table. On the right, another 
party are eating and drinking in an adjacent room. 

Panel, 16 inches by 23^ inches. 

Sale. Bertelet, Paris, 1789 (6560 francs, Paillet). 

547*. Peasants dancing.- A company of men and women ; some 
are dancing. A pretty girl holds a beer-jug. 
Panel, n inches by 19 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, October n, 1810, No. 64 (5 florins 5, Posthumus). 

547*. Peasants dancing. In the interior of an inn. 
Panel, 16^ inches by 14! inches. 

In the collection of Baron de Bedernau. 

In the collection of Baron de Castell, Hamburg, July 21, 1824, No. 209. 

548. Peasants dancing and drinking at an Inn. Sm. 109. 
[Compare 542.] 

Mentioned by Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, i. 249, 294. 

Sales. Ch. Alexandre de Calonne, London, March 23, 1795, No. 77 

(367 : i os.). 

Bryan, London, May 17, 1798, No. 56 (409 : ios., G. Hibbert). 
In the collection of G. Hibbert, London, 1829 (Sm.). 

5480. Peasants dancing in an Interior. Some loving couples sit 
together. Others watch them with amusement. A drunken man led by 
a girl comes down a staircase on the left. 

Sale. Jonkheer V. L. Vegelin van Claerbergen, Leeuwaarden, April 6, 
1846, No. 70. 

549. Peasants dancing at an Inn. Sm. 57. About twenty-six 
persons are assembled in a large inn room, with an arched doorway in the 
left background leading to the open air. Two couples are dancing to the 
music of a fiddle played by a man who stands near the door. In the left 
foreground a peasant with his back to the spectator reclines on a bench 
and looks on. In the right foreground a woman is making cakes at the 
fireside ; a little boy watches her. Near them stands a peasant, with his 
arm round a girl's waist ; they are seen almost from the back. They con- 
verse with a man holding a jug who sits in a chair. Behind him sits a 
man embracing a woman ; she holds a beer-glass in her right hand, and 



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with her left grasps the hand of a child seated on the floor in front of her. 
Behind them, steps lead up to another room. On the steps a bare-headed 
man stands singing ; he holds up his left hand, in which he holds his clay 
pipe. Farther up the steps is a young girl. "Le Brun mentions this 
picture as being one of the most perfect of the master's works " (Sm.). 

Signed, and dated 1659, according to Waagen ; panel, 17 inches by 
23 inches. 

Mentioned by Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, ii. 186 ; and by Waagen, ii. 
254. 

Engraved by Daudet in the " Le Brun Gallery." 

Sm. wrongly identifies it with the picture of the Count van Wassenaar- 
Obdam's sale, 1750, which is 800 ; he probably confused it with another 
picture which was mentioned by Hoet (ii. 401) as in the Count's collection in 
1752, but was not in the sale. 

Sales. Randon de Boisset, Paris, February 3, 1777, No. 69 (6940 francs). 
Beaujon, Paris, April 25, 1787 (5600 francs). 
Jan Gildemeester Jansz, Amsterdam, June ii, 1800, No. 160 (2550 

florins, J. Yver). 

Crawford, London, 1806, No. 28 (514 : ios., T. Penrice). 
In the Penrice collection, Yarmouth, 1829 (Sm.). 
Sale. John Penrice, London, July 6, 1844 (1375, Farrer). 
In the collection of C. Heusch, London, 1854 (Waagen). 

550. Dancing at an Inn. A man and woman dance to the music 
of a fiddler, who stands on a bench. Numerous peasants sit at tables. On 
a staircase to the right stands a man looking down at the gaiety. In front 
are accessories an overturned bench and two children playing with a dog 
and a doll. At the back a door leads to the open air ; numerous people 
are coming in. 

Canvas, 20 inches by i6| inches. 

Sale. Baron von Mecklenburg, Paris, December n, 1854, No. 8. 

55O#. A Rustic Wedding. With dancers, and men smoking and 
drinking. 
Canvas. 
Sale. Brussels, September 17, 1855, No. i. 

551. Peasants dancing. Three couples are dancing on the right. 
On the left a stout peasant sits in profile to the right. Behind him, in a 
raised position, is a bagpiper playing dance music. Formerly ascribed to 
Isack van Ostade. 

Formerly in the collection of Prince Liechtenstein, Vienna, but no longer 
there. 

Described from a steel engraving by L. Beyer in Die Kunstsch'dtze Wiens in 
Stahlstich, Trieste, 1855. 

5514. An Inn, with Peasants dancing, drinking, and smoking. 

A bagpiper is playing. 

Signed with the monogram ; panel, 15^ inches by 20 inches. 

Sale. M. Wolff, Berlin, May 25, 1857, No. 104. 



312 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

551^. Peasants dancing. 

Sale. London, 1858 (268 : 153., with a picture by G. Dou, bought in). 

552. A Rustic Couple dancing at an Inn. In a spacious barn- 
like interior with many picturesque accessories a large company of peasants 
are assembled to celebrate the golden wedding of a jovial rustic couple. 
They are eating and drinking. A musician strikes up a dance tune. An 
old man with a comical air has risen and invites an old woman to dance. 
The half-shadow is fine. 

Panel, i8 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. Khalil Bey, Paris, January 16, 1868, No. 91. 

553- Peasants dancing at an Inn. Sm. 75, and Suppl. 30. In a 
large rustic interior about twenty-three persons are assembled. Almost in 
the centre foreground a well-dressed couple dance to the music of a fiddler ; 
the man rests one hand on his hip, and holds his cap behind him in the 
other hand. Near the fiddler sit two merry peasants and a woman with a 
child standing at her side. The other people eat and drink at a table. In 
an adjacent room on the left two men and two women converse ; one man 
drinks. In front are two dogs ; one licks a plate. To the left is a cat on 
a chair. With various domestic accessories. 

Signed, and dated 1645 ; panel, 17^ inches by 26 inches. 

Sales. Regaris, Brussels, 1775 (510 florins). 

J. Pompe van Meerdervoort, Soeterwoude, May 19, 1780, No. 4 
(1900 florins, Bertels). 

Walckiers, 1793. 

In the collection of Baron Delessert, Paris, 1829-42 (Sm.). 
Sale. Delessert, Paris, March 15, 1869 (23,500 francs). 

554. Peasants dancing at an Inn. In an inn room a peasant 
sits on a stool, playing the fiddle. An old peasant couple dance to the 
music, while others stand round and watch them. A boy drinks from a 
jug which his laughing mother hands him. Various accessories. 

Signed, and dated 1636 ; panel, 17 inches by 20 inches. 

Sales. Vanderbueken of Louvain, Brussels, 1840. 

J. J. Chapuis, Brussels, December 4, 1865, No. 293 (1325 francs, 

De Haest of Antwerp). 
Antoine Sils, Antwerp, March 21, 1882, No. 34. 

554^7. Peasants dancing and Love-making. 

Panel, 17 inches by 20 inches. 

Sale. Berkeley Sheffield and others, London, April 28, 1902, No. 45. 

554^. Peasants dancing in an Interior. Some sing, drink, and 
smoke. 

Panel, 18 inches by 26 inches. 

Sale. Van der Oudermeulen and others, Amsterdam, April II, 1904, No. 
991. 

555. The Little Dancing Party in the Barn. On the right, near 
the open door of the barn, a fiddler and a bagpiper, standing on a raised 



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platform, play dance music. A couple dance in front of them. At the 
door, through which bright daylight enters, a stout man sits facing the 
spectator ; behind him is another man. In front of these, but not in the 
full light, are two peasants, one of them with his back to the spectator. In 
the left centre, behind two children playing with a jug on the floor, are 
another couple dancing. Between the two couples two other seated 
figures are seen at the back. On the ground in front a puppy gnaws a 
bone. 

Described from an engraving by J. de Visscher (Wessely, 57). 

556. The Village Wedding (or, " Het Boere Bruitje "). Sm. 

185. In a spacious barn six persons are grouped round a table on the 
right. A girl with a garland on her head sits on a bench in profile to the 
right ; a peasant seated to the left kisses her. On the left, farther back, a 
girl with a garland on her head, apparently the bride, sits behind a table, 
feeing the spectator ; above her is a rustic canopy, close to the wall. 
Beside her to the left stands a peasant ; two others recline at the table. 
Farther left, where the barn goes back, a young fiddler and a youth with a 
hurdy-gurdy are playing. Farther left, three peasants converse. Behind 
them, in half-shadow, are other figures. In the extreme right of the 
middle distance sits a drunken peasant. 

Described from an engraving by J. de Visscher (Wessely, 58). 

557. BOISTEROUS PEASANTS AT AN INN. A peasant 
and a woman dance madly to the music of a fiddler who stands on a cask. 
Five peasants look on, drinking and conversing. A good early work. 

Panel, 15 inches by 24^ inches. 

Exhibited in the Hoogendijk collection, Rotterdam, 1899, No. 2. 
In the Hoogendijk collection, The Hague ; now exhibited on loan at the 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam ; 1907 catalogue, second supplement, No. 1821^. 

558. BOISTEROUS PEASANTS AT AN INN. A peasant 
with a jug in his left hand stands singing in front of a tub-chair ; another 
peasant embraces a woman seated at his side. By the fireside are other 
figures. An early work of little importance. 

Panel, 7^ inches by 9 inches. 

In the Zweibriicken Gallery. 

In the Augsburg Museum, 1899 catalogue, No. 584. 

559. A BALLAD SINGER AND SEVEN OTHER 
FIGURES. An early work. 

In the collection of Earl Brownlow, Belton House, Grantham. 

560. PEASANTS AT AN INN. Peasants drinking. An old 
woman with a boy feeding a dog. Farther back is a man smoking a pipe ; 
beyond is a man embracing a woman. An early work, much repainted. 

17 inches by 23 inches. 

In the Caen Museum, Mancel collection ; 1897 catalogue, No. 1 6. 

561. BOISTEROUS PEASANTS AT AN INN. In the right 
foreground of a humble room a drunken peasant dances. To the left of 



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him, a little way back, another man, seated on a low stool, turns round to 
the dancer, and drinks to him from a beer-glass which he holds up in his 
right hand. Behind them to the left is a group of three peasants with an 
old woman. The figure of the man on the stool is the most vividly 
lighted. An early work, recalling the style of Isack van Ostade. 

Signed, and dated 1635 (probably, and not 1675 as the catalogue 
states) ; panel, 8 inches by g| inches. 

In the Darmstadt Museum, 1885 catalogue, No. 361. 

562. BOISTEROUS PEASANTS AT AN INN. In the 
immediate left foreground a fiddler sits in profile to the right, seen as a 
silhouette. In the centre foreground a man lies on the floor with his back 
to the spectator ; he leans on his right elbow, and holds up in his left hand 
his clay pipe. On the right dance an excited couple. At a table in the 
centre, three peasants look on, with animated gestures. Behind them to 
the right some steps lead up to a door. Over the lower half of the door, 
the hostess, holding out a pot in her right hand, looks down at the dancers. 
Formerly attributed to Isack van Ostade, then to Brouwer, and then again 
to Isack ; but unquestionably a genuine early work by Adriaen van Ostade. 

Signed in full, but not clearly, on a bench to the left ; panel, 15^ 
inches by 22 inches. 

In the Dresden inventory of 1722, No. A4I3. 

In the Royal Picture Gallery, Dresden, 1908 catalogue, No. 1395. 

563. PEASANTS SINGING AND DRINKING. Men and 

women. A cat is asleep in the centre. A rather sketchy early work. 
I2| inches by 20 inches. 

In the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, 1890 catalogue, No. 32. 

564. A RUSTIC COMPANY IN A COTTAGE. A low 

wall divides the room into two. A man holding a jug and a pipe sits on a 
bench, talking. Another peasant and an old woman, seated beside a cask 
serving as a table, are listening. Behind them, the host chalks up the 
score on a board. In a rude arm-chair in front a third man sits lighting 
his pipe. Farther back are a woman, a peasant asleep in a basket, a puppy, 
and other objects. The figures are very ugly, but the lighting is good. 
An early work, dating from about 1635. 

Signed in full on the right at foot ; panel, 17 inches by 13 \ inches. 

In the Gotha Museum, 1890 catalogue, No. 116. 

565. BOISTEROUS PEASANTS AT AN INN. In the 

right centre foreground a man and a woman sit facing the spectator on a 
bench, and sing. The man holds a music-sheet, which the woman seated 
to the left grasps with her left hand. She wears a blue dress, a pink 
jacket, and, on her head, a garland over a soft cap ; she holds a large beer- 
jug in her right hand. Behind them stands a man dressed in light-green 
with a tall hat. To the right of this group a peasant, seen half from the 
back, holds both the hands of a woman in black and yellow, and tries to 
pull her from her chair. Another peasant, seated beside her to the left, 
holds her back. Beside them stands another jovial woman with a white 



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cap, holding up a goblet in her right hand. To the left of her, in a raised 
position, stands a fiddler ; he stretches out both his arms, and holds his 
fiddle in his left hand and an earthenware jug in his right. Behind him to 
the right are seen the heads of other persons. On the left, in half-shadow, 
a peasant embraces a woman ; in front of them is a little dog ; another 
man farther to the left tries to pick the lover's pockets. In the right 
middle distance, a man is dozing at a table. Another man lies on the 
ground drunk. In front is a three-legged stool ; near an overturned 
bench ; on the floor are a plate, a pipe, and a pewter pot. In the middle 
of the back wall, which is strongly lighted, hangs a carpet. An excellent 
pen-sketch of the principal group is in the Von Beckerath collection in 
the Berlin Print-Room. [Compare 594.] 

Signed in full on the right at foot on the shadowed side of the over- 
turned bench, and dated 163- ; panel, 19 inches by 25 inches. 

Purchased from the London dealer Martin Colnaghi in 1894 for The Hague 
(for 2460 florins). 

In the Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, 1907 catalogue, No. 580. 

566. BOISTEROUS PEASANTS AT AN INN. Eight 
figures in front of a strongly lighted back wall. On the right is a bag- 
piper ; next come four singers, of whom one holds a jug and another a 
sheet of paper. Also there are three children. The prevailing tone is 
yellowish brown, with blue, purple, and pink local tints in the costumes. 
An early work. 

Panel, 12 inches by 17 inches. 

In the Copenhagen Museum, 1904 catalogue, No. 256^. 

567. A COUNTRY INN. Catalogued as by Isack, but certainly 
the work of Adriaen van Ostade. 

Signed, and dated 1639 ; panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Exhibited at Mainz, 1887, No. 165. 

In the collection of the late St. C. Michel, Mainz. 

568. BOISTEROUS MEN AND WOMEN IN A 
COTTAGE INTERIOR. On the left sits a man, holding a jug in 
his right hand and a pipe in his left ; he looks towards the right foreground, 
where a man is pulling a woman backwards on to the floor. Behind them 
are an old woman seated smoking a pipe and a humpbacked man standing 
in profile to the right. In the back wall to the left is a cellar door. To 
the right are beams. [Pendant to 569. Possibly identical with 5870.] 

Signed in full on the right at foot ; panel, u inches by 14 inches. 

In the Zweibriicken Gallery. 

In the Aeltere Pinakothek, Munich, 1904 catalogue, No. 372. 

569. BOISTEROUS PEASANTS AT AN INN. In the left 
centre a peasant sits on a bench in profile to the right. He raises his glass 
in his right hand to give a toast, and lays his left arm on the shoulders of a 
woman who embraces him. In the immediate right foreground an old 
peasant, seen from the back in a three-quarter view, sits facing left with 
his legs crossed ; his left hand, which hangs down, holds a jug. Between 



316 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

him and the two others, but farther back, are a drunken peasant and a 
woman holding a pipe in her left hand. On the floor in front is a foot- 
warmer with a charcoal pan on it. On the left stands a peasant holding an 
earthenware jug ; farther back sit a peasant and a little girl. [Pendant to 
568. Possibly identical with 587.] 
Panel, n| inches by 14 inches. 

In the Zweibrticken Gallery. 

In the Aeltere Pinakothek, Munich, 1904 catalogue, No. 373. 

570. BOISTEROUS PEASANTS AT AN INN. At a table 
in the centre, a peasant, seen from the back in a three-quarter view, sits in 
a three-legged arm-chair. He stretches out his right hand on the table ; 
his left arm rests on the arm of the chair. He watches a peasant, seated 
behind the table, who looks into an empty jug lying on the table. A third 
man stands at the back. By the fireside to the left, in shadow, is a woman 
in profile to the left. To the right of her is a dog ; behind her are two 
or three children. In the right foreground is an overturned bench, with a 
cask behind it. Still very early in style, in respect of the execution. 

Signed in full, and dated on the bench 1641 j panel, 8 inches by u| 
inches. 

Lithographed by C. Nanteuil in the La Caze collection. 

In the La Caze collection, Paris. 

In the Louvre, Paris, La Caze bequest, 1903 catalogue, No. 2506. 

571. BOISTEROUS PEASANTS. A man tries to embrace a 
woman. Farther away is another man. An early work. 

Signed in full on the right at foot ; panel, ii\ inches by io inches. 

Mentioned by Bode in the Zeitschrift fiir bildende Kumt, 1872, p. 184. 

In the Festetits collection. 

Sale. F. J. Gsell, Vienna, March 14, 1872, No. 78. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Brunner, June 1908. 

572. BOISTEROUS PEASANTS DRINKING. Twelve 

figures. A very pale early work. [Compare 573.] 
In the Charley collection, Paris. 

573. PEASANTS. An early work in the same style as 572. 
In the Charley collection, Paris. 

574. BOISTEROUS PEASANTS. About ten figures in front 
of a brightly lighted back wall. One man plays the fiddle. A very early 
work. 

In the collection of H. Heugel, Paris. 

575. Boisterous Peasants at an Inn. In front a man is romping 
with a woman on the floor ; she clutches his hair. Behind them to the 
left stands a man holding a jug, who watches them. A woman holding a 
wine-glass sits by a cask ; beside her stands a child. In the right back- 
ground several persons with children are round a fire. A man takes a 
woman by the shoulders ; another man climbs a ladder to a hatchway. In 
a fine bluish-grey tone. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 317 

Signed in full on the right near an overturned three-legged stool 
panel, 17 inches by 23^ inches. 

In the collection of Colonel Legh, High Legh Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire. 

In the collection of L. Venon, Paris. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 

In the collection of A. de Ridder, Cronberg, near Frankfort-on-Main. 

576. Dwarfs dancing at a Village Inn. Among them is a 
woman. In front are nine figures ; two are at the back. On a bench to 
the right are a jug and a cloth. At the back is the fireplace. 

Panel, 9^ inches by n inches. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 

576*7. Drunken Peasants at an Inn. [Possibly identical with 
588 or 591. Pendant to 6ija.] 

Exhibited at St. Petersburg, 1908, No. 369, as a Bega. 
In the collection of I. P. Balaschscheff, St. Petersburg. 

577. AN INTERIOR WITH THIRTEEN FIGURES. In 

the left foreground, round a fire, are grouped five peasants. Farther to the 
right, another group of five peasants play backgammon ; the light from a 
window falls on them. At the back are a man sleeping with his head on 
his elbow, and two boys. An early work, in the style of Isack van 
Ostade. 

Signed in full on the left-hand edge in deep shadow ; panel, 17 inches 
by 24! inches. 

In the collection of Sir F. Cook, Bart., Richmond, Surrey. 

578. BOISTEROUS PEASANTS AT AN INN. In a 
cottage some men and two women are grouped round a table. In the 
right foreground one man is spitting. Another man, seated to the left, 
pipe in hand, looks admiringly at a comrade who dances while holding a 
glass of wine in his left hand. Behind the two men is a little boy holding 
a large pewter pot. Farther away, a peasant with his back to the spec- 
tator stands by the door. In the right middle distance two lovers sit on 
a bench. Nearer the front a little girl seated on the floor asks a boy for 
soup ; he is just taking a bowl from a table. On the floor are playing- 
cards, hens, and a dog gnawing a bone. 

Signed in full at foot, and dated 1642 ; panel, 17 inches by 22 inches. 

Acquired by the Empress Catherine II. 

In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 955. 

579. At the Inn. In the left foreground a man with his back to the 
spectator holds a stick in his left hand. Farther away, a man who has 
been drinking sits on a chair, stretching out his hands, in one of which he 
holds an empty jug, and singing to the music of a bagpiper standing 
behind him. Near them a smoker leans on a table. This may be a 
genuine early picture, but is not free from doubt. It hangs in a dark room 
and cannot be accurately judged. 

Panel, 5! inches by 6 inches originally oval, but afterwards made 
rectangular. 



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In the La Caze collection at the Louvre, until 1872, when it was transferred 
to Rheims. 

In the Rheims Museum, 1881 catalogue, Dutch School, No. 7. 

580. PEASANTS DRINKING IN A BARN. Six figures in 
front ; three others to the right. This is attributed in the catalogue to 
A. Brouwer, but is a genuine early work by A. van Ostade, with the 
typically vivid lighting in a yellow tone. 

Panel, 1 6 inches by 20 inches. 

In the Rennes Museum, 1884 catalogue, No. 76. 

581. A GROUP OF SEVEN FIGURES IN AN 
INTERIOR. An early work ; the lighting is characteristic of this 
period. There are touches of light red, blue, and green in the costumes. 

Signed in full, and dated 1635. 

In the Stroganoff collection, Rome. 

582. BOISTEROUS PEASANTS AT AN INN (or, The 
Salutation). Sm. Suppl. 46. On the right, in a large room, a stout old 
woman, wearing a blue gown and yellow apron, sits in profile to the left, 
leaning back comfortably in her chair. She holds in her right hand a tall 
glass, and with a smile on her face speaks to a peasant who has just entered. 
He takes off his hat to her with his right hand, and holds a clay pipe in his 
left. Behind the old woman to the right, a peasant taps a cask ; behind 
him is a fiddler. Farther back at the table to the right are three peasants ; 
one is drunk. At the table to the left are a man and a woman with a child 
on her lap. In the background three peasants converse at a doorway 
leading to the garden. On the floor in front are playing-cards, vine-leaves, 
a broom, dishes, and other things. This picture is in the style of The 
Hague picture of 1662 (636), and marks the transition from works with 
light and shade mainly to those in which the local colour is more pro- 
nounced. [Pendant to 473, according to the Stockholm catalogue.] 

Signed in full on the left at foot, and dated 1660 ; panel, 18 inches by 
1 6 inches. 

In the Duke of Mecklenburg's palace, Ludwigslust, 1842 (Sm., who valued 
it at 472 : I os.). 

In the Schwerin Museum, 1882 catalogue, No. 761. 

583. A COMPANY OF PEASANTS. In the centre are a 
loving couple. A man seated to the right and another man standing on 
the left are amused at the lovers. Behind them are two other persons. 
The principal group is in full light. An early work. 

In the collection of W. A. Clark ; exhibited on loan at the Corcoran 
Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1908. 

584. A VILLAGE INN WITH FOUR DRUNKEN 
PERSONS. In the right centre a peasant sits leaning back at a table, 
and holds a jug on his right thigh. To the left of him, behind the table, 
an old woman with a cap sits facing the spectator ; she is eating broth 
with a spoon out of a plate. Behind her stands another peasant, wearing 
a tall felt hat ; his right hand is thrust into the breast of his coat. In the 



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left foreground, in shadow, a fourth person sits in profile to the right. 
The light comes from the left through a square open window. On the 
right are two tubs and a jug. 

Signed in full, and dated 1653 ; panel, small. 

In the collection of Count Czernin von Chudenitz, Vienna, No. 100. 

585. BOISTEROUS PEASANTS AT AN INN. In the left 
centre, where a wall, with a chimney-piece, goes away to the back, an old 
peasant couple dance to the music of a bagpiper who stands to the right in 
a raised position. At the piper's feet sits a peasant, with his back to the 
spectator, looking on. He holds an earthenware jug in his right hand and 
raises his cap in his left. The dancers are in full light. On the right, and 
nearer the front, slightly in shadow, a peasant sits at a table, holding his 
glass in his left hand and caressing with his right the left hand of a woman, 
who sits to the left of him and laughingly responds to his endearments. 
Farther away, in front of the table, another peasant sits on a bench on 
which he rests his left leg ; he fills his pipe, and looks with a smile at the 
spectator. In the left foreground, in deep shadow, two children play. A 
good and interesting work of the early period. 

Panel, 20 inches by 31^ inches. 

In the collection of Prince Liechtenstein, Vienna, 1885 catalogue, No. 
596. 

586. AN EARLY WORK WITH SMALL FIGURES. 

In the collection of Dr. M. Strauss, Vienna. 

5860. A Company of Boisterous Peasants. 

Sale. Adriaan van Hoek, Amsterdam, April 7, 1706 (Hoet, i. 88), No. 12 
(460 florins). 

586^ and c. Two Companies of Peasants. Pendants. Early 
works . 

Sale. Jan Wai ran Sandra Middelburg, August 3, 1713 (Hoet, ii. 366), 
Nos. 3 and 4 (6 florins and 2 florins 4). 

586^. Drunken Peasants. 
9 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Cornelis van Lill, Dordrecht, June 18, 1734 (Hoet, ii. 93), No. 28 
(100 florins). 

586^. A Peasant Scene. A woman strikes a man on the head 
with a slipper. 

Sale. Jan de Gise, Bonn, August 30, 1742, No. 123. 

586^. A Rustic Interior with Merry Peasants. They drink, 
smoke, and dance. 

Dated 1644 ; circular panel, 10 inches across. 

Sale. N. Tjark and others, Amsterdam, November 10, 1762, No. 14 (73 
florins, Slagregen). 

586/ Peasants singing and drinking. In an interior. A 
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Panel, 13! inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Hendrik Verschuuring, The Hague, September 17, 1770, No. 128. 

587. Boisterous Peasants at an Inn. Sm. Suppl 2. In the 
centre a man is singing. He lifts his glass of beer, and embraces a 
woman who strokes his face. Behind him stands a laughing man with a 
jug in his hand. At the back, a boy and a girl eat broth. A peasant in 
half-shadow in the foreground watches the merriment. [Possibly identical 
with 569. Pendant to 587*.] 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. Servad, Amsterdam, June 25, 1778, No. 63 (335 florins, with 
pendant, Wubbels). 

587^. Boisterous Peasants carousing in a Barn. Sm. Suppl. 
2. Men and women are amusing themselves. Bright sunlight. [Possibly 
identical with 568. Pendant to 587.] 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. Servad, Amsterdam, June 25, 1778, No. 64 (335 florins, with 
pendant, Wubbels). 

588. Drunken Peasants at an Inn. A drunken peasant has 
fallen down in front. A woman tries to help him up. On the right sit two 
peasants. One leans his arm on his chair and holds a large jug in the other 
hand. The second peasant holds a jug and a beer-glass, and stretches his 
right leg on a bench, while he talks to another man. Behind him are two 
figures ; one leans both arms on the table, near a charcoal pan. On the 
other side, near the fire, are two other figures with a child. [Possibly 
identical with 576*7 or 591.] 

Panel, 13! inches by i8| inches. 

Sale. P. A. J. KnijfF, Antwerp, July 18, 1785, No. 356 (25 florins, 
Beekmans Lutzghen). 

589. Boisterous Peasants at an Inn. The principal group 
includes some peasants drinking and a loving couple. Farther away, 
men and women dance to the music of a fiddler. In front, a woman 
takes food out of a pot. 

Panel, 18 inches by 24 inches. 

Sales. H. A. van der Heuvel, Utrecht, June 27, 1825, No. 46 (900 florins, 

bought in). 
Utrecht, April 27, 1827, No. 20 (900 florins). 

590. Peasants carousing at an Inn. Sm. Suppl. 125. In a 
lofty rustic interior are five men, two women, and two children. A droll 
old man carries in a comrade on his back ; another man, seated near a 
little table in the centre, drinks to him. On the left sit a jovial old 
woman in a profile view and an old man who scratches his head. In 
front on a bench are a large stoneware jug and a charcoal pan. " The 
figures are here represented of a larger size than usual, and are painted 
with great freedom of hand, and relieved by a powerful effect of light. 
An early production" (Sm.). 

Panel, 20^ inches by 19 inches. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 321 

In the possession of the London dealer Smith, 1842 (Sm.). 
In 1843 sold to the widow Coungham (?). 

591. Boisterous Peasants at an Inn. A peasant, seated on a 
chair in front, turns to the right ; he has a pipe in his left hand and grasps 
with his right a jug held between his knees. In the centre another toper 
sits on the edge of a wooden bench, leaning back against a table : he holds 
a glass and laughs at the host, who stands with folded arms in front of him 
and looks with a vexed air at a drunkard on the left. On the table sits 
a man rilling his pipe ; behind him is another figure. On the left a 
drunken old man is supported by a woman who is seated. By the fireside 
at the back are two other drinkers ; one sits, bending down to the hearth. 
A jug stands on a foot -warmer ; there are other accessories. Wrongly 
attributed by Sm. to Isack van Ostade and described among his works 
(Sm. i) ; assigned to Isack also in the Comte de Vence sale catalogue. 
[Pendant to 618. Possibly identical with 5760 or 588.] 

Panel, 15^ inches by 2ii inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tre'sor de la Curiosite", i. 100. 

Engraved by J. Pelletier as " Les Plaisirs des Buveurs." 

Sale. Comte de Vence, Paris, February 11, 1761 (260 francs, with 

pendant). 

In the collection of M. E. A. J. van den Mersche, Ghent, 1791. 
In the collection of Countess Vilain XIII., Schloss Wetteren, 1827. 
Sale. Count Ph. Vilain XIII. and De R , Paris, May 2, 1857, No. 9. 

591*7. An Old Man embracing a Woman. Several figures. 
Signed with the monogram, and dated 1670 ; panel, about 7! inches 
by 10 inches. 

In the Von Tettau collection, Erfurt, 1863 (Parthey, ii. 208). 

591^. Peasants at an Inn. Four grotesque persons sit at a table. 
One plays the bagpipes. 

Signed ; panel, 8 inches by 6| inches. 

Sale. Richardt, Rotterdam, October 26, 1882, No. 43. 

59i<r. A Tavern Scene. A company of peasants laughing at one of 
their number whom his wife leads away. 
Panel, I2| inches by io| inches. 
Exhibited in the Rupprecht Exhibition, Munich, 1889, No. 197. 

591^. A Tavern Scene. In the foreground a man and a woman 
clink glasses. 

Panel, 9^ inches by 12 inches. 

Exhibited in the Rupprecht Exhibition, Munich, 1889, No. 255. 

592. Boisterous Peasants in a Barn. In the centre a man lies 
on his stomach, close to the stool on which he had been sitting. To the 
right of him, two men and a woman are grouped round a half-cask serving 
as a table ; they laugh at the fallen man. The nearer man, seated on a 
stool facing left, holds a pot on the cask, from which he and a woman 
seated to the left of him are eating. Directly behind the prostrate man, 

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an old woman, in profile to the left, sits cleaning mussels. On the floor 
in front of her is a large pot. To the left of her, and farther back, another 
peasant, holding a covered jug in his right hand, sits facing the spectator. 
In the left foreground are accessories a cask with a jug on it. Through 
a square open window in the back wall is seen another room in shadow. 
On the right, separated by a half-wall, is another barn-like interior. 
Broad in proportion to its height. 

Described from an etching by K. von Siegl in the Zeitsckrift ftir bildende 
Kunst, 1889. 

In the possession of the Vienna dealer H. O. Miethke in or shortly before 
1889, and disposed of by him. 

593. BOISTEROUS PEASANTS. In an interior. A peasant 
has thrown a woman down. Other men look on and laugh. The nearest 
man standing on the right holds a jug in his left hand. In the right 
foreground two figures are by the fireside. A very early picture, dating 
from 1630-40, and very closely related in style to the work of Isack van 
Ostade. Somewhat damaged. 

Signed on the left hand at foot ; 13^ inches by 18 inches. 

Sale. Merlo, Cologne, December 9, 1891, No. 132 (170 mark). 

594. BOISTEROUS PEASANTS AT AN INN. In the 
centre foreground of a room in a village inn two old people perform a 
grotesque dance. The woman with a garland on her head seems to play 
the part of a young bride. On a bench behind them in the centre stands 
a bagpiper. To the right of the dancers an old woman holding a jug in 
her left hand is seen in lost profile, seated on a low chair. Farther to the 
right and left are laughing spectators. An early work, in the style 
of 565. 

Signed in full ; panel, 15 inches by 19^ inches. 

In the collection of O. B. Friedmann, Vienna. 
Sales. Amsterdam, May 16, 1877, No. 25. 

G. Habich, Kassel, May 9, 1892, No. 115 (1300 mark, Steinmeyer). 

595. A Merry Company. In a poorly furnished room are three 
peasants singing to the music of a fiddler. Another man, holding a glass, 
looks on laughing. 

Panel, 12 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Brade and others, Cologne, December 17, 1897, No. 244. 

596. BOISTEROUS PEASANTS AT AN INN. An old 
woman jests with a drunken peasant, while a man standing on the left 
and another seated on the right look on and laugh. Farther back are two 
peasants and a child. An early work. 

1 6 inches by 20 inches. 

Sale. Berlin, March 20, 1900, No. 57. 

597. AN INTERIOR WITH MERRY FIGURES. 

Signed in full. 

Sale. George Smith, London, May 8, 1901, No. 302 (31 : los.) noted 
by A. Bredius. 



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598. A RUSTIC INTERIOR. A party in full light. Very 
early but unattractive. 

Sale. Verschuer and others, Amsterdam, November 26, 1901, No. 423* 
(230 florins). 

599. PEASANTS DRINKING AT AN INN. On the right 
a man comes downstairs. An early work ; the light and shade are strongly 
emphasised in a brown tone. 

Panel, 18 inches by 22 inches. 

Sale. Duke of Cleveland, London, March 8, 1902, No. 30 (220 : ios.). 

600. INTERIOR WITH PEASANTS. In the brownish tone 
of the early works, with only restrained local colours in the costumes. 

Panel, 10 inches by 13 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, December 9, 1902, No. 48 (800 florins, Valk). 

6ooa. Merry Peasants at an Inn. 
Panel, 9 inches by n inches. 

Sale. Cunliffe, London, May 9, 1903, No. 130. 

60 1. A Country Inn. In the left centre of a spacious room, lighted 
from an open window on the left, an old peasant holding up a large goblet 
in his left hand dances by himself. To the left in front of him, another 
man sits on a chair, watching him. To the right of the dancer sits an 
old woman on a chair, in profile to the left ; an old man seated on the 
left, a Iktle behind her but facing the spectator, strokes her chin. In 
front of her is a little child. To the right-, in shadow behind this group, 
are a peasant with a jug and two children at a pump. Directly behind 
the old man and woman are seen the head and back of a man standing up. 
Numerous accessories. 

Signed in full on a tub to the right, and dated 1661 ; panel, 24 inches 
by 29 inches. 

Sales. Prince Demidoff, San Donato, near Florence, 1880. 
J. L. Menke, Brussels, June I, 1904, No. 55. 

602. Boisterous Peasants. In a barn-like interior a peasant and 
a woman seen from the back dance wildly. To the right of them, a 
fiddler stands playing on a cask. A loving couple, also seen from the 
back, sit in front of him. In the left middle distance a woman gives her 
little child drink from an earthenware jug. Other peasants sit at the 
back, carousing. In the extreme left background is a peasant ; to the 
right of him is a staircase leading to an upper floor. On the floor in the 
centre foreground is a round jug, with a pipe lying to the left of it. 

Signed to the right on a cask, "A V O"; panel, 15 inches by 
1 8 inches. 

Sale. J. L. Menke, Brussels, June i, 1904, No. 56. 

603. Boisterous Peasants at an Inn. In the centre an excited 
peasant holds up his glass and weeps. A woman in a white apron takes 
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324 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

sits a wayfarer, knocking the ashes out of his pipe ; he turns his back to 
the spectator and has pulled his plumed cap down over his face. A little 
child rubs his nose on the light sailor's breeches worn by the drunkard. 
Panel, loj inches by I2| inches. 

Sale. P. Mersch, Berlin, March i, 1905, No. 76. 

604. FOUR PEASANTS AT AN INN. In a large barn-like 
interior with a high thatched roof two peasants sit conversing in the left 
centre, at a cask serving as a table. The man to the left sits astride on a 
bench, facing the spectator ; he leans his head on his left hand and holds 
his pipe in his right. Between them, and behind the cask, stands a third 
man. A fourth stands in profile to the right by a post in the right 
foreground. A dog lies on the floor. An early work. 

Signed in full ; panel, 12 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. L. Bloch of Vienna, Amsterdam, November 14, 1905, No. 53 
(8 10 florins). 

605. BOISTEROUS PEASANTS AT AN INN. There are 
two groups. In the left centre is a group of peasants drinking and 
smoking ; one man in a blue jacket and red cap stands in profile to the 
right ; another is seen almost from the back ; a man in the centre fore- 
ground sits on a chair behind a basket, a jug, and a wheel which are thrown 
down together. On the right, and farther back, is another group ; a 
rustic couple dance to the music of a fiddler standing behind in a raised 
position, and other peasants look on. In the extreme right-hand corner 
at the back a man embraces a half-drunken old woman seated on a chair. 
On the back is an old heraldic seal. 

Signed in full on the left, and dated 1643 r ^42, according to the 
Gsell sale catalogue ; panel, i8| inches by 26 inches. 

In the Schonlank sale, Cologne, April 28, 1896, there was a picture by 
Isack van Ostade, which agreed with this in composition except for three 
figures added in the right foreground. 

In the collection of Prince Esterhazy, Vienna. 

Sale. F. J. Gsell, Vienna, March 14, 1872, No. 77. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer Ch. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of loo 
Paintings," 1894, No. 25. 

Sale. Ch. Sedelmeyer, Paris, May 25, 1907, No. 149 (6100 francs). 

605^. Boisterous Peasants at an Inn. A peasant seated on a 
table plays the fiddle. Other persons are carousing. 
Signed in full ; panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 
Sale. Fritz Gerstel and others, Berlin, January 21, 1908, No. 160. 

606. BOISTEROUS PEASANTS IN AN INTERIOR. - 

The scene is lighted from an open door on the left. In the left fore- 
ground, almost facing the spectator, stands a peasant : a later addition 
gives him a pipe in his hand. On the right, farther back, four peasants 
and a child are round a cask ; two are seated, and the child is on the floor 
in front of them near a foot-warmer on which is a dish. An early work. 

In numerous sales. 

Described from a photograph in a sale catalogue. 



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6o6a. Flemish Idleness (" L'Oisivete" Flamande "). 

Engraved by Madame Pelletier. 

607. PEASANTS FIGHTING. In a large room two peasants 
are righting. One grasps the other by the hair and raises the hand in 
which he holds a knife to strike his adversary. A woman clutches his 
coat and tries to pull him back. Near them is a little, boy. Two 
peasants look in over a closed half- door. [Identical in composition 
with 610.] 

Signed on the left at foot with the monogram ; panel, 9 inches by 
loj inches. 

Sale. London, February 1906. 

In the collection of F. Stoop, Byfleet. 

608. PEASANTS FIGHTING AT AN INN. In the centre 
foreground one man has thrown another down on his back ; he holds the 
fallen man by the throat and has a knife in his left hand. The man on 
the floor tries to defend himself, clutching his assailant's hair with his 
left hand, and holding a knife in his right. Behind them, a third peasant 
with a knife in his right hand comes up, holding his left hand to his 
forehead and turning up his eyes. A screaming woman pulls him back by 
his coat. To the right of him is another peasant, also restrained by a 
woman. In the right foreground is a three-legged chair ; on the left lies 
a wheel. At the back are a cask and other utensils. Attributed in the 
catalogue to Isack van Ostade. 

Panel, 12 inches by i6| inches. 

In the Mayer van den Bergh Museum, Antwerp, 1904 catalogue, No. 146. 

609. PEASANTS FIGHTING AT THE VILLAGE INN. 

Sm. 212. In a large barn-like interior, with a door in the left background 
opening on to the village street, a peasant is on his knees in the centre 
foreground ; a woman leans over him and pulls him back by the coat. 
Behind them, a peasant strikes at the woman with a cudgel. In the 
right foreground stands a peasant with a knife in his right hand, ready to 
attack. His wife and little son try to restrain him. There are other 
figures ; among them are two men fighting one of whom lies on his 
back and a woman brandishing a chair. [Compare 544.] 

Signed in full on the left at foot, and dated 1656 j panel, 18 inches by 
14! inches. 

The Munich catalogue treats this as a pendant to 544, which was painted 
in 1641 ; the dimensions are almost the same, but that is probably an accidental 
coincidence. 

Said by Sm. to have been engraved by J. Suyderhoef, but this is an error. 
Wussin says that his No. 127, "The Fight over Cards" (617), was engraved by 
Suyderhoef from an original in the Munich Pinakothek ; but he probably confused 
617 with this Munich picture, which was not engraved by Suyderhoef. 

In the collection of Johann Wilhelm von der Pfalz (who died 1706) at 
Diisseldorf (Van Gool, ii. 564). 

In the Mannheim Gallery. 

In the Aeltere Pinakothek, Munich, 1904 catalogue, No. 371. 



326 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

610. Peasants fighting. [Identical in composition with 607.] 
Signed in full on an overturned bench j on the right under it are the 

figures 30 j panel, 8 inches by 1 1 inches. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 

611. PEASANTS FIGHTING IN AN INTERIOR. A man 

seated on a bench holds a knife in his right hand and the sheath in his 
left, to defend himself against a woman who clutches hold of him. A 
peasant aims a blow at his head with an earthenware pot, and another 
woman, standing behind the first two figures, strikes the man on the 
bench with her wooden shoe. In the left background a boy comes 
running up. [Compare 663.] 

Signed in full on the right at foot, and dated 1637 ; panel, 10 inches 
by 13 inches. 

Acquired by the Emperor Alexander III. 

In the Monplaisir Pavilion in the Imperial Park of Peterhof until 1882. 

In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 1767. 

6na. Peasants fighting. 

Sale. David Grenier, Middelburg, August 18, 1712 (Hoet, ii. 361), No. 
58 (22 florins). 

6 nb. Peasants fighting at an Inn. 

Sale. Amsterdam, October 10, 1742 (Hoet, ii. 68), No. 42 (52 florins). 

6nc. A Brawl. 

1 6 inches by 22 inches. 

Sale. Rotterdam, June 28, 1756 (Terw. 149), No. 24 (45 florins). 

bud. Peasants fighting. 

Sale. Rotterdam, June 28, 1756 (Terw. 149), No. 25 (53 florins). 

6 ue. Peasants and Women fighting. 

Panel, 12 inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. (Supplementary) Amsterdam, June 4, 1766, No. 77. 

6 1 if. Peasants fighting at an Inn. A woman and a child are on 
the floor in the centre. Numerous articles of furniture and utensils have 
been upset. 

Panel, 25 inches by 36 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, July 4, 1785, No. 257 (12 florins 50, Muller). 

6 n^. Peasants and Women fighting at an Inn. 
Panel, 15 inches by 21 inches. 

Sale. Rotterdam, August 10, 1810, No. 10 (8 florins). 

6nh. Peasants fighting. 

Sale. W. F. Schoon and J. Heymans, The Hague, October 18, 1823, No. 
118. 

6 1 1/'. A Brawl. 

Panel, 18 inches by 24^ inches. 

Sale. P. J. de Marneffe, Brussels, May 24, 1830, No. 219. 



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6 1 1/. A Brawl at an Inn. 

Sale. rParlcs, Brussels, May 4, 1835, No. 250. 

6 1 2. Peasants fighting. A man and a woman are fighting. The 
woman has fallen backwards, but grasps her adversary by the hair. A man 
standing with a jug in his hand looks on and laughs. In the group is 
included also a woman seated, who holds a pipe and a glass 'of beer, with 
two children. A man on the left, with his back to the spectator, sleeps 
with his head on a table. On the right a man and a woman embrace ; 
another man by the fireside lights his pipe ; near him are several children. 
The light is concentrated on the middle of the picture, light in tone, in 
the style of Teniers. 

Panel, 17^ inches by 22| inches. 

Sale. Steyaert, Paris, March 14, 1843, No. 43. 

613. Peasants fighting. Sm. 197, and Suppl. 118. Five men and 
two women in a cottage. Two of the men have quarrelled over cards 
and are fighting. The cask serving as a table is upset. One man grasps 
the other by the collar and strikes him with his fist. A third man inter- 
venes. A fourth man is held back on his seat by a woman. A man and 
woman come in at a door in the centre to watch the fray. A barking 
dog, with various accessories. [Pendant to 521.] 

Dated 1647 5 panel, u inches by 14 inches. 

In the collection of Paul Methuen, Corsham, 1829 (Sm., who valued this 
and 521 at ^525 the pair). 

Sold with the pendant by Sm. in 1840 to W. D. Acraman, Bristol. 

Offered for sale in 1845 by the dealer Woodin (for 450, with pendant). 

Sale. G. T. Braine, London, April 6, 1857 (195: 6s.); bought by 
Jones, according to Art Sales ; but, according to a note by Sm. in 
his own copy of his catalogue, bought by J. E. Fordham, who 
afterwards exchanged it with Gritten for the pendant. 

614. A Brawl after Card - Playing. Three card-players have 
quarrelled and come to blows. The cask, serving them as a table, is 
upset. A white dog on the left barks at them. In the right middle 
distance a woman restrains a man from joining in the fray. At the back 
the people of the inn come down the steps from the entrance door to 
restore order. 

Panel, io| inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. Pierard of Valenciennes, Paris, March 20, 1860, No. 69 (2300 
francs). 

614^. A Rustic Brawl. 

Copper, about 4 inches by 4^ inches. 

In the Von Tettau collection, Erfurt, 1863 (Parthey, ii. 208). 

615. Peasants fighting at an Inn. The attribution to Adriaen 
van Ostade may be correct ; if so, it is an early work. 

8 inches by loj inches. 

Sale. Haemacher, Amsterdam, November 30, 1897, No. 78. 



328 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

6 1 6. A Peasant Brawl. In a barn-like room four men have come 
to blows. A woman tries to make peace ; another woman, who is in 
tears, appears at the half-open door. 

Panel, 8| inches by 1 1 inches. 

Sale. F. R. Berthold, C. G. Hartmann, D. P. Cepero, and others, Cologne, 
December 9, 1898, No. 99. 

617. THE FIGHT OVER CARDS. Sm. 220, and Suppl. 103. 
In an interior, lighted from the left by a window with one casement 
open, four peasants sit at a table. The two nearer men, sitting opposite 
each other, have quarrelled over cards and threaten each other. On the 
right, farther back, stands a man whom his wife holds back by the arm. 
The two other men at the table and a woman try to calm the disputants. 
In the left foreground the host goes off for help ; a little child, standing 
by a bench with his back to the spectator, puts his right hand up to the 
table. [Compare 609.] 

Signed, and dated 1658 ; panel, 17 J inches by 14 inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, Suppl. 99. 

Engraved by J. Suyderhoef (Wussin, 127) as "The Schnicker Snee" ; Wussin 
wrongly states that the original is at Munich (confusing it with 609, which 
Suyderhoef did not engrave) and refers to a picture in England, entitled " Snic 
and Snec," as a replica. Engraved also by F. A. David as " Le Plaissi Inter- 
rompu," and by A. Juppe. 

Sales. (Possibly) Chevalier de la Roque, Paris, 1745 (25 francs) though 

that might have been 609. 
Amsterdam, June 26, 1709, No. 13 (1700 florins, I. Schmidt). 

In the collection of Sir Matthew White Ridley, Bart., London, 1842 (Sm.). 
This collection was sold in London, February 6, 1864. If, therefore, the 
picture did not pass from it to the Baring collection before 1864, Sm. Suppl. 
103, identified with this in Sedelmeyer's catalogue, must have been another 
version of the subject, with the same dimensions. 

In the collection of Thomas Baring, London, 1854 (Waagen). 

Sales. Prince Demidoff, San Donate, near Florence, March 15, 1888, No. 

1122. 

E. Secretan, Paris, July I, 1889, No. 149. 
In the possession of the Vienna dealer Miethke, 1895. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1899, No. 33. 

6170. A Brawl at an Inn. Identical in composition with 618. 
Pendant to 576*. 

Exhibited at St. Petersburg, 1908, No. 363, as a Bega. 
In the collection of I. P. Balaschscheff, St. Petersburg. 

6 1 8. A Brawl at an Inn. A peasant stands in the centre, grasping 
the hair of a man stooping down by a table that has been overturned, and 
threatening him with the knife in his uplifted right hand. The threatened 
man looks round anxiously at his adversary who stands behind him j he 
too holds a knife in his right hand. To the left of him kneels a woman ; 
she grasps the stooping man with her right hand to pull him back and 
lifts up her left arm to ward off his opponent's stab. To the right of the 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 329 

group, another peasant is restrained by an old woman from joining in the 
fray. Behind him to the left, in shadow, a woman is about to separate 
the combatants. In the left background a woman lying on the floor 
defends herself against a drunkard armed with a fork. Wrongly catalogued 
by Sm. as the work of Isack van Ostade (Sm. 2). [Pendant to 591. 
Compare 617^.] 

Panel, 15 inches by 2iJ inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, i. 100. 

Engraved by J. Pelletier as " La Colere des Buveurs." 

Sale. Comte de Vence, Paris, February n, 1761 (260 francs, with 

pendant). 

In the collection of M. E. A. J. van den Meersche, Ghent, 1791. 
In the collection of Countess Vilain XIII., Schloss, Wetteren, 1827. 

Sale. Count Ph. Vilain XIII. and De R , Paris, May 2, 1857, No - Io - 

Described from a reproduction in a sale catalogue dating from between 
1899 and 1909. 

619. A Brawl at an Inn. 

Signed, and dated 1658 ; panel, 8| inches by 10^ inches. 

Sale. C. Bowyer and others, London, February 17, 1906, No. 44. 

620. PEASANTS CONVERSING AT AN INN. Sm. 19, 
49, and Suppl. 22. In the centre sits a peasant, in profile to the left, 
filling his pipe. Farther back sit a stout woman and another peasant. 
On the right, behind the man with the pipe, a third peasant, who is in 
his shirt sleeves, stands leaning on the back of the chair in front of him, 
and smoking. All three listen to a fourth man, who stands in profile to 
the right at the fireside, a little way to the left, and is about to raise an 
earthenware jug to his lips. To the left of him, and nearer the front, a 
little girl stands on a three-legged chopping-block, eating a plate of broth ; 
a dog begs for some of the broth. On the extreme left is a window, half 
cut off by the frame. At a window in the right background, three figures 
are at a table, and two others stand before it, conversing. On the floor 
are strewn pots and pans. "Few pictures by the master possess in an 
equal degree the variety of character observable in this composition. . . . 
A superlative picture " (Sm.). 

Signed in full on the right at foot, and dated 1661 ; copper, 15 inches 
by 19 inches. 

Engraved by D. A. Dunker in the Choiseul Gallery, No. 16. 
Mentioned by Descamps ; and by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, i. 
138, 194, and ii. 187. 

Sales. N. C. Hasselaar, Amsterdam, April 26, 1742 (525 florins) accord- 
ing to Willem Lormier's store-room catalogue of December 1754- 
Probably not to be identified with any one of the Hasselaar pictures 
mentioned by Hoet and by Sm. (i, 2, 3) ; see 628, 675, 676. 
Willem Lormier, The Hague, July 4, 1763, No. 207 (1000 florins). 
Julienne, Paris, March 30, 1767 (7410 francs, Boileau). 
Due de Choiseul, Paris, 1772 (8000 francs). 
Dubarry, Paris, March 17, 1777 (7250 francs). 

Servad, Amsterdam, June 25, 1778, No. 62 (2900 florins, Fouquet). 
Claude Tolozan, Paris, February 28, 1801 (7025 francs). 



330 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

In the collection of the Duchesse de Berry, Palais Bourbon, Paris, 1829 
(Sm.) ; offered for private sale with this collection, London, 1834 (priced at 
800, and bought by Brondgeest for Van der Hoop). 

In the Van der Hoop collection, Amsterdam. 

In the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Van der Hoop bequest, 1907 catalogue, 
No. 1817. 

621. PEASANTS AT THE FIRESIDE (or, The Skaters). 

Sm. 202. In a rustic interior, lighted from the left by a window that is 
half cut off by the frame, a man stands in the left centre foreground, 
facing the spectator. He wears a bluish-red jacket, and has his hands 
behind his back. He is speaking and turns his head to the right where 
another peasant sits on a low chair in profile to the left ; this man looks 
up, holding a clay pipe in his left hand which rests on his left knee. On 
the right, in front of his chair, is a puppy. Behind it, on a very low stool, 
sits a woman with a white cap who lets the little child standing in front 
of her drink out of a glass. Another peasant, behind the woman in half- 
shadow, speaks to her. Three other peasants are grouped round the 
fireside on the left. In front of the man standing in the foreground are 
a little child seen from the back, and a pewter pot and a clay pipe on a 
three-legged stool. On a table by the window to the left are dishes. 
One of Ostade's best pictures of this period, with very fine light and 
shade. The transitions from light to shadow are seldom so well rendered 
by him as in this work. The colours too are delicately harmonised. 

Signed in full, and dated 1656 or 1650, according to the Amsterdam 
catalogue; panel, 17! inches by 14 inches. 

Engraved by Cornelis Visscher (Wussin, 163) ; and by J. W. Kaiser. 

A copy is in the Rumjanzof Museum, Moscow, 1901 catalogue, No. 583. 

Exhibited in the Six collection, Amsterdam, 1900, No. 103. 

Sales. Hendrik Sorgh, Amsterdam, March 28, 1720 (Hoet, i. 244), No. 

37 (95 florins). 
Amsterdam, June 26, 1799, No. H ( 1 7 florins, I. Schmidt). 

In the Six van Winter collection, Amsterdam, 1829 (Sm., who valued it 
at 472 : I os.). 

In the Six van Vromade collection, Amsterdam ; acquired for the Rijks- 
museum early in 1908. 

In the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam ; third supplement of 1907 catalogue, 
No. 



622. PEASANTS AT AN INN. In a cottage, with a timbered 
roof, three peasants sit round a low table in the left centre, listening to a 
flute-player who sits facing left. One man drinks the musician's health. 
Behind them stand a man and a child. Farther back, a peasant ascends 
some steps to another room on the left. Below, on the left, is the entrance 
door of a cellar. In front of the flute-player is a little white dog. In the 
right background at the fireside are three peasants j one lights his pipe with 
an ember. Painted about 1645-50 under the influence of Rembrandt. 

Signed in full on the right at foot, on the floor ; panel, 14 inches by 
17 inches. 

Sale. Baron H. von Mecklenburg, Paris, March 12, 1870, No. 28 (16,020 
francs). 



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Purchased in Berlin in 1879 from the estate of Freiherr von Mecklenburg. 
In the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, 1906 catalogue, No. 8556. 

623. FIVE FISHERMEN. An attractive little picture. 
Signed in full. 

In the Azam collection, Bordeaux. 

624. PEASANTS AT AN INN. Sm. 118, and Suppl. 60. In 
the centre foreground three peasants sit round a three-legged stool, on 
which are a charcoal pan, a clay pipe, and tobacco. The nearest man, 
seen almost from the back and facing right, holds a glass in his right 
hand. The two others are seen almost in full face and are smoking. 
They converse with a fourth man who stands to the left, leaning against 
a cupboard. In front of him a poodle licks something on the floor. On 
the left-hand corner of the bench, on which the nearest man sits, is a 
capacious handled jug, with some playing-cards. Near the window at 
the back of the room four more peasants are grouped round a table. Two 
play backgammon ; a third man sits to the right in profile, holding a 
large beer - mug in his left hand ; a fourth man stands behind him, 
conversing. 

Signed in full on the left at foot, and dated 1663 ; panel, 12 inches by 
io| inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 330. 
Engraved by J. Klaus. 

Sales. Jan Gildemeester Jansz, Amsterdam, June 1 1, 1800, No. 168 (875 
florins, J. Yver). 

John Maitland, London, July 30, 1831 (87 : 33., Sm.). 
In the collection of Charles Brind, 1842 (Sm.). 
Sale. Charles Brind, London, May 10, 1849 (136 : ios., Ward). 
In the collection of C. S. Bale, London, 1854 (Waagen). 
Sales. Mayne, London, 1881 (jioo8, A. N.). 

Ad. Jos. Bosch, Vienna, April 28, 1885, No. 41 (18,000 florins, 

Bourgeois). 

Acquired for Brussels from Gauchez, 1891. 
In the Brussels Museum, 1906 catalogue, No. 341. 

625. An Interior. 

Signed; panel, 12 inches by 10 inches. 

Exhibited at Brussels, 1882, No. 178. 

In the collection of Comte d'Ursel, Brussels. 

626. PEASANTS AT AN INN. One man is in front ; three 
others are behind him. Cool in tone ; of the early period. 

Panel, 7^ inches by 6^ inches. 
In the Esterhazy collection, Vienna. 

In the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, 1906 catalogue, No. 495 (old 
No. 287). 

627. FOUR FIGURES IN AN INTERIOR. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 
In the collection of Georg Rath, Budapest, 1894. 

628. THE TABLE IN THE VILLAGE INN. Sm. i and 



332 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

210. In the left foreground of a room, into which the sunlight streams 
from a window, six peasants are grouped at a round table, under which lies 
a dog. The nearest man, seen almost from the back, sits on a chair. The 
man next on the left reclines apparently asleep on the window seat ; the 
next is a man who stands lighting his pipe at a little charcoal pan. The 
three others sit farther to the right. The man farthest away on the right, 
seen in profile to the left, leans back, holding a pipe in his right hand. 
Beside him to the right is a three-legged stool on which is a jug, while a 
stick and a paint-box lean against it. At the back in front of a window 
is another table ; an old woman pours out a glass of wine. At the table 
sit two men ; one, with his back to the door, drinks to a man who enters. 
The almost illegible date was formerly read as 1639, but only the other 
reading, 1660, can possibly accord with the style of painting. It "may be 
classed among the best works of the master" (Sm.). [Compare 620.] 

Signed in full, and dated 1660 not 1662 as Sm. says on the paint-box 
to the right ; panel, 18 inches by 15^ inches. 

A copy is in the Wallace collection, London, 1908 catalogue, No. 756 ; it 
is on panel, measuring 17^ inches by 15 inches. It is mentioned by Waagen, 
ii. 159, and Suppl. 88. It was bought at the sale of Earl Granville, London, 
1845 (.304, Marquis of Hertford), and was exhibited at the Royal Academy 
Winter Exhibition, London, 1893, No. 87. 

Sale. (Probably, according to Sm.) Cornelis Hasselaar, Amsterdam, April 26, 
1742 (Hoet, ii. 49), No. 8 (430 florins) dated 1662, according to 
the sale catalogue. 

Purchased for Dresden in 1754 by Le Leu from the De la Bouexiere collec- 
tion, Paris. 

In the Royal Picture Gallery, Dresden, 1908 catalogue, No. 1396 ; valued 
by Sm. in 1829 (at about 525). 

629. MEN AND WOMEN AT A COUNTRY INN. Sm. 
Suppl. no. Men and women, seated on benches and chairs at tables, are 
eating, drinking, and love-making. In the centre foreground a buxom 
countrywoman sits on a chair in profile, holding her child on her lap with 
her right hand. She takes in her left hand a glass of beer which a peasant, 
standing to the right, has poured out for her from a pewter pot in his left 
hand. Between them, farther back, is a man in a blue jacket, who seems 
to be telling a story, and points with his right hand to the background. 
On the right, by the hearth at the back, a woman puts a pot on the fire. 
To the left of her a man kisses a woman. At the open door in the back- 
ground a fiddler is playing. At a table to the left a woman, seated on a 
bench with her back to the spectator, converses with a peasant on the right 
of her. From the centre of a timbered roof hangs a chandelier with five 
arms. In the right foreground a three-legged stool which has been upset, 
kitchen utensils, and other objects lie on the floor. The scheme of colour 
in the costumes is very powerful. The picture is kept in a light key, so 
that one was inclined to ascribe to it an earlier date than 1674 ; moreover, 
the date inspired doubts because the figures are much smaller than the 
letters in the signature. A renewed inspection showed, however, that there 
is a good deal of variety in the colouring, as in the later water-colours ; 
the style almost resembles that of Dusart. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 333 

Signed in full on the right at foot, and dated 1679 the last figure, 
being not very clear, is read by Bode as a 4 ; panel, 19^ inches by 25 
inches. 

Acquired by Le Leu in Paris, 1751. 

First mentioned in the Dresden catalogue of 1817. 

In the Royal Picture Gallery, Dresden, 1908 catalogue, No. 1400 ; valued 
by Sm. in 1829 (at 630). 

630. DRINKERS. Catalogued as by Craesbeeck, but certainly by 
Ostade. Attributed for a time to Brouwer. 

Panel, 8 inches by 6 inches. 

Formerly in the Abbey of St. Winoc. 

In the Dunkirk Museum, 1891 catalogue, No. 69. 

631. A Rustic Interior. The attribution to Ostade is possible but 
uncertain. 

Panel, 9 inches by 12 inches. 

Formerly in the Abbey of St. Winoc. 

In the Dunkirk Museum, 1891 catalogue, No. 235. 

632. FOUR PEASANTS IN AN INTERIOR. Two are 

seated, one with his face and the other with his back to the spectator. 
The two others stand ; one lights his pipe from an ember which he holds 
with the tongs, and the other has his hands behind his back. Of the kte 
period. 

Signed on the left at foot with the monogram ; panel, 7 inches by 7 
inches. 

In the Wolff-Ebenrod collection, Ebenrod. 

633. FOUR FIGURES IN AN INTERIOR. 

Dated 1647 ; panel, ii inches by 14 inches. 

In the Rath Museum, Geneva, 1906 catalogue, No. 280. 

634. Peasants drinking and smoking. Four peasants with pipes 
and beer sit round the fireside in a large room. In the background an old 
woman is at work, while a little girl watches her. 

Signed in full; panel, 13^ inches by ii\ inches. 

The composition is identical with that of 643 ; one or the other is probably 
a copy. 

Engraved by J. Taylor, 1808. 

In the collection of Archibald M'Lellan, bought by the city of Glasgow 
in 1854. 

In the Glasgow Art Gallery, 1908 catalogue, No. 695. 

635. SIX PEASANTS AT AN INN. Four men and a woman 
sit round a cask, smoking and drinking. A fifth man stands near, holding 
a beer-glass. 

Panel, 13 inches by n inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1884, No. 138. 
In the collection of Earl Howe, Gopsall. 

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334 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

three peasants sit round a little table. The man on the right, seated in 
profile to the left on a three-legged stool, holds a jug in his left hand, and 
raises his glass in his right. Opposite him, on a wooden bench, sits the 
second man, in profile to the right ; he bends down to the table to light 
his pipe at a charcoal pan. The third peasant sits at the back of the table 
between the others, and almost facing the spectator ; he plays a fiddle. A 
woman with a chair approaches from the left behind him. On the left, 
near an open arched doorway leading into a barn-like room with various 
objects in it, sits a little girl, who turns her head slightly to the left, and 
looks at a white dog standing in front of her. In the right background is 
a window ; to the right of it is the hearth, with three more figures. To 
the left of the window is a ladder leading to the loft. A "superlative 
picture" (Sm.). [Compare 582.] 

Signed in full, and dated 1662 on the right at foot ; panel, 19 inches 
by 15^ inches. 

Engraved by Bovinet in the Musee Franfais ; etched by Chataigner (finished 
by Bovinet) in the Musee Napoleon, Filhol, v. 297. 

Sale. C. van Dijk, The Hague, May 10, 1713 (Hoet, i. 1 60), No. 12 
(350 florins). 

In the collection of H. van Slingeland, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 407). 

In the collection of William V. Stadtholder of the Netherlands, The Hague 
(Terw. 704). 

In the Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, 1907 catalogue, No. 128 ; it was 
there in 1829 (Sm., who valued it together with 429 at ^1260 as a pair). 

637. INTERIOR OF AN INN. Five figures round a barrel. A 
peasant on the right drinks from a mug ; his neighbour watches him. 
Two other men, who sit facing each other, are smoking. A girl stirs a 
jug with a spoon. At the back are two couples. By the fireside on the 
right are two figures ; on the left are two others. 

Signed in full, and dated 1649 on t ^ ie r ig nt at f ot > panel. 
In the Hudtwalker-Wesselhoeft collection, Hamburg, 1889 catalogue, p. 53 ; 
bought in 1889 for the Kunsthalle. 
In the Kunsthalle, Hamburg. 

638. PEASANTS AT AN INN. In the foreground a man in a 
red jacket, white shirt, and steely-blue breeches sits, leaning his elbow on 
a cask, and holding a pipe in his left hand. Beside him stands a man in 
purple, holding a beer-glass. At the back are four other figures ; to the 
left of the fireside is a woman nursing a child. 

Panel, 14^ inches by 13 inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1907, No. 71. 
In the collection of Lord Huntingfield, Heveningham Hall. 

639. INTERIOR OF AN INN. Two peasants sit at a table, 
drinking and smoking. One holds his hat in his hand. A third man 
stands on the right. Near a window at the back are another man, and a 
woman standing behind a counter. 

Signed in full, and dated 1671 on the right at foot; panel, 17 inches 
by 14 inches. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 335 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1908, No. 65. 
In the collection of Lord Huntingfield, Heveningham Hall. 

640. FOUR PEASANTS DRINKING AND SMOKING 
AT AN INN. In the centre of a spacious barn-like roorri a peasant sits 
on a chair in profile to the left. His right hand, which rests on his knee, 
holds his pipe ; his left arm hangs down over the arm of his chair. He 
rests his right leg on an empty cask, standing to the left. Beside this to 
the left a peasant sits astride a low bench, facing the spectator ; he lights 
his pipe at a little charcoal pan. Behind him stands a third man in profile 
to the left ; he holds a glass of beer in his left hand. A fourth man sits 
near, looking up to the left at the man with the glass. In the dark back- 
ground to the right lies a fifth peasant. A good picture of the early 
period. 

Signed A. v. O. ; panel, 12 inches by 16 inches. 

In the Karlsruhe Gallery, 1894 catalogue, No. 245. 

641. Four Figures in a Cottage. Apparently genuine, but some- 
what dry in handling. 

In the Potocky collection, Cracow. 

642. PEASANTS CAROUSING AT AN INN. In a large 
barn-like room three peasants sit drinking. The nearest man looks to the 
left, where two children play with a dog. On the right is an overturned 
bench. Warm in tone and broad in style. A good picture of the end of 
the first period. 

Signed in full, and dated 1639 behind the bench ; panel, n inches by 
15 inches. 

Bought in 1892 from the London dealer Martin Colnaghi. 

In the collection of the late Alfred Thieme, Leipzig, Bode's 1900 catalogue, 
No. 61. 

643. Four Peasants at the Inn Fireside. Sm. 122, and Suppl. 
62. Four peasants sit on the right in front of the fire in a rustic inn. 
The nearest man, seen from the back in a three-quarter view to the left, 
sits on a chair. The second man, to the left of him, leans on the arm of 
a chair, on which stands an earthenware jug ; he smokes a clay pipe. To 
the right of him sit the two others, facing the spectator. Behind them the 
hostess is busy at a cupboard in the back wall ; a child beside her to the 
left looks on. In the left background steps lead to another room. Here 
and there are household utensils. 

Panel, 13^ inches by n| inches. 

The composition is identical with that of 634 ; one or the other is probably 
a copy. 

Mentioned by Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, i. 302 ; and by Waagen, 
ii. 46. 

Engraved by J. Taylor ; and by Fittler in the Stafford Gallery, No. 49. 
Sales. Jan Gildemeester Jansz, Amsterdam, June n, 1800, No. 162 (800 

florins, Zuyderhof). 

Griffier Fagel, London, May 22, 1801, No. 53 (.157 : ios.). 
In the collection of the Marquess of Stafford, 1829 (Sm.). 



336 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

In the Bridgewater collection of Lord Francis Egerton, 1842 (Sm., who 
valued it at ^300). 

In the collection of the Earl of Ellesmere, Bridgewater House, London, 
1892 catalogue, No. 176. 

644. SIX PEASANTS IN AN INTERIOR. Sm. 67. On 
the right, in front of the fire, sit two peasants ; the nearer man has his back 
to the spectator. To the left of them a third man leans on the arm of a 
chair, on which stands an earthenware jug ; he holds his clay pipe in his 
left hand. In the left background three other men sit at a table by a 
window. In the left foreground a dog licks a pot. 

Signed, and dated 1667 ; panel, 8 inches by 9^ inches. 
Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 14. 

Exhibited at the British Institution, London, 1826-7 > anc ^ at tne Royal 
Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1894, No. 61. 
Sales. Dulac, Paris, 1768 (1000 francs). 

M. van Coehoorn, Amsterdam, October 19, 1805, No. 51 (800 

florins, Sterk). 

In the Royal collection, Buckingham Palace, London, No. 48 ; it was in 
the Royal collection, 1829 (Sm., who valued it at ^210). 

645. FIVE PEASANTS SMOKING AND DRINKING 
AT AN INN (or, The Pleasant Story). Sm. 90, and Suppl. 17. 
In the foreground five peasants are grouped round a table. The nearest man, 
in a blue jacket, sits on a low bench with his back to the spectator. The 
man on the left, wearing a tall round hat and a blue jacket, has risen from 
his chair, and, while filling his pipe, appears to be telling a story. To the 
right of him, behind the table, is a man with a red cap, who holds a pewter 
pot in his right hand, raises his full glass in his left, and sings. Farther to 
the right the fourth man bends forward to light his pipe at a little charcoal 
pan. The fifth man, in profile to the left, leans back and blows out a 
cloud of smoke. At the back a man and a woman are conversing by the 
fire. In front of the table an earthenware jug stands on the floor, near 
two playing-cards. "The effect is clear and brilliant" (Sm.). 

On the left at top there hangs on the wall a shield inscribed, " Dit huis 
is te koop Te vragen by A. van Ostade, 1665 " ; panel, 14 inches by I2| 
inches. 

A copy was in the sale : A. Langen, Munich, June 5, 1899, No. 72. 

Mentioned by Descamps ; and by Waagen, ii. 14. 

Exhibited at the British Institution, London, 1826-7 ; and at the Royal 
Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1886, No. 97, and 1893, No. 91. 

In the collection of H. van Slingeland, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 494). 

Sale. J. van der Linden van Slingeland, Dordrecht, August 22, 1785, No. 
296 (3000 florins, Fouquet). 

In the Royal collection, Buckingham Palace, London, No. 147 ; it was in 
the Royal collection, 1829 (Sm.). 

646. FIVE PEASANTS AND A WOMAN AT AN INN. 
Sm. 199, and Suppl. 99. The figures are grouped round a table near a 
large window on the left. The nearest man sits almost in the centre in 
profile to the left, holding up a jug in his right hand to pour liquor into 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 337 

a glass which he holds in his left. He speaks to the man opposite him, 
who sits on the window seat, smoking a clay pipe. Behind the first man 
another peasant turns away from the table to blow his nose. To the left 
of him are a woman and a peasant, and behind them stands a man with a 
pewter pot. In the right background two children play near a chair. A 
dog lies asleep in front. 

Signed, and dated 1656 ; panel, 14 inches by I2| inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 13. 

Exhibited at the British Institution, London, 1826-7. 

In the Royal collection, Buckingham Palace, London, No. 152 ; it was in 
the Royal collection, 1829 (Sm.). 

647. PEASANTS DRINKING AND SMOKING IN AN 
INTERIOR. The nearest man stands with his back to the spectator, 
holding a pipe in his right hand behind him. 

Signed in full ; panel, 10^ inches by 9 inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1890, No. 95. 
In the collection of Mrs. Stephenson Clarke, London. 

648. FOUR PEASANTS IN A BARN. 

Signed in full, and dated 164-. 

In the collection of C. T. D. Crews, London. 

649. PEASANTS AT AN INN. An interior with ten figures. 
In the foreground six peasants, smoking and drinking, are grouped round 
a table. To the left are two windows, near together. Beside the second 
window three men sit at a table, attended by a woman who fills a glass. 
[Compare 676/1] 

1 8 inches by 15 inches. 

Exhibited at the London Guildhall Art Gallery, 1894, No. 88. 

In the collection of A. Gibbs, London. 

650. PEASANTS IN AN INTERIOR. Sm. 133. Six figures 
are grouped round a table in the centre. The nearest man, in profile to the 
right, sits with legs crossed on a three-legged stool, holding his pipe in his 
right hand, and looks at the spectator. Behind him to the left an old man 
leans back in his chair and lifts a pewter pot to his lips ; he speaks to a 
woman standing on the right. To the right of her, on the other side of 
the table, sits a man who fills his pipe. Beside him sits a fourth man, a 
stout fellow, facing the spectator, who blows out a cloud of smoke to the 
right. He speaks to a fifth man who stands near, in profile to the left, 
and leans on the back of a chair. At the stout man's feet lies a dog. In 
the right background is a chimney-piece. On the left a staircase leads to 
the upper floor. " This picture was painted in the master's best time, 
1663, and possesses all those properties for which he is so justly esteemed ; 
the composition is excellent ; the drawing correct ; the colouring brilliant 
and clear throughout, and of the highest excellence in the finishing " (Sm.). 

Signed in full on the chimney-piece, and dated 1663 ; panel, I2| inches 
by 1 6 inches. 

Mentioned by Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, i. 313 ; and by Waagen, ii. 

201. 

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338 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Exhibited at the British Institution, 1818 ; and at the Royal Academy 
Winter Exhibition, London, 1887, No. 107. 

Sales. Lady Holderness, London, March 6, 1802, No. 47 (320:55., 

Jaubert). 

Sir G. Page Turner, Bart., London, 1815 (351 : 155., Forster). 
Lord Charles Townshend, London, 1819 (430 : ios.). 
A. de la Hante, London, 1821 (^420). 

Sold by Sm. in 1824 to William Beckford, who had it in 1829 (Sm.). 
In the collection of R. S. Holford, London, 1849, according to a MS. note 
by Sm. in his own copy of his catalogue. 

In the collection of Lieutenant-Colonel G. L. Holford, London. 

651. INTERIOR OF AN INN. Beside a large window on the 
left, a woman and a child and six peasants sit at a table. In the centre 
stands a man drinking from a tall glass. Opposite him a man and a 
woman sit on a bench. Two other figures are at the fireside. On the 
right a man draws a pot of beer ; beside him is a child. On the left a boy 
plays with a dog. An attractive picture with strong local colour. 

Signed in full, and dated 1669 ; panel, 12 inches by 15^ inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, Suppl. 311. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1892, No. 80. 

In the collection of Edward Gray, Harringay House, Hornsey, 1854 
(Waagen) ; but scarcely to be identified with either of the two pictures men- 
tioned by Sm. as in this collection (see 56 and 718). 

In the collection of the late Charles Morrison, Basildon Park, Reading. 

652. PEASANTS AT AN INN. In the foreground is a group 
of two men drinking and a woman. At a large chimney-piece to the left 
is another man. At the other end of the room, by a tall window, is a 
group of five men, who drink and smoke and listen to a rommelpot-player. 

1 6 inches by 22 inches. 

Exhibited at the London Guildhall Art Gallery, 1894, No. 69. 
In the collection of the late George Salting, London ; bequeathed to the 
national collections, 1909. 

653. INTERIOR WITH PEASANTS. In the centre is a 
group of two peasants and a woman. One man is seated in full face ; the 
other man stands in profile ; the woman is behind the seated man. Between 
them is a child. On the left, farther back, three other figures are at the 
fireside. The chief group is in full light. Brownish-yellow in tone. 

Signed in full, and dated 1641 on the right at foot ; panel, 12 inches 
by n| inches. 

In the possession of the London dealers Sulley, June 1909. 

654. PEASANTS CONVERSING AT AN INN (or, The 
Interesting Story). Sm. Suppl. 54. In all there are nine figures. 
Three sit in the middle, listening to a fourth, who stands holding his hat 
in his right hand and raising a full glass of beer in his left. To the right 
of this group a peasant stands by the fire conversing with a woman. A 
dog lies asleep in front of them. Farther back, near a window, three other 
peasants play cards. A very good picture. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 339 

Signed in full on the left, and dated 1654; panel, 15 inches by 17! 
inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, iii. 264. 

In the collection of the Earl of Lonsdale, Lowther Castle, No. 76 ; it was 
there in 1842 (Sm.). 

655. PEASANTS CONVERSING. 

Signed in full, and dated 1639 ; panel, ii\ inches by 17 inches. 

Exhibited at Mainz, 1887, No. 163. 

In the collection of the late St. C. Michel, Mainz. 

656. Peasants in an Interior. On the left two men sit in front 
of a wooden partition. A third man stands near them. In the right 
background three other men drink, smoke, and converse at a table. A 
wicker bird-cage hangs from the roof. 

Signed in full on the left at foot ; panel, n\ inches by 10 inches. 

In the collection of the late C. T. Yerkes, New York, 1904 catalogue, 
No. 72. 

657. INTERIOR OF AN INN. Two peasants with pipes sit 
on a bench ; a third in the background leans against a wall. In front of 
the first-named pair sits a peasant with a red cap, who raises his glass and 
turns towards an old couple who are jesting ; the woman holds a boy by 
the hand. 

Signed in full ; panel, n| inches by 7^ inches. 
In the Oldenburg Museum, 1890 catalogue, No. 166. 

658. SIX FIGURES IN A BARN. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 
In the collection of the late Marquis d'Aoust, Paris. 

659. INTERIOR OF AN INN. Peasants are drinking. A 
woman is at the fireside. A little boy plays with a dog. 

Signed in full ; panel, 10 inches by 14 inches. 

In the collection of Comte de Marcy, Paris. 

Sale. Lord Grimthorpe, London, May 12, 1906, No. 49. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 

660. A RUSTIC INTERIOR. 

Signed in full on a bench to the right ; panel, 12 inches by 15! inches. 

In the Van den Burgh collection, The Hague, from which Kleinberger 
bought it before the sale. 

Sale. Jules Cronier, Paris, March 12, 1908, No. 93. 
In the collection of the Paris dealer F. Kleinberger. 

661. INTERIOR WITH EIGHT FIGURES. The chief 
figure is in blue. 

In the collection of the late Baron Alphonse de Rothschild, Paris. 

662. FIVE PEASANTS AT AN INN. Five peasants sit by 
the fireside, smoking, drinking, and talking. One of them, on the right, 
turns his head to speak to the hostess, who stands beside his chair and has 



340 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

just poured out a glass of wine for him from a jug which she holds in her 
left hand. On the left a boy stands warming himself by the fire. A 
window admits the faint evening light ; the room is also illumined by the 
fire and by a small hanging lamp. Formerly attributed to Isack van 
Ostade, but an early work by Adriaen, dating from the time when he 
exaggerated vivid effects of light. 

Traces of a signature on the right at foot ; panel, 15^ inches by 13! 
inches. 

In the collection of Comte de Baudouin. 

In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 952. 

663. Peasants at an Inn. In a cottage, with a window on the 
right, a woman and a man sit on stools at a low table, on which stands a 
jug of beer. The woman smokes ; the man holds a jug. Behind them 
stands a young peasant who raises a large glass in his left hand. In the 
background a third peasant, seen from the back, sits near the hearth. In 
the foreground, near a heap of earth, is a cat ; to the left are pots and other 
utensils. The picture was formerly attributed to Brouwer, but since 1838 
has been assigned to Ostade. Bode thinks that it was painted before 1635 ; 
it seems, however, later than 611 (also at the Hermitage), which is dated 
1637, and therefore should date from about 1640-5, but its authenticity is 
not quite certain. 

Signed on the right at foot with a monogram, in which only the letter 
O is clearly discernible ; it may be doubted whether this is Ostade's 
monogram and whether it may not be the remains of the monogram of 
Bartholomeus Molenaer ; panel, 1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

Acquired by the Empress Catherine II. 

In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 959. 

663*7. Peasants drinking and smoking in an Interior. Three 
are grouped round a cask on which is a charcoal pan. The man to the 
left sits on a wooden bench, seen from the back in a three-quarter view to 
the right ; he leans his right elbow on his right knee, and holds a pipe in 
his right hand. The man to the right sits on a three-legged stool in pro- 
file to the left ; his right forearm rests on the cask. He holds in his left 
hand a glass which the man in the centre, who stands almost facing the 
spectator, fills with beer from an earthenware jug in his left hand. On the 
right at foot is a cat. In the left background is the hearth with a blazing 
fire. In front of it a man with a high cap, in profile to the right, holds 
what looks like a pair of tongs. In front of him is a stool. To the left, 
on the floor, are a hat, a jug, and a pipe. 

Signed in full on the right at foot, and dated 1642. 

Exhibited at St. Petersburg, 1908, No. 347. 

In the collection of I. P. Balaschscheff, St. Petersburg. 

664.. PEASANTS DRINKING AND SMOKING IN AN 
INTERIOR. By the fireside three men sit round a cask, on which are 
pipes and tobacco. The nearest man, who turns his back on the spectator, 
has a purple jacket and red cap ; he lifts his glass of beer and stretches out 
his left leg. The second man, who is laughing, smokes his pipe and leans 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 341 

his left elbow on the cask. The third man sits on a high bench in front 
of the door, with his hand in his breast. The characteristic tones are the 
purple and red in one man's costume. For the rest, the local colours are 
very weak. Painted under the influence of Brouwer. 

Signed in full on the right, and dated 1643 > panel, 8 inches by 7 
inches. 

In the collection of Louisa Ulrica, Queen of Sweden. 

In the collection of Gustavus III. King of Sweden. 

In the Stockholm National Museum, 1900 catalogue, No. 552. 

665. FIGURES IN AN INTERIOR. Very small figures. 
Signed in full, and dated 1634. 

In the Herzog collection, Vienna. 

666. INTERIOR WITH ABOUT ELEVEN FIGURES.- 

A peasant gives a woman a glass of beer. Painted about 1648. 

The pendant is a copy of an early work by Ostade. 

In the Palace of Tsarskoe Selo, near St. Petersburg, No. 26. 

667. READING A JEST IN THE VILLAGE INN. In 

the interior of a rustic inn a humpbacked man who seems lame and has a 
sack on his back reads out a jest from a paper. To the right of him a 
hurdy-gurdy player and a woman listen attentively ; the peasants drinking 
and smoking on the left laugh at the jest. Various utensils lie on the floor 
or hang in the loft above. A work of the earlyrperiod, in a delicate silver- 
grey tone. Formerly attributed to Isack.van Ostade. 
Panel, 16 inches by 13 inches. 

Given by Count Lamberg to the Academy in 1821. 

In the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, 1900 catalogue, No. 732. 

668. THREE PEASANTS CONVERSING IN A ROOM. 

Two of them smoke. At the back are others. The lighting is that of 
the pictures painted about 1635. 

Signed with the monogram ; panel, 8 inches by 10 inches. 

In the collection of Prince Liechtenstein, Vienna, 1885 catalogue, No. 494. 

669. FOUR PEASANTS AT AN INN. They are grouped 
round a small table in the centre. The right-hand man is seen from the 
back in a three-quarter view to the left ; he holds a jug in his left hand. 
The left-hand man stands as if he were telling a story. The third man 
sits between them, facing the spectator. He leans back comfortably in 
his chair, and holds a clay pipe in his right hand, which rests on the chair- 
arm. On the floor in front lie two playing-cards and a pipe. On the 
left, farther back, a brown jug stands on a cask. A genuine but not very 
important early work ; the date is not very clear but can only be read as 
1639. 

Signed in full, and dated 1639 on the right at foot ; panel, 12 inches 
by 14 inches. 

Mentioned by Parthey, ii. 207. 

In the SchGnborn collection, Vienna, 1894 catalogue, No. 52. 



342 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

669*. A Company of Peasants. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 24, 1686 (Hoet, i. 5), No. 3 (113 florins). 

669^. A Company. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 9, 1687 (Hoet, i. 9), No. 84 (38 florins). 

669^. A Company. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 1 6, 1696 (Hoet, i. 37), No. 66 (42 florins). 

669^. A Company. 

Sale. Amsterdam, October 8, 1700 (Hoet, i. 61), No. 41 (71 florins). 

669* and / A Peasant Company in a House; and, A 
Company. 

Sale. Jan Agges, Amsterdam, August 16, 1702 (Hoet, i. 67), No.~55 (300 
florins) and No. 56 (63 florins). 

66gg. A Company of Peasants. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 1 8, 1704, No. 40. 

66gh. A Small Cottage Interior. 

Sale. Pieter Six, Amsterdam, September 2, 1704 (Hoet, i. 75), No. 86 (6 
florins 5). 

669;. An Interior Full of Figures. 

Sale. Adriaan van Hoek, Amsterdam, April 7, 1706 (Hoet, i. 88), No. 10 
(400 florins). 

6697. A Company of Peasants. 

Sale. Anthoni Daems, Amsterdam, April 28, 1706 (Hoet, i. 92),*No. 21 
(62 florins, with a pendant by J. M. Molenaer). 

66gL A Company of Peasants. 

Sale. Anthoni Daems, Amsterdam, April 28, 1706, No. 23. 

6697. Interior of a Barn. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 4, 1706, No. 6. 

669771. A Company of Peasants. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 18, 1706, No. 69. 

669. A Company of Peasants. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 17, 1708, No. 133. 

6690. Interior with Peasants. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 15, 1708 (Hoet, i. 121), No. 4 (90 florins). 

66()p. A Cottage and Figures. By Ostade and Dusart. 
Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 239. 

6697. Interior with Peasants. 

Sale. Amsterdam, October 3, 1708, No. 18. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 343 

66gr and s. Two Companies of Peasants. [Pendants.] 

Sale. Jacob Cromhout and Jasper Loskart, Amsterdam, May 7, 1709 (Hoct, 
i. 133), Nos. 28 and 29 (250 florins). 

669*. A Company of Peasants in an Interior. 

Sale. Pieter van der Lip, Amsterdam, June 14, 1712 (Hoet, i. 147), No. 17 
(303 florins). 

66gu. Peasants drinking. 

Sale. David Grenier, Middelburg, August 18, 1712 (Hoet, ii. 360), No. 55 
(10 florins 15). 

670. A Company of Peasants and Women. 

Sale. David Grenier, Middelburg, August 18, 1712 (Hoet, ii. 361), No. 57 
(17 florins). 

670*7 and b. Two Pictures with Smokers. 

Sale. Sandra, Middelburg, August 3, 1713 (Hoet, ii. 366), No. z (7 florins). 

670^. A Company of Peasants. 

Sale. Everhard van Sypesteyn, Utrecht, April II, 1714 (Hoet, i. 172), 
No. 8 (150 florins). 

670^. A Company of Peasants in an Interior. 

Sale. Gerbrand Pancras, Amsterdam, April 7, 1716 (Hoet, i. 186), No. 7 
(340 florins). 

670* and / Two Interiors : (e) with Figures ; (/) with Many 
Figures. [Pendants.] 

Sale. Jonas Witsen, Amsterdam, March 23, 1717 (Hoet, i. 206), No. 20 
(310 florins) and No. 21 (no florins). 

670^. Interior with Figures. 

Sale. Jacob van Hoek, Amsterdam, April 12, 1719 (Hoet, i. 222), No. 32 
(82 florins). 

670/2. An Interior. 

Sale. Hendrik Sorgh, Amsterdam, March 28, 1720 (Hoet, i. 244), No. 38 
(40 florins 10). 

670*'. A Company of Peasants. 

39! inches by 38 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, October 31, 1725 (Hoet, i. 313), No. 3 (500 florins). 

670;. A Company of Peasants. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 4, 1727 (Hoet, i. 317), No. 19 (21 florins 10). 

670^. Some Peasants. 

Sale. Amsterdam, March 25, 1728 (Hoet, i. 323), No. 48 (34 florins 10). 

6707. A Company of Peasants by Candlelight. 

Sale. Antony Grill, Amsterdam, April 14, 1728 (Hoet, i. 328), No. 50 
(62 florins). 



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ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 



6 7 ow. A Company of Peasants. 

Sale. The Hague, May 3, 1729 (Terw. 7), No. 85 (28 florins 5). 

670^. A Company. 

Sale. Amsterdam, November 23, 1729 (Hoet, i. 344), No. 20 (36 florins 5). 

6700 and p. Two Small Pictures with Peasants. 

Sale. Anthony Deutz, Amsterdam, March 7, 1731 (Hoet, i. 361), No. 20 
(40 florins). 

6707 and r. A Company of Peasants with Numerous Figures ; 
and, A Company of Peasants. [Pendants.] 
17 inches by 21 inches. 

Sale. Adriaan Bout, The Hague, August 1 1, 1733 (Hoet, i. 391), No. 86 
(400 florins) and No. 87 (305 florins). 

670*. Interior. [Pendant to 546^.] 
34 inches by 31 inches. 

Sale. The widow Visser, Amsterdam, 1733 (Hoet, i. 378), No. 3 (300 
florins). 

6701. A Company of Peasants. 

Sale. Amsterdam, March 9, 1734 (Hoet, i. 398), No. 10 (205 florins). 

6jou and v. A Company ; and, A Country Inn. Of the best 
period. 

Sale. Amsterdam, March I, 1735, Nos. 5 and 6. 

6jow. Rustic Gaiety. 
17 inches by 22^ inches. 

Sale. Marinus de Jeude, The Hague, April 18, 1735 (Hoet, i. 433), No. 35 
(260 florins). 

671. Peasants drinking. 
14 inches by u^ inches. 

Safe. Marinus de Jeude, The Hague, April 18, 1735 (Hoet, i. 434), No. 47 
(60 florins). 

6710. A Company of Peasants. With many figures and 
accessories. 

Sale. Marinus de Jeude, The Hague, April 18, 1735 (Hoet, i. 435), No. 79 
(155 florins). 

672. Interior with a Company of Peasants. Some sing or play 
cards. Many accessories. 

19 inches by 19! inches. 

Sale. Johan van Schuylenburg, The Hague, September 20, 1735 (Hoet, 
i. 452) (635 florins, Da Costa). 

673. A Company of Peasants. [Pendant to 386^.] 
Dated 1637 ; 12 inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. Jan van Loon, Delft, July 18, 1736 (Hoet, ii. 391), No. 30 (38 
florins, with pendant). 



ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 345 

67 30. Interior with Figures. 

Sale. The Hague, April 24, 1737, No. 42 (26 florins 15). 

673^. A Company of Peasants. 
13 inches by n inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, October i, 1738 (Hoet, i. 557), No. 34 (48 florins). 

673^. Interior with a Company of Peasants. 

Sale. Hendrik Schut, Rotterdam, April 8, 1739 (Hoet, i. 574), No. 30 
(6 1 florins). 

674. A Company of Peasants smoking and drinking. Of 

the best period. 

9 inches by "]\ inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 15, 1739, No. 9 (47 florins). 

674^. Interior. [Pendant to 402^.], 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 15, 1739 (Hoet, i. 578), No. 50 (258 florins, with 
pendant). 

674^. A Rustic Interior. A girl is drawing beer. 
13 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 15, 1739, No. 55. 

674^. Interior with Many Figures. A good picture. 

Sale. Haarlem, April 13, 1740, No. 13 (30 florins, Van der Vinne). 

bj^d and e. Two Interiors. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 31, 1740 (Hoet, ii. 8), No. 15 (200 florins) and 
No. 1 6 (135 florins). 

674/1 An Old Woman spinning and a Company of Peasants. 

ii J inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Van Zwieten, The Hague, April 12, 1741 (Hoet, ii. 23), No. 154 
(90 florins). 

674^. An Interior with Peasants smoking. 
7^ inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. Van Zwieten, The Hague, April 12, 1741 (Hoet, ii. 23), No. 155 
(27 florins). 

674/7. A Company of Peasants drinking and smoking. 

n| inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. Jac. de Wit, Antwerp, May 15, 1741 (Hoet, ii. 42), No. 132 or 
No. 133 of the original catalogue (404 florins). 

675. Interior of a Cottage with Fourteen Figures. Sm. 2. 

[Compare 620.] 

Dated 1676 ; panel, 1 8 inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. Cornells Hasselaar, Amsterdam, April 26, 1742 (Hoet, ii. 50), No. 9 
(460 florins). 



346 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

676. Interior with Peasants drinking. Sm. 3. [Compare 620.] 
Panel, 12 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. Cornells Hasselaar, Amsterdam, April 26, 1742 (Hoet, ii. 50), No. 10 
(490 florins). 

676*7. A Company of Peasants. Full of figures and accessories. 
[Pendant to 676^.] 

i6| inches by 23 inches. 

Sale. Michiel van Hoeken and Theodoor Hartsoeker, The Hague, May I, 
1742 (Hoet, ii. 55), No. 13 (230 florins, Boetens). 

676*. A Company of Peasants. [Pendant to 676*7.] 
1 8 inches by 22 inches. 

Sale. Michiel van Hoeken and Theodoor Hartsoeker, The Hague, May I, 
1742 (Hoet, ii. 55), No. 14 (335 florins, J. van der Marck). 

67 6c. A Peasant Scene. 

Sale. Jan de Gise, Bonn, August 30, 1742, No. 164 not mentioned by 
Hoet. 

676^. A Peasant Scene. 

Sale. Jan de Gise, Bonn, August 30, 1742, No. 453 not mentioned by 
Hoet. 

676*. A Merry Company. 

14! inches by 13^ inches. 

Sale. Floris Drabbe, Leyden, April i, 1743 (Hoet, ii. 76), No. 18 (300 
florins, Van Zaanen for the painter De Waard). 

(>-j6f. An Inn with Various Figures. [Compare 649.] 
17! inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. Floris Drabbe, Leyden, April i, 1743 (Hoet, ii. 76), No. 17 (420 
florins, Van Zaanen for the painter De Waard). 

676^. Interior. With an old man and other figures. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 25, 1743 (Hoet, ii. 125), No. 18 (16 florins). 

676^ and ;'. Interior with Various Figures ; and, A Fine 
Interior. [ Pendants. ] 

1 6 inches by 13^ inches. 

Sale. Pieter de Klok, Amsterdam, April 22, 1744 (Hoet, ii. 135), No. 73 
(181 florins) and No. 74 (45 florins). 

677. An Interior. 

Sale. Pieter de Klok, Amsterdam, April 22, 1744 (Hoet, ii. 142), No. 172 
(7 florins 10). 

678. A Fine Picture with Various Figures. 

Dated 1663 ; n inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Hendrik van der Vugt, Amsterdam, April 27, 1745 (Hoet, ii. 158), 
No. 27 (280 florins). 



ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 347 

678^. Peasants drinking and smoking. 
13 inches by 17 inches. 

Sale. Hendrik van der Vugt, Amsterdam, April 27, 1745 (Hoet, ii. 158), 
No. 28 (103 florins). 

678^. Peasants drinking and smoking. 
Oval, 5^ inches by 4^- inches. 

Sale. Hendrik van der Vugt, Amsterdam, April 27, 1745 (Hoet, ii. 158), 
No. 29 (10 florins 10). 

678^ and d. Two Peasant Scenes. 
6 inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. Ewout van Dishoek, The Hague, June 9, 1745 (Hoet, ii. 172), No. 
63 (82 florins). 

678*. A Rustic Interior. 

Sale. Nicolaas Verkolje, Amsterdam, April 1 8, 1746 (Hoet, ii. 183), No. 70 
(i i florins). 

678/1 A Company of Peasants. 

Sale. Fr. Trimble, Rotterdam, April 5, 1747, No. 37. 

678^. Interior with Various Figures. 
7 j inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Adriaan Swalmius, Rotterdam, May 15, 1747 (Hoet, ii. 196), No. 4 
(13 florins). 

6 78 h. A Rustic Interior. 
12 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Theodoer Wilkens, Amsterdam, June 17, 1748 (Hoet, ii. 221), No. 
59 (50 florins). 

678*' and/. Two Interiors with Merry Peasants. [Pendants.] 
ii inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Pieter van Buytene, Delft, October 29, 1748 (Hoet, ii. 227), Nos. 
22 and 23 (100 florins). 

679. Interior. With figures eating gauffres. 

Sale. Pieter van Buytene, Delft, October 29, 1748 (Hoet, ii. 227), No. 
25 (60 florins). 

67 9. Peasants drinking. 

Sale. Sebastiaan Heemskerk, Amsterdam, March 31, 1749 (Hoet, ii. 235), 
No. 34 (15 florins). 

679^. A Rustic Interior. 

Sale. Sebastiaan Heemskerk, Amsterdam, March 31, 1749 (Hoet, ii. 236), 
No. 53 (10 florins). 

679^ and d. Two Rustic Interiors with Figures. 

Sale. David letswaart, Amsterdam, April 22, 1749 (Hoet, ii. 249), No. 
159 (15 florins) and No. 160. 



34 8 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

679^. A Company in an Interior. Known as " 'tKwyldertje." 
[Pendant to 292-/.J 

12 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Willem Fabricius, Haarlem, August 19, 1749 (Hoet, ii. 263), No. 3. 
(373 florins). 

679/ Peasants drinking. [Probably identical with 6820.] 
1 1 inches by 9! inches. 

Sale. Count van Wassenaar-Obdam, The Hague, August 19, 1750 (Hoet, 
ii. 292), No. 34 (182 florins). 

679^. A Picture with Peasants. 

Sale. Count van Hoogendorp, The Hague, July 27, 1751 (Hoet, ii. 308), 
No. 176 (5 florins 10). 

679^. Peasants drinking. [Pendant to 8680.] 
8 inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. Maria Beukelaar and Anthony de Waart, The Hague, April 19, 1752 
(Hoet, ii. 317), No. 49 (64 florins). 

6797. Peasants smoking and drinking, 
ii inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Maria Beukelaar and Anthony de Waart, The Hague, April 19, 1752 
(Hoet, ii. 317), No. 57 (26 florins). 

679; and k. Two Pictures with Peasants. 

Sab. Amsterdam, June 27, 1752, No. 80. 

6797. A Peasant's Cottage. 

15 inches by 20 inches. 

Sale. Peter Snijers, Antwerp, August 22, 1752 (Terw. 63), No. 38 (26 
florins). 

679^. A Peasant's Cottage. 

15 inches by 12 J inches. 

Sale. Peter Snijers, Antwerp, August 22, 1752 (Terw. 63), No. 39 (24 
florins). 

680. A Picture with Peasant Figures seen at Full Length. 

9^ inches by uj inches. 

Sale. The Hague, September 26, 1752 (Terw. 66), No. 12 (i 6 florins). 

6800. A Picture with Peasants. 

Sale. The Hague, September 26, 1752 (Terw. 68), No. 59 (10 florins 10). 

68o. An Interior. 

Panel, 16 inches by 13 inches. 

In the collection of Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 507). 

68or. A Company, with Peasants smoking. 

Panel, 15 inches by 15 inches. 

In the collection of Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 507). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 349 

680^ and e. Two Pictures with Peasants smoking and 
drinking. [ Pendants. ] 

Panel, 12 inches by 9 inches. 

In the collection of Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 507). 

68o/ An Interior with Various Figures. 

22 inches by 27 inches. 

In the collection of Johannes Lubbeling, Amsterdam, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 519). 

6Sog. A Company in an Interior. 

15^ inches by 13! inches. 

In the collection of P. L. de Neufville, Amsterdam, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 514). 

680/2. An Interior. 

In the collection of Griftier Fagel, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 410). 

68o/. An Interior with Eight Figures. 
About 14^ inches by 17^ inches. 

In the collection of Hendrik van Slingelandt, The Hague, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 
407). 

68 1. Interior with Peasants smoking and a Woman with a 
Spindle. 

14 inches by \\\ inches. 

In the Bisschop collection, Rotterdam, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 528). 

68itf. A Merry Peasant Company. 
1 6 inches by 18^ inches. 

Sale. Count d'Oultremont, Leyden, March 1 1, 1754, No. 12 (20 florins 
5, Haazebroek). 

68 1 b. Peasants in an Interior. 
io| inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 2, 1754 (Terw. 84), No. 27 (52 florins). 

68 if. A Merry Peasant Company in an Interior. 

14! inches by ii inches. 

Sale. Jeronimus Tonneman, Amsterdam, October 21, 1754 (Terw. 97), 
No. 1 8 (305 florins). 

68 1 d. A Rustic Interior with Figures. 
Panel, 17^ inches by 15 inches. 

In the collection of Willem Lormier, The Hague, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 434) ; 
he had bought it from Gerret Block (for 280 florins), according to his store-room 
catalogue of December 1754, No. 210. 

68 1 e. Interior. With four peasants smoking and conversing, and a 
woman. 

Panel, 14 inches by 10 inches. 

In the collection of Willem Lormier, The Hague, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 434) ; 
he had bought it from Jaques de Roore (for 308 florins), according to his 
store-room catalogue of December 1754, No. 211. 



350 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

68 if. A Peasant Company. 

Sale. Willem van Haansbergen, The Hague, June 19, 1755 (Tew. 128), 
No. 1 8 No. 286 of the original catalogue (40 florins). 

68 1. A Peasant Company. 

Sale. Willem van Haansbergen, The Hague, June 19, 1755 (Terw. 128), 
No. 19 No. 198 of the original catalogue (40 florins, Burgy). 

68 1 h. A Peasant Conversation. 

Sale. Jan Karel van der Meir, Antwerp, June 23, 1755 (Terw. 135), No. 
20 (31 florins). 

68 1/. A Peasant Company filling their Pipes. 
10^ inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. G. Vogel, Rotterdam, July 3, 1755, No. 44. 

682. A Merry Peasant Company. With fine accessories. By 
one of the Ostades. 

10^ inches by 14^ inches. 

Sale. A. van Kinschot, Rotterdam, September 20, 1756 (Terw. 161), No. 
25 No. 77 of the original catalogue (26 florins). 

6820. A Rustic Inn with Figures. [Probably identical with 
679/1 Pendant to 821^.] 

Panel, n inches by 9^ inches. 

From the collection of Count van Wassenaar. 

Sale. Van Kretschmar, Amsterdam, March 29, 1757 (Terw. 172), No. 
19 (600 florins, with pendant). 

682^. Interior of a Rustic Inn, with Nine Figures. Some are 
drinking ; others play cards. 

Sale. Wannaar and others, Amsterdam, May 17, 1757, No. 3. 

68 2c. Interior with Peasants drinking and smoking. 

13 inches by 10 inches. 

Sales. Willem van Haansbergen, The Hague, June 19, 1755 (Terw. 128), 
No. 22 No. 63 of the original catalogue (21 florins 10, H. 
Wannaar). 
Wannaar and others, Amsterdam, May 17, 1757, No. 17. 

682^ and e. Two Merry Peasant Companies. 

Sales. Willem van Haansbergen, The Hague, June 19, 1755 (Terw. 128), 
No. 21 No. 148 of the original catalogue (40 florins, Wannaar). 
Wannaar and others, Amsterdam, May 17, 1757, No. 202. 

682/ A Peasant Company. 

Sale. W. van Grondesteyn and others, Rotterdam, March 30, 1758, 
No. 66. 

682^. A Peasant Company. 

Sale. L. Schermer, Rotterdam, August 17, 1758, No. 62. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 351 

682/1. A Peasant Company. Of the best period. 
10 inches by u| inches. 

Sale. Sonne and others, Amsterdam, July 5, 1759, No. Io ^ (3 florins, 
Van Diemen). 

68 21. A Rustic Interior. 
15 inches by 22 inches. 

Sale. Sonne and others, Amsterdam, July 5, 1759, No. 17 (20 florins, De 
Leth). 

682;'. Peasants smoking. 

7! inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. H. van Limborch, The Hague, September 17, 1759, No. 34 (4 
florins, De Moni). 

682^ and /. Two Peasant Scenes. [Pendants.] One is dated 1641. 
10 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, October 27, 1760, Nos. 9 and 10. 

6827W. A Merry Peasant Company. With five figures. 
12^ inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, December 1 6, 1760, No. 9(12 florins 5, Van Ankeren). 

683. Peasants at an Inn. Sm. n. Three are in front at a 
chopping-block, which serves as a table. The two nearest are seated ; 
the third is about to take a chair. Three others are farther back, playing 
backgammon at a long table placed under a window with five casements. 
Another man sits in the extreme background, facing the spectator j he is 
smoking. 

Panel, 14 inches by 12 inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps ; and by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, 
1.99. 

Engraved by Beauvarlet as " Le Cafe Hollandais." 

Sale. Comte de Vence, Paris, February n, 1761 (1013 francs). 

68 30. A Peasant Company of Thirteen Figures. 

Sale. Hendrik Bagh, Leyden, August 24, 1761, No. 20 (70 florins). 

683^. A Merry Peasant Company in an Interior. 

9^ inches by 13 inches. 

Sale. H. de Wacker van Zon, Amsterdam, October 26, 1761, No. 8 (33 
florins, Audon). 

68 3<r. A Company of Five Figures. 
1 8 inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. Caspar d' Heyne, Ghent, October 26, 1761 (Terw. 241), No. 50 
(69 florins 12). 

68 3< A Peasant Company. 

Sale. Dirk Kindt and others, The Hague, September 27, 1762 (Terw. 284), 
No. 35 No. 5 of the original catalogue (32 florins 10, Domi- 
nicus). 



352 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

683* and/ Two Fine Inn Interiors with Peasants drinking. 
Panel, 7^ inches by io inches. 

Sale. Karel Joseph de Schrijvere, Bruges, June i, 1763 (Tenv. 310), No. 8 
(117 florins). 

683^. A Rustic Interior with Figures. 
Panel, 14^ inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. Willem Lormier, The Hague, July 4, 1763 (Terw. 327), No. 206 
(1000 florins). 

684. An Interior with Other Twenty Peasant Figures. 

Panel, 15 inches by 20 inches. 

In the Lormier collection, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 434); he had bought it from 
Monje (for 235 florins), according to his store-room catalogue of December 
1754, No. 214. 

Sale. Willem Lormier, The Hague, July 4, 1763 (Terw. 327), No. 208 
(470 florins). 

684*7. A Company Scene. A small picture. 

Sale. Jacob Snels, Baron van Deneke, The Hague, July II, 1763 (Terw. 
338), No. 5 No. 177 of the original catalogue (15 florins 10). 

684^. A Merry Rustic Company. By one or other of the Ostades. 
[Pendant to 41 -$h.] 
9 inches by 1 1 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 26, 1763, No. 150. 

684*:. An Interior with Six Figures. With a little dog. 
Panel, 13 inches by 17 inches. 

In the Lormier collection, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 434). 

Sales. Willem Lormier, The Hague, July 4, 1763 (Terw. 327), No. 207 

(1000 florins). 
Willem van Wouw and others, The Hague, May 29, 1764 (Terw. 

356), No. 3 (950 florins). 

684^. A Rustic Company. 

13 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. Willem van Wouw and others, The Hague, May 29, 1764 (Terw. 
360), No. 37 No. 95 of the original catalogue (106 florins). 

684-?. A Rustic Company. 

1 6 inches by 13^ inches. 

Sale. Willem van Wouw and others, The Hague, May 29, 1764 (Terw. 
360), No. 38 No. 129 of the original catalogue (22 florins 15). 

684^ A Peasant Company. 

Panel, 17 inches by 14 inches. 

In the collection of Da Costa, The Hague, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 471). 
Sale. Benjamin da Costa, The Hague, August 13, 1764 (Terw. 377), No. 
45 (250 florins, Yver for Loquet). 

684^. Five Peasants smoking and drinking in an Interior. 
They sit at a table. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 353 

Panel, 12 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 5, 1765 (Terw. 455), No. 27 (114 florins). 

685. An Interior with Peasants smoking and playing Cards. 

Sm. 24. [Pendant to 403.] 

Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

In the collection of L. de Neufville, Amsterdam, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 514). 
Sale. Leendert de Neufville, Amsterdam, June 19, 1765, No. 72 No. 74 

of the original catalogue (405 florins, with pendant, Ploos van 

Amstel on commission). 

685*7. A Picture with Peasants. 

Panel, 8 inches by 13 inches. 

Sale. V. B. T'Santels, Louvain, September 10, 1765 (Terw. 486), No. 36 
(15 florins 15). 

685^. Interior with Peasants playing Cards, smoking, and 
drinking. [Pendant to 522/2.] 
Panel. 

Sale. M. Elgersma and others, Amsterdam, March 24, 1766, No. 4 (27 
florins, Winter). 

685^. Peasants smoking and playing Cards in a Spacious 
Room. 

Panel, 16 inches by 20 inches. 

Sale. (Supplementary) Amsterdam, June 5, 1766, No. 74. 

68$d. Peasants smoking and drinking. With many accessories. 
Panel, about 9 inches by y| inches. * 

Sale. J. A. van Kinschot, Delft, July 21, 1767 (Terw. 605), No. 6 (163 
florins). 

685*. Peasants smoking in an Interior. With accessories. 
Panel, 7^ inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. J. A. van Kinschot, Delft, July 21, 1767 (Terw. 605), No. 7 (28 
florins 5). 

685/1 Peasants smoking in an Interior. 

About 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. J. A. van Kinschot, Delft, July 21, 1767 (Terw. 605), No. 8 (27 
florins). 

685^. Men smoking at an Inn. 

Panel, 12^ inches by 18 inches. 

Sale. Brussels, July 23, 1767 (Terw. 623), No. 32 (93 florins). 

685/2. Twelve Figures in an Interior. 

1 6 inches by 33 inches. 

Sale. Antwerp, September I, 1767 (Terw. 639), No. 10 (100 florins). 
6857. Peasants drinking. By one or the other Ostade. 
In the collection of Sir Robert Walpole, Houghton Hall, Norfolk, 1767 
catalogue, p. 68. 

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354 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

6857. A Rustic Company. 

Sale. Amsterdam, July 20, 1768, No. 39 (24 florins, Kok). 

685^. A Rustic Company in an Interior. With accessories. 

10 inches by 13 inches. 

Sale. Dordrecht, November 7, 1768 (Terw. 484), No. 6 (155 florins). 

6857. Four Peasants drinking in an Interior. 

Panel, io| inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 26, 1769, No. 70. 

68577*. Four Peasants smoking in an Interior. They sit or 
stand by the hearth. 

Panel, 7 inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. J. G. Cramer, Amsterdam, November 13, 1769, No. 70 (88 florins). 

686. Interior of an Inn with Six Figures. In the foreground 
sit two peasants at a table ; one, holding a pipe, is in profile ; the other, 
with a jug, is in full face. On the table are two pipes, a charcoal pan, and 
playing-cards. On the floor lies a dog asleep. At the back are three 
peasants, playing cards and drinking ; a boy looks on. With accessories. 

Panel, 15 inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. J. H. van Heemskerk, The Hague, March 29, 1770, No. 89 (701 
florins i, Fouquet). 

686#. Four Peasants in an Interior. They sit by the fire. One 
drinks ; another smokes. 

Panel, 13! inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Hendrik Verschuuring, The Hague, September 17, 1770, No. 127. 

686. Interior with Five Figures smoking and drinking. 

Farther away is a little dog. 
9^*inches by n inches. 

Sale. The Hague, March 31, 1770, No. 54 (31 florins). 

686^. A Merry Meeting of Peasants. 

9^*inches by 1 1 inches. 

Sale. A. and S. de Groot, The Hague, March 20, 1771, No. 33 (23 florins, 
Bourgion). 

686d. Peasants at an Inn. Sm. 44. Three peasants sit at a table ; 
two are conversing, while the third drinks a glass of beer. Behind them 
another peasant stands looking on. Three others sit by the hearth. 
[Pendant to 821^.] 

Panel, 14 inches by \1\ inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps. 

Sales. Antony Sijdervelt, Amsterdam, April 23, 1766, No. 29 (530 florins, 

with pendant, Braamcamp). 
Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, July 31, 1771, No. 302 (550 florins, 

P. Fouquet). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 355 

686*. Interior with Peasants and Women. Fine lighting. 
Brown in tone. 

Panel, n inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. L. van Heemskerk, Leyden, September 2, 1771, No. 25 (6 
florins 10). 

686/ A Rustic Interior. With many peasant figures. By one or 
the other Ostade. 

Panel, 13^ inches by 19 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, January 20, 1772, No. 166 (40 florins 10, Fouquet). 

6S6g. A Rustic Interior. A peasant, holding a jug in one hand 
and a glass in the other, sits at a table. Beside him a woman sits on a 
bench ; another peasant speaks to her. On the other side of the table 
stand a peasant, holding a glass of beer, and two children, one of whom 
eats a pancake. With accessories. 

Panel, 14 inches by 17 inches. 

Sale. J. Viet, Amsterdam, October 12, 1774, No. 155 (125 florins, 
Quinkhard). 

686A. A Rustic Interior. Six peasants seated or standing. 
Panel, n inches by 10^ inches. 

Sale. J. Viet, Amsterdam, October 12, 1774, No. 157 (301 florins, Yver). 

686/. A Rustic Company. 

Circular panel, 8 inches in diameter. 

Sale. H. Houtkamp, Alkmaar, March 19, 1776, No. 219. 

686;'. An Interior with Peasants. 
Panel. 

Sale. Van der Land, Amsterdam, May 22, 1776, No. 67 (2 florins 5). 

686/. An Interior. Four peasants and women are eating and 
drinking. 

Dated 1635 ; panel, 5 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. J. van der H., Leyden, September u, 1776, No. 27. 

686/. Six Peasants in an Interior. A man holding a glass is in 
front. 

Panel, about 6 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Ghent, September 23, 1777, No. 95. 

686m. An Interior with Peasants smoking. A peasant holding 
a jug is asleep. 

Panel, 19 inches by 17 inches. 

Sale. B. C. Thienpont, The Hague, March 28, 1778, No. 19 (20 florins). 

686. Peasants drinking. [Pendant to 822^.] 

13 inches by io inches. 

Sale. B. C. Thienpont, The Hague, March 28, 1778, No. 82. 



3 s6 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

6860. A Rustic Interior. 

Sale. Otto Schutte, Amsterdam, November 24, 1778, No. 8 (8 florins 50, 
Schuurman). 

686/>. Five Peasants and a Woman in an Interior. They sit, 
playing cards, drinking, and singing. 
9 1 inches by 1 1 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 17, 1783, No. 182 (il florins 10, Fouquet). 

686?. Interior with Peasants eating and drinking. 
Panel, 8 inches by 1 1 inches. 

Sale. J, van der Maas and the widow P. van Spijk, Rotterdam, June 30, 
1783, No. 51. 

686r. Interior with Peasants drinking. 

Sale. J. van der Maas and the widow P. van Spijk, Rotterdam, June 30, 
1783, No. 52. 

686*. A Rustic Barn with Flea-Catchers. [Pendant to 440^.] 

Sale. J. van der Maas and the widow P. van Spijk, Rotterdam, June 30, 
1783, No. 54 (78 florins, with pendant, Kaerten). 

687. A Rustic Interior with Four Figures. Two peasants sit 
at a little table ; one holds a pipe ; the other, holding a beer-jug and a 
glass, listens to him. Near them stands a little boy. By the fire are a 
woman and a sleeping dog. 

Panel, 17 inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. P. Locquet, Amsterdam, September 22, 1783, No. 274 (400 florins, 
Yver). 

687*7. A Rustic Interior with Figures. [Pendant to No. 169 of 
the sale.] 

Signed in full. 

Sale. J. de Moni, Leyden, April 17, 1784, No. 170 (i florin 4, with 
pendant, Hoefnagel). 

688. Interior with Various Figures. On the right a man sits on 
a chair, holding a glass of beer. He looks round at a buxom woman who 
holds the hand of a child standing in front of her, and is embraced by a 
man standing behind her. On a bench, on which is placed a beer-jug, sit 
two men with pipes, who watch the loving couple with amusement. 
Farther back are several figures by the hearth. 

Panel, 9 inches by 1 1 1 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 10, 1785, No. 246 (570 florins, Yver). 

6880. Peasants feasting. 

Engraved. 

Sale. London, 1785 (136 : ios.). 

689. Peasants at an Inn. Sm. 84. A woman pours out beer for 
a man who is seated. A child is on the steps leading to a door ; farther 
away are four other figures. [Pendant to 690.] 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 357 

Panel, 12 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Dubois, Paris, 1785 (?) (6100 francs, with pendant). 

690. Peasants at an Inn. Sm. 85. Three persons sit at a table 
on which are playing-cards. Three others sit near the hearth, and three 
more by a window at the back. [Pendant to 689.] 

Panel, 12 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Dubois, Paris, 1785 (?) (6100 francs, with pendant). 

691. Nine Peasants at an Inn. Sm. 94. Two peasants sit at 
an octagonal table in the centre. One, with his back to the spectator, 
pours out beer. Behind them stands an old man. Near the fireside three 
peasants converse. Three others play backgammon near a window at the 
back. 

Panel, 13^ inches by 12^ inches. 

Sale. Comte de Vismes, Paris, 1786 (3601 francs). 

692. The Interior of a Rustic Inn. Sm. 61. About ten figures. 
Two play backgammon. 

Panel, 10^ inches by 9 inches. 

Sm. is probably wrong in identifying this as the picture in the sale : 
Bierens, Amsterdam, July 20, 1747, No. 15 ; according to the sale catalogue, 
there was only one principal figure, and there were three backgammon players. 
(See 162.) 

Sales. Randon de Boisset, Paris, February 3, 1777, No. 71 (3410 francs). 
Beaujon, Paris, April 25, 1787 (2600 francs). 

692*7. Four Peasants in an Interior. Three sit at a table ; the 
fourth stands by the hearth. 

Panel, io| inches by 8| inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, July 13, 1790, No. 85. 

692^. Interior of an Inn with Peasants smoking. 

Panel. 

Sale. Ant. de Walsche, Brussels, June 14, 1791, No. 6 (175 florins). 

693. A Peasant Company at an Inn. One man pours out a 
glass of liquor for a woman. Another, glass in hand, rises from his chair, 
and is about to leave his companions, after winning at cards. Near him 
a boy helps to lift a jug from which a girl is about to drink. With 
many accessories. 

Panel, 12 inches by 14^ inches. 

Sale. J. W. Barchman Wuytiers, Utrecht, September 17, 1792, No. 
47 (323 florins, Fouquet). 

694. Four Peasants and a Woman in an Interior. They 
stand or sit round a table, drinking and conversing. Farther away stand 
two children ; one drinks from a jug and the other helps. Carefully and 
naturally painted. 

Panel, 13! inches by 17 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 14, 1793, No. 95 (280 florins). 



358 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

695. Six Figures in an Interior. Five peasants sit warming 
themselves by the fireside. A young man stands near them. They con- 
verse, smoke, and drink. One man, holding a beer-glass, salutes an old 
woman. There are various household utensils as accessories. The room 
is lighted by the fire and a lamp. 

Panel, 16 inches by 13^ inches. 

Sale. J. Rendorp, Amsterdam, July 9, 1794, No. 45 (200 florins, W. 
Eberlein). 

696. Four Peasants in an Interior. Two are seated ; the others 
stand near the hearth. They are drinking and smoking. One is relating 
a story. 

Panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 21, 1797, No. 153 (18 florins 10, Le Dentu). 

696/7. A Rustic Interior with Figures drinking and smoking. 

With accessories. 

Panel, 10 inches by 13 inches. 

Sale. J. Danser Nijman, Amsterdam, August 1 6, 1797, No. 198 (61 
florins). 

697. Four Peasants in an Interior. In the foreground, by the 
hearth, a peasant sits asleep, leaning against a wooden partition. At a 
table are three others. Accessories. [Probably identical with 213*: 
and 2i"$aa. Pendant to 203.] 

Panel, n inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. (Fiseau ?) Amsterdam, August 30, 1797, No. 163 (46 florins, with 
pendant, Reijers). 

697^. Interior of an Inn with Peasants. 

Mentioned by W. Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, i. 283. 
Sale. Bryan, London, May 17, 1798, No. 33 (48 : 6s.). 

697^ and c. Two Interiors with Peasants drinking and 
smoking. 

Panel, 8 inches by n inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, July n, 1798, No. 79 (70 florins, Sardet). 

6gjd. Interior with Peasants and Women at Table. 

Panel, 16 inches by 2o| inches. 

Sale. Blanken, The Hague, June 4, 1800, No. 281 (29 florins, Spruijt). 

697*. A Rustic Interior with Many Merry Persons drinking. 
Panel, 14 inches by 17 inches. 

Sale. H. ten Kate, Amsterdam, June 10, 1801, No. 130 (225 florins, 
Tyssens). 

697/1 Peasants eating. 

Mentioned by W. Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, ii. 66. 

Sale. Robit, Paris, May 21, 1801 No. 4 in Bryan's catalogue. 

698. Peasants drinking at an Inn. Sm. 134. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 359 

Mentioned by W. Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, i. 310. 
Sale. Lady Holderness, London, March 6, 1802, No. 18 (22 : is., Lord 
Gower). 

699. Peasants drinking and feasting 1 . Sm. 128. 

Sale. Sir Simon Clarke, Bart., and G. Hibbert, London, May 14, 1802 
U>5). 

699^. Interior with Peasants and Women. With a mass of 
domestic utensils. 

Signed in full ; panel, 14^ inches by 13^ inches. 

Sale. L. Bouman, Leyden, August 24, 1802, No. 82 (17 florins 10). 

700. Interior with Peasants feasting and drinking. Sm. 131. 

Sales. Walsh Porter, London, 1803 (173 : ios., Sir F. Baring). 

700^7. A Rustic Interior. Some merry peasants and women sit at 
a table by the fireside. In front is a peasant holding a jug. Farther 
away are accessories. 

Panel, 8 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 7, 1804, No. 124 (14 florins 10). 

701. Interior with Peasants drinking. Sm. 140. 

Sale. Lord Rendlesham, London, June 30, 1806 (183 : 155.). 

joia. Figures in a Rustic Interior. With accessories. 
Panel, 14 inches by 18 inches. 

Sales. J. Caudri, Amsterdam, September 6, 1809, No. 60 (25 florins, Roos). 

702. An Inn with Five Peasants. They are grouped round a 
table and smoke, drink, and sing. Near the hearth at the back one man 
pays the hostess his reckoning. There are several benches and chairs. 
On the floor are an earthenware jug, playing-cards, a chest, and a sleeping 
dog. To the left is a staircase. All round the room hang lanterns, pots, 
plates, bird-cages, and other things. 

Dated 1661 ; panel, 13 inches by 12 inches. 

Sales. P. J. Geelhand, Antwerp, July 5, 1784, No. 15. 

Madame Wellens, born Geelhand, Antwerp, August 21, 1810, No. 
3 (800 florins, Regemortel). 

702*7. Dutch Peasants. Sm. 142. 

Sale. W. Champion, London, 1810 (.43 : is.). 

702^. A Rustic Interior with Men smoking and drinking. 
They are seated. In front is a woman with a child. Farther away are 
accessories. 

Panel, 12^ inches by io| inches. 

Sales. J. Caudri, Amsterdam, September 6, 1809, No. 58 (405 florins, 

Gruyter). 
D. Teengs, Amsterdam, April 24, 1811, No. 99 (580 florins, Josi). 

703. Four Peasants in an Interior. They sit at a table. Two 
shake hands as if they were bargaining. Finely rendered. 



360 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Panel, 10 inches by 7^ inches. 

Sale. (Supplementary) A. Vermande and others, Haarlem, May 6, 1811, 
No. 3 (64 florins, W. Hendriks). 

7030. A Company of Merry Peasants drinking. With 
children at play. 

Panel, 13 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. Caspar van Citters, Rotterdam, July I, 1811, No. 54. 

703^. A Rustic Interior with Figures. 

Sale. Antwerp, July 30, 1812, No. 87. 

703^. A Company of Peasants drinking. 
Panel, 17 inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. T. P. C. Haag, December 21, 1812, No. 94 (13 florins 5). 

704. Peasants in an Interior. Sm. 150. They sit round the 
hearth. One man speaks to a woman standing near. A boy warms him- 
self before the fire. The foreground is illumined by a lamp standing in 
the chimney-corner ; the background is lighted by the moon shining 
through the window. 

Canvas, 16 inches by 13^ inches. 

Sale. H. Muilman, Amsterdam, April 12, 1813, No. 113 (425 florins). 

705. A Rustic Interior. Sm. 152. Three peasants sit before the 
fire. A fourth man stands in front near a table, on which are a jug, a 
glass, and a charcoal pan. [Pendant to 262.] 

Panel, 7^ inches by 6| inches. 

Sale. H. Muilman, Amsterdam, April 12, 1813, No 115 (255 florins, with 
pendant). 

706. A Rustic Company smoking and drinking. They laugh 
at a man who is ill. 

Canvas on wood, 9^ inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. R. Sondag and others, Rotterdam, July 5, 1813, No. 109. 

707. A Rustic Company drinking. With accessories. 
Panel, 1 1 inches by 9 \ inches. 

Sale. R. Sondag and others, Rotterdam, July 5, 1813, No. 109. 

7070. Peasants smoking and drinking in an Interior. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 22, 1814, No. 5. 

7076. Interior of an Inn with Peasants drinking. 

Panel, 7^ inches by 19^ inches (?). 

Sale. Luchtmans, Rotterdam, April 20, 1816, No. 113 (9 florins). 

707*:. Merry Peasants. 
Panel. 

Sale. P. van der Santheuvel and J. van Strij, Dordrecht, April 24, 1816, 
No. 35. 



ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 361 

. A Rustic Interior with Figures. 
About 13 inches by 18 inches. 

Sale. H. Hoogers, Nymwegen, June 7, 1816, No. 139. 

708. Interior of an Inn with Peasants. Sm. 143. 
Panel, 15 inches by 13 inches. 

Sale. Lucien Bonaparte, London, 1816 (66 : 33.). 

709. Eight Peasants at an Inn. Sm. 156. In the centre fore- 
ground is a table with a plate of ham and a charcoal pan on it. To the 
right of the table sit a stout woman and a man who embraces her. 
Opposite them stands a short stout man who has risen from his chair and 
upset it. Farther away are two other peasants j one is about to drink 
and the other is smoking. Two others pay their reckoning. 

Copper, 9^ inches by n inches. 

Sales. Jan Jacob Brants, Amsterdam, April 20, 1813, No. 22 (505 florins, 

Yver). 
Baron Thiebault, Paris, February 25, 1817 (2500 francs). 

709*. A Rustic Company. 

13 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. Hoorn, July 8, 1817, No. 85 (i florin 10, Pakker). 

710. Six Peasants in an Interior. They smoke, play cards, and 
drink. A peasant plays the fiddle. A boy teases a dog. A woman 
nurses her child. 

Panel, 15^ inches by 13 inches. 

Sale. Engelberts, Amsterdam, August 25, 1817, No. 68* (249 florins 15, 
Coders). 

711. Peasants in a Rustic Interior. Sm. 159. They sit round 
the hearth, conversing and drinking. Among them stands a woman 
holding a jug. 

Panel, 16 inches by 13^ inches. 

Sale. G. Schimmelpenninck, Amsterdam, July 12, 1819, No. 85 (549 
florins, Brondgeest). 



. Two Pictures with Peasants. 
Panel, 13 inches by u inches. 

Sale. H. A. Bauer and others, Amsterdam, September 11, 1820, No. 106 
(6 florins, Roos). 

7 1 ic. A Rustic Company. 

Sale. Delft, August 15, 1821, No. 143. 

7 in/. A Rustic Company. Several persons converse by the hearth. 
Farther away a woman takes money from a peasant who stands beside 
her. 

Sale. (Supplementary) S. I. Stinstra and others, Amsterdam, May 22, 
1822, No. 222. 



362 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

711-?. Peasants smoking and drinking in an Interior. They 
sit at a table. With numerous accessories. 
Panel, 12 inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. J. Hulswit, Amsterdam, October 28, 1822, No. 99 (146 florins, 
Gruyter). 

712. Peasants at an Inn. Sm. 164. One man sits in front 
beside a cask. He has just set down his glass to speak to a man, pipe in 
hand, who stands leaning against the chimney-piece. A cat lies asleep in 
the chimney-corner. At a table in the background are two peasants and 
a girl who serves them. 

Panel, 9 inches by 7 inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Cariosite, i. 423. 

Sales. Madame de Cosse, Paris, November II, 1778 (1150 francs). 

Robert de Saint Victor, Paris, November 26, 1822 (1361 francs). 

7120. A Company drinking. 
Panel, 12 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. J. Roelofs, Amsterdam, March 8, 1824, No. 119. 

7 1 ib and c . Two Dutch Inns. 

Sale. Mallinus brothers, Louvain, September 9, 1824, No. 196. 

-i2.'. Peasants smoking at an Inn. 

Sale. Mallinus brothers, Louvain, September 9, 1824, No. 206. 

712* and/ Two Interiors. 
Copper. 

Sale. Utrecht, June 27, 1825, No. a (5 florins, Esser). 

yi2g. Interior with Peasants smoking, drinking, and playing 
Cards. 

Panel, io inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. O. W. J. Berg, Amsterdam, July 7, 1825, No. 86 (42 florins). 

712/1. A Rustic Interior. With numerous figures and curious 
accessories. 
Panel. 

Sale. F. Kamermans, Rotterdam, October 3, 1825, No. 75 (232 florins, 
Exfordt). 

713. Eight Persons at an Inn. Sm. 170. The chief figure is 
that of a merry fellow in a blue coat. He sits on a stool in the centre 
foreground singing and raising his glass. On the right is an old fiddler. 
Near him a child in a white hat sits on a stool. The other persons are 
grouped round a table. Among them is an old woman holding a jug. 
Various accessories are scattered about the room, in which are a chimney- 
piece with doors on either side, shelves, and cupboards. 

Signed, and dated 1656 ; panel, n inches by 14 inches. 

Sales. Prince Galitzin, Paris, 1825 (13,030 francs). 
Joseph Barchard, London, 1826 (572 : 53.). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 363 

714. Interior with Four Persons conversing. Farther back is 
a woman. A jug stands on a cask. A charcoal pan and a pipe are placed 
on a bench. 

Panel, 18 inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. H. Reydon and others, Amsterdam, April 5, 1827, No. 115 (40 
florins, Esser). 

7140;. An Inn with a Merry Rustic Company drinking. At 

the back is another company. 

Panel, 12 inches by io| inches. 

Sale. O. Reijers, Arnhem, August 6, 1827, No. 78 (35 florins, Thomas). 

714^ and c. Two Interiors with Peasants. 
Panel, loj inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. C. R. S. Toe Laer, Amsterdam, July 28, 1828, No. 69 (28 florins, 
Gruyter). 

715. Interior of an Inn with Four Figures. Sm. 177. They 
are grouped round a table near a side window. Two others are at the 
back. 

Panel, 12 inches by 10^ inches. 

Sale. Michael Zachary, London, 1828 (134 : 8s.). 

716. Peasants in a Cottage Interior. Sm. 145. Two men sit 
on the left before the hearth. One offers a child a glass of wine ; the 
other stirs the fire with the tongs. A third man stands in the corner, 
smoking his pipe, near a window which lights the room. " This picture 
is distinguished for its brilliant effect " (Sm.). 

Signed, and dated 1655 ; panel, 14 inches by I2| inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, ii. 285. 
Sale. J. L. Laneuville, Paris, November 6, 1811 (2500 francs). 
Sold by Sm. in 1825 (for 262 : IDS.). 
In the collection of William Beckford, 1829. 

717. A Company at an Inn. Sm. 223. The room is lighted by 
a large window. About thirteen men and women smoke, drink, and 
feast. 

Panel, about 17 inches by 22 inches. 

In the collection of Van Saceghem, Ghent, 1829 (Sm.). 

Sale. (Possibly) Van Saceghem of Ghent, Brussels, June 2, 1851, No. 75. 

718. Peasants at an Inn. Sm. 63. On the right two peasants, 
who are smoking, stand watching backgammon -players. Near the 
centre is another smoker who lights his pipe at a charcoal pan. Behind 
him a companion speaks to the hostess, with whom is another woman. 
Two other persons are at the back. In all there are ten figures. The 
room is lighted by a large window on the left. [Compare 651.] 

Signed, and dated 1669 ; panel, 13 inches by n inches. 

Mentioned by W. Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, ii. 331. 
Sales. Count van Wassenaar-Obdam, The Hague, August 19, 1750 (Hoet, 
ii. 292), No. 36 (320 florins, Hoet). 



364 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Prince de Conti, Paris, April 8, 1777 (2550 francs). 

Chevalier Lambert et du Porail, Paris, March 27, 1787 (2555 

francs). 
Prince de Talleyrand, Paris, July 7, 1817, No. 23 ; the collection 

was bought as a whole before the sale by the London dealer W. 

Buchanan. 
In the collection of Edward Gray, Harringay House, Hornsey, 1829 (Sm.). 

7180. Interior with Peasants smoking and drinking. 

Sale. P. A. de Genestet, Amsterdam, August 23, 1831, No. 100 (2 
florins, 75). 

719. Peasants at an Inn. A peasant sits holding a beer-jug on 
his knee, while he converses with a man standing before him. Behind 
him are a woman and a child. Three other figures complete the com- 
position. [Pendant to 761.] 

Panel, 12 inches by n inches. 

Sales. J. B. van Lancker, Antwerp, 1835, No. 79 (230 florins, Woodin). 
Grimond and others, London, May 25, 1903, No. 114. 

719*7. An Interior. 

Sales. Geddes, London, 1835 (.87, Mapleson). 

720. Interior with Peasants smoking and drinking. At the 
hearth on one side sits a woman whom a man embraces. 

Signed in full ; panel, 13 inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. Franzi, Amsterdam, October 5, 1837, No. 34 (25 florins, Poster). 

720*. A Merry Rustic Company. 

Sale. (Supplementary) Amsterdam, October 4, 1838, No. 55 (12 florins). 

721. The Interior of an Inn. Sm. 129. [Possibly identical with 
726 and 846.] 

Sales. Sir Simon Clarke, Bart., and George Hibbert, London, May 14, 

1802 (304 : ios.). 

(Possibly) Sir Simon Clarke, Bart., London, May 8, 1840 
(325 : ios., Nieuwenhuys) according to a MS. note by Sm. in 
his own copy of his catalogue. 

7210. Four Peasants at an Inn. Three, grouped round a cask, 
laugh and drink. The fourth stands on the right, holding a glass. 
Panel, 4! inches by 4 inches. 

Etched by A. van Ostade. 

Sale. Schamp d'Aveschoot, Ghent, September 14, 1840, No. 123. 

722. Peasants in a Country Inn. Sm. 100, and Suppl. 135. 
Beside a large chimney-piece with a blazing fire are three peasants. The 
nearest man, in a dark-blue jacket and red cap, sits with his back to the 
spectator, holding a jug. He looks at his companions, one of whom sits 
on a low tub-chair, while the other takes a pipe from his mouth. Close 
to the hearth, a boy fondles a dog. Farther back two men pay the 
hostess their reckoning. On the left is a window with four casements, 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 365 

through which is seen a cottage. A step-ladder and a bird - cage are 
among the accessories. [Possibly identical with 723.] 

Signed, and dated 1648 ; panel, 18 inches by 14^ inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, ii. 250. 
Exhibited at the British Institution, London, 1815. 
Safes. Beaujon, Paris, 1787 (3000 francs). 

Sabatier, Paris, March 20, 1809 (9001 francs, Paillet). 

London, 1827 (173 : 5s., bought in). 

Sold by Sir Abraham Hume, Bart., to Thomas Barnett, 1828 (Sm.). 

Sold by Sm. to Letellier, Paris, 1841. 

723. Three Artisans and a Boy in an Interior. Sm. Suppl. 
100. The room has a large window and a projecting chimney-piece. 
One man, in a dark jacket with yellow sleeves and a red cap, sits with his 
back to the spectator, holding a jug. He leans back in his chair, as if 
speaking to his companions who sit to the left. Near the fire a boy 
fondles a dog. At the back two men pay the hostess their reckoning. 
"A good picture" (Sm.). [Possibly identical with 722.] 

Panel, 17 inches by 15 inches. 

In the collection of J. S. Harford, Blaise Castle, 1842 (Sm.). 

724. Ten Persons at an Inn. Sm. 193, and Suppl. 91. The 
nearest figure is that of a woman, seated in a chair and holding a tall 
glass ; she speaks to a man who stands before her with one hand to his 
hat. Behind her a man runs liquor from a cask. Beside him is another 
man with a fiddle. On the opposite side are a man, seen from the back, 
and a woman nursing a child, seated on a bench. At an arched doorway 
at the back are three other figures. 

Panel, 18 inches by 14 inches. 

Engraved in the Musee Napoleon. 
In the Louvre, 1806-15 (Sm.). 

In the Kassel Picture Gallery, 1842 (Sm.) ; but none of the pictures now 
there, all of which represent open-air scenes, accords with Sm.'s description. 

725. Peasants in an Interior. Sm. Suppl. 66. In a cottage 
interior, with steps on the left that lead to a side room and have a board 
attached to the hand-rail, four men, two women, and a boy are in the 
centre. A man in a red jacket sits on a bench with his back to the 
spectator, tying his knee-band. Another man sits at a table in full face, 
holding a jug ; he speaks to his neighbour on the right who has just risen 
and stands listening, pipe in mouth. On the floor in front lies a dog 
asleep. There are various household utensils. " Painted in the artist's 
free manner " (Sm.). 

Panel, 10 inches by 13 inches. 
Sold by Sm. to Griffin of Liverpool. 

726. Peasants at an Inn. Sm. 37, and Suppl. 134. Five peasants 
are grouped round a table in front of the fire. One, holding a beer-glass, 
addresses the rest. Another man, leaning on the back of a chair, listens 
to him. At the back a man and a woman converse. [Possibly identical 
with 721 and 846. Pendant to 747.] 



366 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Panel, 14 inches by 13 inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps. 

Sales. Gerard Braamcamp, July 31, 1771, No. 157 (2560 florins, with 

pendant, P. Fouquet). 
Jan Gildemeester, Amsterdam, June 1 1, 1800, No. 163 (2700 florins, 

Sterk). 
Sir Simon Clarke, Bart., London, May 8, 1840 (325 : ios., 

Collard). 
In the collection of Charles Heusch, London, 1842 (Sm.). 

727. A Rustic Interior. A man stands conversing with peasants 
who are smoking. 

Panel, 10 inches by 13 inches. 

Sale. J. A. A. de Lelie and others, Amsterdam, July 29, 1845, No. 163 
(140 florins, Keyzer). 

7270. A Rustic Interior with Figures. 
Panel. 

Sale. Van Barneveld van den Haute and others, Antwerp, February 26, 
1844, No. 224 (15 florins, Leroy). 

727^. A Rustic Interior. 

Exhibited at Amsterdam, 1845, No. 59. 
Then in the collection of J. J. A. Santhagens. 

727^. Peasants reading in an Interior. At a table in the centre 
of a cottage room several persons sit reading a document. At the corner 
of the table a man, with a pipe in his hand, seems to jest with the others. 

Panel, 12 inches by 15^ inches. 

Sale. P. L. Mortier, Amsterdam, May 6, 1846, No. 125 (25 florins 50, 
A. Wolff). 

727^. A Rustic Interior with Seven Figures eating and 
drinking. 

Panel, 9 inches by io| inches. 

Sale. M. de Jongh, widow of P. J. Oosthuijse van Rijsenburg, The Hague, 
October 18, 1847, No. 54. 

727*. An Interior with Merry Peasants. 
Panel, 10 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. M. de Jongh, widow of P. J. Oosthuijse van Rijsenburg, The Hague, 
October 18, 1847, No. 176. 

728. Four Figures. Two peasants, one of them in a blue jacket, 
are seated with two women. 

Sale. Richard Sanderson, London, June 17, 1848 (.147). 

728*7. Interior of an Inn. 

Circular panel, 8 inches across. 

Sale. Mile. Helene Herry, Amsterdam, September 18, 1848, No. 56. 

729. [Identical with 650.] 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 367 

7290. Interior with Figures. 

Panel. 

Sale. Antwerp, February 24, 1851, No. 117. 

730. Interior of an Inn. Five peasants are by the fireside. The 
nearest man stands, bareheaded ; he holds the hand of a woman who sits 
in front with a child on her lap. In the right background are several 
figures. On the left children play with bowls. Farther back, in a door- 
way, a woman repulses a man's embraces. In all there are fifteen figures. 
Attributed to C. Dusart by the writer of a MS. note in the sale catalogue. 

Signed on the left at foot, and dated 1659 > canvas on panel. 

Sale. Comte de Turenne, Paris, May 17, 1852, No. 63 (3000 francs). 

731. Four Peasants at an Inn. They are grouped round a table. 
The nearest man, seen from the back, holds a pipe in his left hand. Near 
a window at the back are a man and a woman. 

Signed on the right ; canvas on panel. 

Sale. Comte de Turenne, Paris, May 17, 1852, No. 64 (2900 francs). 

732. A Peasant Company in an Interior. 

In the collection of Haywood Hawkins, London, 1854 (Waagen, ii. 336). 

733. Peasants at an Inn. Sm. Suppl. 78. In a large room 
numerous peasants and artisans are assembled. Most of them are drinking. 
A jovial party occupies the centre. " Painted in a free manner, and with 
a prevalent brown tone of colour " (Sm.). Waagen doubts its authenti- 
city. 

Panel, about 26 inches by 32 inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, iii. 339. 

In the collection of Earl Fitzwilliam, Wentworth Woodhouse, 1842 (Sm.) 
and 1854 (Waagen) ; but not now to be found there. 

733*. Interior with Smokers and Drinkers. ("L'Accident 
Imprevu.") 

Sale. Bertrand, Paris, November 13, 1855, No. 136. 

733^. A Company in an Interior. Waagen describes it as unusually 
large for Ostade. It was hung so high that he could not see it properly. 
In the collection of J. Walter, Bearwood, 1857 (Waagen, Suppl. 295). 

734. Interior of an Inn with Seven Figures. With accessories. 
Signed, and dated 1662 ; panel, 15 inches by 12 inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps. 

Sale. L. Casterman and others, Antwerp, July 19, 1858, No. 158. 

735. Peasants at an Inn. Sm. 79, and Suppl. 79. In the fore- 
ground sit two men. The nearer of them, wearing a blue coat and a red 
cap, with a knife in his belt, sits on a three-cornered chair ; he leans for- 
ward with his elbow on his knee and a pipe in his hand. His companion, 
wearing a puce-coloured waistcoat and blue sleeves, an apron, and a hat 
cocked on one side, sits in the middle, holding a jug. In front of them is 



368 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

a stool, with cards, pipes, and a charcoal pan on it ; a dog lies asleep beside 
them. At the back two men play cards near a large window ; a man and 
a boy look on. " An excellent example of the master " (Sm.). 
Signed, and dated 1658 ; panel, 14 inches by i2\ inches. 

Exhibited at the British Institution, London, 1838. 

Sales. J. Tak, Soeterwoude, September 5, 1781 (525 florins). 

Proley, Paris, 1787 (1420 francs). 

Montesquion, Paris, December 9, 1788 (2330 francs). 
Sold between 1788 and 1829 (for 367 : ios.), according to Sm. 
In the possession of the London dealer Peacock, 1829 (Sm.). 
In the collection of Edmund Higginson, Saltmarsh Castle, 1842, No. 132. 
Sales. Edmund Higginson, London, June 4, 1846 (388 : ios., Turner). 

E. Higginson, London, 1860 (267 : 155., Nieuwenhuis according 
to a MS. note by Sm. in his own copy of his catalogue ; but to 
Fischer, according to Art Sales. 

735*. A Rustic Inn. 

Signed. 

In the Von Peucker collection, Berlin, 1863 (Parthey, ii. 207-8). 

735/>. Peasants smoking and drinking. 

Signed with the monogram, and dated 1667 ; canvas, about 16 inches 
by 22 inches. 

In the Von Tettau collection, Erfurt, 1863 (Parthey, ii. 206). 

736. Peasants making merry in a Village Inn. 

Canvas, about 22 inches by 19^ inches. 

In the collection of Prince zu Hohenzollern-Hechingen, Lowenberg, 1858 
catalogue (Parthey). 

737. Peasants smoking and drinking in an Interior. On the 
right are three figures a man drinking, a man looking into an empty jug, 
and a woman reading a newspaper. On the left are another man drinking, 
a man asleep, and another lighting his pipe, with a child near him. Jugs 
hang on the wall ; tavern utensils lie on the floor. 

Signed in full ; panel, 14^ inches by 22 inches. 

Sale. Breb , Paris, March 26, 1866, No. 36. 

737*7. Peasants eating Mussels in a Barn. The dish is on a 
cask, round which they sit. 

Panel, 16 inches by 23 inches. 

Sale. H. de Kat of Dordrecht, Paris, May 2, 1866, No. 62. 

737/>. Peasants smoking in an Interior. 

Signed in full ; oval panel, 12^ inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. H. A. Haarsma, Amsterdam, October 8, 1867, No. 47 (36 florins, 
Gorlitz). 

737<r. A Rustic Interior. 

22 inches by 27 inches. 

Exhibited at Amsterdam, 1867, No. 150. 

Then in the collection of A. L. Dyserinck, Haarlem. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 369 

737^. An Interior. [Possibly identical with 521.] 
Sale. J. E. Fordham, London, 1867 (99, bought in). 

738. Peasants smoking. [Compare 276.] 
10 inches by 8 inches. 

Exhibited at Amsterdam, 1867, No. 148. 

Then in the collection of Reede van Oudtshoorn. 

739. Interior of a Cottage. 

Exhibited at Leeds, 1868, No. 651. 
Then in the collection of Henry Harvey. 

739.7. Interior with Several Figures. 

Sale. F. P. Tim and others, Amsterdam, October 19, 1869, No. 41. 

740. Peasants at Table in an Inn. 

Sale. J. Harris, London, 1872 (95 : us., Rutley). 

741. The Smokers. 
Panel, 8 inches by 10 inches. 

From the Royal palaces. 

In the collection of the Comtesse de Chinchon, born De Bourbon. 

Sale. Salamanca, Paris, January 25, 1875, No. 65. 

742. Interior of an Inn. 

Panel, 8 inches by 10 inches. 

In the collection of the Comtesse de Chinchon, born de Bourbon. 
Sale. Salamanca, Paris, January 25, 1875, No. 66. 

742*. A Rustic Interior. 

Signed ; panel, 1 1 inches by 1 1 inches. 

Sale. W. Beukman and others, Amsterdam, October 5, 1875, No. 46. 

742^. Interior. 

Canvas, 14 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. S'Bezeth and A. Nortier, Rotterdam, December 13, 1875, No. 13. 

742c. Four Peasants by the Fireside in a Room. Somewhat 
cold in tone. 

1 6 inches by 12 inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 296. 

In the collection of Edmund Higginson, Saltmarsh Castle according to 
Art Sales ; of the four pictures by Ostade in that collection, it might perhaps be 
No. 103 in the 1842 catalogue, which is 268 above, but this is uncertain. 

Sale. Wynn Ellis, London, 1876 (236 : 55.). 

742^. A Rustic Interior. 

Panel, 17 inches by 25 inches. 

In the collection of the Comte de Trancourt. 

Sale. A. Dumont, Cambrai, September 30, 1878, No. 77. 

742^. Peasants carousing. Five figures ; half-length. 

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370 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

In the St. Victor collection. 

Sale. G. Faulkner, London, 1879 (j4 2O Annoot). 

742/ Drinkers and Smokers. 

Sale. Ant. Sils, Antwerp, March 21, 1882, No. 28. 

742. Peasants drinking. 
Panel, 8 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. 'S Hertogenbosch, May 17, 1882, No. 15. 

743. The Village Politicians at the Inn. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, U Hotel Drouot en 1884-5, p. 199. 

Sale. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, January 29, 1885 (2280 francs). 

744. Interior of an Inn. A drinker, holding a wine-glass, looks 
out of the window. To the right are other guests. A fine picture, but 
probably by Isack van Ostade. 

Signed on the casement ; 14 inches by uj inches. 

Exhibited in the Rupprecht Exhibition, Munich, 1889, No. 94. 

745. A Tavern Scene. 

Dated on the left at foot 1657 ; 16 inches by 22 inches. 

Exhibited in the Rupprecht Exhibition, Munich, 1889, No. 191. 

746. A Peasant Company. Seven persons converse by the fireside. 
The man seated nearest to the fire plays the fiddle. In front stands 
another man, facing the spectator, and leaning on the back of a chair. 
Farther back sit two peasants ; another stands up. At the back a man 
embraces a woman. 

6 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. W. Mitchell, Frankfort-on-the-Main, May 7, 1890, No. 70 (240 
mark, Grunelius). 

746(7. Interior. Two peasants sit beside a heavy block of wood, 
listening to a third man who stands before them. A fourth goes away 
through a doorway on the left. 

Panel, 14 inches by \1\ inches. 

Sale. Cremer and others, Cologne, January 20, 1892, No. 143. 

747. Peasants at an Inn. Sm. 29, and Suppl. 133. Four peas- 
ants are in front of the hearth. One of them stands, hat in hand, with his 
back to the fire. Another, seated opposite to him, offers him a glass of 
beer. The other two sit between them, but farther back. On the ex- 
treme right a child, standing in front of a chair, takes something out of a 
basin to give it to a dog who watches it. In the background two men 
play backgammon by a window, and a third man looks on. At the back 
a staircase leads up to another room. [Pendant to 726.] 

Dated 1668 ; panel, 14 inches by 13 inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tre'sor de la Curiosite", i. 379, ii. 9. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 371 

Engraved by J. Halbou in the " Poullain Gallery," 1780, No. 66; and 
etched by A. Greux in the Schneider sale-catalogue. 
Exhibited at the British Institution, London, 1815. 
Sales. Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, July 31, 1771, No. 156 (2560 

florins, with pendant, P. Fouquet). 
Prince de Conti, Paris, April 8, 1777 (7000 francs, according to 

Blanc ; or 6000 francs, according to Sm.). 
Poullain, Paris, March 15, 1780 (5700 francs, Lebrun). 
Proly, Paris, 1786 (6400 francs). 
Harris, London, 1805 (304 : ios., De Blyny). 
J. F. Tuffen, London, April n, 1818 (374 : 173., Pinney). 
Sir Simon H. Clarke, Bart., London, May 8, 1840 (.535 : ios., 
Joseph Barchard or, according to a MS. note by Sm. in his own 
copy of his catalogue, by Nieuwenhuis) ; it was in the Clarke 
collection in 1829 (Sm.). 
Schneider, Paris, April 6, 1876, No. 25. 
Earl of Dudley, London, June 25, 1892, No. 16. 

747*7. Peasants drinking and smoking in an Interior. 

20 \ inches by 16 inches. 

In the possession of the London dealer Larkin, 1892, No. 6. 

748. Five Peasants and their Hostess in an Inn. Four 
peasants sit smoking and drinking round a rude table ; a fifth man lies 
asleep on the floor in the background. Behind the group the hostess 
chalks up the score. 

Signed in full on the left at foot ; canvas, 1 1 \ inches by 1 7 inches. 
Sale. Anrep-Elmpt, Cologne, June 5, 1893, No. 87. 

749. Interior of an Inn. A peasant, seated on a tub, takes a live 
ember from the fire. Another peasant, holding a jug in his right hand, 
offers a glass of beer to a girl who plays with a chair. A man, holding a 
pipe, lets down a window. On the left are a chair and some utensils. 

Signed, and dated 1656 ; 13 inches by 15 inches. 

Probably the picture mentioned by Waagen, iii. 303. 

Sales. Duke of Hamilton, London, June 17, 1882 (1837 : ios., Denison). 

C. Beckett Denison, London, June 6, 1885 (945, Robson). 

George Field, London, June 10, 1893, No. 31. 

750. INTERIOR WITH THREE FIGURES IN FRONT. 

A man with his back to the spectator offers a woman a glass of beer. 
Another man stands near, holding a jug. Other persons stand or sit beside 
a table at the back ; among them is a man playing the " rommelpot." On 
the left a boy sits by the fire. 

Signed in full, and dated 1653 ; i6j inches by 2i inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1893, No. 105. 
Then in the possession of the London dealer Martin Colnaghi. 

751. PEASANTS AT AN INN. In front three peasants sit 
round a three-legged chair serving as a table. The left-hand man, almost 
in full face, wears a blue jacket and a red cap ; he holds a pewter pot in 
his left hand and a large glass in his right. He converses with a peasant 



372 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

who sits on the right, opposite to him and in profile to the left ; this man 
wears a tall hat, holds his pipe in his left hand, and gesticulates with his 
right hand. Between them, behind the table, stands a third man who 
wears a blue jacket, and holds a pipe in his right hand. On the left, just 
behind the first-named man, a staircase leads to the door of another room. 
In the right background a woman, seen almost from the back, converses 
with a peasant standing at the open door. By the window to the left are 
two children. 

Signed ; panel, 1 1 inches by 8 J inches. 

Sales. Swabey, London, 1860 (Smith) ; Smith sold it to Adrian Hope. 
A. Hope, London, June 30, 1894 (273, Sedelmeyer). 

752. A Rustic Interior. 

10 inches by loj inches. 
Exhibited at Mittau, 1894, No. 1 1 2. 
Then in the Ludinghausen-Wolff collection. 

753. An Inn Scene. In a low-ceiled room two men sit conversing 
by a table. A third man, waving his hat, takes a glass of beer from the 
hostess, while the host chalks up his score. At the lofty arched doorway 
a peasant enters with a jug. 

Signed ; io inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Wurster, Cologne, June 15, 1896, No. 205. 

754. INTERIOR WITH EIGHT FIGURES. In the centre 
an old woman and a man sit reading. Behind them stands another man, 
while a third approaches. By the hearth to the left are other figures. 

Signed in full ; 14 inches by 18 inches. 

Sale. Jacques, Amsterdam, March 1897, No. 20 (730 florins). 

755. INTERIOR WITH FIGURES. Three persons sit round 
a table. At the back a fourth man lights his pipe. 

10 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. (At Robinson and Fisher's) London, May 27, 1897, No. 198 (21). 

755*. Interior with Figures. 

From the collection of Lord Guyer (?). 

Sale. (At Robinson and Fisher's) London, July i, 1897, No. 127. 

756. Peasants at an Inn. Three peasants and a woman sit round 
an upturned cask. The woman repulses her neighbour's embraces. Near 
this group stands a peasant with a glass. To the left is an open window. 
Near it is the cellar door. 

Signed on the left at foot ; panel, 12 J inches by n inches. 
Sale. Ch. Sedelmeyer, Berlin, November 16, 1897, No. 37. 

756^. Interior with Peasants. In a rustic kitchen with a window 
to the right is a company of peasants. In the centre stands a man with a 
tall hat, a red doublet, and a dagger hanging at his side, who clasps his 
hands behind him ; he converses with a man seated opposite who stirs the 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 373 

fire. To the left are a woman and a little girl with a small white dog 
beside them. 

Signed ; panel, 18 inches by 14^ inches. 

Sale. Dornberg and others, Frankfort-on-the-Main, December 7, 1897, 
No. 85. 

756^. Interior. 

Panel, 15! inches by I2| inches. 

Sale. Dornberg and others, Frankfort-on-the-Main, December 7, 1897, 
No. 86. 

757. Four Peasants at an Inn. In a poorly furnished cellar room, 
fully lighted by a candle, three men are grouped round a table. On the 
right a man sits on the floor asleep. 

Panel, 8 inches by n inches. 

Sale. Brade and others, Cologne, December 17, 1897, No. 245. 

757#. Peasants carousing. 
Panel, nj inches by 24^ inches. 

Sale. Lucy Copeman and others, London, June 13, 1898, No. 42. 

758. A RUSTIC INN. With an open door. A present is offered. 
n inches by 9^ inches. 

Exhibited at the South Kensington Museum, London, 1891-7, No. 6. 

In the collection of Lord Francis Pelham Clinton Hope, Deepdene, bought 
as a whole in 1898 by the London dealers P. and D. Colnaghi and A. Wert- 
heimer. 

759. INTERIOR WITH FIVE SMALL FIGURES. Two 

children fighting and three grown-up persons. A good early picture. 

Exhibited in the Hoogendijk Exhibition, Rotterdam, 1899, No. i. 
Then in the Hoogendijk collection, The Hague, No. 242. 

759^. Peasants reading in an Interior. In an old Dutch barn- 
like room four men sit at a table reading a document, while a fifth, with 
his back to the spectator, is occupied in the background. 

Panel, i6| inches by 12^ inches. 

Sale. D'Eve and others, Cologne, March 20, 1899, No. 101. 

759^. A Rustic Interior. Three persons sit conversing round the 
hearth. Farther away are others drinking and smoking. On the left, 
through an open door, is seen another room. 

1 6 inches by 12^ inches. 

Sale. Wedewer, Cologne, May I, 1899, No. 169. 

759<r. Interior with Peasants drinking. 
Panel, io| inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. London, June 10, 1899, No. 126. 

759</. An Inn with Peasants drinking. 

Sale. Viscount Oxenbridge, London, December 9, 1899, No. 94. 



374 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

759*. Interior of an Inn. Five peasants, grouped round a table, 
smoke, drink, and argue. At the back a man converses with the young 
hostess. 

Panel, 15 inches by 13 inches. 

Sale. Schippers and others, Berlin, February 19, 1900, No. 68. 

759/ Interior with Peasants drinking and smoking. 

Panel, 12 inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. Britten Slee and others, London, March 25, 1901, No. 118. 

759^ and h. Peasants smoking in an Interior; and, Three 
Peasants smoking. 
Two pictures. 

Sale. London, April 3, 1901, No. 140. 

759/. Interior of an Inn. With persons seated, who drink and 
smoke. 

Panel, if| inches by 21 inches. 

Sale. Nesbitt and others, London, April 15, 1901, No. 27. 

7597. Interior with Peasants carousing. 
Panel, u inches by 15^ inches. 

Sale. London, December 21, 1901, No. 96. 

759/. Peasants smoking. 
Copper, 13 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Williams and others, London, January 27, 1902, No. 69. 

759/. Peasants carousing. 
Panel, 9^ inches by 6| inches. 

Sale. Williams and others, London, January 27, 1902, No. lio. 

759//Z. Peasants carousing at an Inn. 
Panel, I2| inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. Sir H. Bedingfield, Bart., and others, London, May 31, 1902, No. 95 



759. Interior with Peasants smoking and drinking. 
Panel, i6 inches by 14^ inches. 

Sale. Fenton and others, London, February 16, 1903, No. 65. 

7590. Interior with Peasants carousing. 
Panel, 15 \ inches by 21 inches. 

Sale. Fenton and others, London, February 16, 1903, No. 66. 

759/>. Interior with Figures. 

13^ inches by n inches. 

Sale. London, March 2, 1903, No. 59. 

760. An Inn Scene. In a Dutch inn four men who have been 
playing cards sit laughing and singing. One plays the flute. At the back 
several men sit conversing by the fire. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 375 

Signed in full on the right at foot ; panel, 14^ inches by \"]\ inches. 
Sale. Rtimerskirch and others, Munich, March 23, 1903, No. 68. 

760*7. Interior with Peasants carousing. 
Panel, 12^ inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. Lady Wetherall and others, London, April 1 8, 1903, No. 127. 
760^. [Identical with 719.] 

761. FOUR PEASANTS AT AN INN. They are grouped 
round a table in the centre smoking, drinking, and singing. The man on 
the right sits on a chair in profile to the left, holding his pipe in his right 
hand. Behind him to the left stands another man, holding up a beer-glass 
in his right hand and singing. On the left, a little in front of him, sits 
the third man, lighting his pipe at a charcoal pan. The fourth man, in 
profile to the right, sits on a bench in the left foreground. He holds his 
beer-glass with his left hand, which rests on the table. He turns round to 
the left to pull back by the apron a girl, with a jug in her right hand, who 
is going away ; she tries to push his arm back with her left hand. On the 
floor in front of them lies a dog, with various domestic utensils. In the 
brown tone of the early period, and not bad ; well preserved. [Pendant 
to 719.] 

Signed in full, and dated 164- ; panel, 12 inches by nj inches. 

Sale. J. B. van Lancker, Antwerp, 1835, No. 78 (610 florins, De Pret). 
In the collection of De Pret de Rose de Calesberg, Antwerp. 
Sale. Van den Berch van Heemstede and others, Amsterdam, July 7, 
1903, No. 99 (7000 florins, Halijn). 

762. PEASANTS AT AN INN (or, A Social Party). Sm. 

Suppl. 20. In the centre foreground of a cottage interior four men and a 
woman are grouped round a table. The woman, seen almost from the 
back and facing to the right, sits to the left on a low bench. She con- 
verses with a man seated to the right of her, who turns to her and fills his 
glass from an earthenware jug. Between them, and farther back, a man 
with a red cap stands bending forward. On the other side of the table, in 
the foreground, a peasant with his back to the spectator sits on a three- 
legged chair ; he wears a brownish-red doublet with yellow sleeves, and 
converses with a man standing farther back and facing the spectator, who 
holds out a glass of beer in his right hand as if commending it. Behind 
him to the right a boy in a broad-brimmed hat lets a little girl drink out 
of a large jug. This picture corresponds exactly, though in reverse, with 
Ostade's etching, B. 50, which Sm. describes under Sm. 184. 

Signed, " Ostade fecit " ; the date is illegible ; panel, 14^ inches by 
17! inches. 

Engraved by Courtry as " La Partie." 
Exhibited at Vienna, 1873, No. 154. 
Sales. Schamp d'Aveschoot, Ghent, September 14, 1840, No. 58 (6700 

francs and 7^ per cent, Tanse, Lille). 

Isaac Pereire, Paris, March 6, 1872, No. 142 (8000 francs). 
In the collection of Baron de Beurnonville, Paris. 



376 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Sales. Lippraann von Lissingen of Vienna, Paris, March 16, 1876, No. 33. 
Baronne de H , Paris, June 17, 1904, No. 35. 

7620. Peasants drinking. 

10 inches by 13! inches. 

Sale. London, January 14, 1905, No. 133. 

762^. Four Peasants seated round a Cask conversing. 
Panel, io| inches by 13! inches. 
Sale. London, May 8, 1905, No. 26. 

762^. Interior with Peasants. 
Panel, 12 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. F. Popham and others, London, June 8, 1905, No. 93. 

762^. Peasants smoking. 

Panel, 9 inches by "]\ inches. 

Sale. L. H. Hicks and others, London, December 20, 1905, No. 81. 

762*. Interior of an Inn. With peasants smoking. 

14 inches by 19^ inches. 

Sale. London, May 31, 1906, No. 33. 

763. PEASANTS IN AN INTERIOR. 
Panel, 13^ inches by 17 inches. 

Sale. London, May 31, 1906, No. 75. 

763*7. Interior of an Inn. With peasants. 
Panel. 

Sale. Edward Robinson, London, November 26, 1906, No. 116. 

764. INTERIOR WITH FIGURES. 

Panel, i8 inches by 12 inches. 

Exhibited at the Rembrandt Exhibition of the Amsterdam dealers Fred. 
Muller and Co., 1906, No. 97. 

In a private collection in London. 

765. FOUR PEASANTS AT AN INN. Sm. 76. Four 
peasants are grouped round a stool serving as table in front of a hearth to 
the right. In the foreground a man sits on a three-legged chair with a 
low back ; he is turned away from the spectator. He and another man, 
seated facing the spectator behind the little table, and holding a jug in his 
left hand and a beer-glass in the right, are singing to the music of a fiddler 
who sits on the left in profile to the right. The fourth man stands by the 
hearth to the right, holding the tongs in his right hand and a pipe in his 
left. Behind the singer in the middle stands an old woman. In the right- 
hand back corner is a cupboard. In the back wall to the left is a window. 

Signed in full ; panel, 13^ inches by n inches. 

Sales. Due de la Valliere, Paris, 1781 (1600 francs). 
Calonne, Paris, April 21, 1788 (1202 francs). 

In the possession of the Paris dealer Ch. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of loo 
Paintings," 1906, No. 27. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 377 

765-7. Peasants drinking and smoking. They sit in an interior. 
Signed with the monogram ; panel, 1 1 inches by 14^ inches. 

Sale. Julius Caesar von Kotsch-Etterbeck, Frankfort-on-the-Main, March 
19, 1907, No. 2. 

765^. Interior with Peasants. 

Panel, 17 J inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. London, March 23, 1907, No. 136. 

766. PEASANTS AT AN INN. Sm. 71. About ten figures. 
Four are grouped round a table in front ; two sit and two stand. A fifth 
man, seated in the middle, plays the violin. At the hearth a boy stirs the 
fire. Near a window at the back three men play cards. A jug and other 
objects are in the foreground. 

Signed on the left, and dated 1663 or 1665 ; panel, 16 inches by 18 
inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 107. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1890, No. 67. 

Sales. Trouart, Paris, February 22, 1779 (3700 francs). 

Due d'Alberg, Paris, 1817 (367 : ios.). 
In the collection of Alexander Baring, London, 1829 (Sm.). 
In the collection of Lord Ashburton, The Grange, bought as a whole by the 
London dealers Messrs. T. Agnew and Sons and others, August 1907. 

767. PEASANTS AT AN INN. In the centre of a homely 
room, with a staircase in the right background leading up to another room, 
four peasants are grouped round a table.' The nearest man, in a wine- 
coloured jacket and blue breeches, sits in profile to the right, resting his 
right leg on a bench. He drains a tall glass, and holds a jug on his knee 
with his right hand. Behind him stands another man with a red cap, who 
bends forward to him. At the back of the table sits the third man, dressed 
in black ; he grasps the arm of a girl standing beside him to the right, 
and draws her towards him. In front of her sits the fourth man, in profile 
to the left ; he leans his left arm on the table, and looks at the first two 
men ; he has a clay pipe in his hand. In the left background an old 
woman sits by the hearth ; a little girl, seen from the back, is in front of 
the fire. To the right, at the foot of the staircase, stands a copper pot. 

Panel, 12 inches by 16 inches. 

Sales. (Probably) Brussels, July I, 1903, No. 59 similar in theme, signed 

on the left at foot, and measuring \^\ inches by 17 inches. 
Ch. Sedelmeyer, Paris, May 25, 1907, No. 148 (4700 francs). 

768. FOUR TOPERS AT AN INN. Sm. Suppl. 83. They are 
grouped round a table. One man, wearing a red jacket and a black cap, 
sits with his back to a window on the left, filling his pipe. Another man, 
wearing a yellowish-brown jacket and a white hat, has risen to pour out a 
glass of beer. The third man tells a story ; the fourth stands behind him. 
In the background three other persons are near the fire. 

Signed in full on the right, but the signature is doubtful ; panel, 13 
inches by n inches. 



378 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Successively in the collections of Thomas Hesketh, D. W. Acraman, and 
M. Zachary. 

Sale. George Morant, London, 1832 (66 : 35.). 

This, or a similar picture, was in the collection of Baron Nagell van Ampsen, 
The Hague, 1842 (Sm.). 

Sales. (Probably) A. W. C. Baron Nagell van Ampsen, The Hague, 

September 5, 1851, No. 44 (3650 florins, I. Roos). 
G. T. Braine, London, 1857 (213, Gritten). 
H. de Kat, Paris, May 2, 1866, No. 60 (2850 francs). 
In the possession of the London dealers Thomas Lawrie and Co. 

769. Peasants smoking and drinking. 
Panel, 15 inches by 13 inches. 

Sale. Sir Charles A. Turner, London, March 16, 1908, No. 123 (j : 73., 
Sackville Gallery). 

770. Interior of an Inn with Peasants feasting. 

Signed, and dated 1632 ; panel, 17^ inches by 22 \ inches. 

Sales. Duke of Cleveland, London, March 8, 1902, No. 30. 

Hermann Zoeppritz, London, May 15, 1908, No. 18 (336, 
Dowdeswell). 



Interiors with Peasants. [Two pendants.] 
Panel, 9 inches by 6 inches. 

Srf/fc. Property of a lady, H. M. Weston and others, London, July 17, 1908, 
No. 1 2 (3 : 1 3 : 6, Hassell). 

771. The Toast. Sm. Suppl. I. A company of about ten jovial 
fellows in a room, mostly grouped round a large table. The nearest man 
has risen from his seat, and raises his glass to propose a toast. A companion 
on the left, sitting astride of a bench, prepares to reply. A loving couple 
sit in the right-hand corner. There is a window of five casements, one of 
which is open ; a man looks in. 

Described by Sm. from a drawing after Ostade. 

772. Peasants at an Inn. Sm. 186. Six men, a woman, and a 
child. The nearest man sits on a three-cornered chair, holding a glass. 
He turns towards an old man who embraces the woman ; her arms are 
round the child, which stands beside her. Opposite to this group two men 
sit on a form ; one smokes while the other fills a pipe. 

Described by Sm. from an engraving by W. Baillie. 

773. Four Peasants and a Woman at an Inn. Sm. 187. In 
the left foreground a peasant sits on a stool with his back to the spectator, 
holding with his right hand a clay pipe that he is smoking. Another man 
on the right sits on a chair, turned to the left, but looking at the spectator ; 
his left hand is thrust into the breast of his coat ; his right hand grasps a 
stemmed glass on the table to the left of him. Between them, but farther 
back, a man lights his pipe at a small charcoal pan on the table. Next is 
a seated woman, who pours out a glass of beer from a jug in her right hand 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 379 

for a man standing beside her to the left ; he raises his hat and takes the 
glass. In the left background is a window. 

Tall and narrow. 

Described by Sm. from a print by W. Baillie. 

7730. A Cottage Room with Four Figures. On the right a 
man reads a newspaper. 

Etched and engraved in mezzotint by W. Baillie, 1768 ; engraved in colours 
by Janinet. 

773^. Dutch Amusements. 

Engraved by Ph. le Bas in the Praslin Gallery. 

773<r. Interior of a Cottage. 

Engraved by Antoine Cardon. 

773*/. A Cottage Room with Numerous Figures. 

Engraved by Christina Chalon. 

773*. Interior of an Inn with Men smoking and playing 
Cards. 

Engraved by L. Ant. Claessens. 

773/ A Cottage Room with Four Figures. 

Engraved by Corn. Danckerts. 

773. A Cottage Room with Five Figures. A peasant with a 
yarn-winder. 

Lithographed by Franquinet, in Denon, Monuments, 261 b. 

773/z. A Rustic Barn. Four figures round a table ; two men and 
two women. 

Engraved by W. French. 

7737. Interior of a Barn with Figures and Animals. 

Engraved by Louis Germain. 

774. Peasants by the Fireside. To the right of a table in the 
centre stands a peasant, in profile to the left, who pours out a glass of liquor. 
To the right behind him is a small three-legged stool ; behind it are two 
figures. In the left foreground a smoker sits on a chair with his legs 
crossed. Behind him another man sits at the table, leaning his head in his 
right hand and waiting for his glass to be filled. Another peasant stands 
behind the table, facing the spectator, and watches the filling of the glass. 
In the back wall is a chimney-piece. 

Described from a mezzotint by J. Gole (Wessely, 204). 

7 7 40. Interior of a Cottage. 

Engraved by W. Greatbach after a picture in Buckingham Palace, which 
cannot be identified in the absence of details. 

774^. Five Peasants drinking. 

Engraved by Ch. Jacque. 



380 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

774<r. A Cottage Room with Four Figures seated round a 
Tub. 

Engraved by J. B. Michel, 1779, ^ n tne Houghton Gallery. 
It is uncertain, in the absence of details, whether this print was engraved 
after any picture now in the Hermitage Palace. 

774^. A Cottage Room with Four Figures. They sit round a 
tub drinking. In the left background a child eats broth. 

Engraved by A. J. Prestel. 

774*. A Cottage Room. 

Engraved by William Sharp. 

775. The Inn Room with Four Figures. Full length. In front, 
a little to the right, a bearded peasant sits on a chair facing the spectator. 
He wears a hat, holds a dark bottle in his left hand, and pulls at his knee 
with the right hand. On the left is a bench. Behind it stands the hostess 
in a fur cap. She leans with her right hand on the bench, upon which the 
score is chalked ; she holds a large jug in her left hand and converses with 
a peasant. In front of the bench are a backgammon board, a fiddle, 
and some clothing. On the bench a man wearing a cap sits with his back 
to the spectator ; he converses with a person who is scarcely visible in the 
left background. In the right background is a wooden partition with 
various utensils in front of it. In the foreground is a slipper. 

The print is dated 1671. 

Engraved in mezzotint by Jan van Somer (Wessely, 125). 

776. An Inn Room with Eight Persons. Full length. To the 
left of a table in the centre sits a peasant in profile to the right. Raising 
his hat with his left hand, he holds out a glass in his right to a peasant 
seated on the right behind the table. In front of this man sit two others ; 
one has a tall glass ; the other, seen from the back, has a pipe. Behind 
this group the host is busy with the reckoning scored on the wall j in 
front of him sits a smoker in shadow. In the left background an old 
woman sits by the fire ; nearer the front lies a dog. On the right another 
woman with a jug comes by a wooden stair into the room. With various 
utensils as accessories. 

Engraved in mezzotint by Jan van Somer (Wessely, 126). 

777. Four Persons at an Inn. In the left foreground a peasant, 
seen in profile to the right, sits on a chair smoking. To the right, and 
farther back, another man with a pipe in his left hand sits at a low table, 
turning to the left. Behind him, farther to the left, stands a woman, 
apparently holding her nose with her left hand, while she takes a covered 
jug from the table with the other. To the right again a youth sits by the 
wall under an open window leading into a dark room. In the extreme 
right foreground are an overturned bench, a tub, and other objects. In 
the left background are utensils and so forth. 

Engraved by Jan de Visscher (W. 55), and in reverse by W. de Broen, 1705 ; 
etched in reverse by G. van Schagen. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 381 

778. TWO TRAVELLERS RESTING IN AN INN 
GARDEN. Sm. 206, and Suppl. 106. On the right one man sits 
on a bench with his legs crossed, in profile to the left ; he wears a pink 
jacket, blue breeches, and a grey cap, and holds a clay pipe in his right 
hand. His gun and wallet are placed against the bench at his side. The 
other man, dressed in brown, sits on another bench to the left, and farther 
back. His hat, wallet, and pipe lie on a bench in the left foreground, 
together with a small charcoal pan. He holds an earthenware jug in his 
right hand, and converses with a maid-servant who stands on the right 
behind his bench. In the background is the inn ; peasants sit under a tree 
in front. This is one of the best pictures of the last period. 

Signed in full on the left at foot, and dated 1671 ; panel 14 inches by 
12 inches. 

In the collection of A. L. van Heteren, The Hague (Hoet, ii. 457), which 
was acquired by the Amsterdam Museum in 1809. 

In the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1907 catalogue, No. 1818 ; Sm. valued it 
in 1842 (at .262 : ios.). 

779. PEASANTS OUTSIDE AN INN. Five peasants sit 
round a cask. A woman holds a jug of beer. A bagpiper is surrounded 
by five children. At the door is a woman. In the distance are the village 
church, houses, and figures. 

Signed in full in the right foreground; panel, 17^ inches by i8 
inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1891, No. 65. 
Sale. Duke of Somerset, London, June -28, 1890 (Martin Colnaghi). 
In the collection of C. T. D. Crews, London. 

780. Outside the Inn. Numerous groups of peasants seated or 
standing under trees in front of an inn. The central group in front 
includes a man who sits smoking on a tub and is speaking to a woman 
who stands in full light, with a boy at her side. 

Signed in full, and dated 1652 ; canvas, 14 inches by 12 inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1890, No. 77. 
In the collection of W. C. Randolph, London. 

781. PEASANTS OUTSIDE THE INN. Sm. 144, and 
Suppl. 127. A group of peasants are assembled in the shade of a vine- 
covered trellis. In front sits a man with his pipe in his right hand and his 
hat in the other. He talks to a woman who stands holding a jug in one 
hand and resting the other on a tub which serves as table and upon which 
are a pipe, glass, and handkerchief. Another man comes holding a 
charcoal pan and a pipe. Six other figures, of men, women, and children, 
are in the left background. In front are some fowls, dogs, and bird-cages. 
Distant landscape. Owing to the dull varnish, it produces an unfavourable 
impression, but is certainly genuine. 

Signed in full on the right, and dated 1658; panel, 26 inches by 
23 inches. 

Etched by J. P. Heinel. 



382 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Sales. P. de Smeth van Alphen, Amsterdam, August I, 1810, No. 71 

(4600 florins, Texier). 

Le Brun, Paris, April 15, 1811 (12,001 francs). 

In the collection of Prince Eugene Beauharnais, Munich, 1842 (Sm.). 
In the Leuchtenberg collection, St. Petersburg, No. ill. 

782. In the Inn Courtyard. In the left centre of the foreground 
a peasant sits facing the spectator at a tub serving as table ; his right hand 
resting on his knee grasps his clay pipe, while his left hand rests on the 
edge of the tub. To the right, beside the tub, stands the hostess, facing 
slightly left ; she has a full stemmed glass in her right hand and holds a 
pewter pot in her left hand which hangs down. On the tub are two 
pipes and a charcoal pan. Behind the tub stands a little boy. On the 
extreme right is a dog. In the left background several peasants sit at 
a table, drinking, under an arbour adjacent to the inn. Others on the 
right and farther back play skittles. The houses run from the left 
foreground away to the right background. [Possibly identical with 784*7 
and 787*7.] 

Signed in full ; panel, 14^ inches by 12^ inches. 

Etched by Deville in the Perkins sale catalogue. 
Sales. Bertrand, Paris, November 13, 1855, No. 135. 

Perkins, London, June 14., 1890, No. 14. 
In the Strasser collection, Vienna. 

783. FIVE PERSONS IN AN ARBOUR. A hurdy-gurdy 
player with his back to the spectator. In front of him a child in a vivid 
red frock listens intently. 

Signed in full on the left, and dated 1653 ; panel, 18 inches by 
15^ inches. 

In the collection of Sir F. Cook, Bart., Richmond, No. 157. 

783*7. Many Figures outside a House. 

Sale. Pieter de Klok, Amsterdam, April 22, 1744 (Hoet, ii. 142), No. 171 
(10 florins). 

783^. A Peasant Company outside an Inn. 
12 inches by 15^ inches. 

Sale. Margareta Verhamme, widow of Loot van Santvoort, Amsterdam, 
March 16, 1757 (Terw. 170), No. IO (150 florins). 

784. Peasants outside an Inn. Sm. 33. Ten figures, mostly 
smoking and drinking. One man jests with a pretty woman holding 
a pot of beer. 

Panel, 27 inches by 23^ inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps, ii. 

Sale. Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, July 31, 1771, No. 150 (2525 
florins, J. de Bosch). 

784*7. Peasants outside an Inn. The hostess hands a glass of 
beer to a seated peasant. By Dusart, according to an MS. note in the 
sale catalogue. [Possibly identical with 782.] 

14^ inches by 13 inches. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 383 

Sale. Pieck Le Leu de Wilhelm, The Hague, May 28, 1777, No. 70 
(207 florins, Ten Kate). 

785. A Peasant Company outside a House. A woman leans 
over the half-door. Near her are two peasants smoking and drinking. 

Panel, 10 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. C. H. van Heemskerck, widow of A. Westerhoff, The Hague, 
August 26, 1782, No. 1 8 (35 florins). 

786. Peasants outside an Inn. In front of a house with trees 
sit peasants and women drinking, smoking, and conversing. A horse 
stands at a manger. In the distance is a village. 

Panel, 16 inches by 21^ inches. 

Sale. J. A. Versijden van Varick, Leyden, October 29, 1791, No. 48 
(59 florins). 

786(2. Peasants at the Inn Door. Sm. 103. 
Panel, 16 inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. Sir Lawrence Dundas, Bart., London, 1794 (44 : 2S.). 

787. Three Peasants outside a Country Inn. Sm. 82. Two 

smoke j the third holds a glass in one hand and a jug in the other. 
Panel, 12 inches by 10 inches. 

Sales. P. Locquet, Amsterdam, September 22, 1783, No. 271 (220 florins, 

Beekman). 

Calonne, Paris, 1789 (700 francs). 
London, 1795. 

787*7. The Courtyard of a Country Inn. Sm. 77. Various 
groups of figures, numbering eighteen in all. In front a man sits beside 
a tub serving as a table. Before him stands a girl holding a jug and a large 
glass. [Possibly identical with 782.] 

Panel, 13^ inches by n inches. 

Mentioned by Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, ii. 66, 68. 
Sales. Due de la Valliere, Paris, 1781 (1500 francs). 

(Probably, according to Sm.) Robit, Paris, May 21, 1801, No. 76 

or No. 57 of Bryan's catalogue (1712 francs) ; this was said to 

measure 15 inches by 14 inches. 

788. Peasants resting outside an Inn. Sm. 33 and 238. They 
are under an arbour. In the right foreground a peasant sits on a little 
stool, facing left ; on the left of him another man sits facing the spectator. 
On the left the hostess stands in profile to the right, pouring out a glass of 
beer from a jug. Behind her to the left a little child stands at the open 
inn door. A long-handled broom is placed against the wall. Beside 
a tub in the right middle distance sits a peasant who lights his pipe ; 
a woman holds a jug. To the left a man stands by a slender tree-trunk 
the foliage of which forms the arbour. Formerly known as " The Long 
Broom Handle." 

Panel, 15^ inches by 14 inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, ii. 109. 
Engraved by J. Suyderhoef (Wussin, 124). 



384 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Sale. Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, July 31, 1771, No. 154 (1405 

florins, P. Fouquet). 
In the Tillotson collection. 
In the Page collection, Paris, 1786. 
Sale. Walsh Porter, London, 1810 (273, Webster). 

788^. Peasants outside a House. They sit or stand at a table. 

io inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. H. Hoogers, Nymwegen, June 7, 1816, No. 82. 

788^. Peasants outside a House. With women and children. 
Sale. Amsterdam, January 25, 1825, No. 102 (61 florins, Gippers). 

789. Peasants at a Cottage Door. Sm. Suppl. 109. A woman 
with a child in her arms sits beside the door of a picturesque vine-clad 
cottage. She looks at a peasant, holding a jug, who has just risen from 
his seat. His companion, wearing a yellow jacket with grey sleeves, sits 
to the left, holding a pipe and a charcoal pan. In a courtyard beyond is a 
group of five persons. " A brilliant example of the master " (Sm.). 

Panel, 14 inches by II inches. 

In the Belvedere Palace, Vienna, 1842 (Sm.) ; but not mentioned in the 
1837 Belvedere catalogue, nor now to be found in the Hofmuseum, Vienna. 

790. Outside the Inn. The inn walls are overgrown with vine. 
Three persons are grouped in front round a tub serving as table. A 
woman seated, holding a jug in one hand and a glass in the other, with a 
dog beside her, speaks to a man who stands filling his pipe. On the other 
side, a man in a blue jacket and red cap sits holding his pipe and listening. 
Through a door at the side are seen a woman and a child. Behind them 
are two children playing with a dog, and a cock and a hen. Two peasants 
play skittles. In a roofed shed adjoining the inn six men are grouped 
round a table. One man speaks to another who is outside near a larger 
tree. A light and clear picture. 

Signed; panel, 18 inches by 15 inches. 

Bought from M. R. Alpin (?) in 1862, through Sm. 
Sold in April 1862 to Edmund B. Foster. 

791. Peasants resting outside an Inn. One man gives oats to 
a horse drawing a waggon. A woman, with two children near her, 
cleans a pot. Not far from her a peasant sits on a bank. On the road 
in the left background are waggons. 

Signed in full, and dated 1670 ; panel, 13 inches by 17^ inches. 

Sale. Comte de Bude de Ferney, Paris, April 8, 1864, No. 48. 
79 1 a. Peasants smoking at a House Door. 

Sale. P. C. Crespigny, London, 1869 (171, Jones). 

79 1/;. Peasants outside an Inn. 
Oval panel, 10 inches by 13! inches. 

Sale. Waller and others, London, July 7, 1900, No. 12. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 385 

791^. Figures outside an Inn. 
Panel, 12 inches by 13! inches. 

Sale. Younge and others, London, November 22, 1902, No. 23. 

791^. Figures outside an Inn. 

Panel, 19 inches by 27 inches. 

Sale. Thurlow and others, London, July 9, 1904, No. 57. 

791*. Peasants outside the Village Inn; and, Peasants out- 
side a House. [Pendants.] 

Oval panel, 15 inches by 20 inches. 

Sale. London, February 5, 1906, No. 72. 

79 1/ Horsemen and Figures outside an Inn. 
Panel, 18 inches by 23 inches. 

Sale. Miss M'Kie, London, May 6, 1907, No. 24. 

791^. Figures outside a Cottage. 

Panel, 13 inches by io| inches. 

Sale. Miss M'Kie, London, May 6, 1907, No. 25. 

79 1 h. Peasants outside a Country Inn. 
Panel, 9 inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. Sir George Dashwood and others, London, December 14, 1907, 
No. 125 Gio : i os., Cohen). 

792. OUTSIDE THE INN. An .open space in front of an inn 
which stands to the left. In the centre two peasants and an old woman 
converse. One man, seen almost from the back, rests his left foot on a 
stool. The other man stands to the left, almost facing the spectator ; he 
holds a full beer-glass in his right hand and a pewter pot in his left. The 
woman stands behind ; only her head and right shoulder are visible. 
Farther back to the left two peasants sit drinking at a table in an arbour. 
A tilt-waggon goes away in the right middle distance down a road which 
descends to a village which is seen in the background. 

Panel, 9^ inches by \i\ inches. 

Sales. Jos. Monchen and others, Amsterdam, April 30, 1907, No. 137 

(1400 florins). 

Sir Charles Turner of London, Berlin, November 17, 1908, No. 62 
(3500 mark). 

793. A COUNTRY WEDDING. On the left is the gable end 
of a house towards the street. At the door stand people watching as the 
bride, led by two elderly women and preceded by two musicians, comes 
from the right. A dog barks ; two children look on from the right. On 
the left is the bridegroom, surrounded by noisy children. An elaborate 
composition of about forty figures. The colour shows little variety and 
is somewhat restless. An early work. 

Signed in full on the left at foot ; only the first two figures of the date 
are legible ; canvas, 25^ inches by 33 inches. 

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386 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Exhibited in the Hoogendijk Exhibition, Rotterdam, 1899, No. 3. 
Acquired from Vienna. 

In the Hoogendijk collection, The Hague ; exhibited on loan in the 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1907 catalogue, second supplement, No. 1821/7. 

794. PEASANTS DANCING OUTSIDE AN INN. A 
couple dance to the music of a bagpiper. In the right foreground a couple 
embrace. In all there are about forty peasants, both adults and children. 
To the left of the centre are a well-dressed man and his wife, obviously 
portraits painted in by another hand. The main lines of the composition 
run from the right foreground diagonally across the picture. The pre- 
vailing tone is yellowish. 

Signed in full, and dated in the left centre 1640 ; panel. 

Mentioned by Dr. H. W. Singer in the Burlington Magazine for October 
1909, p. 62. 

In the Wesendonk collection. 

In the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin ; presented by Wesendonk's 
executors, 1909. 

795. A Peasant Couple dancing in Front of an Inn. The 

woman wears a grey skirt, a white apron, a lilac jacket, and a white cap ; 
the man wears a dark coat, a shirt open at the neck, and a blue cap. She 
holds him with both hands. Behind them, on a raised place, stands a fiddler 
playing. Round them are three peasants and three women who smoke 
and drink. A peasant is at the open door ; another man leans out of the 
window. In the background are trees and a cottage. 

Signed in full at foot a little to the right of the centre, and dated 16 ; 
oval panel, 10 inches by 14 inches. 

Acquired about 1897 from the Konigswarter collection, Vienna. 
In the Gerhardt collection, Budapest. 

796. A VILLAGE FAIR WITH PEASANTS AND 
WOMEN DANCING OUTSIDE AN INN. A fiddler plays a 
dance tune. Other peasants sit or stand round, looking on, and smoke 
and drink. Of the late period ; very much in the style of Dusart. 

Signed with the monogram ; panel, 21 inches by 26 inches. 
In the Darmstadt Museum, 1885 catalogue, No. 362. 

797. Peasants dancing outside a House. Near the door is a 
musician with drum and flute. On the right peasants sit on a bench. 
Dark in tone. 

In the collection of Sir Audley Neeld, Grittleton House. 

798. PEASANTS DANCING OUTSIDE A HOUSE.-Near 

the door is a fiddler. On the right is a group of spectators, among them 
a woman with a child on her lap. In the left background are various 
groups. The village church tower rises above the trees and cottages. 
Blue sky. 

Signed in full j canvas, 15 \ inches by 20 inches. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1893, No. 72. 
In the collection of Mrs. Joseph, London. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 387 

799. PEASANTS DANCING AND DRINKING OUT- 
SIDE AN INN. Sm. 26, and Suppl. n. Outside a village inn, with 
a vine trellis in front of it and some trees at the corner, two couples dance 
to the music of a fiddler who stands on a tub. One woman wears a blue 
dress and a purple underskirt j her partner holds his hat in his hand. 
Among the spectators surrounding them are three peasants. One, pipe 
in hand, sits on a bench. Another raises his glass to drink his comrade's 
health. On the same side, but nearer the front, two children play with a 
terrier close to a cask and a stool. Under the shade of the trellis is a 
group of four persons. An old man, holding a jug, sits near a tilt-waggon. 
In the left background is the village. A "most enchanting work of 
art" (Sm.). 

Signed in full, and dated 1660 ; panel, 17 inches by 22 J inches. 

Engraved by W. Woollett. 

Mentioned by Descamps ; by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, i. 149, 
355, and ii. 187, 423 ; and by Waagen, ii. 282. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1886, 
No. 62. 

Sales. Gaignat, Paris, December 1768 (10,800 francs). 

Randon de Boisset, Paris, February 3, 1777, No. 68 (9400 francs, 

Lebrun). 

Claude Tolozan, Paris, February 23, 1801 (7300 francs). 
Exhibited for private sale in the collection of the Duchesse de Berry, 
London, 1834 (priced at .1200). 

Sale. Duchesse de Berry, Paris, April 4, 1837, No. 14 (22,005 francs, 

George). 

In the collection of Baron A. de Rothschild, 1842 (Sm.). 
In the collection of Alfred de Rothschild, London. 

800. A PEASANT COUPLE DANCING OUTSIDE AN 
INN. Sm. 20 1, and Suppl. 101. On the right is the inn. In front of 
the door peasants smoke and drink at a table. The nearest man has risen 
from his chair. To the left, at the corner of the table opposite to him, sits 
a man with his legs crossed, holding a jug in his left hand ; he wears a red 
cap and a grey jacket. He looks at a peasant couple to the left of him, 
who dance to the music of a hurdy-gurdy played by a man who sits at the 
table farther back. In front of the player are three children. In the left 
foreground is a bench ; on the ground sits a boy, seen from the back, who 
watches the dancers, as do other peasants farther away. In the left distance 
is the village church. A fine summer evening. A "very beautiful 
production " (Sm.). 

Dated 1670; panel, 22 inches by 17 inches. 

Etched by P. J. Arendzen in Hofstede de Groot, Hollandsche Kunst in 
Engehche l^erzamelingen. 

Sale. Count van Wassenaar-Obdam, The Hague, August 19, 1750 (Hoet, 
ii. 292), No. 39 (2160 florins, Brouwer). 

In the Van Loon collection,- Amsterdam, 1829 (Sm., who valued it at 
j35) > bought as a whole by the Rothschilds in 1878. 

In the collection of Leopold de Rothschild, London. 

801. PEASANTS DANCING OUTSIDE A COTTAGE. 



388 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Sm. Suppl. 55. The cottage is overshadowed by trees. In front are about 
eighteen persons. Two couples dance to the music of drum and flute 
played by a man standing on a tub. An old woman stands at the door 
looking on. In the right foreground are a woman seated with a child in 
her arms and two peasants, one of whom drains a tall glass. On the left 
is a group of three persons, smoking and drinking under a vine trellis. Of 
the mature period. 

Signed in full on the right, and dated 1654 ; panel, 14 inches by i8| 
inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, iii. 264. 

In the collection of the Earl of Lonsdale, Lowther Castle, No. 92 ; it was 
there in 1842 (Sm.). 

802. A MERRY PEASANT COMPANY IN AN INN 

GARDEN. It reminds one very strongly of J. M. Molenaer. 
Signed ; panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 
In the Metz Museum, 1891 catalogue, No. 74. 

803. A PEASANT COUPLE DANCING OUTSIDE AN 
INN. They are almost in the centre. They dance to the music of a 
fiddler and a young flute-player, who stand farther to the right. In front 
of them men and women look on. The nearest man sits on a cask with 
his back to the spectator. On the left a little boy sits on the ground 
playing with a dog. A little farther back a peasant sits on a chair lighting 
his pipe at a charcoal pan which he holds in his left hand. To the right 
of him, and farther back, behind a peasant, seated in full face, who watches 
the dancers, a man embraces a young woman. The hostess leans over the 
half-door close beside them on the right, and watches them. In the 
extreme left of the middle distance stands a peasant with his back to the 
spectator. A finely lighted picture of the period 1640-50 ; it is a brownish- 
yellow in tone, with a white cap to afford relief. 

Panel, 14^ inches by 19! inches. 

Acquired by the Empress Catherine II. 

In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 945. 

804. A LARGE COMPANY OF PEASANTS ON THE 
ROADSIDE IN FRONT OF AN INN. They are playing music 
and dancing. It reminds one strongly of similar compositions by Isack, 
even to the foliage and sky. It is related to 434, and might almost be its 
pendant. 

Signed. 

In the collection of Prince Jussupoff, St. Petersburg. 

804*. A Village Fair. With numerous figures. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 22, 1694 (Hoet, i. 19), No. 10 (120 florins). 

804^. Peasants dancing in the Open Air. 

Sale. Adriaan van Hoek, Amsterdam, April 7, 1706 (Hoet, i. 88), No. 11 
(400 florins). 

804*:. A Country Fair. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 25, 1712 (Hoet, i. 145), No. 45 (90 florins). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 389 

804^. A Fair. 

Sale. David Grenier, Middelburg, August 18, 1712 (Hoet, ii. 361), No. 56 
(20 florins). 

804*. A Country Fair. 

Sale. Jacob van Leyen, Amsterdam, April 17, 1720 (Hoet, i. 247), No. 34 
(24 florins). 

804/1 A Country Fair. 
30 inches by 42^ inches. 

Sale. Jaques Meyers, Rotterdam, September 9, 1722 (Hoet, i. 283), No. 
184 (160 florins). 

804^. A Village Fair. 

Sale. The Hague, May 19, 1723 (Hoet, i. 295), No. 4 (155 florins). 

804/1. A Country Fair. 

Sale. The Hague, May 3, 1729 (Terw. 7), No. 84 (35 florins). 

8o4/. Peasants singing and drinking outside a House. 

Signed, and dated 1659 ; 15^ inches by 18^ inches. 

Sale. Samuel van Huls, The Hague, September 3, 1737 (Hoet, i. 481), 
No. 36 (350 florins). 

8047. Merry Peasants drinking outside an Inn. 

Signed in full, and dated 1659. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 15, 1739 (Hoet, i. 578), No. 45 (420 florins). 

804^. Peasants dancing outside a House. A rich composition 
of the best period. 

Sale. Guerin, The Hague, September 13, 1740 (Terw. 27), No. 17 No. 
40 of the original catalogue (130 florins). 

8047. A Country Fair. 

43 inches by 57 inches. 

Sale. Izaak Hoogenb'ergh, Amsterdam, April 10, 1743 (Hoet, ii. 83), No. 
28 (171 florins, Boreel). 

805. A Village Fair. With many persons dancing. 
1 6 inches by 20^ inches. 

Sale. Seger Tierens, The Hague, July 23, 1743 (Hoet, ii. 109), No. 170 
(195 florins). 

805/7. Shrove Tuesday. 

Sale. Sebastiaan Heemskerk, Amsterdam, March 31, 1749 (Hoet, ii. 234), 
No. 13 (10 florins 5). 

805^. Merry Peasants outside a House. 

Sale. David letswaart, Amsterdam, April 22, 1749 (Hoet, ii. 249), No. 158 
(27 florins). 

8o5c. A Country Fair. With peasants dancing. 
24 inches by 31 inches. 



390 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Safes. Ew. van Dishoek, The Hague, June 9, 1749 (Hoet, ii. 171), No. 41 

(120 florins, bought in). 

Ew. van Dishoek, Amsterdam, November 6, 1749 (Hoet, ii. 277), 
No. 9 (72 florins, Frank). 

805^. A Country Fair. With peasants and women dancing. 
19! inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. C. A. de la Court, widow of J. Meerman, Leyden, October 25, 
1754, No. 24 (100 florins, Bach). 

805*. A Country Fair. At the back comes a quack doctor. 

17^ inches by 15^ inches. 

Sale. G. Vogel, Rotterdam, July 3, 1755, No. 39. 

806. An Exterior with Merry Peasants. Numerous figures. 
[Pendant to 920.] 

Dated 1642 ; oval, \1\ inches by i6 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 12, 1759, No. 14 (12 florins, with pendant). 

806*7. Exterior with Many Merry Figures. Especially fine in 
execution ; of the best period. 

Sale. Amsterdam, February 27, 1760, No. 3. 

807. A Country Fair in a Village. Many .peasants and women 
dance outside an inn in the foreground. In the middle distance are booths 
and waggons. In the distance is a tower. 

Canvas, 33 inches by 52 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 8, 1763, No. 10 (1005 florins, Fouquet). 

807^. Dancing outside a Cottage. A peasant dances to^ the 
playing of a fiddler. Farther away a peasant holding a pipe and^many 
other persons watch the dancer. At the back are cottages. 

Panel, 17 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. J. Viet, Amsterdam, October 12, 1774, No. 156 (68 florins, Yver). 

808. A Peasant Couple dancing outside an Inn. A hurdy- 
gurdy man and a fiddler play. Various peasants and women with children 
sit or stand to look on. At the back are booths, cottages, and a church 
tower. 

Panel, 10 inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 9, 1783, No. 39. 

809. A Village Fair. Many booths, and numerous peasants and 
women going to market and selling their wares. 

Panel, 9^ inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. Leyden, August 26, 1788, No. 108 (260 florins, Delfos). 

8 10. Peasants dancing outside an Inn. 

Mentioned by Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, i. 288. 
Sale. Bryan, London, May 17, 1798, No. 25 (47 : 55.). 



ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 



39 1 



8 ioa. Merry Peasants outside a House. 

Dated 1671. 

Sale. Amsterdam, November 10, 1801, No. 9. 

8 lob. A Country Fair. 

Canvas, 13^ inches by 20 inches. 

Sale. Leyden, July 3, 1821, No. 41 (3 florins, Van Yperen). 

8 1 o<r. Merry Peasants outside a House. 

Signed in full ; panel, 8 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 14, 1839, No. 79 (49 florins 50, De Lelie). 

8 1 1. A Village Fair. Sm. 165. On the left is a row of cottages 
with stalls and booths and numerous figures. An old woman sits in a 
chair beside a cask, distributing drink. 

Circular panel, 9 inches across. 

Sales. Robert de St. Victor, Paris, November 26, 1822 (1520 francs). 
E. W. Lake, London, 1845 (78 : 153., Rutley). 

8 1 2. A Fair. Four men and two women dancing. 
Sale. Robert White, London, June II, 1853 (111, Fuller). 

813. A Village Fair. 

Tall and narrow. 

Sale. M'Intosh, London, 1857 (262 : ios., Lord Fitzwilliam). 

8i3. A Country Fair outside an Inn. 

In the Fagel collection, according to Art Sales ; but the sale catalogue, in 
Buchanan, i. 300, etc., mentions no such picture by Ostade. 
Sales. Richard Sanderson, London, June 17, 1848 (^199). 

Richard Sanderson, London, 1858 (u$ : ios., Quitter). 

814. A Fair. A crowd of peasants are assembled outside the door of 
an inn. Some sit and others stand in a circle to watch an old couple 
dancing to the music of a fiddler who stands on a bench. At the side of 
the village street are booths with customers. In the left middle distance a 
juggler on a ladder invites passers-by to enter his booth. 

Panel, I2| inches by 16 inches. 

Successively in the collections of Baring, Wynn Ellis, and Nieuwenhuys. 
Sale. Due de Morny, Paris, May 31, 1865, No. 63 (7000 francs). 

814*. Pleasures of the Fair. A village street, with its houses 
shadowed by high trees, is crowded with great numbers of people amusing 
themselves. 

Panel, 24 inches by 33^ inches. 

Sale. Krupp, junior, Cologne, October 29, 1894, No. 133. 

814^. The Village Fair. Numerous figures. 

27 inches by 40 inches. 

Sale. Gott and others, London, July 10, 1897, No. 9. 

8i4<r. Sports on a River-Bank. 

Sale. Viscount Oxenbridge, London, December 9, 1899, No. 93. 



392 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

815. Dancing outside the Inn. Sm. 231. About sixteen peasants 
are assembled outside a country inn. A couple dance to the music of an 
oboe and a hurdy-gurdy. Nearer the front sits a jovial fellow with his 
back to the spectator ; he holds up his glass in one hand and his cap in 
the other. In the middle distance is another party. 

Panel, 8 inches by 12 J inches. 

Described by Sm. from an engraving by J. de Visscher (Wessely, 56). 

816. INTERIOR OF A VILLAGE INN WITH BACK- 
GAMMON- AND CARD-PLAYERS. Sm. 205, and Suppl. 116. 
By the hearth on the right are three men and a woman. The nearest 
man is seated and seen from the back. The second man sits in profile to 
the left. Between him and the seated woman stands the third man facing 
the spectator, and holding a beer-jug in his right hand. On the extreme 
left stands a chair. On a long table behind it, by the two large windows, 
two men play backgammon and two others look on. In the corner of the 
background are two card-players and a maid-servant. In front a child 
plays with a dog. The light and shade is especially good, and dates 
from about 1670. [Pendant to 826.] 

Signed in full, and dated 167- (or 1674, like the pendant, according to 
Sm.) ; panel, 12 inches by loj inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, ii. 447. 

Sales. De Quarles, Amsterdam, October 19, 1818, No. 41 (1550 florins, 

J. de Vries). 
Comte Perregaux, Paris, December 8, 1841, No. 24 (7000 francs, 

Nieuwenhuys, according to the original catalogue ; but De Mor- 

kowe, according to Blanc). 
In the Steengracht collection, The Hague. 

817. BACKGAMMON-PLAYERS. Sm. 15. Half-length. In 
front of a curtain a backgammon player sits at a table on which the board 
is spread, with two dice on the edge. The man holds a piece in his right 
hand ; on the board to the left is a wine-glass. His adversary, seated 
opposite to him, has a pipe in his mouth. Near him stands a third man, 
seen from the back. 

Signed in full, and dated 1660 (or, according to Sm., 1666) ; panel, 7 
inches by 5 inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite", i. 99. 
Engraved by J. Beauvarlet after the original then in the collection of the 
Comte de Vence. 

Sale. Comte de Vence, Paris, April ii, 1761 (264 francs). 
In the Karlsruhe Gallery, 1894 catalogue, No. 248. 

8 1 8. TWO BACKGAMMON - PLAYERS IN AN IN- 
TERIOR. Half-length. Two artisans play backgammon at a table to 
the right of a window. One casement is open ; a man who is smoking 
looks out. The nearer player is seen from the back in a three-quarter 
view to the right ; with his right hand he makes a move. The other 
man, feeing him, has risen from his seat behind the table, and looks at his 
rival player. He holds his long clay pipe firm in his mouth. There is an 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 393 

old and somewhat larger replica of the picture at Bridgewater House. 
[Compare 819.] 

Panel, n inches by 14^ inches. 

In the Royal collection, Buckingham Palace, No. z. 

819. Backgammon-Players. Sm. 60. An old replica of 818. It 
has been enlarged a little on all four sides. The lighting is somewhat 
tame, and the details, such as the foliage, are weaker than in the Bucking- 
ham Palace picture. The figures are three-quarter-length. 

Dated 1664, according to Sm. ; panel, 13^ inches by i6| inches 
(though the Blondel de Gagny sale catalogue described it as on copper). 

Engraved by Fittler in the " Stafford Gallery," No. 52. 

Mentioned by Descamps ; by Ch. Blanc, Le Tre'sor de la Curiosite, i. 337 ; 
and by Waagen, ii. 46. 

Sales. Blondel de Gagny, Paris, December 10, 1776, No. 103 (3000 

francs). 
Comte de Merle, Paris, 1783 (3350 francs). 

In the collection of the Marquess of Stafford, London, 1829 (Sm., who 
valued it at ^400). 

In the collection of Lord Francis Egerton, London. 

In the collection of the Earl of Ellesmere, Bridgewater House, London, 
1892 catalogue, No. 154. 

820. BACKGAMMON - PLAYERS IN AN INTERIOR. 

Sm. 241. Three peasants are grouped round a table by a window. Two 
play backgammon. The nearer player wears a brown jacket, grey 
breeches, and a red cap. He stands, making a move. His adversary sits 
opposite, smoking a pipe. The third man stands on the other side of the 
table, opening his tobacco-box. Sm. regarded it as "of equal excellence 
with" 381. 

Signed in full, and dated 166- ; panel, 9 inches by 8 inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, iii. 478. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1893, No. 98. 
In the collection of the Marquess of Bute, London; Richter's 1884 
catalogue, No. 126 ; it was there in 1829 (Sm.). 

821. BACKGAMMON-PLAYERS AT AN INN. Sm. 130. 
Five peasants are grouped round a table near a projecting chimney- 
piece. Two play backgammon ; the others look on. The nearer player 
sits with his back to the spectator ; he wears a cap and a yellow jacket. 
His adversary stands on the other side of the table. At the back of the 
room a man and a woman are conversing. In front is a dog. 

Signed in full, and dated 1670; panel, 13^ inches by n inches. 

Engraved by Suyderhoef (Wussin, 123). 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1880, No. 47, 
and 1890, No. 117 ; and at the Guildhall Art Gallery, London, 1894, No. 66. 
Sales, L. Th. de Vogel, Amsterdam, October 20, 1794, No. 7. 
Amsterdam, September 13, 1797, No. no. 
Sir Simon Clarke, Bart., and G. Hibbert, London, May 14, 1802 

(1 26, Birch). 
In the collection of C. Bredel, London, 1829 (Sm.). 



394 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Sales. Miss Bredel, London, May i, 1875 (703 : ios., Annoot). 

Samuel Addington, London, May 1886 (756, M. Colnaghi). 
In the collection of A. P. Heywood Lonsdale, Shavington. 

82 1 ^r. Backgammon-Players. [Pendant to 386^.] 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 25, 1743 (Hoet, ii. 125), No. 16 (145 
florins). 

821^. Backgammon-Players. 
13 inches by 15 inches. 

Mentioned Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, i. 34. 

Sale. Quentin de POrangere, Paris, March 2, 1844 (450 francs). 

82 ic. Peasants playing Backgammon. 

Sale. Jan Steen, Alkmaar, August 12, 1750, No. 14. 

821^. A Country Inn with Backgammon - Players. Eleven 
figures, smoking or playing backgammon. [Pendant to 682*2.] 
Panel, u inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. Van Kretschmar, Amsterdam, March 29, 1757 (Terw. 172), No. 18 
(600 florins, with pendant, Hoet). 

821-?. Backgammon-Players in an Interior. Numerous figures. 
13 inches by n inches. 

Sales. Count van Wassenaar-Obdam, The Hague, August 19, 1750 (Hoet, 

ii. 292), No. 36 (320 florins). 

G. Hoet, The Hague, August 25, 1760, No. 61 (300 florins, Van 
Haaften) . 

82 if. Backgammon-Players outside a Village Inn. 
12 inches by io inches. 
Engraved. 

Sale. Joan Willem Frank, The Hague, April 5, 1762, No. 12 (40 
florins 5). 

82 1. Three Backgammon - Players. They sit at a table. A 
fourth peasant, also seated, converses with a woman who stands at his side 
holding in her right hand a glass of beer. Farther away are household 
utensils. [Pendant to 686^.] 

Panel, 14 inches by \i\ inches. 

Sale. Antony Sijdervelt, Amsterdam, April 23, 1766, No. 30 (530 florins, 
with pendant, Braamcamp). 

822. An Inn with Backgammon - Players. The window is 
overgrown with vine. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite^ i. 350. 
Sale. Marquis d'Arcambale, Paris, February 22, 1776 (2530 francs, Prince 
de Conti). 

822*2. Peasants playing Backgammon outside a House. 

[Pendant to 686.] 

Panel, 13 inches by io inches. 

Sale. B. C. Thienpont, The Hague, March 28, 1778, No. 81. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 395 

823. Backgammon-Players in a Cottage. At a table are three 
peasants. Two sit and watch attentively as the third man, standing in 
front of the table, throws the dice. On the floor near him are two small 
jugs, a bench with a cushion, and other accessories. 

Panel, u inches by 8| inches. 

Sale. Jan Maul and others, Leyden, September 28, 1782, No. 69 (190 
florins, Coders). 

823*7. Interior with Three Backgammon-Players. 

Panel, 18 inches by 21 inches. 

Sale. J. C. Werther, Amsterdam, April 25, 1792, No. 113. 

823^. An Inn with Men playing Draughts. In the foreground 
sit three peasants drinking and smoking. Near them stands another 
peasant, who converses with them. Farther back are four other men at a 
table ; two of them play draughts. 

Dated 1663 ; panel, n| inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. L. Th. de Vogel, Amsterdam, October 20, 1794, No. 6. 

824. Two Backgammon-Players at an Inn. Sm. 147. Two 
other men, who are smoking, look on. Ten figures in all. 

Panel, n inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. Solirene, Paris, March n, 1812 (2400 francs). 
824*7. [Identical with 747.] 

824/>. Peasants playing Backgammon or Draughts at an Inn. 
Sm. 163. 

Sale. Robert Norman, London, 1818 (.139 : 135.)- 

825. Backgammon-Players. At an inn two peasants play back- 
gammon. A third man, holding a beer-glass in one hand, points with 
the other to a throw of the dice which they all watch with attention. On 
the floor and on the wall are a jug and other accessories. 

Panel, 9 inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. De Burtin, Brussels, July 21, 1819, No. 115. 

825*. Peasants playing Backgammon. One player sits smoking. 
A third man stands near, filling his pipe. 
Panel. 

Sale. J. Smies, J. H. Knoop, and others, Amsterdam, February 24, 1834, 
No. 99. 

825^. Two Backgammon-Players in an Interior. A third man 
stands near, filling his pipe. 
Panel. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September u, 1839, No. 88 (50 florins). 

825*:. Three Backgammon-Players in an Interior. 

Panel, 9 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. Kleinenbergh, Leyden, July 19, 1841, No. 180 (115 florins, Roos). 



396 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

826. The Backgammon-Players. Sm. 204, and Suppl. 115. In 
front are four men. Two of them sit at a table playing backgammon. 
One of the others stands at the foot of a ladder, smoking his pipe and 
watching the game. The fourth man stands at the end of the table, 
commenting on the play. Farther away a man in a blue jacket, red cap, 
and white apron sits comfortably on a chair, lighting his pipe at a charcoal 
pan which he holds in his right hand. Behind him a man and a woman 
pay their reckoning to the hostess, who holds a jug. In the left back- 
ground two other peasants warm themselves by the fire. In the fore- 
ground lies a three-legged stool. [Pendant to 816]. 

Signed, and dated 1674 ; panel, 12 inches by 10 inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tr'esor de la Curiosite, ii. 447. 

Sale. Comte de Perregaux, Paris, December 8, 1841, No. 28 (7000 francs, 
Nieuwenhuys, according to the original catalogue ; or George, 
according to Sm. ; or De Morkowe, according to Blanc) ; it was 
in the Perregaux collection in 1825 (Sm.). 

827. The Backgammon-Players. Under a broad thatch outside a 
cottage peasants play backgammon. An old man leaning on the upper 
edge of the table, two children and a man seated by the door, look on. 
An old couple and two children are at the open door. In the distance are 
two persons conversing. 

Signed, A. v. Ostade ; panel, 18 inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. Adolf Schuster and others, Cologne, November 14, 1892, No. 113. 

828. Backgammon - Players at an Inn. Sm. 31 and 43. In 
the centre of a homely room two men sit at a table playing backgammon. 
The man on the left, dressed in yellow, is drinking ; the man on the 
right arranges his pieces. In front of him to the right a peasant in a blue 
jacket sits in a little arm-chair with his back to the spectator ; the hostess 
standing to the right of him and farther back hands him a glass. At the 
back of the table two other peasants watch the pkyer. On the left a little 
dog lies on the floor. 

Signed, A. V. Ostade ; panel, 14 inches by 12^ inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps ; and by Ch. Blanc, Le Tre'sor de la Curiosite, 
ii. 169. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1892, No. 97 ; 
and at the Guildhall Art Gallery, London, 1894, No. 66. 

Sales. Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, July 3, 1771, No. 301 (700 florins, 

P. Calkoen), said to be on canvas. 
P. Calkoen, Amsterdam, September 10, 1781, No. 102 (705 florins, 

Fouquet). 

Calonne, Paris, April 21, 1788 (2020 francs). 
Calonne, Paris, March 23, 1795 (2875 francs). 
In the collection of E. H. Lawrence, London. 
In the possession of the London dealer Martin Colnaghi. 
In the possession of the Paris dealer Ch. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 

300 Paintings," 1898, No. 101. _ 
In the possession of the New York dealers Knoedler, 1898. 

829. Backgammon - Players by Candlelight. In a dark shed 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 397 

three peasants play backgammon at a table. One stands, half-turned 
away, and is seen in silhouette in front of the table ; he lays his right 
hand on the board. The other sits behind the table, watching his 
adversary. The third man, standing beside him to the left, watches the 
game ; he is in full light. In the left foreground is a stool, with a charcoal 
pan and a pipe on it. In the right background a fourth peasant, with his 
back to the spectator, sits before the fire. 

Apparently signed with the monogram on the right at foot ; pane!, 
6| inches by 5^ inches. 

Sale. Munich, November n, 1907, No. 18. 

829*7. Backgammon-Players. 

Engraved by John Leonard Appold. 

830. Peasants playing Backgammon. Five men in a room. On 
the left a man sits in profile to the right on a bench at the table on which 
lies the backgammon-board. His adversary on the right has arisen from 
his arm-chair, and holds spectacles to his eyes to look at the state of the 
game. Behind him sits a peasant looking on. Another man stands with 
his right foot on the bench, to the left behind the first player ; he has a 
pipe in his mouth. In the left upper corner of the back wall hangs a half- 
length portrait of a man. (Wessely also mentions a man looking through 
a window.) 

Described from a mezzotint by J. Gole (Wessely, 202). 

831. Backgammon-Players at an Inn. Eight full-length figures. 
On the right two peasants sit facing each other at a little table on which 
lies the backgammon-board. The man ori the right is seen from the back 
in a three-quarter view and is turned to the left ; his adversary, with a pipe 
in his right hand, turns his head to the front, and speaks to the host who 
stands almost in the middle, in profile to the right with his hands behind 
his back. On the floor between him and the table is a little stool, on 
which are a jug, a charcoal pan, and a pipe. At the end of the table sits a 
stout peasant looking into a big jug. To the left of the host, and behind 
him, four other peasants are grouped round the hearth. The nearest man, 
seated on a three-legged stool, is seen from the back. In the background 
are a window and a door. By the wall to the left is a cupboard. 

Described from a mezzotint by J. Gole (Wessely, 203). 

832. Backgammon - Players in an Arbour. Sm. 183. In an 
arbour outside a cottage a peasant sits on a bench, with his back to the 
spectator, playing backgammon on a table which is placed parallel to the 
lower edge of the picture. His adversary stands opposite, bending over the 
board. To the right of them stands a peasant in profile to the left, with 
his hands resting on the two right-hand corners of the table. To the left, 
and farther back, a man sits smoking at the open door of the cottage ; a 
little child stands in the doorway. Farther to the right a man holds up a 
glass in his right hand. On the right is a view of the village street, where 
three peasants stand conversing. 

Described from an engraving by J. de Visscher (Wessely, 51). 



398 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Engraved also by Marrebeek ; and engraved with some variations by Janinet 
after a drawing by Ostade. 

833. PEASANTS PLAYING CARDS. In a room two old 
women sit playing cards on the top of a tub ; near them are two men, one 
of whom has his back to the spectator. Farther to the left is a third old 
woman. To the right is a wooden partition, with tavern utensils on it. 

Panel, 10 inches by 15 inches, in an octagonal frame. 

Purchased in 1893 from Samuel Buttery, London. 

In the collection of the late Alfred Thieme, Leipzig, Bode's 1900 catalogue, 
No. 60. 

834. THREE PEASANTS PLAYING CARDS IN AN 
INN. They drink and smoke. At the back a peasant looks out of the 
door. 

Signed on the right ; io| inches by 8 inches. 

In the collection of the Duke of Buccleuch, Montague House, London. 

835. CARD-PLAYERS IN AN INN. In the left foreground 
of a room are two card-players. Farther back a stout man, holding a jug 
in his right hand and a pipe in his left, looks on ; farther away a boy 
fondles a dog. On the right and farther back seven other persons are 
conversing ; one stands with his back to the fire. Behind the card-players 
a coloured drawing is fastened to a wooden partition. Accessories are 
scattered about. 

Signed in full on the right at foot, and dated 1648 ; panel, 17 inches 
by 14! inches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 185. 

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1889, 
No. 125. 

In the collection of Sir Thomas Baring, London. 

In the collection of the Earl of Northbrook, London, 1889 catalogue, No. 
137- 

836. PEASANTS PLAYING CARDS IN A ROOM. 

In the collection of the late Karl J. Triibner, Strassburg. 

837. PEASANTS AND WOMEN PLAYING CARDS IN 
A COTTAGE. In the centre is a table. On the left of it sits a man 
with cards in his hand. Behind him stands another man wearing a tall 
hat, in profile to the right. To the right of the table sits a woman with 
cards ; beside her stands another man. In front is a boy seen from the 
back in a three-quarter view to the right. In the left background is an 
old woman in front of the fire, over which hangs a pot. Genuine, but of 
slight importance. 

Signed in full on the right, and dated 1637 > P ane l> 8 inches by 
10 inches. 

In the collection of Prince Liechtenstein, Vienna, 1885 catalogue, No. 483. 

83 ja. Card-Players. 

Sale. Jacob van der Hoek, Amsterdam, April 12, 1719 (Hoet, i. 226), No. 
106 (142 florins). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 399 

837^. Peasants playing Cards. 

Sale. Antony Grill, Amsterdam, April 14, 1728 (Hoet, i. 325), No. 5 
(210 florins). 

83 jc. Card-Players. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 6, 1729 (Hoet, i. 339), No. 53 (8 florins 10). 

838. Peasants outside an Inn playing Cards. Sm. 5. 
Dated 1665 ; 20 inches by 17 inches. 

Sale. Samuel van Huls, The Hague, September 3, 1737 (Hoet, i. 481), 
No. 33 (250 florins). 

838*7. Peasants playing Cards. 

1 8 inches by 15^ inches. 

Sale. Jacob van der Dussen, Amsterdam, April 12, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 310), 
No. 1 6 (515 florins). 

838^. Peasants playing Cards. 

Sale. Dirk Kindt and others, The Hague, September 27, 1762, No. 36 
(24 florins). 

838^. Peasants playing Cards. 

Sale. Dirk Kindt and others, The Hague, September 27, 1762, No. 77 
(14 florins 10). 

839. Peasants playing Cards in an Interior. 
17 inches by 20 inches. 

In the collection of Willem Lormier, The Hague, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 434) ; 
he had bought it from Gerard Block (for 290 florins), according to his store- 
room catalogue of December 1754, No. 209. 

Sale. Willem Lormier, The Hague, July 4, 1763, No. 205 (285 florins). 

840. Card-Players in an Arbour outside an Inn. In front a 
peasant sits beside a half-tub, on which are a charcoal pan, tobacco, and 
pipes. Near him stands a woman with a glass in her right hand and a jug 
in her left. In the background peasants play skittles. 

Panel, 14^ inches by 13 inches. 

Sale. Antony Sijdervelt, Amsterdam, April 23, 1766 (Terw. 515), No. 28 
(400 florins, Fouquet). 

841. Three Peasants playing Cards in an Interior. Many 
accessories. 

Panel, 13^ inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. Catharina Backer, widow of A. de la Court van der Voort, Leyden, 
September 8, 1766 (Terw. 549), No. 51 (210 florins, Lakwood). 

841 a. A Peasant and a Woman playing Cards. A peasant and 
a woman sit at a table, playing cards. A man stands near, watching them. 
The room is well furnished. A good composition. 

Panel, 10 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. J. D. Hollingius, Amsterdam, July 26, 1775, No. 467 (21 florins, 
Van Leer). 



400 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

841^. Two Peasants playing Cards in a Room. A third man 
stands by, looking on. 

Panel, 9^ inches by 16 inches. 

Sale. Daniel Marsbag and others, Amsterdam, October 30, 1775, No. 83. 

841*:. Peasants playing Cards in a Room. 
Panel, io inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. Jonkheer P. Bout, The Hague, April 20, 1/79, No. 85 (10 florins 5). 

841^. A Company of Peasants playing Cards. 

Panel, u inches by 15 inches. 

In the Kassel Academy, 1783 inventory, No. 51 ; but no longer to be found 
at Kassel. 

841*. Three Peasants playing Cards in a Cottage. Much 
furniture and other things. 

Panel, 12 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. P. J. Geelhand, Antwerp, July 5, 1784, No. 16. 

842. Peasants playing Cards in an Inn. Sm. 114. Three 
peasants sit round a table, drinking and playing cards. A group of women 
are in front of the fire. 

Panel, 13^ inches by 22^ inches. 

Sale. Claude Tolozan, Paris, February 23, 1801 (2500 francs). 
In the collection of Sir G. Page Turner, Bart., whose sale was in 1815 
(Sm.), 

843. Three Men playing Cards. Sm. 52. They sit in the fore- 
ground of a room at a round stool, playing cards. One is dealing three 
cards to the man opposite him. [Compare 845^.] 

Canvas on panel, I2| inches by io| inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, ii. 230. 
Exhibited at the British Institution, London, 1818 (Sm.). 
Engraved by Greenwood from a picture in the possession of W. Baillie. 
Sales. Comte Dubarry, Paris, November 21, 1774 (501 francs). 
J. B. P. le Brun, Paris, September 29, 1806 (700 francs). 
A picture corresponding with this was in the collection of Ridley Colbourne, 
1829 (Sm.) ; see 845^. 

8430. The Card-Players. Three figures in a room. Good character- 
isation, perspective, and colour. 

Sale. London, June 13, 1807, No. 10 (6 1 : 195.). 

843^. Peasants playing Cards in an Interior. They smoke and 
drink. 

Panel, 14 inches by io inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 17, 1809, No. 70 (14 florins). 

843*:. Peasants playing Cards in an Interior. Sm. 149. 

Sale. John Parke, London, 1812 (178 : ios.). 

844. Three Peasants playing Cards in an Interior. Sm. 153. 
They drink and smoke. The centre man wears a red cap. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 401 

Exhibited at the British Institution, London, 1815. 
Sale. Hart Davis, London, 1814 (157 : ios.). 
In the possession of J. Graves, London, 1815. 

844*2. Two Card -Players seated at a Table. A third man, 
holding a jug, stands behind them. 
Panel, 9 inches by 7^ inches. 

Sale. J. F. Wolschot, Antwerp, September I, 1817, No. 14. 

844^. Card-Players at an Inn. In a rustic interior four peasants 
are grouped round a table. Two sit playing cards ; the others stand watch- 
ing. Not far away two boys empty a pot of broth. With a dog and 
various utensils. 

Said to be dated 1689 but Ostade died in 1685; u inches by 13 
inches. 

Sale. De Burtin, Brussels, July 21, 1819, No. 118. 

844*:. Four Card-Players in an Interior. An open door at one 
side. A fine effect of light. 
Panel. 

Sale. P. A. de Genestet, Amsterdam, August 23, 1831, No. 102 (3 florins, 
Buk). 

844^. Peasants playing Cards and smoking in a Room. 

Panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Sale. J. Roelofs, Amsterdam, October 29, 1846, No. 56. 

844*. Peasants playing Cards and- drinking. They sit in a 
room. Two children stand behind a table. 

Signed, "A. v. O." ; panel, 15 inches by i8| inches. 

Sale. Jonkheer V. L. Vegelin van Claerbergen, Leeuwaarden, April 6, 
1846, No. 71. 

845. Four Card-Players in an Inn. Sm. 83. In a rustic 
interior four peasants play cards at a table. The nearest man wears a 
sheepskin jacket. Another speaks to a woman standing on the farther 
side of the table. A third sits on a three-legged stool. Three others are 
at the back. In front lies a dog, with many accessories. An " admirable 
picture " (Sm.). 

Signed, and dated 1655 ; panel, 19 inches by 16^ inches. 

Sale. Montribloud, Paris, February 9, 1784 (2000 francs). 
In the collection of William Wells, Redleaf, 1829 (Sm., who valued it at 
,3o). 

Sale. William Wells of Redleaf, London, May 12, 1848 (204:155., 
Duke of Cleveland). 

8450. Five Card-Players. A man in a yellow jacket has his back 
to the spectators. 

In the collection of Charles Bredel, London, 1854 (Waagen, ii. 290). 

845^. Three Peasants playing Cards. See Sm. 52. [Com- 
pare 843.] 

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402 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

In the collection of Ridley Colbourne, London, 1829 (Sra.) and 1854 
(Waagen, ii. 240). 

846. Three Peasants playing Cards. One drinks beer. Three 
others are by the fireside, and three more in the background. [Possibly 
identical with 721 and 726.] 

Signed, and dated 1674. 

Mentioned by Waagen, ii. 254. 

In the collection of Sir Simon H. Clarke, Bart. 

In the collection of Charles Heusch, London, 1854. 

847. Card-Players at an Inn. A group of three players. Two 
sit on a bench, which serves them as a table. A man smoking stands by 
and looks on. 

Panel, 8 inches by 10 inches. 

In the collection of Prince Demidoff, San Donato. 

Sale. Isaac Pereire, Paris, March 6, 1872, No. 145 (5000 francs). 

847*7. Peasants playing Cards in an Interior. 

I2| inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. J. Gillott, London, April 19, 1872, No. 338 (jn : us., Everard). 

848. Three Card-Players. They sit round a table. A fourth 
peasant, with a pipe in his waist-belt and a wallet at his side, stands by, 
and puts a glass of beer on the table. On the left in shadow are two 
children ; one stands while the other sits on the floor, eating broth. A 
window in the roof admits light. 

Signed on the right, and dated 1639 ; panel, I2| inches by 5^ inches. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, L' Hotel Drouot en 1883, p. 345. 

Sale. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 21, 1883, No. 81 (1160 francs). 



a. After the Game at Cards. Three figures. 
Signed on the right at foot ; 9^ inches by 8 inches. 

Exhibited in the Rupprecht Exhibition, Munich, 1889, No. 33. 

849. CARD-PLAYERS OUTSIDE A COTTAGE. Two 

men play cards on a low bench. A third man, between them but farther 
back, looks on. In the centre foreground are two children ; a boy sits 
drinking from a large jug, and a girl stands beside him to the right. A 
dog lies to the right. Behind it, in front of the cottage, is a woman 
nursing a child. In the right background is a house amidst trees. Of 
the early period. 

Panel, 14 inches by 12 inches. 

Sale. G. Habich, Kassel, May 9, 1892, No. 114 (1980 mark, Kay). 

849^. Card-Players. 

13 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. London, December 3, 1904, No. 105. 

850. TWO CARD-PLAYERS AND A WOMAN IN A 
ROOM. Sm. Suppl. in. Three-quarter-length. On the left, in 



.x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 403 

front of a table with cards on it, sits a peasant in profile to the right. He 
wears a green jacket with light sleeves. He holds in his right hand his 
clay pipe and the handle of an earthenware jug, supported between his 
knees ; in his left hand, which is slightly raised, is a small coin. A 
woman sits on the right, turned three-quarters left, and holding a glass 
of beer in her right hand ; she listens to the man who addresses her. 
Between them and behind the table stands the other peasant, leaning his 
left elbow on the back of a chair and listening to the first man. In the 
right background is a window ; on the left-hand side is a bed. 
Signed j panel, io inches by 8| inches. 

Exhibited at Vienna, 1873, No. 171 ; and at the Royal Academy Winter 
Exhibition, London, 1888, No. 115. 

In the possession of Thomas Emmerson, London, before 1842 (Sm.). 
Sales. Comte R. de Cornelissen, Brussels, May II, 1857, No. 57. 
Gilkinet, Paris, April 18, 1863, No. 33 (7700 francs). 
Tardieu, Paris. 
Lippmann von Lissingen of Vienna, Paris, March 16, 1876, No. 32 

(28,100 francs). 

In the collection of Barclay Field, London, 1888. 
Sale. George Field, London, June 10, 1893, No. 30. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer Ch. Sedelmeyer, "Catalogue of 100 
Paintings," 1894, No. 27. 

Sale. Jos. Monchen of The Hague and others, Amsterdam, April 30, 1907, 
No. 136 (2750 florins). 

851. Peasants playing Cards. 

Panel, 13 inches by u inches. 

Sales. A. Levy, London, June 16, 1876 (.283 : IDS.). 
London, July 19, 1907, No. 54. 

852. Card-Players at an Inn. Sm. 243. In a barn-like interior 
three men and a boy are near the door. Two of the men are at cards ; 
one has risen from his seat. The boy sits holding an earthenware pan. 
The third man, pipe in hand, stands behind the players. A dog, a pig, 
and other accessories. 

Described by Sm. from an engraving by Germain. 

853. The Interrupted Game at Cards. Sm. 236. In a room, 
by a window, two men and a woman sit at a table. One man, seated in 
an arm-chair, argues with his comrade, who sits on a bench opposite, 
holding a jug in one hand and a glass in the other. Cards lie on the table. 
The woman winds flax. On a three-legged stool in front are a pipe and 
a charcoal pan. 

Panel, about 1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

Described by Sm. from an engraving by Heudelot, entitled "Le Jeu 
Interrompu." 

854. The Card-Players. Four full-length figures. In the centre 
is a low table. On the left sits an old woman holding cards in both hands. 
Opposite her sits a man in profile to the left, on a box ; he holds his cards 
in his left hand, and watches the old woman. At his side hangs a jug. 



404 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Between them at the back is another man looking down ; behind him 
stands another peasant with a jug. On the left a three-legged stool lies 
on the floor. 

Described from a mezzotint by Jan van Somer (Wessely, 100). 

855. SKITTLE-PLAYERS OUTSIDE AN INN. Sm. 115, 
and Suppl. 59. At the door of a village inn on the right stands the 
hostess, holding a child ; she gives a jug to a peasant standing on the left, 
who drinks. In the centre foreground stands a peasant almost in profile 
to the left, holding a jug in his left hand which hangs down ; he speaks 
to a man seated at his side. On a little bench in front of them are an 
earthenware jug, a glass, and a clay pipe. On the left are the skittles ; a 
peasant swings the ball as if about to throw it ; another man, who is 
looking on, stands on a piece of grass to the left of the skittle-alley. 
Farther back is a little boy with a hoop and a dog. In the middle dis- 
tance are peasants carousing. At the back is a village street, with the 
church and some trees. The picture looks earlier than the date 1676 
would suggest. A water-colour drawing of the same subject, dated 1673, 
is in the Albertina, Vienna. [Probably identical with 858^.] 

Signed in full, and dated 1676 ; canvas, i6| inches by 20 inches. 

A copy, ascribed by the owner to C. Dusart, is in the Chiaramonte Bor- 
denaro collection, Palermo. 

Engraved by Fittler in the Stafford Gallery, No. 51. 

Sale. Jan Gildemeester Jansz, Amsterdam, June li, 1800, No. 161 (1820 
florins, W. Reyers). 

In the collection of the Marquess of Stafford, London, 1829 (Sm.). 

In the collection of Lord Francis Egerton, London, 1842 (Sm., who valued 
it at 420). 

In the collection of the Earl of Ellesmere, Bridgewater House, London, 
1892 catalogue, No. 166. 

856. PEASANTS PLAYING SKITTLES. Sm. 62 and 120. 
On the right-hand side of the back court of a country inn is a skittle- 
alley with a thatched roof; two men are playing in the foreground ; the 
alley runs back into the picture. At the back a third man looks on, with 
two others. At two tables in front of the house numerous persons stand 
or sit. In the centre foreground a peasant sits on a bench, smoking a 
pipe. Beside him to the right two children are at play. To the left, on 
a little piece of turf, are the stump of a tree and three pieces of linen laid out 
to dry. On the extreme left is a golf course. A fine picture. 

In the British Museum Print Room there are two sketches for this 
picture. One is lightly drawn in pen and wash ; the other is worked up 
in colour, and dated 1677. To the left of each sketch is a dog, which is 
wanting in the picture. A third drawing in the Amsterdam Print Room 
(Moes, No. 58) appears to have been made from the picture. 

Signed in full on the right ; panel, 13 inches by i8| inches. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, i. 194, 379-80, and ii. 
112, 332 ; and by Waagen, ii. 274. 

Engraved by B. A. Dunker, in the Choiseul Gallery, No. 17. 

Exhibited at the British Institution, London, 1818 and 1845; at the Royal 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 405 

Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1886, No. 101 ; and at the Whitechapel 
Art Gallery, 1904, No. 352. 

Sales. Due de Choiseul, Paris, 1772 (4600 francs). 

Prince de Conti, Paris, April 8, 1777 (5000 francs, Demarets). 
Lambert et Du Porail, Paris, March 27, 1787 (4200 francs, Lerat). 
P. de Smeth van Alphen, Amsterdam, August i, 1810, No. 72 (1200 

florins, De Vries). 
H. Croese, Amsterdam, September 18, 1811, No. 61 (855 florins, 

Van Ypern for Vreesman). 

Lapeyriere, Paris, April 14, 1817 (5450 francs, Duke of Wellington). 
In the collection of the Duke of Wellington, Apsley House, London, 1901 
catalogue, No. 85. 

857. Skittle-Players. On the right is a house. At the door and 
in front of it are various figures. In the centre a man stands beside a 
seated man. Farther to the left a man throws a ball. At the back are 
numerous other figures in the village street, with a church-tower. 

Signed in full to the right on an overturned bench ; panel, 25^ inches 
by 27^ inches. 

In the collection of the late C. T. Yerkes, New York, 1904 catalogue, 
No. 69. 

858. Ring-Ball. Sm. 88. In the courtyard of a rustic inn five men 
are grouped at a table under a tree on the right j they smoke, drink, and 
converse. On the left two peasants play ring-ball, striking a wooden ball 
through a ring fixed in the ground. A boy looks on. In the right back- 
ground is a barn. In the centre foreground is a tub. 

Panel, 12^ inches by i6| inches. 

Engraved by Benazech, in 1770, as " Le jeu de courte-boule." 

Sale. Isaak Walraven, Amsterdam, October 14, 1765, No. 8 (620 florins). 

In the De Bourdonne collection, 1770. 

Sales. Montribloud, Paris, February 9, 1784. 

Jan Gildemeester, Amsterdam, June n, 1800, No. 165 (675 florins, 
B. de Bosch). 

Baron Thiebaut, Paris, 1817 (1006 francs). 
Purchased in Rome, 1900. 
In the collection of J. Hage, Nivaa, 1908 catalogue, No. 45. 

858^7. Peasants playing Skittles. Full of figures. 
17 inches by 20 J inches. 

Sale. Coenraad Baron Droste, The Hague, July 21, 1734 (Hoet, i. 428), 
No. 84 (160 florins). 

858^. Peasants playing Skittles and drinking outside an 
Inn. [Probably identical with 855.] 
i6| inches by 20 inches. 

Sale. Fabricius, Haarlem, August 19, 1749 (Hoet, ii. 264), No. 5 (431 
florins). 

85 8r. Peasants playing Skittles outside a House. 
28 inches by 25 inches. 

In the collection of Johannes Lubbeling, Amsterdam, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 519). 



406 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

859. Peasants playing Skittles outside an Inn. Sm. 72. 

Numerous peasants smoke and drink. On the right some play skittles. 
A woman rests under a fine tree in the middle distance. Beyond, a 
church-spire rises above houses. 

Panel Sm. says, canvas 27^ inches by 24! inches. 

Sales. G. T. J. de Verhulst, Brussels, August 16, 1779, No. 104 (750 

florins). 
Valued by Sm. in 1829 (at 315). 

860. Peasants playing Skittles. In front two peasants play 
skittles. Two others converse. At the side, in front of a house, sits a 
man holding a beer-jug ; a woman with a child in her arms stands at the 
door. Other persons sit at a table, drinking. In the middle distance and 
background is the village, with numerous figures. 

Panel, 25 inches by 27 inches. 

Sale. Jos. Valette and others, Amsterdam, August 26, 1807, No. 161. 

8600. Peasants playing Skittles outside a House. Others are 
amusing themselves in various ways. A view of the village. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 13, 1819, No. 65 (15 florins 10, Gruyter). 

861. Skittle-Players. Sm. 158. In front of some cottages are about 
ten peasants. Some play skittles ; one man throws the ball. Another 
reclines on a bench to the right of the player. A third man stands at the 
half-door of a house, looking on. In the middle distance is a picturesque 
pump. 

Panel, i6| inches by 19^ inches. 

Exhibited at the British Institution, London, 1819. 
In the collection of George Hibbert, London, 1829. 

862. A Landscape with Peasants playing Bowls. Sm. 160. 
Others look on. 

Sales. Willett Willett, London, 1813 (92 : 8s., bought in). 
Willett Willett, London, 1819 (80 : 175.). 

863. Peasants playing "Golf" outside an Inn. Sm. 81. A 
countrywoman, holding a beer-jug in her left hand and a glass in her 
right, sits beside a peasant who stands, filling his pipe. Another peasant 
smokes his pipe. Other men sit in a covered place, playing "golf"; 
near them are two children. 

Panel, 17! inches by 14 inches. 

Sales. P. Locquet, Amsterdam, September 22, 1783, No. 270 (925 florins, 

J. Luyten). 
J. A. Brentano, Amsterdam, May 13, 1822, No. 254 (340 florins). 

864. Skittle -Players outside an Inn. Sm. 21. Numerous 
peasants smoke, drink, and play skittles. A boy plays the fiddle in front, 
and a man sits smoking his pipe. A landscape background with a village 
church-tower. 

Dated 1659 ; copper, 15 inches by 19 inches. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 407 

> 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, i. 139; and by 
Descamps. 

Sale. Julienne, Paris, March 30, 1767 (2700 francs, Gueffier). 

In the collection of the Duchesse de Berry, at the Palais Bourbon, Paris, 
1829 (Sm.). 

865. Peasants playing Skittles. Nine figures. On a bench in 
front is a peasant. On the ground are two cocks in fighting trim. 
Quite in the style of Isack van Ostade. 

Signed, and dated 1655 (the last figure doubtful) j panel. 

Described by Waagen, ii. 335, and Suppl. 193, as by Isack van Ostade ; 
and by W. Burger, Tresor s d 1 Art en Angleterre, p. 314, as by Adriaen van Ostade. 
Exhibited at Manchester, 1857, No. 1020. 
Then in the collection of George Field, London. 

866. Skittle-Players in the Open Air. A large picture \ badly 
restored in some places. 

Signed, and dated 1655. 

In the collection of Matthew Anderson, Jesmond Cottage, Newcastle, 1857 
(Waagen, Suppl. 480). 

866*. The Skittle-Players. 

Engraved by Fr. van den Steen. 

867. Peasants playing and drinking. [Probably a pendant 
to 868.] 

13 inches by nj inches. 

Sale. Jacomo de Wit, Antwerp, May 15, 1741, No. 131 (320 florins). 

868. Peasants playing and drinking. [Probably a pendant 
to 867.] 

13 inches by u| inches. 

Sale. Jacomo de Wit, Antwerp, May 15, 1741, No. 132 (320 florins). 

868a. Peasants at play. [Pendant to 679/7.] 
8 inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. Maria Beukelaar, Anthony de Waart, The Hague, April 19, 1752, 
No. 50 (20 florins). 

868. Four Peasants playing and smoking. 
10 inches by 8| inches. 

Sale. Capello, Amsterdam, May 8, 1767 (Terw. 591), No. 56 (51 florins). 

868<r. A Picture with Peasants at play. 

Sale. The Hague, April 29, 1769, No. 16 (3 florins). 

868</. Peasants at play in a Cottage. 

Panel, n inches by 14 inches. 

Sale. Von Scheibler, Aachen, September 13, 1842, No. 88. 

868*. The Knotted Handkerchief; Peasants at play. 

Exhibited at Leeds, 1868, No. 718. 

Then in the collection of Major Hill M. Leathes. 



4 o8 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

869. Blindman's Buff. One man with a dark cap over his nose 
gropes his way forward. The other players tease him. Round a table, 
on which stands the village musician, are several hump-backed peasants. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, V Hotel Droitot en 1882, p. 43. 
Sale. Paris, January 27, 1882 (2300 francs). 

8694. Men playing and smoking in an Inn. 

10 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Woronzow, Florence, April 23, 1900, No. 488. 

869^. The Gamblers. 

Engraved by J. G. Huquier. 

869*:. The Nurse. 

Engraved by J. G. Huquier. 

869^. A Skirmish. [Pendant to 86o/j 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 27, 1740 (Hoet, ii. 3), No. 45 (85 florins, with 
pendant). 

869*. A Man going to the Chase. By Ostade and Dusart. 
Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 124. 

869^ A Huntsman. [Pendant to 869^.] 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 27, 1740 (Hoet, ii. 3), No. 45 (85 florins, with 
pendant). 

869^. A Country Barn with a Girl asleep. By Ostade and 
Dusart. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 67. 

869/2. Peasants asleep at Table. 

Sale. Anthony Deutz, Amsterdam, March 7, 1731 (Hoet, i. 361), No. 5 
(26 florins). 

869*'. A Peasant asleep, with Three Others. 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Pieck le Leu de Wilhelm, The Hague, May 20, 1777, No. 14. 

870. The Weary Traveller. Sm. Suppl. 13. A young man, 
wearing a slouch hat, a whitish jacket, and grey breeches, lies asleep at the 
foot of a tree with a stick in his hand. A "well-studied work" (Sm.). 
[Pendant to 871.] 

Signed, and dated 1644 (?i664); panel, 5 inches by 7^ inches. 

In the collection of E. W. Lake, 1842 (Sm.). 

Sale. E. W. Lake, London, 1845 (17 : 175., Norton). 

871. The Weary Traveller. Sm. Suppl. 14. An elderly peasant, 
wearing a purplish jacket and dark-grey breeches, lies on his back asleep, 
in front of an old brick archway. A "well-studied work" (Sm.). 
[Pendant to 870.] 

Signed, and dated 1664 (?i644) ; panel, 5^ inches by 7^ inches. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 409 

In the collection of E. W. Lake, 1842 (Sm.). 

Sale. E. W. Lake, London, 1845 (^14 : 145., Norton). 

871^. Three Peasants asleep. In the shadow of a thatched barn. 
Panel, 12 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. W. Sohn and others, Aachen, March 25, 1908, No. 72. 

871^. A Little Boy examining his Stocking. By Ostade and 
Dusart. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 58. 

871-:. A Little Boy with a Fishing- Line beside a Pump. 
By Ostade and Dusart. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 135. 

871^. A Boy sitting by a Fire. 
Panel, 7 inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. M. de Jongh, widow of P. J. van Oosthuijse van Rijsenburg, The 
Hague, October 18, 1847, No. 223. 

871*. Two Children playing with a Dog. Near a barn. By 
Ostade and Dusart. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 59. 

872. Exterior of a Cottage. Sm. 227. A woman looks out at 
the window, listening to three men who converse. A fourth man goes in 
at the door. 

Described by Sm. from a print by Fr. van den Steen. 

8720. Interior of a Rustic Barn. With various utensils. A 
woman feeds pigs. The daylight enters through a window on the left 
and produces a fine effect. 

Panel, 14 inches by I2| inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 17, 1783, No. 180 (21 florins 10, Spaan). 

872^. A Rustic Barn. Various utensils stand about or lie on the 
floor. On the right a peasant stands tying up brushwood ; in the left 
middle distance another peasant carries wood. Well and carefully 
handled. 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 9^ inches. 

Sale. A. de J. de Pinto, Amsterdam, April II, 1785, No. 24(12 florins 15, 

Nyman). 

873. A Peasant driving a Pig from Market. Sm. 239. In 
the distance is a cottage with several figures near it. 

Compare a similar scene by Isack^van Ostade (122) in the Steengracht 
collection, The Hague. 

Described by Sm. from a print by Lewis. 
In the collection of J. Fairlie, London. 

Sale. E. W. Lake, London, 1845 (499 : i6s., Nieuwenhuys) noted by 
Sm. in his own copy of his catalogue. 



4 io ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

873*. A Merry Scene. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 17, 1708 (Hoet, i. 117), No. 8 (78 florins). 

873^. A Fine Merry Scene. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 17, 1708, No. 20. 

873*:. Portrait of the Painter. 

See Moes, Iconographia Satava, No. 5628. 

Sa/e.W. Beckford, Fonthill Abbey, 1823 (27 : 16 : 6, Walker). 

874. Portrait of the Painter. Sm. 172. He wears a cap and a 
cloak with a plain white collar falling over it. His right hand is raised to 
his breast. Beside him is a bust of Hadrian. The " only picture, by the 
master, of the size of life" that Sm. had seen. [Compare 875*7.] 

Canvas, 30 inches by 26 inches. 

Compare Moes, Iconographia Hatava, No. 5628, 2. 

Sale. Lord Radstock, London, May 12, 1826 (178 : ios., Emmerson). 

In the possession of the London dealer Emmerson, 1829 (Sm.). 

874*7. Portrait of the Painter. 

Panel, 6| inches by \\ inches. 

Sale. Comte F. de Robiano, Brussels, May I, 1837, No. 508. 

875. Interior: Portrait of A. van Ostade. 

Sale. W. Buchanan, London, 1846 (^558). 

875*7. Portrait of the Painter. Half-length. He sits on a chair, 
turned three-quarters left, and looks at the spectator. He wears a cloak 
and a black hat. His right forearm rests on a table to the left, on which 
stands a bust of Hadrian. With his left hand he grasps the ribbon of his 
collar. In the left background is a drapery. [Compare 874.] 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 5628, 3. 

Described from an etching by J. B. Coolers, which was probably etched in 
reverse from 874. 

875^. Portrait of Ostade's Wife. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 69. 

876. Portrait of Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1722), 
physicist and surgeon of Haarlem. He sits, turned three-quarters left, 
and leans his left arm on the table and his right hand on his hip. He 
wears a black costume with a white collar and brown gloves. In front 
of him are a book and a celestial globe. 

Signed in full at the foot of the globe, and dated 1665 ; panel, 8 inches 
by 7 inches. 

See Moes, Iconographia Batava, No. 4415, I. 
Sale. H. de Kat, Paris, May 2, 1865, No. 63. 

877. Portrait of Joost van den Vondel. 

7 inches by 5^ inches. 

Sale. Sonne and others, Amsterdam, July 5, 1759, No. 1 8 (91 florins, Van 
Diemen). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 411 

878. A FAMILY GROUP (or, The Offer of Marriage). 

A woman in green rises from her chair and with a lively gesture hands 
a letter to another woman, who sits on a chair facing the spectator, with 
her right arm hanging down, and plays with a little brown dog. Behind 
this group stands a man in black, who lays his left hand on his heart. 
To the left sits another man, leaning his left hand on his thigh and his 
right elbow on a table, upon which are a cut melon on a delft plate and a 
glass. Above the table is a window ; in the left background is a door ; 
on the wall are several pictures. The man standing appears to be the 
painter himself. Painted about 1650-5. Formerly ascribed to Isack van 
Ostade, and before that to Koedijck. [Compare 896.] 
Panel, 25 inches by 20 inches. 

Exhibited at The Hague, 1890, No. 78, as by Isack van Ostade. 

Sale. Muilman, Amsterdam, April 12, 1813, No. 34 (215 florins) as by 

Koedijck. 

In the collection of A. Bredius ; exhibited on loan in the Royal Picture 
Gallery, The Hague, 1907 catalogue, No. 557. 

879. THE (SO-CALLED) FAMILY OF THE PAINTER. 

Sm. 191. Ten figures in a room. To the left a man of mature years 
sits on a chair, turned three-quarters right. Beside him to the right sits 
his wife, facing the spectator, grasping with her right hand her husband's 
left. Farther to the right are three little girls ; the youngest, leaning 
against her mother's knee, takes some cherries from the next older girl 
who sits on the ground. Behind them stand a young man and a woman. 
On the extreme right, in front of a marble chimney-piece adorned with 
reliefs, are two other daughters, one seated and the other standing ; on the 
extreme left, behind the father and in front of the bed, stands the eldest 
son. All the figures are in dark clothes, except two children, who are 
dressed respectively in chestnut-brown and in grey. On the floor lie some 
flowers. In the middle of the back wall is a door, to right and left of 
which hang two pictures. The right-hand picture, a genre-piece with 
life-size figures, might be by Frans Hals. It has long been known that 
the group does not represent A. van Ostade and his family, with Isack van 
Ostade and his wife the two figures standing in the centre as was sup- 
posed in the time of Sm. 

Signed in full, and dated 1654 5 panel, 28 inches by 32 inches. 

Engraved by Oortman (with Chataigner in the Musee Napoleon, vol. ix. p. 
596). 

Sale. J. van Leeuwaarden, widow of P. Merkman, Haarlem, September 21, 
1773, No. i said to be 35 inches wide. 

In the collection of Louis XVI., King of France. 

In the Louvre, Paris, 1903 catalogue, No. 2495 ; valued by the experts in 
1816 (at jiooo). 

880. PORTRAIT OF A GEOGRAPHER. He is seated, seen 
in full face. He has long hair, and wears black, with gloves in his left 
hand. On the right is a table with a celestial globe and an open book. 

Copper, 9 inches by 7 inches. 

In the collection of the late Q^C. Shaw, Boston, U.S.A. 



4 i2 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

88 1. PORTRAIT OF A LITTLE BOY. Half - length. He 
wears a brown jacket, but little more than the head is visible. A very 
fine and characteristic portrait. 

Circular. 

In the collection of Prince Jussupoff, St. Petersburg. 

882. PORTRAIT OF A LAUGHING PEASANT. Full 
face. He bends his head a little to the left and looks with a smile at the 
spectator. On his head is a black cap set awry and pushed back on the 
forehead. His right hand is thrust into the breast of his purple jacket. 

Signed in full on the right at top, and dated 1656 ; panel, 6 inches by 
5^ inches. 

Sale. F. Zschille, Cologne, May 27, 1889, No. 75 (310 mark, Boymans 

Museum). 

In the Boymans Museum, Rotterdam, 1907 catalogue, No. 229 (old No. 
216). 

883. PORTRAIT OF A PEASANT. Half-length ; full face. 
He wears a black slouch hat with a turned-up brim, a shirt open at the 
neck, a red vest, and a dark coat. 

Panel, 4^ inches by 4 inches. 

From the Zweibrticken Gallery. 

In the Schleissheim Gallery, 1905 catalogue, No. 809 (old No. 456). 



PORTRAIT OF AN OLD PEASANT. Half - length, 
turned to the right. He looks about sixty. He wears a grey cap and 
jacket and a red vest, and looks in front of him with a smile. [Pendant 
to 885.] 

Panel, 5 inches by 4^ inches. 

Mentioned by Parthey (ii. 208) as in the Palace at Schwerin, 1863. 
In the Schwerin Museum, 1882 catalogue, No. 762. 

885. A THOUGHTFUL OLD PEASANT. A small half- 
length, turned to the left. He looks about sixty or seventy. He wears 
a grey cap and buttoned jacket over which is seen his shirt-collar. He 
has white hair. He looks down with a morose air. [Pendant to 884.] 

Panel, 5 inches by 4 inches. 

Mentioned by Parthey (ii. 208) as in the Palace at Schwerin, 1863. 
In the Schwerin Museum, 1882 catalogue, No. 763. 

8850. Portrait of a Man. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May n, 1756 (Terw. 141), No. 57 No. 126 of the 
original catalogue (10 florins, Ketelaar). 

885^. Portrait of a Man. Sm. 41. Half-length. [Pendant to 
899.] 

Circular panel, 4 inches across. 

Sales. Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, July 31, 1771, No. 160 (33 florins, 

with pendant, Calkoen). 
P. Calkoen, Amsterdam, September 10, 1781, No. 107 (38 florins). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 413 

885*-. Portrait of a Man. He is in old Dutch costume, almost in 
full face. [Pendant to 899^.] 
Panel, 4 inches by 3! inches. 
Sale. Amsterdam, July n, 1798, No. 80. 

885^. Portrait of an Old Man. 

1 8 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 30, 1821, No. 120 (22 florins, Louf). 

886 and 887. Two Portraits of Youths. Sm. 105. The 
painter's sons. 

Panel, 7^ inches by 5^ inches. 

Sales. Choiseul-Praslin, Paris, February 18, 1793 (1001 francs). 

Robert de Saint Victor, Paris, November 26, 1822 (1205 francs). 

887*. Portrait of a Man. He is in black with a black hat. 
Panel, about 5 inches by 4 inches. 

In the Darmstadt Gallery in 1863 (Parthey, ii. 209), but no longer to be 
found there. 

888. Portrait of a Man. Half-length. His head is bowed. He 
wears a red cap, a black coat, a big grey cloak, and a small pleated collar. 

Panel, 5^ inches by 4 inches. 

Sale. Baron de Beurnonville, Paris, May 9, 1881, No. 410. 

889. Portrait of a Peasant. Half- length ; in full face. His 
mouth is contorted in a smile. He wears a bright-red coat, buttoned at 
the top, and a dark-brown hat. 

Signed in full on the left, and dated 1670 ; oval panel, 6 inches by 
5^ inches. 

Sale. A. Langen, Munich, June 5, 1899, No. 70. 

890. Portrait of an Old Bearded Man. Half-length. He wears 
a tall dark hat. 

Signed in full on the left ; 6 inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. Burnsvik, Vienna, November 25, 1902, No. 254 (valued at 625 
florins). 

891. Portrait of a Youth. He is in black with a white linen 
collar, and in his left hand his gloves. 

Signed, and dated 1666 ; panel, 7^ inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. London, May 26, 1906, No. 123 (252). 

892. Portrait of a Youth. He is in black, with a grey cloak and 
white linen collar ; he holds his hat in his right hand. 

Signed ; panel, ~]\ inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. London, May 26, 1906, No. 124 (189). 

892*7. Portrait of a Man. He is in black with a large white 
collar. 

Oval panel, 7 inches by 5^ inches. 

Sale. W. H. Spiller, London, December 17, 1906, No. 152. 



4 i4 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

892^. The Peasant with No Cares. Half-length. 

Etched by W. Baillie, 1775, as " Le paysan sans souci." 

892^. Portrait of a Peasant. Half-length. He is turned three- 
quarters left, and looks down. His cap is set awry. 

Engraved in mezzotint by J. de Groot. 

892^. Portrait of an Elderly Peasant. Half-length. He looks 
down to the left. He wears a high cap. 

Etched by B. de Mare. 

892^. Portrait of a Peasant. Half-length. He wears a moustache, 
and looks down to the right. His flat cap is set awry. 

Etched by B. de Mare. 

893. PORTRAIT OF AN OLD WOMAN. Sm. Suppl. 35.- 
Half-length. She leans her head pensively on her left hand. She sits, 
turned a little to the left, in front of a vine-clad cottage. She wears a 
black cap and a black fur-trimmed cloak. To the left, half cut off by the 
frame, is a window, the lower third of which is boarded up. A good 
picture. 

Signed in full on the right at foot ; panel, 10 inches by 8 inches. 

Formerly in one of the Prussian Royal palaces. 

In the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, 1906 catalogue, No. 841 ; it was 
there in 1842 (Sm., who valued it at j8o). 

894. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN WITH A CHILD ON 
HER LAP. The mother is in dark purple ; the child is in white 
clothes. She sits, turned to the right, and looks at the child. Interesting 
as a portrait. 

Signed on the left at foot, and dated 1652 j panel, 28 inches by 24 J 
inches. 

In the collection of Cardinal Fesch. 
In the Bryan collection. 

In the collection of the New York Historical Society, 1903 catalogue, 
No. 320. 

895. Portrait of an Old Woman. Sm. Suppl. 31. Half-length. 
She wears a red dress and a white cap, and sits beside a table on which she 
leans her left elbow. Her hands are folded on her lap. On the table lies 
a flax- winder. [Pendant to 184.] 

Panel, 9 inches by 7 inches. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, /' 'Hotel Drouot en 1883, p. 186. 
Etched by E. Boncourt, in /' ' Art, 1883, vol. i. p. 114. 

A copy was in the sale: Martineau and others, London, March 10, 1902, 
No. 22 (jTiS :i8s.). 

Sale. P. Locquet, Amsterdam, September 22, 1783, No. 273 (300 florins, 

with pendant, Yver). 

In the collection of D. van der Schrieck, Louvain, 1842 (Sm.). 
Sale. Delessert, Paris, March 15, 1869, No. 67 (22,000 francs). 
In the collection of the late Baron Alphonse de Rothschild, Paris. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 415 

896. PORTRAIT OF A LADY. Almost full length, turned a 
little to the left. She wears black silk with a smooth white collar and 
cuffs. Her hands are clasped at her waist ; in one she holds a fan. 
Yellowish tone. It strongly reminds one of 878. 

Signed in full, and dated 1652 ; panel, 17 inches by 14 inches. 

In the collection of P. von Semeonoff, St. Petersburg, 1906 catalogue, 
No. 405. 

897. Portrait of a Young 1 Girl. Half-length ; in full face. She 
wears a dark- brown shawl against a grey background. Of no special 
value. 

Signed in full j panel, 9 inches by 7! inches. 

Mentioned by O. Granberg, Les Collections Priv'ees de la Suede, 60, No. 117. 
In the collection of Stockholm University, 1902 catalogue, No. 125. 



PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN. Half-length. She is half 
turned to the left, with the head to the right and the eyes cast down. 
She is in black, with a white cap, against a light-grey background. A 
genuine but not quite untouched picture of little importance. 
Panel, 4 inches by 3 inches. 

In the Holterman-Wahrendorff collection. 

In the National Museum, Stockholm, 1900 catalogue, No. 554. 

898^. Portrait of a Woman. 

6 inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 15, 1739, No. 95 (5 florins) not mentioned by 
Hoet (i. 575). 

898^. Portrait of a Woman. 

Sale. Amsterdam, October 10, 1742 (Hoet, ii. 69), No. 52 (2 florins). 

898^. Portrait of a Woman. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May n, 1756 (Terw. 141), No. 57 No. 126 of the 
original catalogue (10 florins, Ketelaar). 

898^. Portrait of an Old Woman. 

7 inches by 5^ inches. 

Sale. N , Leyden, June I, 1765 (Terw. 448), No. 33 (26 florins 10) ; 

but No. 17 of the original catalogue (6 florins 10, De Jong). 

899. Portrait of a Woman. Sm. 41. Half-length. [Pendant to 
885^.] 

Circular panel, 4 inches across. 

Sales. Gerard Braamcamp, Amsterdam, July 31, 1771, No. 160 (33 florins, 
with pendant, Calkoen). 

P. Calkoen, Amsterdam, September 10, 1781, No. 107 (38 florins). 

899*7. Portrait of a Woman. Almost full face. [Pendant to 885*:.] 

Panel, 4 inches by 3! inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, July n, 1798, No. 80. 



416 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

899^. Portrait of a Woman. 

Sak.W. Beckford, Fonthill Abbey, 1823 (23 : 12 : 6, Walker). 

899^. An Old Woman seated. She has a brown jacket ; beside 
her is a dog. 

About ii inches by 13^ inches. 

In the Palace at Schwerin, 1836 (Parthey, ii. 209). 

899^. Portrait of a Woman. 

Panel, 4^ inches by 6 inches. 

Sale. Corate F. de Robiano, Brussels, May I, 1837, No. 507. 

900. Portrait of an Old Woman. Supposed to be the mother of 
A. van Ostade. Half-length. She is turned a little to the left, and looks 
down to the right with a smile. She wears a dark dress, with a square 
opening at the neck to show the white chemisette, and a white cap. 

Described from a mezzotint by Peter Gets, signed " P. O." 

qooa-o. Fifteen Single Heads of Men. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, Nos. 276, 313, 317, 
319, 341, 343, 345, 350, 356, 360, 370, 374, 400, 411, and 412. 

qoop-g. Two Heads of Men. 

Sale. Cornelis" Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 371. 

qoor-s. Two Single Boys' Heads. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, Nos. 325 and 369. 

9OO/-. Two Heads of Men. Two pictures. 
Oval, 6 inches by 5 inches (No. 172 of the sale). 

Sale. Seger Tierens, The Hague, July 23, 1743 (Hoet, ii. 109), Nos. 172 
and 173 (16 florins 5 the pair). 

9001;. Head of a Man. 

Sale. Amsterdam, July 5, 1754, No. 140. 

. Three Heads of Men and One Head of a Woman. 



Sale. I. Schmidt and Hagedorn, Amsterdam, April 24, 1820, No. 106 
(20 florins, Gruyter). 

901. Head of an Old Man. 
Signed in full. 

Sale. Widow of C. H. Meijer, born Huffelman, and others, Amsterdam, 
May 10, 1864, No. 204. 

qoia-b. Two Peasants' Heads. 

2^ inches by i\ inches. 

Sale. (Supplementary) W. Stuyteling, Haarlem, April 26, 1768, No. 85 
(5 florins 15, Teyler). 

90 it-. Head of an Old Peasant. 

Sale. Elias van der Hoeven, Rotterdam, July 20, 1768 (Terw. 664), No. 
30 (12 florins). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 417 

c)0id-e. Two Heads of Men and Women. 

Sale. Haarlem, December 3, 1771, No. 12. 

90 if. Head of a Man. 

Panel, 7 inches by 5^ inches. 

Sale. The Hague, May 25, 1772, No. 200 (8 florins 5). 

90 1^. Head of a Man. 
Panel, \\ inches by 4^ inches. 

Sale. Ghent, September 23, 1777, No. 96. 

901/2. Head of a Man. [Probably pendant to 905*?.] 

Signed with the monogram, "A. v. O." 

Sale. Cornelis Elout, Haarlem, April 4, 1780, No. 36. 

90 1/. Two Pictures : Heads of the Court Fools of the 
Prince of Neuburg(P). 

In the collection of W. Krause, Berlin, 1856 (Parthey, ii. 209). 

9017. Head of a Man. 

Sale. Heris, Paris, April 19, 1856, No. 42 (130 francs). 

902. Head of a Peasant. Almost in profile, and inclined forward. 
He has brown hair and a slight moustache. 

Signed with the monogram ; canvas, 5 inches by 4^ inches. 

Sale. L. Flameng, Paris, April 14, 1882, , No. 58. 

902*7. Head of a Man. Facing right. [Pendant to 905^.] 

Panel, 5 inches by 4 inches. 

Sale. Paris, Frank for t-on- Main, May 13, 1897, No. 43. 

902^. Head of a Youth. 

Panel, 5| inches by 5 inches. 

Sale. Younge and others, London, November 22, 1902, No. 136. 

902*:. Head of a Peasant. 

12 inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. London, February 13, 1904, No. 141. 

qo2ct. Head of a Man. In a dark dress and cap. 

Panel, 9 inches by 7 inches. 

Sale. London, May 31, 1906, No. 34. 

903 and 904. TWO PEASANTS' HEADS. One, an old peasant 
with grey hair and a beard, wearing a black cap, looks down, almost in full 
face, but turned a little to the right. The other, bare-headed, is younger 
and seen in profile ; he laughs. [Pendants.] 

Panel, 4 inches by 4 inches. 

Sale. Jos. Monchen and others, Amsterdam, April 30, 1907, No. 139. 

904*. Head of an Old Man. 
Oval. 

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4 i8 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

Sale. Sir Charles A. Turner, London, March 16, 1908, No. 54 (sold with 
a "Portrait of a Gentleman," in pastel, l : is., Gunn). 

904^. Head of a Peasant. In a painted frame. In the right- 
hand corner part of the figure is seen. He turns to the right, almost in 
profile, but his head is inclined towards the spectator. He wears a cap. 

Engraved in mezzotint by W. Baillie. 

905. HEAD OF A WOMAN. 

In the collection of C. T. D. Crews, London. 

<)o$a-b. Two Single Heads of Women. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, Nos. 280 and 293. 

905^. Head of a Girl. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 378. 

905^. Head of a Woman. In profile. 
Panel. 

Sale. Van der Land, Amsterdam, May 22, 1776, No. 66 (i florin 10). 

905-?. Head Of a Girl. [Probably pendant to 901 h.~\ 
Signed with the monogram "A. v. O." 

Sale. Cornelis Elout, Haarlem, April 4, 1780, No. 36. 

9<D5/ Head of a Woman. 

Sale. Delft, August 15, 1821, No. 49. 

90 5. Head of a Woman. Facing left. [Pendant to 902*.] 
Panel, 5 inches by 4 inches. 

Sale. Paris, Frankfort-on-Main, May 13, 1897, No. 44. 

906. Portrait of an Old Woman. In profile to the left. She 
looks up. She wears a brownish-red dress with a broad ruff and a white 
cloth round her head. 

Signed on the left, on a level with the shoulder, with the monogram, 
and dated 1659 according to the sale catalogue ; panel, 6 inches by \\ 
inches. 

Sale. Gustav Ritter Hoschek von Mtlhlheim of Prague, Vienna, March 
24, 1909, No. 47. 

go6a-e. Five Single Heads of Children. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, Nos. 271, 315, 327, 337, 
and 353. 

gobf-g. Two Heads. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 368. 

906/1-;. Two Heads. 

Sale. Jacob van Hoek, Amsterdam, April 12, 1719 (Hoet, i. 225), No. 95 
(6 florins 10). 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 419 

9067. A Small Head. 

Sale. Jacob van Hoek, Amsterdam, April 12, 1719 (Hoet. i. 225), No. 96 
(3 florins 15). 

()o6&-m. Three Small Heads. 

Sale. Anthony Deutz, Amsterdam, March 7, 1731 (Hoet, i. 365), No. 91 

(4 florins). 

go6n-q. Four Fine Heads. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 27, 1752, No. 18. 

9o6r-j. Two Fine Heads. 

About 5 inches by 4 inches. 

Sale. Gerard Hoet, The Hague, August 25, 1760 (Terw. 226), No. 62 
(30 florins, De Puyt). 

9o6r-. Two Fine Heads. 

About 3^ inches by 3 inches. 

Sale. Gerard Hoet, The Hague, August 25, 1760 (Terw. 226), No. 63 
(32 florins). 

go6v-w. Two Small Laughing Portraits. 

Sale. Fiseau, Foucquet, Wildeman, and others, Amsterdam, October 12, 
1768, No. 129 (4 florins 10, Van den Berg). 

906*-. A Head. 
Copper. 

Sale. J. Graham and others, The Hague, July 24, 1775, No. 102. 

go6y-z. Two Circular Portraits. 

Sale. F. Kamermans, Rotterdam, October 3, 1825, Nos. 76 and 77 (30 
florins, Van den Berg). 

907. LANDSCAPE WITH A HERDSMAN DRIVING 
HIS HERD. On the right is a large tree on a hill ; behind it are 
other trees and bushes. On a road in front a herdsman drives three cows 
and two sheep. A little behind him is a peasant on horseback. In the 
right foreground is a pool, beside which two peasants are resting. A fine 
picture without buildings, quite in the style of Isack van Ostade. 

Signed in full on the right at foot, and dated 1645 ; panel, io inches 
by 13 inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps. 

Engraved by Desmoulins, as the work of Isack van Ostade, in the Poullain 
Gallery. 

Sales. Count van Wassenaar-Obdam, The Hague, August 19, 1750 (Hoet, 

ii. 292), No. 27 (85 florins, bought in). 
J. H., Count van Wassenaar, The Hague, October 25, 1769 (150 

florins, Fouquet). 
In the Poullain collection. 
In the Clostraman collection. 
Acquired by the Empress Catherine II. of Russia. 
In the Hermitage Palace, St. Petersburg, 1901 catalogue, No. 960. 



4 2o ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

907*7. An Exterior. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 4, 1706, No. 7. 

907^. Landscape with Animals and Figures. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 65. 

907*:. Landscape with Figures and Cattle. 

Sale. Willem Six, Amsterdam, May 12, 1734 (Hoet, i. 416), No. 104 
No. 105 of the original catalogue (215 florins). 

90 "]d. An Exterior. 

Sale. Amsterdam, August 17, 1735 (Hoet, i. 442), No. 5 (185 florins). 

907*. Landscape with Many Figures. 
14^ inches by 13 inches. 

Sale. Comte Fraula, Brussels, July 21, 1738 (Hoet, i. 528), No. 107 (TOO 
florins). 

907/C Landscape with Figures and Horses. 

2o inches by 22 inches. 

Sale. Jacob Lopez de Liz, The Hague, March 18, 1743 (Hoet, ii. 93), 
No. 19 No. 20 of the original catalogue (20 florins 5). 

90 7. An Exterior. 
13^ inches by u inches. 

Sale. Swalmius, Rotterdam, May 15, 1747 (Hoet, ii. 196), No. 3 (29 
florins). 

907/1. A Landscape. By Ostade and Brackenburg. 
Sale. Jan van der Vinne, Haarlem, May 13, 1754, No. 166. 

907*. An Exterior. A small picture. 

Sale. W. van Grondesteyn and others, Rotterdam, March 30, 1758, No. 

12. 

908. Landscape with a Cottage. In front are figures, a horse- 
man, cows, pigs, and dogs. 

Panel, 21 inches by 23^ inches. 

Sales. Count van Wassenaar-Obdam, The Hague, August 19, 1750 (Hoet, 

ii. 293), No. 40 (400 florins, Lormier). 

Willem Lormier, The Hague, July 4, 1763 (Terw. 327), No. 209 
(600 florins) in Lormier's store-room catalogue of December 
1754, No. 215. 

908*. Landscape with Figures. By A. van Ostade and C. 
Dusart. 

13 inches by 10 inches. 

Sale. Van Zaanen, The Hague, November 16, 1767 (Terw. 653), No. 34 
(30 florins 5, with 908^). 

908^. Landscape with Figures. By A. van Ostade and C. 
Dusart. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 421 

u| inches by 9 inches. 

Sale. Van Zaanen, The Hague, November 16, 1767 (Terw. 653), No. 35 
(30 florins 5, with 908*2). 

908^. Landscape with Merry Peasants. 

Mentioned by W. Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, i. 287. 
Sale. Bryan, London, May 17, 1798, No. 13. 

909. A Village. In front is a cart with a grey horse. Several 
peasants, pigs, goats, and other accessories. Warm colouring. 

Panel, 15 inches by 21 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, September 7, 1803, No. 121 (15 florins). 

910. Landscape. In the centre is an inn with two grey horses in 
front ; on one horse sits a man. Several other figures. 

Canvas, 16 inches by 23 inches. 

Sale. Baron de Vinck d'Orp, Brussels, May 28, 1827, No. 6. 

910*7. Landscape with a Cottage and Figures. 

Panel, 1 1 inches by 8 J inches. 

Sale. Antwerp, August 27, 1844, No. 129. 

910^. An Exterior. An early work. 
Panel, 23^ inches by i8| inches. 

Sale. M. de Jongh, widow of P. J. van Oosthuijse van Rijsenburg, The 
Hague, October 18, 1847, No. 1 8. 

9 1 or. Landscape with a Man on a Grey Horse. Another man 
leaves an inn. 

Sale. Sir T. Baring, London, June 2, 1848 (84, White). 



A Rider on a Grey Horse. A group of peasants ; two 
horsemen in red coats. 

Sale. T. Capron, London, March 4, 1854 (414 : 1 5s., Nieuwenhuys). 

910*. Landscape with a Cottage, a River, and Figures. 

Canvas, 26| inches by 22 inches. 

Sale. Widow Van Griensven-Berntz, The Hague, April 25, 1862, No. 27 
(290 florins). 

9io/. Landscape with Figures. 

Sale. Deweerdt, Antwerp, November 6, 1871, No. 121. 

910^. A Dutch Village. Two peasants conversing. Other figures 
at the back. 
Panel. 
Sale. John Dell and others, London, April 23, 1900, No. 34. 

910^. Landscape with Cattle, Sheep, and a Milkmaid. 

Panel, 14^ inches by 19 inches. 

Sale. Mrs. A. M'Connel and others, London, July 18, 1903, No. 134. 



422 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

910;. A Village Landscape with Figures and a Grey Horse. 
41 inches by 59 inches. 

Sale. Huth and others, London, March 19, 1904, No. 148. 

911. PEASANTS UNLOADING A WAGGON OUTSIDE 

A HOUSE. In front of a house on the right three men and a woman 
unload a waggon full of peat. One man climbs a ladder, carrying a basket 
on his shoulder up to a loft. Another man sits on an overturned basket in 
front, with his back to the spectator. The third man stands by the ladder, 
upon which is an empty basket. The woman is on the waggon, filling a 
basket. To the left, beside the waggon, are two children. Over the 
closed half-door of the house is seen the upper part of the figure of a 
woman with a child in her arms. In the left background is a view of a 
canal and a row of houses. Painted about 1660-70. 
Signed ; panel, 35 inches by 28^ inches. 

Sales. Quiryn van Stryen, Haarlem, April 2, 1715 (Hoet, i. 177), No. 8 

(115 florins). 

Sir T. Baring, London, June 2, 1848 (99 : 155., Brown). 
In the possession of the London dealer Martin Colnaghi. 
In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer, " Catalogue of 300 
Paintings," 1898, No. 99. 

Sale. Baron Konigswarter of Vienna, Berlin, November 20, 1906, No. 67 
(42,000 mark). 

912. THE VILLAGE STREET. Sm. 59. A high road through 
a village, with cottages on both sides and a church tower at the end. 
Near a well in the centre is a tilt-cart with a white horse. Thirteen 
small figures, with pigs and poultry, are distributed through the scene. 
" This little picture is remarkable for its close resemblance to nature, and 
the daylight effect which pervades it " (Sm.). 

Dated 1676; panel, 9 inches by 12 inches. 

Mentioned by Descamps ; by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, i. 337, 
ii. 161 ; and by Waagen, ii. 107. 

Sales. Blondel de Gagny, Paris, December 10, 1776, No. 102 (4300 francs). 

Trouart, Paris, February 22, 1779 (3301 francs). 

Choiseul-Praslin, Paris, February 18, 1793 (2861 francs). 

Solirene, Paris, March n, 1812 (1801 francs). 
In the collection of Alexander Baring, London, 1829 (Sm., who valued it at 

250)- 

In the collection of Lord Ashburton, The Grange ; which was bought as a 
whole in August 1907 by the London dealers T. Agnew and Sons. 

913. Peasants in the Open. A woman seated converses with two 
men. One of them sits holding a jug. The other, with a pipe, stands 
up. Farther back are other figures, among them a child ; farther away is 
a dog. 

Panel. 

Sale. A. Deneyer and others, Brussels, December 15, 1908, No. 61. 

913/7. Landscape. 

Etched by H W. Caspar!. 



ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 423 

and c. Two Landscapes. 
Engraved by Q^P. Chedel. 

913^. Landscape with Figures. 

Engraved by Louis Germain. 

913*. Winter Landscape. 

27 inches by 43 inches. 

In the collection of Benjamin da Costa, The Hague, 1752 (Hoet, ii. 472). 

913^ A Frozen River. 

Panel, 28 inches by 23 inches. 

Sale. P. J. Snijers, Amsterdam, May 23, 1758 (Terw. 205), No. 89 (80 
florins). 

913^. Winter Landscape near a Town. Various sledges. 
Canvas, 34^ inches by 70 inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 5, 1765 (Terw. 462), No. 103 (24 florins). 

914. Winter Landscape. Sm. 117. Numerous peasants are on a 
frozen canal, along the side of which runs a country road with cottages. 
Some play golf, others skate, others draw sledges. At the back is a village 
with a church tower. Sm. thought that it was probably by Isack van 
Ostade. 

Panel, 16 inches by 19 inches. 

Sale. Jan. Gildemeester, Amsterdam, June 11, 1800, No. 167 (400 florins, 
Labouchere). 

915. Winter Landscape with Skaters. To left and right are 
snow-covered cottages. 

Signed on the right ; 16 inches by 13 inches. 

Exhibited in the Rupprecht Exhibition, Munich, 1889, No. 112. 

915^. Skaters on the Town Ditch. 

Sale. Viscount Oxenbridge, London, December 9, 1899, No. 97. 

915^. Winter Landscapes with Skaters. 

1 6 inches by 21 inches. 

Sale. Fenton and others, London, February 16, 1903, No. 64. 

91 $c. A Frozen River with Figures. 
19^ inches by 24 inches. 

Sale. London, May 8, 1905, No. 80. 

915^. A Moonlit Landscape. In front of a house numerous 
figures and children warm themselves at a fire. 
Panel, n inches by 10 inches. 

Sales. D. van Eversdijck, The Hague, May 28, 1766 (Terw. 532), No. 

65 No. 71 of the original catalogue (41 florins, Meusche). 
W. van der Lely, Amsterdam, December 14, 1772, No. 16. 

916. VIEW OF A COURTYARD WITH STILL-LIFE.- 

There are no figures. On the ground in front is an earthenware strainer 



424 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

with two haddocks in it. Two others lie on a board across a pail. Near 
them is a pump by a pantry window with weather boarding over it, over- 
grown with vine. A large wooden ladle is set up against the pump, and a 
shallow tub stands against the wall, with a cloth hanging over it. This 
picture " may be cited as a model of perfection in objects of still-life " 
(Sm.). 

Panel, \7\ inches by pinches. 

Mentioned by Waagen, Suppl. 143 ; by Ch. Blanc, Le Tre'sor de la 
Curiositt, ii. 362 ; and by W. Bttrger, Tresors a" Art en Angkterre, 314. 

Exhibited in Manchester, 1857, No. 740; at the Royal Academy Winter 
Exhibition, London, 1871, and 1888, No. 112. 

Sale. Baron Vivant Denon, Paris, 1826, No. 100 (7410 francs). 

In the possession of the London dealer Emmerson, who sold it to William 
Wells. 

In the collection of William Wells, Redleaf, 1829 (Sm.). 

Sale. W. Wells, London, May 12, 1848 (435 : 155., Farrer). 

In the collection of Lord Overstone, London. 

In the collection of Lady Wantage, London, 1905 catalogue, No. 169. 

917. INTERIOR pp A COURTYARD. Sm. 168. In front 
of the house wall, which is partly covered with vine, is a pump, with a pail 
in front of it. To the right is a wooden bench with some turnips on it. 
On the ground in front are an earthenware pot and a strainer full of 
mussels. Near the garden door at the back a little girl stands in front of 
a seated peasant. [Pendant to 919.] 

Signed on the pump-handle ; panel, 1 1 inches by 9 inches. 

In the Van Slingelandt collection, 1765. 

Sales. Amsterdam, August 14, 1771, No. 127 (34 florins, with pendant, 
Winter). 

Amsterdam, July 17, 1782, No. 76 (59 florins, with pendant). 

Robert de Saint Victor, Paris, November 26, 1822 (421 francs). 

John Smith, London, 1828 (29 : 8s., Stanley). 

Slater, London, 1830 ; it was in his possession in 1829 (Sm.). 

G. T. Braine, London, April 6, 1857 (72 195., Woods). 

C. Fillet, Paris, 1883. 

In the possession of the Paris dealer C. Sedelmeyer. 
In the collection of M. van Gelder, Uccle, Brussels. 

qija-c. Three Pictures of Ham. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 441. 

9i7*/. Some Stable Utensils. A study. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 24, 1815, No. 8 (12 florins, Gruyter). 

918. A Cottage Interior with Still-Life. In the foreground are 
household utensils. On the floor to the right are strewn vegetables j 
some hens run about near them. In the middle distance is a woman. At 
the back is a calf. 

Panel, 18 inches by 15 inches. 

Sale. S. J. Stinstra and others, Amsterdam, May 22, 1822, No. 135. 

919. An Interior with Still- Life. Sm. 167. In front is a chair, 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 425 

on which are a hat and a woollen garment. On the floor are an earthen- 
ware dish, shoes, some vegetables, and a stoneware jug. On the wall 
hangs a pair of bellows. At the back a woman sits by the fire. [Pen- 
dant to 917.] 

Panel, n inches by 9 inches. 

Sales. Amsterdam, August 14, 1771, No. 126 (34 florins, with pendant, 

Winter). 

Amsterdam, July 17, 1782, No. 76 (59 florins, with pendant). 
P. Yves and others, Amsterdam, March 31, 1788, No. 15 (75 florins, 

Van der Schley). 
Robert de Saint Victor, Paris, November 26, 1822 (421 or 600 

francs). 

In the collection of Lord Wharncliffe, London, 1829 (Sm.) ; the collection 
was purchased as a whole later by Sm. 
In the George collection, Paris. 

91917. Kitchen Utensils in a Cellar. 

Panel, 8 inches by n inches. 

Sale. H. W. F. van Panhuys and others, Amsterdam, September 26, 
1882, No. 63. 

919^ Five Pictures with Cocks and Hens. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 442. 

919^-7. Four Pictures with Hens and Other Birds. 

Sale. Cornelis Dusart, Haarlem, August 21, 1708, No. 443. 

919^. Hens. With other accessories in the foreground of a rustic 
barn, lighted from a door. 

Panel, 13 inches by 13 inches. 

Sale. P. van Bleijswijk and others, The Hague, September 27, 1791, No. 
59 (45 florins, Wubbels). 

920. A Turkish Horse. With its rider resting in a landscape with 
ruins. [Pendant to 806.] 

Oval (?), 12^ inches by i6j inches. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 12, 1759, No. 15 (12 florins, with pendant). 

920^. A Rustic Stable. 

Dated 1645. 

Sale. Haarlem, June 23, 1772, No. 15 (n florins, Wubbels). 

921. A Cat sitting on Bundles of Straw. A broken egg below 
in front. To the left is a broom. 

Panel, 5^ inches by 5^ inches. 

Mentioned by Paul Eudel, V Hotel Drouot en 1882, p. 118. 
Sales. Prince Paul Galitzin, Paris, March 10, 1875, No. 55. 

Miles. M. and Caroline Letessier, Paris, March 20, 1882 (3370 
francs). 

921*7. Interior of a Stable with a Horse and Figures. 

Panel, 17^ inches by 23^ inches. 

Sale. Grimond and others, London, May 25, 1903, No. 115. 



426 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

922. AN EARLY PICTURE. Wrongly ascribed to Molenaer. 
In the Schloss, Mciningen. 

922tf-<r. Three Small Pictures. 

Sale. Amsterdam, March 25, 1728 (Hoet, i. 322), No. 16 (102 florins). 

922d-e. Two Small Pictures. 

Sale. Amsterdam, April 27, 1740 (Hoet, ii. 3), No. 42 (25 florins 10). 

92 2f. A Small Picture. 

Sale. Fr. Trimble, Rotterdam, April 5, 1747, No. 36. 

92 2. A Small Picture. 

Sale. Pook and Theodorus van Pee, The Hague, May 23, 1747 (Tervv. 
51), No. 82 (14 florins 5). 

922^. A Rustic Barn. A small picture. 

Sale. B. Keerwolff, Leyden, September 9, 1748, No. 15 (4 florins 16, 
Kroonenburg). 

923. A Picture. 
Dated 1637. 

Sale. Heirs of Caspar Netscher, A. Schouman, and others, The Hague, 
July 15, 1749, No. 249 (i florin 6). 

923*. A Picture with Peasants. 

Sale. Amsterdam, June 27, 1752, No. 79. 

923^. A Picture by Candlelight. 

Sale. Jan van der Vinne, Haarlem, January 13, 1754, No. 12. 

g2^c-f. Four Fine Pictures. 

Mentioned by W. Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, ii. 245, in the list of the 
pictures which he imported from Spain into England in 1813. 

9 2 3-^- Two Pictures. 

Engraved. 

Sale.W. Beckford, Fonthill Abbey, 1823 (23 : 12 : 6, Walker). 

923/. A Picture. 

Sale. Amsterdam, May 10, 1830, No. 229 (205 florins, Pool). 

9237. A Small Picture. 

Mentioned by Ch. Blanc, Le Tresor de la Curiosite, i. 9. 

Sale. Comtesse de Verrue, Paris, March 27, 1737, No. 93 (60 francs). 

923^. The Indiscreet Flemings. 

Engraved by Goepfert as " Les flamands indiscrete." 

9237. The Cottage. 

Engraved by F. W. Musculus as "La Chaumiere." 

9230*. A Group of Peasants. 

Engraved by J. Schlicht, 1820. 



ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 427 



A CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF PICTURES THAT 
BEAR DATES OR CAN BE DATED 

16 . 425. Musicians outside the Inn. (Probably 1645.) Kassel Gallery. 
793. The Country Wedding. Hoogendijk, The Hague. 
795. A Rustic Couple dancing outside an Inn. Gerhardt, Budapest. 

163-. 392. The School. Rothan sale, Paris, 1890. 

456. Interior of a Cottage. Hamburg Kunsthalle. 

565. Boisterous Peasants at an Inn. The Hague Gallery. 

1632. 274. Two Men drinking. F. Kleinberger, Paris. 

529. The Singers. Due de Bojano sale, Paris, 1882. 

770. Interior of an Inn, with Peasants feasting. H. Zoeppritz sale, 

London, 1908. 

1632 (or 3). 84. An Old Man reading by Candlelight. P. Cloix, Montigny 
sur Loing. 

1634. 382. A Village School. Mainz Museum. 
665. Figures in an Interior. Herzog, Vienna. 

1635. $61. Boisterous Peasants at an Inn. Darmstadt Museum. 

581. A Group of Seven Figures in an Interior. StroganofF, Rome. 
686. An Interior. J. van der H. sale, Leyden, 1776. 

1636 (? the 3 may be 35). 455. A Peasant Family at Home. Stadel'sches 

Kunstinstitut, Frankfort-on-'Main. 

1636. 301. A Man and Woman. Count Schonborn-Pommersfelden sale, 

Paris, 1867. 

457. A Fisherman's Family in their Cottage. Karlsruhe Gallery. 

458. A Peasant Family. Copenhagen Museum. 

554. Peasants dancing at an Inn. A. Sils sale, Antwerp, 1882. 

1637 (? the 7 is doubtful). A Smoker by Candlelight. Leon Janssen, Brussels. 

1637. 394- The Dentist. Leipzig Museum. 

408. Pig-Killing at Night. Stadel'sches Kunstinstitut, Frankfort-on- 
Main. 

446. The Hurdy-Gurdy Player in front of a Cottage. Cardinal Fesch 
sale, Rome, 1845. 

467. A Peasant Family at Home. Oxford University Galleries. 

541. Peasants dancing at an Inn. Gerhardt, Budapest. 

611. Peasants fighting in an Interior. Hermitage, St. Petersburg. 

673. A Company of Peasants. J. van Loon sale, Delft, 1736. 

837. Peasants and Women playing Cards in a Cave. Prince Liechten- 
stein, Vienna. 

1638. 431. An Organ-Grinder at a Cottage. Leipzig Museum. 

454. A Peasant Family at Home. Royal Palace, Aschaffenburg. 

1639. 567. A Country Inn. The late St. C. Michel, Mainz. 

642. Peasants carousing at an Inn. The late A. Thieme, Leipzig. 

655. Peasants conversing. The late St. C. Michel, Mainz. 

669. Four Peasants at an Inn. Sch5nborn, Vienna. 

848. Three Card-Plavers. Baron de Beurnonville sale, Paris, 1883. 



428 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

164-. 648. Four Peasants in a Barn. C. T. D. Crews, London. 

761. Four Peasants at an Inn. Van den Berch van Heemstede sale, 
Amsterdam, 1903. 

1640. 139. A Drinker. C. von Hollitscher, Berlin. 
208. A Peasant. Hamburg Kunsthalle. 

345. Three Peasants smoking and drinking. Raedt van Oldenbarne- 

velt sale, Amsterdam, 1902. 

357. Two Men and a Woman at Music. Sir F. Cook, Bart., Richmond. 
386V. A Village School. J. van Loon sale, Delft, 1736. 
422. The Hurdy-Gurdy Player at a Cottage. Kaiser Friedrich 

Museum, Berlin. 

430. The Bagpiper at a Cottage. Copenhagen Museum. 
794. Peasants dancing outside an Inn. Wesendonck collection in the 

Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin. 

1641. 437. The Old Fiddler. Metropolitan Museum, New York. 

451. Five Musicians in front of a Village Inn. H. Doetsch sale, 

London, 1895. 

466. A Peasant Family at Home. Due d'Arenberg, Nordkirchen. 
544. Peasants drinking and dancing at an Inn. Aeltere Pinakothek, 

Munich. 

570. Boisterous Peasants at an Inn. Louvre, Paris. 
653. An Interior with Peasants. Sulley, London. 

1642. 6obb. An Old Woman looking out over a Half-Door. E. Hardy sale, 

Frankfort-on-Main, 1878. 
238. Two Peasants. Hanover Museum. 
246. Two Peasants smoking and drinking in a Cottage. Academy, 

Vienna. 

468. Interior of a Cottage. Louvre, Paris. 
578. Boisterous Peasants at an Inn. Hermitage, St. Petersburg. 
663/7. Peasants drinking and smoking. I. P. Balaschscheff, St. Petersburg. 
806. An Exterior with Merry Peasants. Amsterdam sale, 1759. 

1643. 34. A Peasant opening a Window. Amalienstift, Dessau. 

258. Two Peasants smoking and drinking. F. Oudaan sale, Rotter- 
dam, 1791. 

407. The Pig's Carcase. Stadel'sches Kunstinstitut, Frankfort-on- 
Main. 

41 6f. A Pig's Carcase. F. J. Gsell sale, Vienna, 1872. 

428. The Hurdy-Gurdy Player in the Inn Arbour. W. H. Crocker, 
San Francisco. 

536. The Wandering Musician at the Inn. The late C. T. Yerkes, 
New York. 

605. Boisterous Peasants at an Inn. C. Sedelmeyer sale, Paris, 1907. 

664. Peasants drinking and smoking in an Interior. Stockholm 
Museum. 

1644. 205. The Smoker. T. Patureau sale, Paris, 1857. 
212. A Sleeping Peasant. Dr. M. Strauss, Vienna. 

452. A Woman reading the News in front of a Cottage. Freiherr 

Speck von Sternburg, Ltltzschena. 

534. A Fiddler among Peasants. Weber, Hamburg. 

$S6ee. A Rustic Interior with Merry Peasants. N. Tjark sale, Amster- 
dam, 1762. 



x ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE 429 

1644 (or 1664). 819. Backgammon-Players. Earl of Ellesmere, London. 

870. The Weary Traveller. E. W. Lake sale, London, 1845. 

871. The Weary Wanderer. E. W. Lake sale, London, 1845. 

1645 (probably). 425. Musicians outside the Inn. Kassel Gallery. 

1645. 356. Two Men and a Woman at Music. Hermitage, St. Petersburg. 
553. Peasants dancing at an Inn. Delessert sale, Paris, 1869. 

907. Landscape with a Herdsman driving Cattle. Hermitage, 

St. Petersburg. 
920*7. A Rustic Stable. Haarlem sale, 1772. 

1646. 455^. Interior of a Farm-House. Arthur Kay, Glasgow. 

1647. 131^. A Woman washing Mussels. L. Witsen sale, Amsterdam, 1746. 
327. Three Peasants at an Inn. Dulwich College Gallery, London. 
371. Two Men and a Woman. Exhibited by F. Muller and Co., 

Amsterdam, 1906. 

474. Peasants at Home. The late A. Tritsch, Vienna. 

475. The Interior of a Kitchen. S. van Huls sale, The Hague, 1737. 
480. A Peasant Family at Home. Comte de Morny sale, Paris, 1852. 

521. The Fiddler among Peasants. Elkins, Philadelphia. 

522. Peasants at Music in a Cottage. Dr. M. Strauss, Vienna. 
613. Peasants fighting. G. T. Braine sale, London, 1857. 
633. Four Figures in an Interior. Ruth Museum, Geneva. 

1648. 107. The Itinerant Fiddler. Hermitage, St. Petersburg. 

109. The Itinerant Hurdy-Gurdy Player. Hermitage, St. Petersburg. 

373. A Woman spinning, with Two Peasants. J. Monchen sale, 

Amsterdam, 1907. 

402. The Quack Doctor in the Village. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. 
722. Peasants in a Country Inn. Letellier, Paris, 1841. 
835. Card-Players at an Inn. Earl of Northbrook, London. 

1649. 34 1 - Interior with Three Peasants. Viscount Middleton sale, London, 

1851. 

465. A Peasant Family at Home. Aeltere Pinakothek, Munich. 
530. A Hurdy-Gurdy Player with Singers. Wurster sale, Cologne, 

1896. 
637. Interior of an Inn. Hamburg Kunsthalle. 

165-. 303. A Man and Woman. Freiherr E. von Niesewand sale, London, 
1886. 

1650. 368. Two Men and a Woman reading the News. C. Heusch, 

London, 1854. 

374. Two Peasants and a Woman in an Interior. F. Muller, 

Amsterdam. 
533. A Fiddler with Ten Other Figures. Due d'Arenberg, Brussels. 

1651 (? or 1681). 15. Sight. Hermitage, St. Petersburg. 

1651. 144. An Old Drinker. The late C. T. Yerkes, New York. 

1652. 545. Peasants dancing at an Inn. The late C. T. Yerkes, New York. 
546. Villagers merrymaking at an Inn. H. Heugel, Paris. 

780. Outside the Inn. W. C. Randolph, London. 

894. Portrait of a Woman with a Child in her Lap. New York 

Historical Society. 
896. Portrait of a Lady. P. von Semeonoff, St. Petersburg. 



430 ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE SECT. 

1653. 232. Two Newspaper Readers. Louvre, Paris. 
300. The Proposal. W. Wells sale, London, 1848. 

360. Two Peasants smoking and a Woman singing. S. van Huls sale, 

The Hague, 1737. 

381. The Schoolmaster with Two Pupils. Marquess of Bute, London. 
535. Interior with Men and Women and a Hurdy-Gurdy Player. 

G. Salting, London. 
537. The Wandering Musician at the Inn. T. Patureau sale, Paris, 

1857. 
584. A Village Inn with Four Drunken Persons. Count Czernin von 

Chudenitz, Vienna. 
750. Interior with Three Figures in front. M. Colnaghi, London, 

1893. 
783. Five Persons in an Arbour. Sir F. Cook, Bart., Richmond. 

1654. 654. Peasants conversing at an Inn. Earl of Lonsdale, Lowther Castle. 
80 1. Peasants dancing outside a Cottage. Earl of Lonsdale, Lowther 

Castle. 
879. The Painter's Family. Louvre, Paris. 

1655. 170. The Smoker. Antwerp Museum. 

517. A Music-Party at an Inn. Due d'Arenberg, Brussels. 

716. Peasants in a Cottage Interior. W. Beckford, Fonthill, 1829. 

838. Peasants playing Cards outside an Inn. S. van Huls sale, The 

Hague, 1737. 

845. Four Card-Players at an Inn. W. Wells sale, London, 1848. 
865. Peasants playing Skittles. G. Field, London, 1857. 
1656 (? the 5 may be a 3). 455. A Peasant Family at Home. Stadel'sches 
Kunstinstitut, Frankfort-on-Main. 

1656. 275. The Two Friends. A. J. Bosch sale, Vienna, 1885. 

519. Peasants at Music in an Interior. Buckingham Palace, London. 
609. Peasants fighting at the Village Inn. Aeltere Pinakothek, 

Munich. 

621. Peasants at the Fireside. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. 
646. Five Peasants and a Woman at an Inn. Buckingham Palace, 

London. 

713. Eight Figures at an Inn. J. Barchard sale, London, 1826. 
749. Interior of an Inn. G. Field sale, London, 1893. 
882. A Laughing Peasant. Boymans Museum, Rotterdam. 

1657. 432. A Bagpiper at an Inn. W. Asch, London. 

745. A Tavern Scene. Rupprecht Exhibition, Munich, 1889. 

1658. 416. The Pig's Carcase. C. Crerie, Manchester, 1842. 
617. The Fight over Cards. C. Sedelmeyer, Paris, 1899. 
619. A Brawl at an Inn. C. Bowyer sale, London, 1906. 
735. Peasants at an Inn. E. Higginson sale, London, 1860. 
781. Peasants outside an Inn. Leuchtenberg, St. Petersburg. 

1659. 2710. Interior with Two Peasants. Baron de Beurnonville sale, Paris, 

1881. 

325. A Musical Trio. Steengracht, The Hague. 
426. Peasants under a Vine -Trellis at an Inn with a Musician. 

Kassel Gallery. 

485. Peasants at Home. Baron de Beurnonville sale, Paris, 1883. 
514. Three Peasants and a Woman at an Inn. Brussels sale, 1903. 



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1659. 549. Peasants dancing at an Inn. C. Heusch, London, 1854. 
730. Interior of an Inn. Comte de Turenne sale, Paris, 1852. 
804*. Peasants singing and drinking outside a Cottage. S. van Huls 

sale, The Hague, 1737. 

804;. Merry Peasants drinking outside an Inn. Amsterdam sale, 1739. 
864. Skittle-Players outside an Inn. Duchesse de Berry, Paris, 1829. 
906. Portrait of a Woman. Ritter Hoschek von Miihlheim sale, 

Vienna, 1909. 

1 66-. 500. A Peasant Family outside a Cottage. O. Huldschinsky, Berlin. 
820. Backgammon-Players in an Interior. Marquess of Bute, London. 

1660 (? or 1668). 473. A Peasant Family by the Fireside. Stockholm Museum. 

1660. 582. Boisterous Peasants at an Inn. Schwerin Museum. 
628. The Table in the Village Inn. Dresden Gallery. 

799. Peasants dancing and drinking outside the Inn. A. de Roths- 
child, London. 
817. Backgammon-Players. Karlsruhe Gallery. 

1661. 162. The Drinker. Madame de Haan Bierens, Amsterdam, 1842. 
289. A Man and a Woman seated at a Table. T. Agnew and Sons, 

London. 

326. Three Men drinking at an Inn. T. Agnew and Sons, London. 

351. Two Peasants and a Woman at Music. C. von Hollitscher, Berlin. 

386^. A Schoolmaster. Amsterdam sale, 1743. 

397. The Alchemist. National Gallery, London. 

462. The Interior of a Cottage. Sir G. Donaldson, London. 

463. The Interior of a Cottage ; a Peasant Family at Table. Lt.-Col. 

G. L. Holford, London. 

601. A Country Inn. J. L. Menke sale, Brussels sale, 1904. 
620. Peasants carousing at an Inn. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. 
702. An Inn with Five Peasants. Madame Wellens sale, Antwerp, 

1810. 

1662. 248. Two Peasants smoking. S. van Huls sale, The Hague, 1737. 
383. The Schoolmaster. Louvre, Paris. 

636. Peasants at an Inn. The Hague Gallery. 

734. Interior of an Inn with Seven Figures. L. Casterman sale, 
Antwerp, 1858. 

1663. 98. A Painter in his Studio. Dresden Gallery. 
148. The Drinker. Count Wachtmeister, Wanas. 
236. Two Peasants feasting. Dresden Gallery. 

464. Interior with Peasants. Wallace Collection, London. 
624. Peasants at an Inn. Brussels Museum. 

650. Peasants in an Interior. Lt.-Col. G. L. Holford, London. 

678. A Fine Picture with Various Figures. H. van der Vugt sale, 

Amsterdam, 1745. 
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