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Tavern scene with peasants dancing: PD.544-1963

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Tavern scene with peasants dancing


Draughtsman: Ostade, Adriaen van




History note: Jacob de Vos Jbzn. (Lugt 1450), Sale, Amsterdam, 24 May 1883, lot 344; J.P. Heseltine (Lugt 1507); A.W. Mensing, Sale, Amsterdam, 28 April 1937, lot 508, bt. Colnaghi for Sir Bruce Ingram (Lugt 1405a), May 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 172 mm
Width: 268 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Ingram, Bruce Stirling, Sir


Could be by Isaac van Ostade [1621-1649]

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink
Grey-brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen, brown ink and grey-brown wash over lead pencil, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A V Ostade
  • Location: Lower right

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.544-1963
Primary reference Number: 4927
Lugt: 1450
Lugt: 1507
Lugt: 1405a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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