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DAY & FABER master drawings

    Isack van Ostade (Haarlem 1621 - Haarlem 1649)

    Workmen before an Inn

    Description:

    1645
    pencil, pen and ink
    136 x 220 mm

    Provenance:

    Carel Emil Duits (born 1882), London, Lugt 533a
    by descent

    Note:

    This recently discovered drawing is described by Dr. Bernhard Schackenburg as ‘a highly important masterpiece’. Although it relates to a painting of 1645, now in the National Gallery of Art Washington, it is one of Ostade’s few full compositional drawings made as an independent work of art. Two similar crowded village scenes are in the Teyler Museum, Haarlem.

    Workmen before an Inn