Adrean van Ostade (1610 - 1685): The Cottage Dooryard

Adrean van Ostade (1610 - 1685): The Cottage Dooryard

12/10/2021, 10:02:49 AM
Adrean van Ostade (1610 - 1685): The Cottage Dooryard, 1673, oil on canvas, 44 x 39.5 cm (17 5/16 x 15 9/16 in.) National Gallery, Washington DC #AdriaenvanOstade #Art #Paintings #Painters #Arthistory #Dutch #GoldenAge #pittore #pittura #pintor #pintura #peintre #peinture #Arte #artista #dutchart #Maler #Malerei #genrepainting #ostade #masterpiece #masters #DutchGoldenAge #CottageDooryard One of Haarlem’s most prolific artists, Adriaen van Ostade painted daily life in rural villages, from bawdy tavern and barn scenes to more dignified portrayals. In this peaceful domestic scene, a mother is cleaning mussels as two of her children and the family dog play nearby. An older sister entertains the baby while the father stands in the doorway watching over the scene. Laundry is drying on a line attached to the chicken coop, vines partially obscure a dovecote, and two beehives are stored on a shelf above the water pump. In contrast to the bricked-in urban courtyards portrayed by Pieter de Hooch (1629–1684), this well-maintained brick home has a hard-packed dirt yard, characteristic of a village dwelling. The painting exudes a sense of harmony and well-being.

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