Van Ostade painted a number of individual half-length studies of peasants: this man clasps a stoneware jug and a clay pipe.

Adriaen van Ostade was born and worked in Haarlem. He was a pupil of Frans Hals at the same time as Adriaen Brouwer, who is famous for this tavern and peasant scenes and who influenced van Ostade. Van Ostade painted and etched peasant scenes; he also painted a few biblical subjects and small portraits.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1610 - 1685
Full title
A Peasant holding a Jug and a Pipe
Date made
about 1650-5
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
26.8 x 22 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
NG2543
Location in Gallery