The Interior of an Inn

The artist painted many tavern scenes of this type showing peasants drinking, smoking and listening to itinerant musicians. This type of composition with groups of people in a desolate, dark room which recedes sharply into the picture space is characteristic of van Ostade's work.

Key facts

Artist dates
1610 - 1685
Full title
The Interior of an Inn with Nine Peasants and a Hurdy-Gurdy Player
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on oak
39.9 x 55.7 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery