‘The Skaters’: Peasants in an Interior, Adriaen van Ostade, 1650

‘The Skaters’: Peasants in an Interior, Adriaen van Ostade, 1650

oil on panel, h 44cm × w 35.5cm. More details

Compared with the often ill-natured-looking drunkards of his teacher Adriaen Brouwer, the country folk in the paintings by Adriaen van Ostade are more mildmannered. They drink and smoke, but the atmosphere is generally peaceful. The pair of skates lying on the ground inspired the painting’s old, anecdotal title.

On display in room 2.13

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