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The Peasant Paying his Reckoning

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The Peasant Paying his Reckoning

Adriaen Jansz van Ostade

Artist Nationality
Dutch (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1647-1653

Medium & Support
etching, engraving and drypoint on paper

4 in x 3 ⅜ in (10.16 cm x 8.57 cm);19 3/10 in x 14 ¼ in (49.05 cm x 36.2 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Carl Fredric Clarke

Label copy
Ostade was a Haarlem painter and etcher of peasant scenes. In this print a peasant is shown paying his bill to the innkeeper, so identified by the keys hanging from her belt. Other customers converse, drink, or smoke. Above the fireplace are a spinner's winder and a lantern.

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