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The Peasant Paying his Reckoning

Accession Number
1949/1.113

Title
The Peasant Paying his Reckoning

Artist(s)
Adriaen Jansz van Ostade

Artist Nationality
Dutch (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1647-1653

Medium & Support
etching, engraving and drypoint on paper

Dimensions
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.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
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3 Related Resources

Poverty
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
Sociability and Social Spaces
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
Early Modern European Peasants
(Part of 10 Learning Collections)

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