Interior of a Dutch Kitchen, with Figures, Utensils, &c., (painting)
VanOstade, Adrian 1610-1685
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 124 (Sale info: For Sale).
"A very highly finished, warm, transparent picture. The subjects which he chose to paint were always of the lower kind, and he had almost the same ideas with Teniers; but, though Ostade copied nature, as it appeared in the lower class of mankind, accomodating the actions, habits and characters of his figures, to his own taste, with such a spirit in his compositions, such truth, such nature, such life, and such a delicacy of pencil, that his pictures are transparent and highly finished, also warm and clear. He perfectly understood the principles of the chiaro scuro, and introduced his light and shadows, with so much judgment that every figure seems animated, his tone of colouring is exquisitely pleasing and natural, his touch light, and wonderful. Painted by Adrian Van Ostade, who was born at Lubeck, 1610, died 1685." [P. 21.]
Descriptive Catalogue of Original Cabinet Paintings, now arranged in the Gallery, Doggett's Repository of Arts, entrance at No. 16, Market-Street, and may be viewed every day, from 8 in the morning till sunset; being a truly splendid and valuable Collection of one hundred and sixty-four Cabinet Paintings in elegant frames; selected on the Continent of Europe, at the Expense of thirty thousand dollars, and are warranted to comprise the works of the Great Masters, from the 13th Century to the Present Time.