Born at Lubeck, A.D. 1617--died A.D. 1650, aged 33. This clever painter was brother to Adrian Van Ostade, under whom he studied. Although he did not equal his instructor, yet he was an artist of no ordinary talents, and his pictures are highly esteemed. He painted similar subjects to those of his brother Adrian, and touched them in a very masterly manner, particularly his exteriors. DESCRIPTION. This little picture is an excellent example of his abilities. It represents peasants dancing in front of a village public house. In painting this picture, the artist has given the most lively and natural expression to the various characters. The colouring is rich, clear and glowing, and the landscape is touched with great spirit, and at the same time with a light and delicate pencil. From the Collection of J. Taylor, Esq. of England. [P. 30.]
A Catalogue of Italian, Flemish, Spanish, Dutch, French, and English Pictures; which have been collected in Europe and brought to this country by Mr. Richard Abraham, of New Bond Street, London, and are now exhibiting at the American Academy of Fine Arts. March, 1830. Admittance, forty cents. Children under twelve years, half price. Catalogues, twelve and a half cents. New York: Printed by R. & G.S. Wood, No. 265 Pearl Street.