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Interior, Drinking, Smoking, Kissing, &c., (painting)

Catalog Data

Artist:
Ostade 1610-1685  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 76 (Sale info: TO BE AUCTIONED).
"By Ostade, born 1610, died 1685. " This little picture is in Ostade's best style. Seldom is seen better or sweeter penciling, and if we read his history, we shall find that nature guided his pencil; and it is impossible not to be charmed by the truth, life, and excellence of his works. " The subjects of this painter were always of the low kind, having the same ideas as Teniers: yet, though Ostade copied nature as it appeared in the lower class of mankind, there is spirit in his compositions, such truth, nature, life, and delicacy of pencil, that even while many of his subjects are in some respects disgusting, a spectator cannot forbear to admire his genius and execution. His pictures are so transparent and highly finished, that they have the lustre and polish of enamel, being at the same time warm and clear. This subject, when compared with the above history, will be found to be correct in all its parts." [Pp. 12-13.]
To be sold at Auction, Park Place House, No. 239 Broadway, Friday the 8th of June, 1832, at 1/4 before 10 o'clock, a.m. Wm. A. Colman's Collection of about 300 Superior Oil Paintings, all of which are framed. Admission free: Catalogues 12 1/2 cents. New York: Sleight & Robinson, Printers, No. 111 Nassau Street.
Topic:
Figure(s) In Interior  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Eating & Drinking  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Smoking  Search this
Recreation--Courting  Search this
Control number:
AECI 05630076
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_104019