Fine hand painted miniature Adriaen van Ostade, 17th c.
Adriaen van Ostade (Adriaen Hendricx) was born in 1610 in Haarlem. His father, Jan Hendricx, came from Ostade near Eindhoven, and his sons, Adriaen
and Isaack, adopted this name as painters. In 1627, Adriaen was a pupil of Frans Hals, and, in 1634 joined the Lukas Guild in Haarlem of which he was
later the head, in 1647, 1661 and 1662. He was one of the most popular Dutch painters, specializing from the start in genre painting of peasant life.
Description: Very fine hand painted miniature on ivory attributed to Adriaen van Ostade, early 17th century, in the original ornate hinged leather case
(loss to hinging), the image is excellent, measuring 1.875" x 2.25"