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Interior in an Inn, called "The Skaters" (De Schaatsenrijder)

A work made of etching and engraving on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching and engraving on cream laid paper.

Date:

c. 1655

Artist:

Cornelis Visscher (Dutch, c. 1629-1658)
after Adriaen van Ostade (Dutch, 1610-1685)

About this artwork

Throughout his career, the Dutch painter Adriaen van Ostade depicted rustic genre scenes of peasants enjoying village pleasures; these had a major influence on the subject matter of Dutch art both during and after the 17th century. Cornelis Visscher’s work echoes the liveliness and warmth of Van Ostade’s, showing a merry group of peasants gathering in an interior to talk and enjoy a smoke. The small pair of skates on the floor in the center of the foreground indicates that the group may have returned from an afternoon of ice-skating, a popular leisure activity during the period.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Cornelis Visscher

Title

Interior in an Inn, called "The Skaters" (De Schaatsenrijder)

Place

Holland (Object made in)

Date

Artist's working dates 1649–1658

Medium

Etching and engraving on cream laid paper

Dimensions

427×345 mm (image); 436×352 mm (plate); 456x371 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace S. Oakley

Reference Number

1923.1000

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