Adriaen van Ostade (Haarlem 1610 – Haarlem 1685)
Art / Oil paintings
1650 (signed and dated)
Oil on panel (oval)
276 x 213 mm (10 7/8 x 8 3/8 in)
Place of origin
HaarlemOrder this image
Ascott Estate, Buckinghamshire
Oil painting on panel (oval), The News by Adriaen van Ostade (Haarlem 1610 –Haarlem 1685), signed and dated, mid-right: AV (in monogram) Ostade 1650. A peasnt in red and a woamn in blue are seated either side of a table, the one smking, the other reading a letter; a second man with a mug of beer lenas between them. A typical scene of Dutch low life with three elderly figures drinking, pipe-smoking and news-reading.
Charles Heusch (c. 1777 - 1848) in 1842; whose collection Baron Lionel de Rothschild (1882 - 1942) bought en bloc; thence by decent until accepted in lieu of inheritance tax by HM Government and allocated to the National Trust, 2000.
Ascott, The Anthony de Rothschild Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
Adriaen van Ostade (Haarlem 1610 – Haarlem 1685), artist
Ascott, Buckinghamshire, Scala, 2008 by John Martin Robinson and others [pictures entries by Karin Wolfe on basis of Gore entries, 1963 with contributions from Alastair Laing] , no.25 Smith 1842 John Smith, Supplement to the Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters, London, 1842, no. 120 Waagen 1854-7 Gustav Waagen, Treasures of Art in Great Britain, 3 vols. (translated by Lady Eastlake) with a supplementary volume: Galleries and Cabinets of Art in Great Britain, London, 1854-7, II, p. 254 Hofstede de Groot 1907-28 C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, 8 vols., London, 1907-28, III, no. 368