Featuring in an August 29 estate sale in Sarasota, Florida is a gorgeous 17th-century oil attributed to the Dutch artist Adriaen Jansz van Ostade (1610-1685).
The painting displays a lovely genre scene with several figures playing in the street. Invaluable suggested that, “Ostade was the contemporary of David Teniers the Younger and Adriaen Brouwer. Like them, he spent his life in delineation of the homeliest subjects: tavern scenes, village fairs and country quarters. Between Teniers and Ostade the contrast lies in the different condition of the agricultural classes of Brabant and Holland and in the atmosphere and dwellings peculiar to each region.
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