An image of The anglers

Adriaen van Ostade

(Netherlands 1610 – 1685)

The anglers

Location
Not on display
Further information

Adriaen van Ostade spent his entire career in Haarlem where he specialized in etchings of peasant genre subjects. This is his only print that can be classified as a pure landscape. The idyllic Dutch scene is dominated by a rustic wooden bridge where two anglers pass their day peacefully, watching their bait dangle on the unruffled water.

Year
circa 1653
Media
Print
Medium
etching
Dimensions
11.8 x 16.9 cm platemark; 27.0 x 28.6 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.r., [incised plate] "AvO". Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Sir Philip Street 1930
Accession number
408