Original engraving, etching and drypoint, image size 11.4 x 11.4 cm and sheet size 14 x 13.8 cm with wide margins of approx 2 cm.
18th-century on fine laid paper in excellent condition, signed on bottom centre “Av.Ostade” and dateable between 1650 and 1654.
Round engraving depicting a scene of slaughtering a pig in a dark courtyard; adults and children watch closely as a child with a candle in his hand lights up the scene.
Hollstein Dutch 41-8(8); The Illustrated Bartsch 41.
- Adriaen van Ostade (1610-1685)
- Title of artwork
- “Peasants Killing a Pig”
- drypoint, Etching
- Plate signed
- In very good condition
- Sold with frame
- Image size
- 11.4×11.4 cm