Adriaen van Ostade (1610-1685) - “Peasants Killing a Pig”

Adriaen van Ostade (1610-1685) - “Peasants Killing a Pig”
Etching, drypoint - Plate signed - 1650-1654

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.

Lot details
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
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