National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Workmen before an Inn Isack van Ostade (artist)
Dutch, 1621 - 1649
Workmen before an Inn, 1645
oil on panel
overall: 66 x 58.4 cm (26 x 23 in.) framed: 94.9 x 86.7 x 7 cm (37 3/8 x 34 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)
Gift of Richard A. and Lee G. Kirstein, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art
Not on View
From the Tour: Dutch Still Lifes and Landscapes of the 1600s
Object 8 of 8

Conservation Notes

The painting is on an oak panel with a vertical grain. The support is a single panel. The original chisel marks are visible on the back.

The ground is a smooth, light brown layer of medium thickness. It is allowed to show through the thinly applied paint layers. In the sky the paint is applied more thickly, with low impasto and strong brushwork. The painting is in very good condition, although small, scattered losses are visible in ultraviolet light. Minor pentimenti in the large tree in the center of the painting and the dogs in the foreground are visible to the naked eye. The painting has not been treated since acquisition.

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