National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of The Cottage Dooryard Adriaen van Ostade (artist)
Dutch, 1610 - 1685
The Cottage Dooryard, 1673
oil on canvas
overall: 44 x 39.5 cm (17 5/16 x 15 9/16 in.) framed: 74.3 x 69.2 x 7.6 cm (29 1/4 x 27 1/4 x 3 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.48
On View
From the Tour: Johannes Vermeer and Dutch Scenes of Daily Life in the 1600s
Object 3 of 8

1752Hoet, Gerard. Catalogus of naamlyst van schilderyen. 2 vols. The Hague, 1752: 2:196, no. 2, 206, no. 84, 528.
1824Westmacott, C. M. British Galleries of Painting and Sculpture: Comprising a General Historical and Critical Catalogue with Separate Notices of Every Work of Fine Art in Principal Collections. London, 1824: 239.
1824British Institution for Promoting the Fine Arts in the United Kingdom. An account of all the pictures exhibited in the rooms of the British Institution, from 1813 to 1823, belonging to the nobility and gentry of England: with remarks, critical and explanatory. London, 1824: 186, no. 7.
1829Smith, John. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters. 9 vols. London, 1829-1842: 1(1829):158, no. 188.
1838Waagen, Gustav Friedrich. Works of Art and Artists in England. 3 vols. Translated by H. E. Lloyd. London, 1838: 2:335.
1854Waagen, Gustav Friedrich. Treasures of Art in Great Britain: Being an Account of the Chief Collections of Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, Illuminated Mss.. 3 vols. Translated by Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake. London, 1854: 2:119, no. 3.
1857Thoré, Théophile E. J. (William Bürger). Trésors d’Art exposés à Manchester en 1857 et provenant des collections royales, des collections publiques et des collections particulières de la Grande-Bretagne. Paris, 1857: 315-316.
1857Art Treasures of the United Kingdom. Exh. cat. Art Treasures Palace, Manchester, 1857: 56, no. 735.
1869Gaedertz, Theodor. Adrian van Ostade: sein Leben und seine Kunst. Lübeck, 1869: 157.
1881Royal Academy of Arts. Exhibition of Works by The Old Masters and by Deceased Masters of the British School. Winter Exhibition. Exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1881: no. 106.
1885Catalogue of Paintings Forming the Collection of P.A.B. Widener, Ashbourne, near Philadelphia. 2 vols. Paris, 1885-1900: 2(1900):234, repro.
1898South Kensington Museum. The Hope Collection of Pictures of the Dutch and Flemish Schools with Descriptions Reprinted from the Catalogue Published in 1891 by the Science and Art Department of the South Kensington Museum. London, 1898: no. 76, repro.
1907Hofstede de Groot, Cornelis. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century. 8 vols. Translated by Edward G. Hawke. London, 1907-1927: 3(1910):294, no. 503.
1909Valentiner, Wilhelm R. Catalogue of a collection of paintings by Dutch masters of the seventeenth century. The Hudson-Fulton Celebration 1. Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1909: xxviii, 70, no. 69, repro., 155, 161.
1910Wiersum, E. "Het schilderijen-kabinet van Jan Bisschop te Rotterdam." Oud Holland 28 (Summer 1910): 161-186.
1910Valentiner, Wilhelm R. "Die Ausstellung holländischer Gemälde in New York." Monatshefte für Kunstwissenschaft 3 (1910): 10.
1910Valentiner, Wilhelm R. Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Old Dutch Masters Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Connection with the Hudson-Fulton Celebration. New York, 1910: 16, 242, no. 69, repro. 243.
1913Hofstede de Groot, Cornelis, and Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Pictures in the collection of P. A. B. Widener at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania: Early German, Dutch & Flemish Schools. Philadelphia, 1913: unpaginated, no. 28, repro.
1913Graves, Algernon. A Century of Loan Exhibitions, 1813–1912. 5 vols. London, 1913-1915: 2(1913):887, 891.
1915Hind, Arthur M. Catalogue of Drawings by Dutch and Flemish Artists Preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. 5 vols. London, 1915–1932: 4(1931):17.
1923Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. Intro. by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1923: unpaginated, repro.
1931Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. Intro. by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1931: 218, repro.
1938Waldmann, Emil. "Die Sammlung Widener." Pantheon 22 (November 1938): 336.
1940"Famous Widener Collection of Old Masters Given to the Nation." Art Digest 15 (1 November 1940): 11.
1948National Gallery of Art. Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959): 55, repro.
1950Musée de l'Orangerie. Le paysage hollandais au XVIIe siècle. Exh. cat. Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 1950: 60.
1959National Gallery of Art. Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. Reprint. Washington, DC, 1959: 55, repro.
1961Bille, Clara. De tempel der Kunst; of, Het kabinet van den heer Braamcamp. 2 vols. Amsterdam, 1961: 1:105.
1965National Gallery of Art. Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. Washington, 1965: 98.
1968National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 86, repro.
1974Buist, Marten G. At Spes Non Fracta: Hope & Co. 1770-1815: Merchant Bankers and Diplomats at Work. The Hague, 1974: 492.
1975National Gallery of Art. European paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. Washington, 1975: 256-257, repro. 257.
1976Hoet, Gerard. Catalogus of naamlyst van schilderyen. 3 vols. Reprint of 1752 ed. with supplement by Pieter Terwesten, 1770. Soest, 1976: 2:196, no. 2, 206, no. 84, 528.
1981Schnackenburg, Bernhard. Adriaen van Ostade, Isack van Ostade: Zeichnungen und Aquarelle: Gesamtdarstellung mit Werkkatalogen. 2 vols. Hamburg, 1981: 1:127.
1981Niemeijer, J. W. "De kunstverzameling van John Hope (1737–1784)." Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek 32 (1981): 192 fig. 16, 193, no. 180.
1982Clark, H. Nichols B. "A Taste for the Netherlands: The Impact of Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Genre Painting on American Art, 1800–1860." The American Art Journal 14 (Spring 1982): 25, 26 fig. 2.
1982Clark, H. Nichols B. "A Fresh Look at the Art of Francis W. Edmonds: Dutch Sources and American Meanings." The American Art Journal 14 (Summer 1982): 78.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 287, no. 375, color repro.
1984Sutton, Peter C. Masters of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting. Edited by Jane Iandola Watkins. Exh. cat. Philadelphia Museum of Art; Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin; Royal Academy of Arts, London. Philadelphia, 1984: no. 93, 288-289, repro. 288, color pl. 31.
1985National Gallery of Art. European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. Washington, 1985: 295, repro.
1986Sutton, Peter C. A Guide to Dutch Art in America. Washington and Grand Rapids, 1986: 308-309.
1990Broos, Ben P. J., ed. Great Dutch Paintings from America. Exh. cat. Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The Hague and Zwolle, 1990: 355-359, no. 47, color repro. 357, as Courtyard with a Woman Cleaning Mussels.
1993Broos, Ben P. J., and Marijn Schapelhouman. Nederlandse tekenaars geboren tussen 1600 en 1660. Zwolle, 1993: 130-131, fig b.
1995Wheelock, Arthur K., Jr. Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, 1995: 187-191, color repro. 189.
1997Westermann, Mariët. The amusements of Jan Steen: comic painting in the seventeenth century. Studies in Netherlandish art and cultural history 1. Zwolle, 1997: 158-159, fig. 82.
1998Wheelock, Arthur K., Jr. A Collector's Cabinet. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1998: 67, no. 43.
2002Quodbach, Esmée. "The Last of the American Versailles: The Widener Collection at Lynnewood Hall." Simiolus 29, no. 1/2 (2002): 79-80, fig. 31.
2003Waagen, Gustav Friedrich. Treasures of Art in Great Britain. Translated by Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake. Facsimile edition of London 1854. London, 2003: 2:119, no.3.
2007Wheelock, Arthur K., Jr., and Michael Swicklik. "Behind the Veil: Restoration of a Dutch Marine Painting Offers a New Look at Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art and History." National Gallery of Art Bulletin, no. 37 (Fall 2007): 4, fig. 3.
2011Pergam, Elizabeth A. The Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857: Entrepreneurs, Connoisseurs and the Public. Farnham and Burlington, 2011: 215, 231 n. 67, 313.
2011Renouard de Bussiere, Sophie. "Joueurs de cornemuse et de vielle, devant une ferme par Adriaen van Ostade." L'Objet d'art no. 474 (December 2011): 20, color repro.

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