This work rich in genre and landscape elements is signed and dated 1645 in the lower right of the image, indicating that it was created two years after Ostade registered with the Haarlem painter's guild. Ostade, like Philips Wouverman, another painter active during this period in Haarlem, was known as a painter of these scenes of travelers resting before an inn or hostelry. The warm color range and superb composition, which effectively lend the image depth, and Ostade's trademark use of a white horse, all speak of Ostade's work. We can also sense a touch of the Rococo in the depicting of a woman carrying buckets suspended from a pole over her shoulders in the foreground. (Source: Masterpieces of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 2009, cat. no. 36)


  • Title: Travellers Halting at an Inn
  • Creator Lifespan: 1621 - 1649
  • Creator Nationality: Dutch
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Haarlem
  • Creator Birth Place: Haarlem
  • Date Created: 1645
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings: Signed and dated lower right: Isaak.van.Ostade / 1645
  • Provenance: Van Loone, Amsterdam, 1829-42; Baron Edmond de Rothschild, paris, 1878; E. Speelman Ltd., London; Private collection., Washington.
  • Physical Dimensions: w810 x h890 mm
  • Painter: Isaak van Ostade
  • Object title (Japanese): 宿屋の前の旅人たち
  • Object notes (Japanese): 画面右下に署名と1645年の年記があるこの作品は、オスターデがハールレムの画家組合に登録されて2年後に描かれたもので、風俗画と風景画の両要素が巧みに取り入れられている。オスターデは、同時期に同じハールレムで活動したフィリップス・ワウウェルマンと同じく、本作品のような宿屋あるいは居酒屋の前で旅人が休息する情景を得意とした画家であった。暖かみのある色彩や画面に奥行を与える見事な画面構成、またオスターデの一種のトレードマークでもあった白い馬のモティーフなど、彼の持ち味を十分に生かした作品の一つである。(出典: 国立西洋美術館名作選. 東京, 国立西洋美術館, 2006. cat. no. 36)
  • Artist Name (Japanese): オスターデ、イサーク・ファン
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: http://www.nmwa.go.jp/en/information/privacy.html
  • External Link: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
  • Medium: Oil on panel

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