The quack (after Adriaen van Ostade)


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The Quack (after Adriaen van Ostade) (ca. 1675)
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Adriaen van Ostade, a 17th century painter, mainly captured the daily lives of ordinary people such as peasants and artisans. Also people who at the time often had questionable reputations, such as quacks and lawyers. The painting “The Quack” (1648) is a well-known work by Van Ostade. A group of people watching a quack in fascination was an attractive theme in the 17th century because it provided the opportunity for moral discourse. Because it was such a popular subject, many prints of this work were made by various engravers.

Both the Rijksmuseum and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen have the same image in their collections.

  • Image: a very nice copper engraving after the representation of Adriaen van Ostade
  • year: ca. 1675
  • quality: excellent
  • signed: no
  • image size: 15.5 x 12.6 cm | 6.1 x 5 in (h x w)
  • sheet or frame size: 31.3 x 28.1 cm | 12.3 x 11.1 in (h x w)

17th century


copper engraving





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