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Treasure of the Month: Isack Van Ostade, A Winter Scene

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Treasure of the Month: Isack Van Ostade, A Winter Scene

Treasure of the Month: Isack Van Ostade, A Winter Scene

Join Curator Lelia Packer to discover our March Treasure of the Month, A Winter Scene by Isack Van Ostade.

This superb winterscape provides a wonderful glimpse of what life may have looked like during the many harsh winters Holland endured in the seventeenth century. Individuals of all ages are shown skating and sledging on an icy river, accompanied by horses and dogs. Van Ostade specialised in such winter scenes, which he was able to capture beautifully through silver-grey atmospheric effects. The painting is particularly special because it was given to Lady Wallace by Alfred de Rothschild in exchange for another painting by Van Ostade, making it the last work to enter the collection, sometime between 1890 – 98.

Free but numbers are strictly limited to 25 people per talk and will be given on a first come first served basis.

 

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Date Start Time End Time
20/03/2019 13:00 13:30