OSTADE, Isaack van
(b. 1621, Haarlem, d. 1649, Haarlem)

Traveller at a Cottage Door

Oil on panel, 48 x 40 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

This painting illustrates an anecdotal scene from rural life, namely the meeting between a traveller, probably a seasonal agricultural labourer, and the inhabitants of a cottage in a wood. The realistic representation of the scene is remarkable.