(b. 1609, Rotterdam, d. 1685, Utrecht)

Hunter Sleeping on a Hillside

Oil on canvas
Private collection

Adriaen van Ostade and his brother Isack are the most important Dutch painters who were inspired by Adriaen Brouwer. Among the minor masters the brother Cornelis (c. 1607-1681) and Herman Saftleven, Pieter de Bloot (1601-1658) and Hendrik Sorgh (1610-1670), all of whom had close contact with Rotterdam, painted interiors and outdoor scenes that show the impact of Brouwer's subjects and style.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 9 minutes):
Joseph Haydn: The Seasons, Part 3 Autumn, aria and chorus (Hunters' chorus)