OSTADE, Adriaen Jansz. van
(b. 1610, Haarlem, d. 1685, Haarlem)

Prayer before the Meal

Etching, 152 x 127 cm
British Museum, London

Ostade's etching of peasants joined in prayer emphasizes the parents' good example for the two children, and the family's gratitude for a simple dish.

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