Artist Isack van Ostade, Dutch, 1621-1649
  • River Landscape with Swimmers
Date 1644
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 35 7/8 × 45 1/2 inches (91.1 × 115.6 cm)
Framed: 46 × 56 × 4 1/4 inches (116.8 × 142.2 × 10.8 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence P. Fisher
Accession Number 68.296
Department European Painting
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated lower center: Isach van Ostade 1644
Note, that the 2005 DIA Dutch cat. says instead of Isach, "Isack". The painting should be checked to determine which is correct.
Marks Marked on inside of stretcher: I. PEEL, LINER On label on stretcher: J. Chenue, packer for H. S. Reyre
Collection Hendrik Twent;
Leiden auction H. Twent, ( ) August 11, 1789 lot 4, bought by L. B. Coclers for 180
New York, Howard Young Galleries (dealer-1929);
Detroit, Collection Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence P. Fisher, by whom bequeathed to the DIA in
Hofstede de Groot, C., Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Artists of the Seventeenth Century, vol. 3, London, 1910, no. 142, p. 480, (as A Stream Outside a Town and as a companion painting to Ostade's picture in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp--HdG 80).

Detroit, DIA, "Loan Exhibition of Dutch Landscape Painting", (intro. by E. P. Richardson, unpaginated), Feb. 3-26, 1939, cat. 27 (lent by Mr. Lawrence P. Fisher).

Detroit, Detroit Institute of Arts, Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts, London, 2004, pp. 156-157 (entry by A. K. Wheelock, Jr.)