The Wallace Collection

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A Market Place
  • Isack van Ostade (1621 - 1649)
  • A Market Place
  • Netherlands
  • c.1640s
  • Painting
  • Oil on oak panel
  • Image size: 58 x 79.7 cm
  • Signature: 'Isack van Ostade'
  • P17
  • East Galleries I
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • The view appears to be of the Prinzipalmarkt in Münster, showing the corner of Michaelisplatz looking towards the church of Saint Lamberti at the time of the Westphalian Peace Congress (1645-8). The location is confirmed by the dress of the lady in the left foreground who wears the traditional local head-dress, the Felken, worn to keep off the rain. If the identification is correct, the picture is the earliest painted view of the market in Münster.