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Ostade, Adrian van

Ostade, Adrian van (1610-85), Flemish painter, was born at Liibeck, and studied under Francis Hals. His works depict smoking, quarrelling, drinking, and other features of peasant life. Isaac (1612-71). brother of Adrian, took him as a model, and was employed by landscape-painters to add figures to their pictures.