Adriaen van Ostade
oil on panel
37.3 x 29.9 cm (14-5/8 x 11-3/4 in)
M. Martini Collection, Paris, 1842;  Baron Max von Goldschmidt-Rothschild [1843-1940], Frankfurt am Main; forced sale 1938 with his collection to the city of Frankfurt; restituted to his heirs in 1949.  (David M. Koester Gallery, New York) by 1951;  sold to Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955] on 20 January 1954; gift to the Allentown Art Museum in 1961, no. 1961.48.  This is likely M Georges Martini, whose estate sale held at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris 20-22 February 1911 included several Dutch paintings.  Inventory of collection prepared 1949 in M1946/Records of the Munich Central Collecting Point/Restitution Claim records/Jewish claims 0141, on which this painting is likely no. 1215 [Rothschild no 1397], called Scene at an Inn. The painting was not included in either of two 1950 sales of the Max Rothschild collection held at Park Bernet in New York.  Lent to Life in Seventeenth Century Holland, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, 1951, no. 58.