Isaack van Ostade was the short-lived younger brother of Adriaen van Ostade. He, as his elder brother, was born, lived and worked in Haarlem. Isaack was a pupil of his brother who was eleven years his senior. Isaack joined the Lucas Guild in 1643. His earliest paintings are genre pictures from peasant life, dependent on Adrien’s. Towards the end of his brief career he became more interested in outdoor scenes and produced a series of beautiful and original landscapes, often set in winter.
Dutch Still Life. XVII century. by E.Fehner. Moscow. Izobrazitelnoe iskusstvo. 1990.
Dutch Genre Painting. XVII century. by E. Fehner. Moscow. Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo. 1979.
Painting of Western Europe. XVII century. by E. Rotenberg. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1989.