Maner of David Teniers the Younger (Flemish, 1610-1690), Peasant Festival(157 views)
Description: 17th / 18th century oil on canvas Flemish painting in the manner / style of David Teniers the Younger depicting a peasant feast / festival, unsigned, in a beautiful gesso on wood frame. David Teniers II (1610-1690) The Flemish painter David Teniers II (the Younger) was born in Antwerp and studied with his father David Teniers I (the Elder). His later works show an influence of Peter Paul Rubens and Adriaen Brouwer. In 1633, Teniers was a member of the Guild of St. Luke in Antwerp. In 1651, he came to Brussels as a court painter, being in charge of the art collection of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm. For him, he created to the so-called ÔTheatrum pictorumÕ in 1660, probably the first illustrated catalog of a collection of paintings. In 1664, Tenier founded the Antwerp Academy. David Teniers II has created an extensive oeuvre, including tavern scenes, kermesses, guard rooms, alchemist and witch kitchens as well as biblical scenes, such as the frequently executed ÔTemptation of Saint AnthonyÕ. His genre scenes were extremely popular with art collectors of his time. Today, many of his works hang in almost every well-known art gallery, for example, in the Berlin and Dresden Paintings Gallery, the Uffizi in Florence, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Museo del Prado in Madrid, the Louvre and the Art Museum in Vienna. The 1640's and 1650's marked a change in style and subjects for David Teniers the Younger. He moved away from painting peasants in dark interiors and began to favor open air scenes of feasts and festivals, often set in front of an inn or other type of building.
Condition Report: Age appropriate wear, consistent with age and use. Painting itself has a scratch and surface wear, crackling, crack. The frame has been touched up and has some repairs to the gesso & gilding. Painting could use a cleaning but we like to leave that decision up to our customers.
Dimensions: Frame: 18 inches high, 24 7/8 inches wide / long and 2.50 inches deep. Painting: 9 5/8 inches high by 16 3/4 inches wide.
Artist or Maker: David Teniers II (1610-1690)
Medium: Oil on wood.