Flemish school of the seventeenth century, circle of David Teniers and Ryckaert and Adriaen Brouwer and Van Ostade.
Oil on oak panel.
The scene is an allegory of the "bon vivant", a lover of alcohol and tobacco, represented in an intimate interior.
The main character, the chubby face illuminated by a mine as delightful as it is attentive, a full purse hanging at his waist, holds in his arms a heavy pitcher of pewterstone sandstone, while a friend reads it to him. a letter, the latter obviously being the cause of the festivities.
Period: 17th century.
Condition: Painting in excellent condition, unpainted, requiring just a peeling and refinishing, presented in a blackened wood frame with wavy moldings and inverted profile dating from the nineteenth century.
Dimensions: Panel 29 cm x 20.5 cm - Frame 47 cm x 38.5 cm.
28 000 €