Offered by Galerie Laury-Bailly
In front of the inn, oil on wood panel, dimensions 24 cm x 35 cm, with the frame: 39 cm x 50 cm, attributed to David Téniers II known as the young.
David Teniers II is a Flemish painter, born in Antwerp on December 15, 1610 and died in Brussels on April 25, 1690. He was a portrait and history painter, but he is best known for having developed the peasant genre, tavern scenes and scenes with alchemists.
He is the son of David Téniers said the old man, his first teacher, then he becomes very influenced by Adriaen Brouwer. He was a member of the Antwerp guild in 1632. After having worked for Archduke Leopold-Guillaume de Habsbourg, who administered the Spanish Netherlands, he followed him to Brussels as a court painter. In 1663 he was ennobled and founded an art academy in Antwerp.
The scene represented on our painting takes place before the inn with the peasant customers.