Following David Teniers
Sceneries of monkeys are a favorite theme of Flemish paintings of the 17th century, animal considered as a witness and actor of the world's madness. Illustrating paintings of Jan Brueghel I and II, of Jan and Ferdinand van Kessel, of Jan and Abraham Van de Weld and of course Wranx, the theme was taken over in the French 18th century paintings, with Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin.
Has an inscription on the back, written Van Kessel.
Oil on coper, flemish school of the 17th century
Frame also from the 17th century
Ancient Italian collection
11 000 €