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Attributed to Dutch School , Topers in an Interior

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Title Topers in an Interior
Collection National Trust for Scotland (Crathes Castle)
Artist Attributed to Dutch School
Previously attributed to after Steen, Jan (Dutch painter, 1626-1679)
Previously attributed to Teniers, David, II (Flemish painter, 1610-1690)
Date Earliest about 1630
Date Latest probably about 1670
Signed yes
Description This typical seventeenth-century Dutch tavern scene shows four men in a run-down inn. Although humorous in tone, the painting also has a moralisitic element to it, with a print nailed to the wall warning the viewer against the sins of over-indulgence in drink.

The signature 'David Teniers', on the lower left of the canvas, appears to be a later addition. The man raising his glass to the viewer and the man filling his pipe with tobacco are both reminiscent of figures in tavern scenes painted by artists such as Adriaen Brouwer.

Current Accession Number 88-133.26b
Inscription front ll 'David Teniers'
Subject figure; everyday life (tavern); interior
Measurements 66 x 53 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by William Steel 1988.
Rights Owner National Trust for Scotland
Author David Taylor
 

 

 

 

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