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Title Bridge with Buildings and Figures
Collection Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
Artist Attributed to manner of Teniers, David, I (Flemish painter, 1582-1649)
Date Earliest possibly about 1640
Date Latest possibly about 1800
Description David Teniers I was a late mannerist painter, who mainly worked in Antwerp. He became a Master in 1606, and by the 1630s his works were becoming much confused with those of his far more famous son. Constantly in debt, Teniers I painted little in his last years and predominantly functioned as a dealer. An original for this painting has not been found, and it is currently attributed as in the style of Teniers I.
Current Accession Number TWCMS:B4235
Former Accession Number SAG 135
Subject landscape; buildings and gardens; everyday life; figure; animal (dog)
Measurements 17.2 x 25.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by J. A. D. Shipley, 1909.
Publications Catalogue of the Shipley Collection, 1917, no. 135 as An Old Tower without attribution; Catalogue of the Shipley Collection, 1921, no. 135 as An Old Tower without attribution; Catalogue of the Shipley Collection, 1951, no. 135 as after David Teniers I.
Notes This work was probably painted in the later seventeenth, or eighteenth century. Christopher Wright believed it may have been painted in the eighteenth century. Though it appears not to be a copy of a known composition by David Teniers the Elder, certain elements in the painting are very similar to those seen in known Teniers works. A similar tower can be seen in the distance, to the left of the group of buildings, in The Judgement of Paris oil on panel, sold Sotheby's London, 4 April, 1984.
Rights Owner The Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead (Tyne and Wear Museums)
Author Elizabeth van der Beugel



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