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Title Continental Landscape with Figures
Collection Penrith Museum
Artist Attributed to studio of Teniers, David, II (Flemish painter, 1610-1690)
Date Earliest possibly 1687
Date Latest possibly 1687
Signed yes
Description The artist's monogram is painted on a rock in the centre foreground. The colouring of the figures' clothing is quite striking in the context of the rather dull brown landscape. In particular the bright azurite blue cloak of a boy and the red hat of the traveller stand out, a common feature of the artist's work. The Flemish painter David Teniers the Younger was born in Antwerp and received his early training from his father David Teniers I. By the 1640s Teniers was employed by some of the most illustrious patrons of that time. He was appointed court painter to the Archduke Leopold Wilhelm, Governor of the Netherlands and became the Director of his Picture Gallery. He moved to Brussels about 1650 and visited London between 1650-55 to buy pictures from Charles I's collection. He died in Brussels in 1690.
Current Accession Number PD1989.1
Inscription front lc 'DT [..87?]'
Subject landscape; figure (pilgrims and beggars)
Measurements 111.9 x 170 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Transferred from Town Hall Collection January 1989.
Notes The evidence of a photograph taken before restoration, suggests that there was also a date 87', inscribed after the monogram. Black paint marks are still visible in this area but it is harder to discern the '87'. The painting was attributed to the studio of David Teniers II by Christie's in 2001.
Rights Owner Penrith Museum (Eden District Council)
Author Lisa Howard
 

 

 

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