|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|
|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|