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Title The Topers
Alternative Title Boors Smoking in an Interior
Collection Dover Museum
Artist Attributed to manner of Brouwer, Adriaen (Flemish painter, born 1605 or 1606, died 1638)
Date Earliest about 1630
Date Latest probably about 1700
Description Three men, one standing and two seated, are smoking their pipes in an interior. The painting is executed in Adriaen Brouwer's style.
Current Accession Number Deavm 40
Subject everyday life; interior; figure
Measurements 36.5 x 44.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel (hardwood {oak})
Acquisition Details Given by William E. Williamson 1989.
Notes Label on reverse 'No.1. Title Boars Smoking in an Interior, Artist Adrian Brouwer, Date 1606-1638, Oil on panel, William E. Williamson- catalogued 1974, Queen Anne House Deal. Kent'; chalk '140'; ink '46'. William Williamson of Blackburn Hall, Middle Street, Deal, along with his wife Phyllis, had been an avid collector since their marriage in 1937. The Williams moved to Deal in 1968 following William's retirement from the advertising agency he had founded after the war, in London's West End. They bought the seventeenth-century Queen Anne House in Middle Street, where they housed their collection of fans, Victorian china, dolls and paintings, until 1980, when they bought Blackburn Hall in Middle Street and converted it to the Deal Society Heritage Centre and Victoriana Museum. Following the death of Phyllis in 1987, William sold Queen Anne House and moved into Blackburn Hall where he remained with his collection until his death in 1989. Shortly before, William donated his unique collection to Dover Museum's care.
Rights Owner Dover Museum
Author Dr Lenia Kouneni
 

 

 

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