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A Flemish pictoral tapestry
A Flemish pictoral tapestry

IN THE MANNER OF DAVID TENIERS THE YOUNGER, 19TH CENTURY

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A Flemish pictoral tapestry
In the manner of David Teniers the Younger, 19th Century
Woven in earthtones depicting peasants bowling outside a tavern
85½ in. (217 cm.) high; 131 in. (332.8 cm.) wide

Lot Essay

Although none of the many of tapestries known as les Ténières can be linked to specific designs, archival documents of the very early 18th century already refer to them as such. Named after painter David Teniers the Younger (d.1690) the style covers genre scenes of peasant life, and more generally, al fresco scenes including views of harbours and the wine harvest. The son of painter David Teniers the Elder (d.1685), Teniers became maître in the guild of Antwerp in 1633. Archduke Leopold Wilhelm elevated him to court painter in 1647, leading to worldwide commissions.
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