16 November 2006
Follower of David Teniers II (Antwerp 1610-1690 Bruxelles)
Peasants smoking in an interior with other figures by a fireplace
oil on panel, stamped with the coat-of-arms of the City of Antwerp and the panel maker's mark of François de Bout on reverse
48.2 x 64.3 cm.
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The monogram of François de Bout, 'F DB', was in use in Antwerp between 1637 and 1650 (see J. Wadum, 'The Antwerp Brand on Paintings on Panel', Leids Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek, 1998, p. 188, fig. 19).
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