Tavern Scene

 

David Teniers (1610-1690) (after), Tavern Scene, c. 1660, engraving, on laid paper (watermark fleur de lis with initials), in good condition, with small margins (a couple of unobtrusive pale ink stains along margin right), 14 1/4 x 17 1/2, the sheet 15 1/2 x 19 3/8 inches.

A very good impression of this iconic scene, after a painting by Teniers, with the artist’s name in the plate lower left and the unidentified etcher/engraver’s initials (P.M) lower right with the annotation "del. et sculpt" (drawn and engraved) lower right in the plate.

Teniers is now best remembered as the leading Flemish genre painter of his day, particularly known for developing peasant themes including tavern scenes, as well as pictures of collections and scenes with alchemists and physicians.