Interior of a Flemish Tavern, with Boors revelling, &c., (painting)
Teniers, David 1610-1694
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 141 (Sale info: For Sale).
"The works of this extraordinary genius are dispersed through most of the European courts. He studied nature in every shape, with a most curious and critical observation; and as he generally composed his subjects from persons in low stations, he accustomed himself to frequent their meetings at sports, feasts, and pastimes; and by that means had an opportunity of remarking the simplicity of their manners, and the various actions and attitudes, characters and passions, of every age and sex. from such observations he had nature always present to his imagina- tion, in whatever subject he composed, and was enabled to give his figures such truth, and expression, as must for ever assure his works the approbation of the best judges. And it cannot but seem surprising that subjects which appear to be low and barren, could furnish such a wonderful variety from the hand of one master. Teniers had a ready and lively invention, and was full as ready to execute as to invent; he made nature his model perpetually, and imitated it with astonishing exactness and truth. His pencil is free, and delicate, the touching of his trees is light and firm; his skies are admirable; and although not very much varied, are clear and brilliant; and as to the expression of his figures, whether they are mirthful or grave, in anger or in good humour, nothing can be more strongly marked, more striking, or more natural. his pictures are generally clear in all their parts with beautiful transparency. Painted by David Teniers, the younger, who was born at Antwerp, 1610, died 1694." [P. 24-25.]
Descriptive Catalogue of Original Cabinet Paintings, now arranged in the Gallery, Doggett's Repository of Arts, entrance at No. 16, Market-Street, and may be viewed every day, from 8 in the morning till sunset; being a truly splendid and valuable Collection of one hundred and sixty-four Cabinet Paintings in elegant frames; selected on the Continent of Europe, at the Expense of thirty thousand dollars, and are warranted to comprise the works of the Great Masters, from the 13th Century to the Present Time.