DAVID TENIERS, the YOUNGER. Born at Antwerp, A.D. 1610--Died A.D. 1694, aged 84. This celebrated painter was the son of an artist, under whom he studied, afterwards under Adrian Brouwer, and had the advantage of receiving lessons from Rubens in the principles of colouring. Teniers was a Constant and faithful follower of Nature; his favourite subjects were village festivals and merry-makings, Flemish fairs and incantations: he displayed a characteristic originality and a naivete of expression, in which he is unrivalled. DESCRIPTION. This little gem is known by the name of the Wood-cutters: in the fore-ground are three men employed about a tree which they have just felled; another figure is standing by who is speaking to those at work, and points to a road on the right. A village is seen in the distance. The pencilling is light and dexterous, the trees are touched with spirit and taste, the sky is light and floating, and there is that silvery charm in the colouring which is so peculiar to the master. This beautiful little cabinet specimen was formerly in the collection of John Webb Esq., and subsequently in that of Thomas Emmerson Esq. of England. [P. 21.]
A Catalogue of Italian, Flemish, Spanish, Dutch, French, and English Pictures; which have been collected in Europe and brought to this country by Mr. Richard Abraham, of New Bond Street, London, and are now exhibiting at the American Academy of Fine Arts. March, 1830. Admittance, forty cents. Children under twelve years, half price. Catalogues, twelve and a half cents. New York: Printed by R. & G.S. Wood, No. 265 Pearl Street.