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Tavern Scene
Adriaen Brouwer

Brouwer specialised in rowdy scenes of peasant life. This work, which is signed on the top step below the woman's skirt, is one of his largest and liveliest peasant pictures. He was greatly admired by contemporary artists for his skill as a painter, and both Rembrandt and Rubens collected his work.

Key facts
Artist Adriaen Brouwer
Artist dates 1606? - 1638
Full title Tavern Scene
Date made about 1635
Medium and support Oil on oak
Dimensions 48 x 67 cm
Acquisition credit Bought with the support of a number of gifts in wills, 2002
Inventory number NG6591
Location in Gallery Room 17
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