An Old Woman peeling Pears

To the right of the woman is a greyhound, and to the left objects that include earthenware and brass pots and cauliflowers. The furniture in the background recurs in Teniers's 'An Old Peasant caresses a Kitchen Maid in a Stable'.

'An Old Woman peeling Pears' was probably inspired by Teniers's style of the 1640s. It is reminiscent of a work by the artist's brother, Juliaen Teniers the Younger, in Copenhagen.

Key facts

Artist dates
1610 - 1690
Full title
An Old Woman peeling Pears
Date made
after 1640s
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
48.6 x 66.5 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1870
Inventory number
Location in Gallery