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Peasants making Music in an Inn
Studio of David Teniers the Younger

The man plays a lute. The owl on the window ledge may be a reference to sinfulness.

This painting has been generally accepted as a work of David Teniers the Younger, but it displays weaknesses of handling. It is painted in the style of the mid-1630s and may be a copy of a lost original.

The initials F/DB on the reverse of the panel may be those of the panel-maker François de Bout who became a master in the Antwerp guild of Saint Luke in 1637-8.

Key facts
Artist Studio of David Teniers the Younger
Artist dates 1610 - 1690
Full title Peasants making Music in an Inn
Date made about 1635
Medium and support Oil on oak
Dimensions 29.1 x 36.2 cm
Acquisition credit Bequeathed by Lord Farnborough, 1838
Inventory number NG154
Location in Gallery Not on display
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