Painter of landscapes, genre scenes and still lifes, David Teniers the Younger is one of the most popular artists from the Flemish school of the 17th century. He had already reached the peak of his craft when, in 1651, Archduke Guillaume named him as painter for the Brussels Court. The Prince’s patronage earned Teniers great success. Numerous commissions came from foreign sovereigns, in particular Philip IV of Spain, which forced the artist to produce more and more works with increasing speed. (Catherine Heesterbeek in 'Musée d'Art Ancien. Oeuvres choisies' [Ancient Art Museum. Selected works])


  • Title: Flemish Kermesse
  • Creator: David Teniers II
  • Date: 1652/1652
  • support: canvas
  • origin: Acquired from the Bosschaert family, Antwerp, 1867
  • Physical Dimensions: w221 x h157 cm (without frame)
  • Provenance: Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: © Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels / photo : Guy Cussac, Bruxelles

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