The Archers

David Teniers the Youngerlate 1640s

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields


  • Title: The Archers
  • Date Created: late 1640s
  • Type: oil paintings
  • Rights: Gift of Col. and Mrs. A. W. S. Herrington
  • External Link: http://www.imamuseum.org/mercury/load-artwork/34543
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • wall label: Teniers was perhaps the most important Flemish painter of low-life genre scenes during the 17th century. An enormously prolific artist, Teniers is best known for his numerous depictions of peasant life.ÿ In the three works exhibited here, rustic country folk gather in the courtyard of an inn to eat, drink and play games, or to pause by the roadside and talk. Such images stress the conviviality of hard-won leisure and are decidedly more sympathetic in their portrayal of the peasantry than those of Teniers's Dutch contemporary, Jan Miense Molenaer.
  • measurements: 22 1/8 x 33 1/16 in.
  • Artist: Teniers, David, II