Teniers the elder was the father of the famous artist of the same name and excelled at the creation of small scale paintings. This work shows the god of metallurgy, Vulcan, as he is visited by Venus, who has come to order armor for her son Aeneas. The metallic armor, the rocky face of the cave and the movement of the smoke all reveal Teniers' superior sense of object and his remarkable ability to create atmosphere. (Source: The Digital Gallery. 1999-2006)


  • Title: Venus Visiting Vulcan’s Forge
  • Date Created: 1638
  • Location Created: Flanders
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings: Signed and dated lower right: D. TENIERS. F. 1638
  • Provenance: Coll. Jan de Maere, Brussels.
  • Physical Dimensions: w600 x h470 mm
  • Painter: David Teniers, the Elder
  • Object title (Japanese): ウルカヌスの鍛冶場を訪れたヴィーナス
  • Object notes (Japanese): テニールス(父)は、高名な画家である同名の息子の父で、宗教画の大作も描いたが、小画面の作品を最も得意とした。本作品には、鍛冶の神であるウルカヌスがヴィーナスに請われて、彼女の息子のアエネアスのために武具を鋳造する場面が描かれている。金属製の甲冑、洞窟の岩肌、煙の動きなど、事物の素材感、雰囲気が巧みに表現された魅力的な小品である。(出典: デジタルギャラリー. 1999-2006)
  • Artist Name (Japanese): テニールス、ダフィット(父)
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: http://www.nmwa.go.jp/en/information/privacy.html
  • External Link: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
  • Medium: Oil on copper

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