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David Teniers II engraving of peasants at a table with violin 17th cen

David Teniers II engraving of peasants at a table with violin 17th cen

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Directory: Fine Art: Prints: Pre 1700: Item # 1379877

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David Teniers the Younger (Dutch 1610-1690) copper plate engraving of men and perhaps a woman gathered around a table in a house with a rough floor, a bed alcove and some implements on shelves and hooks. The focus of the print is a man playing a violin while a standing man with drink in hand addresses him, perhaps singing, as is a seated man. Another man, behind the musician, reads and possibly sings from what looks like a broadside. Signed in the plate on the lower left outside the image, “D Tenier pinx.”

Framed with a separation to keep the print off the glass. Overall with frame 9 inches (23 cm) by 10 ½ inches (27 cm). Plate size 6 1/8 inches (15.5 cm) by 7 ¾ inches (19.5 cm). Image, without signature, 5 3/8 inches (13.5 cm) by 6 7/8 inches (17.5 cm). Printed on course laid paper with numerous inclusions in the paper.

Condition: excellent. Very minor staining that shows more in the photos than in real life.

The printing is very crisp, an early impression, perhaps the later ones had a titled added, but I haven’t found another copy of this print.