BROUWER, Adriaen
(b. ca. 1605, Oudenaerde, d. 1638, Antwerpen)

Peasants of Moerdyck

Oil on panel, 31 x 20 cm
Private collection

This painting is one of the representations of smokers by Brouwer. Tobacco was still a novelty when Brouwer's picture was painted, having been imported from the New World only since the late sixteenth century.