(b. ca. 1605, Oudenaerde, d. 1638, Antwerpen)
Peasants of Moerdyck1628-30
Oil on panel, 31 x 20 cm
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.