TENIERS, David the Younger
(b. 1610, Antwerpen, d. 1690, Bruxelles)
Peasants Playing Cards in an Interior-
Oil on copper, 24 x 31 cm
Four meagerly-dressed men and one man of fashion are playing cards in this modest interior. The composition owes its beauty to the colours of their clothes. Comprised of red, blue and green, the range of colours used here is particularly varied and nuanced. The painting clearly draws inspiration from the scenes of Adriaen Brouwer.
Teniers portrayed card players on several occasions.