TENIERS, David the Younger
(b. 1610, Antwerpen, d. 1690, Bruxelles)
River Landscape with Rainbow (detail)1640s
Oil on panel
Along with Rubens, Teniers was among the first Flemish seventeenth-century artists to include rainbows in his compositions, not for their allegorical or religious meaning, but rather as another means by which to demonstrate his careful study of nature.