TENIERS, David the Younger
(b. 1610, Antwerpen, d. 1690, Bruxelles)

Smokers in a Tavern

Oil on oak panel, 27 x 34 cm
Private collection

In Teniers's depictions of smokers the subjects, always drawn from the artisan classes, are typically arranged in one or two small groups, with a man lighting his pipe and another leaning back and exhaling.