TENIERS, David the Younger
(b. 1610, Antwerpen, d. 1690, Bruxelles)
Smokers in a Tavern1641
Oil on oak panel, 27 x 34 cm
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.