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

Old Man with a Pipe

Oil on oak panel, 36 x 33 cm
Private collection

The painting shows an interior with an old man with a pipe and a flagon seated at a table, other figures smoking by a fireplace beyond.

This painting is known in several old copies, some perhaps produced in Teniers' own studio. The present work is now known to be the signed original - the large number of replicas testament to both its immediate and enduring popularity as a quiet but powerful image.