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

Before the Inn

Oil on panel, 37 x 49 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

Whereas Adriaen Brouwer chose to place particular emphasis upon the grim existence of the poor, David Teniers the Younger concentrated upon more idealised works. As usual, he pays a great deal of attention to the landscape in his Before the Inn. The drinkers are almost incidental.