TENIERS, David the Younger
(b. 1610, Antwerpen, d. 1690, Bruxelles)
Peasants Playing Dice outside an Inn1665
Oil on panel, 34 x 26 cm
Tavern scenes and game players feature prominently in David Tenierss oeuvre, a whole range of gamers appear throughout his oeuvre, among them skittle players, bowlers, archers and even backgammon players. The game in the present painting - set in the open air, with all of the familiar props from the indoor tavern scenes - is dice shooting.