TENIERS, David the Younger
(b. 1610, Antwerpen, d. 1690, Bruxelles)
Countryside Inn with Revellers (detail)1650-52
Oil on canvas
Here a small inn plays host to a variety of characters: some well-dressed huntsmen pausing for refreshment; and a body of drinkers well-set into their afternoon occupation accompanied by a side of ham. Near them, too near perhaps, one of their number relieves himself against the wall of the inn.