(b. ca. 1605, Neerlinter, d. ca. 1661, Bruxelles)

Interior of an Inn

Oil on panel, 37 x 47 cm
Private collection

This genre scene shows the interior of an inn with a peasant smoking a pipe and a soldier drinking, other figures smoking and drinking in the background.

The panel represents an example of Craesbeeck's early depictions of tavern interiors. He was a pupil of Adriaen Brouwer whose scenes of Flemish and Dutch alehouses influenced the subject matter that he subsequently explored.

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