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  • Landscape with Peasants Bowling

    Artist:
    Teniers, David II. 1610-1690
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    61,5x89,5 cm

Teniers, David II. 1610-1690

Landscape with Peasants Bowling

Flanders, Late 1640s

The State Hermitage can boast one of the world's finest collections of works by the famous Flemish painter David Teniers the Younger. Over 40 paintings from the time when the artist was at his peak demonstrate the main facets of his oeuvre and reveal the distinctive nature of his style. This painting is devoted to the theme of the games and pastimes of the Flemish people. More than 20 compositions by Teniers on the subject of ball games are known. The aim of the game which the personages are playing in front of the tavern is to knock over a hoop rolling along the ground by hitting one ball against another. The action in the painting takes place against the background of an attractive river landscape that the artist painted superbly. The Hermitage painting was probably created in the late 1640s since it displays a stylistic similarity to other works by Teniers the Younger dating from that period, such as the Landscape with Peasants in front of a Tavern (Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp).

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Landscape with Peasants Bowling

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oil

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61,5x89,5 cm

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Acquired in 1783; formerly in the Baudouin collection, Paris

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-578

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