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  • Portrait of Bishop Antonius Triest and His Brother Eugene, a Capuchin

    Artist:
    Teniers, David II. 1610-1690
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    44x36 cm

Teniers, David II. 1610-1690

Portrait of Bishop Antonius Triest and His Brother Eugene, a Capuchin

Flanders, 1652

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. Antoine Triest (1576-1657), Bishop of Bruges in 1617, of Ghent from 1622, was a well-known collector, patron and customer of Flemish painters, including David Teniers the Younger. The artist depicted the Bishop seated at a table on which we can see a crucifix and an open book. Holding a rosary in his left hand, while his right is pressed to his chest, Triest is praying while contemplating a shield bearing symbols of Christ's sufferings (a heart and wounded hands and feet) that is being held before him by his brother, a member of the Franciscan Capuchin order. On the upper shelf are two small sculptures: The Repentance of St Jerome (left) and The Scourging of Christ at the Pillar (right). These two images, embodying repentance and suffering, accord with the Bishop's prayerful mood.

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Portrait of Bishop Antonius Triest and His Brother Eugene, a Capuchin

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oil

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44x36 cm

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Transferred to the Hermitage from the collection of B.A. Kurakin

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ГЭ-589

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