121
121
Attributed to David Teniers the Younger
STUDY OF A MAN IN A HAT, PLAYING A FLUTE
Estimate
3,0004,000
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121
Attributed to David Teniers the Younger
STUDY OF A MAN IN A HAT, PLAYING A FLUTE
Estimate
3,0004,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Attributed to David Teniers the Younger
ANTWERP 1610 - 1690 BRUSSELS
STUDY OF A MAN IN A HAT, PLAYING A FLUTE
Black chalk and grey wash, heightened with white; irregularly cut;
bears initials, lower centre: DT (in monogram) N
155 by 75 mm
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Catalogue Note

While it is rare for Teniers to work up his black chalk figure studies with grey wash and white heightening, the figure and facial type, the assured angularity of the delineation of forms, and the very regular diagonal hatching are all features found in many of his drawings.  Interestingly, flautists are rather rare in the artist's paintings: in his many scenes of peasant merrymaking, the music is almost always provided by a bagpiper, but that said, figures of flautists, very similar to this one, do appear in two paintings of The Prodigal Son, one in the Louvre and the other in Minneapolis.1

1.  David Teniers the Younger. Paintings . Drawings, exhib. cat., Antwerp, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, 1991, no. 37 and fig. 37a 

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