Lot 11
  • 11

AFTER DAVID TENIERS THE YOUNGER | A peasant holding a large stoneware flagon, another smoking a pipe

4,000 - 6,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • Circle of David Teniers the Younger
  • A peasant holding a large stoneware flagon, another smoking a pipe
  • panel: 12 3/8 by 10 3/4 in.; 31.4 by 27.3 cm.
  • framed: 20 1/4 by 19 7/8 in.; 51.4 by 19.9 cm.
oil on panel; possibly bears signature lower right: 'T'


Princess Maria Christina of Bourbon-Parma (1925-2009), Vienna (according to a label on the reverse);
From whom acquired by the late collector in 1956.


The panel consists of a single board that is uncradled, but stable with all edges beveled. Underneath an uneven varnish there is a decorative image that reads well. There appears to be some thinning of the paint in certain areas, while others appear to have its original impasto intact. An area of loss is at bottom right, which appears to have been possibly rubbed. Inspection under UV shows an uneven varnish through which there is possible scattered spots of retouches here and there, such as on the hands of the sitter holding the jug. The painting is offered in an ebonized wood frame with a gold inner liner.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

Catalogue Note

This work was probably done in the 19th Century and derives from a signed painting by David Teniers the Younger that sold in an anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 21 December 2002, lot 17 for £65,725 ($103,552).