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David Teniers the Younger

Peasants smoking and drinking in a tavern

Estimate:

400,000

to
- 600,000 USD

Property of a Trust

David Teniers the Younger

David Teniers the Younger

Peasants smoking and drinking in a tavern

Peasants smoking and drinking in a tavern

Estimate:

400,000

to
- 600,000 USD

Property of a Trust

David Teniers the Younger

Antwerp 1610 - 1690 Brussels

Peasants smoking and drinking in a tavern


signed lower right: D TENIERS

oil on panel

15 ½ by 23 ½ in.; 39.4 by 59.7 cm.

The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 502 East 74th St. New York, NY 212-734-3920, simonparkes@msn.com, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's.


Although this work has not been recently restored, it is in very good condition. The panel on which it is painted has a cradle on the reverse. The panel is flat, and the paint layer is stable. Remnants of an old varnish are visible under ultraviolet light. No retouches are apparent under ultraviolet light or to the naked eye. There is very slight thinness to the figure group in the distance and to the door on the right side. Unevenness to the varnish could be addressed, but the work can otherwise be hung in its current state.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.

John Loftus, 2nd Marquess of Ely, 1830;
Richard Artis, Esq., by 1831;
Anonymous sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, May 1905;
Where acquired by Madame E. Warneck:
Anonymous sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, May 1907;
There acquired by A. De Ganay;
G. Neumans, Fieves, Brussels and Paris, by December 1924 until at least 1927;
S. Hibbard, London;
With Victor Spark, New York;
Anonymous sale (Property from a Private Collection), New York, Christie's, 11 January 1989, lot 158;
There acquired by the present collectors.
J. Smith, A catalogue raisonné of the works of the most eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French painters..., vol. III, Edinburgh 1831, p. 404, cat. no. 539.
New York and Maastricht, Noortman & Brod, Adriaen Brouwer, David Teniers the Younger: a loan exhibition of paintings, 7 October - 11 December 1982 (according to Christie's 1989 [see Provenance] the painting was in the exhibition, but it is not in the catalogue).