David Teniers II
(Antwerp 1610 – Brussels 1690)
Peasant Smoking and Drinking by a Fire
Signed with monogram lower left
Oil on panel, 29.8 x 22.7 cm
– Collection Graf von Harrach, Vienna, 1926 (inv. no. 3224)
– Auction Sotheby’s, London, 6 July 1994, lot 4 (offered together with its pendant)
– Private collection, the Netherlands
H. Ritschl, Katalog der Erlaucht Gräflich Harrachschen Gemälde-galerie in Vienna, Vienna, 1926, no. 56
Inscribed with an old inventory number W.F.142. lower right.
Registered at the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History in The Hague under number 13939.
Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Drs. Margret Klinge, dated 5 September 1996, in which she states that the work dates from the artist’s later period whilst being active in Brussels.