Rural holiday in the tavern “Crescent”, David Tenirs the Younger, 1641
- Posted by David Tenirs the Younger
- Museum: Dresden Gallery
- Year: 1641
Description of the picture :
The rural holiday in the “Crescent” tavern is David Tenirs the Younger. 1641. Oil on canvas. 9Zh1Z2
David Tenirs the Younger (1610-1690) surpassed his parent and is believed to be a teacher. The best paintings of the artist were created in the 1640s when he became the court painter of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria. Tenirs collected an art collection for the ruler and became its keeper. In this status, Tenirs proved to be very bright: he not only compiled a collection catalog, but also made small copies of many paintings, including valuable paintings by masters of the Renaissance school of Venice. He is credited with more than 2,000 of his own works, although, of course, he was not so prolific. The Dresden Gallery stores nine works by the artist.
A significant part of the Tenirs heritage is the numerous works with scenes of life of the common people. The presented picture is a typical example of the popular Kermes genre in Dutch art – a village holiday with an indispensable small musical ensemble, fun dances of the settlers, funny everyday scenes.