Signed l.r.: D. TENIERS f.
Oil on panel, 26cm by 37cm.
Teniers was a prolific and highly skilled painter who, within his lifetime, was already acclaimed one of the finest painters in Europe. A note attached to the reverse of the painting, in the 9th Earl of Exeter’s distinctive hand, reads: “Catherine de Jonghe, Marchioness of Blandford who dyed Sept.8th 1775 aged 84 years bequeathed this picture painted by David Teniers to the Earl of Exeter.