Oil on canvas.
97cm by 74cm.
Jean Tassel was born in 1608 in Langres, in the Champagne region of France, where he died in 1667. He came from a family of artists and was a pupil of his father. He spent some time in Rome where he painted a number of low life genre scenes, but the most important influence upon his later work was that of the Romano-Bolognese school, which is apparent in this painting.