Original master print, titled: ‘A Village Festival – Une fete de Village’. It shows a village revel scene, with a couple dancing, surrounded by a large group of villagers, one of whom playing the bagpipe. On man has his back turned on the group, urinating. One man in the foreground has fallen asleep.
Made by E. Thelot after David Teniers the Younger.
Medium: engraving / etching with hand colouring on wove paper.
Sheet size: 52.5 x 42.5 cm (20.67 x 16.73 inch). Image size: 50 x 39.5 cm. (19.69 x 15.55 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. The title line (caption) was added to the bottom of this print. The print itself is entirely original, but the title line is taken from a facsimile (printed on verge paper, while the print itself was printed on vellin paper). The caption is joined with the image with a small strip on the rear of the print. The margins with several small restored holes. One of these on the edge of the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
A VILLAGE FESTIVAL-BAGPIPE | DP-B1-30
Original antique master print, ublished ca. 1820 (estimate). Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters. Artists and Engravers: Engraved by E. Thelot after a painting by David Teniers.
Biography engraver: E. Thelot (engraver yet unknown, any information is welcome).
Biography artist: David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690) was a Flemish artist, born in Antwerp. He was the son of David Teniers the Elder, while his son and grandson also became painters. He was a wildly prolific painter, creating over 900 works. During his life he started the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, after having presided over the Antwerp guild of painters.