Original antique masterprint showing a 17th century scene with men playing card games and smoking pipes.
Made by Valentine Green after David Teniers.
Medium: Mezzotint engraving / etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 37.5 x 31 cm (14.76 x 12.2 inch). Image size: 35 x 29.5 cm. (13.78 x 11.61 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Remargined at the top. Minor chipping top right edge, not affecting image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
GAMESTERS-PLAYING CARDS-PIPE SMOKING | DPO-A2-003-09
Published in London by John Boydell 1779.
Biography engraver: Valentine Green FSA (3 October 1739 ? 29 July 1813) was a British mezzotint engraver and print publisher.
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.