Original antique master print, titled: ‘Les Fumeurs Hollandois’. It shows three men smoking pipes in a rustic tavern. A Fourth man is leaving through a door on the left.
Made by Pierre-Charles Canot after David Teniers the Younger.
Medium: engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 58 x 42.5 cm (22.83 x 16.73 inch). Image size: 41.5 x 31.5 cm. (16.34 x 12.4 inch).
Condition: excellent, given age. Extremities a little browned, two printer’s folds in the right margin, top edge tiny tears restored with paper tape. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
SMOKERS-DUTCH-INN-PIPE | DP-B1-10
Original antique master print. 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 Canot after a painting by Teniers. This print was published by P.C. Canot, in 1757.
Biography engraver: Pierre-Charles Canot (c.1710-1777) was a French engraver, although he moved to England in 1740, where he remained for the rest of his life.
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.