Plate : ‘The Jealous Husband’. Interior scene showing a barn with various animals, vegetables etc. In the center a woman holding her child is being kissed by a young man, on the right the jealous husband with a knife in his hand is walking down the stairs.
Made by Thomas Major after David Teniers the Younger.
Medium: engraving / etching with hand colouring on wove paper.
Sheet size: 52 x 39.5 cm (20.47 x 15.55 inch). Image size: 43 x 32 cm. (16.93 x 12.6 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Slight paper erosion in the margins. A few neatly repaired tears. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
THE JEALOUS HUSBAND-COW-DOG-CAT-CHICKEN | DP-A2-001-02
This original antique print was published in England, dated 1824. Artists and Engravers: This plate engraved by T. Major after D. Teniers.
Biography engraver: Thomas Major (1720?1799), engraver, was born in 1720. He was a direct descendant of Richard Major of Hursley, the father-in-law of Richard Cromwell. He resided for some years in Paris, where he associated with the English engravers Andrew Lawrence and John Ingram, and was a pupil of Le Bas and Cochin.
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.
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