Mezzotint, platemark 425 x 340mm (16¾ x 13¼). Thread margins; good impression.
Men playing cards and smoking in a tavern, after Dutch painter of genre scenes David Teniers (1610-90), and engraved during the artists' lifetime by his contemporary Jan van der Bruggen (1648/9-1690). Van der Bruggen was example of an early mezzotinter working in France, particularly on this large scale. This same scene was later engraved by the British collector and printmaker Captain William Baillie.
For Baillie's version of the scene, see ref. 12253. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34835] £360.00