[Teniers's Kitchen or Allegory of the Four Elements.]
Published July 1.st 1777 by John Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside London.
Engraving. Proof before title. Platemark: 485 x 610mm (19 x 24") very large margins. Small tears in outer margins.
Th interior of an opulent kitchen with several work stations, and a large fireplace with in background, beside which figures are carving, and cooking meat. A falconer stands to the the right, as others sort fish to the left. A plethora of meat, fish and poultry is scattered around the room scattered in foreground Plate from 'The Houghton Gallery' The original painting was completed in 1646 and is in the Hermitage collection. The print was published and commissioned by John Boydell, the great London printmaker and seller. The painting was part of Sir Robert Walpole's collection and was soon thereafter sold to Catherine the Great (1779)
[Ref: 40065] £390.00