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Landscape with Peasants Dancing

Landscape with Peasants Dancing

c. 1645-1650

David Teniers

(Flemish, 1610-1690)

Oil on wood

Framed: 69 x 96.5 x 8 cm (27 3/16 x 38 x 3 1/8 in.); Unframed: 49 x 78 cm (19 5/16 x 30 11/16 in.)

Gift of the Frances W. Ingalls Trust 1996.271

Description

Before a rustic inn, a group of villagers converse, embrace, and dance to a bagpiper’s tune. Teniers was one of many Netherlandish artists whose paintings celebrate the joys of country life. These delicately painted works were created primarily for an elite urban audience nostalgic for a simpler existence.

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