Teniers, David the Younger

Flemish, (1610-1690)

  • David Teniers the Younger - The Temptation of Saint Antoine
  • The Temptation of Saint Antoine

  • (ndg.), oil-base paint on wood
  • 6 x 8.7 in. (16 cm x 22 cm.)
  • Musée du Louvre

  • David Teniers the Younger - The Temptation of St. Anthony
  • The Temptation of St. Anthony

  • (after 1640), oil on oak
  • 20.7 x 32.1 in. (52.5 x 81.5 cm.)
  • Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne
  • Editor’s Note:

    The pigs in these two similar works immediately above and below are a bit hard to find, so close-ups of the pigs are included here. Both pigs are peeking out of the doorway of St. Anthony’s small dwelling (or is it a pigsty?).

    Here is a close up of the pig above:

    pig

  • David Teniers the Younger - Saints Anthony and Paul in a Landscape
  • Saints Anthony and Paul in a Landscape

  • (c. 1636 – 38), oil on oak panel, transferred to masonite
  • 20 7/8 x 33 1/2 in. (53 x 85.2 cm.)
  • Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
  • Editor’s Note:

    Here is a close up of the pig above:

    pig

  • David Teniers the Younger - The Temptation of St. Anthony
  • The Temptation of St. Anthony

  • (c. 1650s), oil on canvas
  • 38.9 x 51.9 in. (99 x 132 cm.)
  • The State Hermitage, St Petersburg
  • Editor’s Note:

    Here is a close up of the pig above:

    pig

  • David Teniers the Younger - A Sow and Her Litter
  • A Sow and Her Litter

  • (c. 1650 – 60), oil on oak panel
  • 9.6 x 13.5 in. (24.4 x 34.3 cm.)
  • Dulwich Picture Gallery

About the Artist

David Teniers the Younger, Flemish, (1610-1690). David Teniers, the Younger (aka: David Teniers II) was one of the most prolific and best known of 17th century Flemish painters of the Baroque period. He is best known for his genre scenes of peasant life, village fairs and rural landscapes (where pigs were a common component).

Other favorite subjects of Teniers included various scenes of the temptations or trials of St. Anthony, as well as depictions of ghosts, witches, alchemists and scenes from mythology. Many of Teniers works were subsequently used for tapestry or engraving designs in the 18th century.

David Teniers was the son and pupil of David Teniers the Elder. In 1637 he married Anna, daughter of the painter [link id=’4760′ text=’Jan Brueghel, the Elder’]. He was also the court painter and keeper of the art collections to the archduke Leopold William.

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