||Teniers, David, I (Flemish painter, 1582-1649)
||A Flemish painter in the late Mannerist style, the elder David Teniers (David I) worked in Antwerp, where he painted mainly religious subjects. He may have been associated with Rubens before going to Rome, where he worked in the Elsheimer circle about 1600-05. He became a master in Antwerp in 1606, but was constantly in debt and was active mainly as a dealer in his last years.The working lives of David the elder and his son David the younger (David II) - by far the most famous of the family - overlapped in the 1630s, and it is not clear who painted certain pictures in that period. What is clear is that many of the paintings ascribed to David I in the nineteenth century are by David II.
Objects by Teniers, David, I (Flemish painter, 1582-1649)