A51: Interior of an Alehouse
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|Title||Interior of an Alehouse|
|Additional titles||Boors regaling
|Object type||In category: Pictures » Painting|
|Date||Between 1630 and 1640|
By Circle of Teniers, David, II (Flemish painter, 1610-1690) - Painter(s)
Previously attributed to Brouwer, Adriaen (Flemish painter, born 1605 or 1606, died 1638) - Painter(s)
|Place of origin||Europe » Northern Europe » Low countries » Netherlands » Spanish Netherlands|
38.4 cm height frame
49.83 cm width frame
36.8 cm height sight
47.0 cm width sight
|Materials & techniques||
Pictures: Medium » Paint » Oil paint
Pictures: Support » Canvas
A group of people singing in an interior. On the right, middle ground, a table, covered in a white cloth on which is a cheese on a pewter plate and a knife. Seated on low benches around the table, clockwise from left: an old man profile in red coat, blue breeches and fur-trimmed cap with a white feather, lighting a pipe, a dagger hanging from his belt; an old woman with a white cap leaning forward with mouth open; a bearded man in a dark coat over a greyish doublet, holding in his left hand a large earthenware tankard, also with mouth open; a young man in white shirt and yellow breeches, supporting the tankard with his right hand and holding a jug in his left; a boy's head seen between the last two men. In the left foreground, a still life of kitchen utensils of wood, copper and earthenware, vegetables and fish. In the background on the left, A figure in a blue shirt, reaches up for a dish. Wall interior partly stone, the rest brown woodwork.
In a carved and gilded frame (not original to painting).
|Marks and inscriptions||
This tavern scene, traditionally identified as the work of the Flemish Adriaen Brouwer, has recently been re-attributed to the School of Teniers the Younger. Work by Teniers (also Flemish) and his school was much admired, collected and imitated throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Holburne gave it the title 'Boors Regaling' and kept it in his study with his favourite cabinet paintings.
Catalogue (1867): 77 Adrian Brower
Chaffers (1887): 1396 Adrian Brower
Moeckler (1902): 203 Adrian Brower
Buttery (1906): 'Dutch school-very good picture'
Blaker (pre 1913): 51 Dutch school
A. Register (1919): 51 Adrian Brower
Catalogue (1927): 84 Adrian Brower
Catalogue (1936): 76 Adrian Brower
The Holburne of Menstrie Museum Catalogue: Part I: Pictures, Bath, 1936, no. 76, ill. pl. 7b
Wright, Christopher, Old Master Paintings in Britain: An Index of Continental Old Master Paintings executed before c.1800 in Public Collections in the United Kingdom, London, 1976.
|Muse theme||The Art of Collecting
The History of the Holburne Collection » Sir William Holburne and his Collection » Establishing taste: Sir William' s Grand Tour, 1824-5
The History of the Holburne Collection » Sir William Holburne and his Collection » Arranging the Collection: Sir William at Home
Oil paintings in the Holburne Museum
|Method of acquisition||Bequest|
Sir T. W. Holburne (1793-1874); by whom bequeathed to Mary Anne Barbara Holburne (1802-1882); by whom bequeathed to the Museum
Title of exhibition: National Exhibition of Works of Art
Title of exhibition: The Beauties of Bath: The Holburne Museum revealed