David Teniers the Younger - Allegory of Autumn
David Teniers the Younger
Allegory of Autumn
Oil on panel (parquetted). 20.5 x 30 cm.
In his role as court painter to Spanish Stadtholder of the Netherlands Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of the house of Habsburg, David Teniers was able to copy selected works from the Archduke's collection of Italian masters at his court in Brussels. These so called “Pasticci” were made throughout the mid-1650s and were turned into engravings with the same dimensions. After all of the engravings were completed, Teniers published them in his famous “Theatrum Pictorum” in 1660, in which over 240 pictures from the ducal collection were illustrated. The present work after Jacopo Bassano was painted as part of this series and engraved for the “Theatrum Pictorum” by I. Troyon (1st edition, Brussels 1660, 2nd numbered edition Antwerp 1684, ill. 164). Margaret Klinge writes in her expertise “This wonderful Pasticcio by David Teniers the Younger acquires special historical significance due to the fact that the Bassano originals from the collection of Leopold Wilhelm are now lost.”
Arch Duke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Brussels. - Faigneau Collection, Brussels. - C. H. Francolet Collection, Brussels, Vente 10./20.9.1764, lot 60. - Christie´s Londion 27.5.1820, lot 62. - Mosscockle Collection, Clewer Park, Windsor. - Christie´s London 26.11.1943, lot 55. - H. S. Langford Ltd., London. - Private collection, Mexico (1944). - William Hallsborough Ltd, London 1955. - Private collection, Canada. - Parke-Bernet New York 13.2.1958, lot 14 (Reynolds Collection). - Henry A. Rudkin Collection, Southport/Conn. - Sotheby´s London 2.12.1964, lot 27. - Galerie Robert Finck, Brussels. - Private collection, Antwerp.
J. Smith: A Catalogue Raissonné of the works of the most eminent Dutch, Flemish and French painters, London 1831, vol. III, Teniers, no. 121.