David Teniers the Younger

Venus and Cupid

1161 achterzijde
1161 ingelijst
1161 voorzijde
1161 voorzijde

David Teniers the Younger
Venus and Cupid

1655 Not on view

These two small paintings are copies of Italian works. The scene of blind people stumbling into a hole is copied from a painting by Domenico Fetti, and the painting of Venus and Cupid from a work by Paris Bordone.

Teniers made the copies so that etchings could be made from them. They were intended for his Theatrum Pictorium, a book about Italian paintings in the archducal collection in Brussels.

Technical details
1161 voorzijde

David Teniers the Younger
Venus and Cupid

1655 Not on view

Upwards

Details

General information
David Teniers the Younger (Antwerp 1610 - 1690 Brussels)
Venus and Cupid
1655
painting
1161
Material and technical details
oil
panel
23 x 17 cm
Inscriptions
op de achterzijde: Paris Bordone . pi.

Provenance

Probably in the artist's studio estate; John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Castle, near Woodstock, Oxfordshire; sale London, 26 June 1886, lot 178-179 (with inv. no. 1161); Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., London; Maison Artz, The Hague; Mr. Dr. J.C. Overvoorde (1865-1930), Wassenaar; gift of his widow, J. Overvoorde-Gordon to the Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden (inv. no. S 643), 1939; on loan to the Mauritshuis, since 2009