David Vinckboons

Country Fair

542 detail signatuur en datering
542 detail opschrift
542 achterzijde
542 ingelijst
542 voorzijde
542 voorzijde

David Vinckboons
Country Fair

1629 On view in Room 3

A village fair is in full swing. People are eating, drinking, dancing and kissing. On the left a man is vomiting – the unpleasant side effect of over-indulgence.

At the end of the sixteenth century, David Vinckboons moved from Flanders to Amsterdam, where he introduced the theme of the country fair to Holland. Vinckboons’ peasants and their humble pleasures were a source of amusement to collectors from the bourgeoisie.

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David Vinckboons
Country Fair

1629 On view in Room 3

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General information
David Vinckboons (Mechelen 1576 - c. 1632 Amsterdam)
Country Fair
1629
painting
542
Room 3
Material and technical details
oil
panel
67.4 x 40.2 cm
Inscriptions
rechts, boven de deur, boven het raam: Dvinck=boons
Dv ineen
rechts, boven de deur, onder het raam: ANo 1629
AN ineen

Provenance

S.B. Bos, Harlingen; his sale, Amsterdam, 21 February 1888 (Lugt 47093), no. 171; purchased, 1888 (635 guilders)