David Teniers the Younger

The Blind Leading the Blind

1160 achterzijde
1160 ingelijst
1160 voorzijde
1160 voorzijde

David Teniers the Younger
The Blind Leading the Blind

1655 Não em exibição

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.

Detalhes técnicos
1160 voorzijde

David Teniers the Younger
The Blind Leading the Blind

1655 Não em exibição

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Detalhes

Informações gerais
David Teniers the Younger (Antwerp 1610 - 1690 Brussels)
The Blind Leading the Blind
1655
painting
1160
Material e detalhes técnicos
oil
panel
23 x 17 cm
Inscrições
op de achterzijde: D. Feti.pi: / 6

Origem

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 642), 1939; on long-term loan to the Mauritshuis, since 2009