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David Teniers the Younger (Antwerp 1610-Brussels 1690)

The Drummer Signed and dated 1647

RCIN 406577

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This military painting was probably executed for Archduke Leopold William, commander-in-chief of the Spanish army. Teniers presents soldiers milling around in their camp with a still-life vignette in the foreground. The discarded armour perhaps hints at the imminent cessation of the war.