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David Teniers the Younger (Antwerp 1610-Brussels 1690)

A Kermis on St George's Day Signed and dated 1649

Oil on canvas | 79.7 x 88.7 cm (support, canvas/panel/stretcher external) | RCIN 405952

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Kermis, literally ‘church-mass’, is a religious service followed by the festivities on display here. Though a comedy, with as many varieties of folly as Teniers can invent, this scene would still have seemed an appropriate way to honour a saint.

Acquired by George IV in 1821