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David Teniers the Younger (Antwerp 1610-Brussels 1690)

The Drummer Signed and dated 1647

Oil on copper | 49.5 x 65.3 cm (support, canvas/panel/stretcher external) | RCIN 406577

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The copper support allows Teniers to paint with special precision and produce a shiny, reflective finish. This is partly a composition reflecting the life of the camp, and partly a catalogue of military hardware and software – banners, capes and tents; armour and weaponry.

Acquired by George IV in 1803, when Prince of Wales