Departure of a Troop of Soldiers

Attributed to David Teniers II, Flemish (active Antwerp and Brussels), 1610 - 1690

Made in Southern Netherlands (modern Belgium), Europe

Late 17th century

Oil on canvas

23 1/8 x 33 1/2 inches (58.7 x 85.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
Cat. 690

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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This military scene set in a landscape is typical of the works by David Teniers favored by American collectors. They prized the light-hearted spirit of his scenes from everyday life, and his dashing virtuoso brushwork was seen as exceptionally fine and precious. Collectors throughout the centuries prized Teniers's subtle gradations of tone, which earned him the nickname "Silver" Teniers.