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After a painting engraved in Teniers, 'Theatrum Pictorium' (1660-73), and there attributed to Palma il Giovane (Italian, 1544-1628)

David Teniers II, Flemish (active Antwerp and Brussels), 1610 - 1690. After Palma il Giovane (Jacopo Negretti), Italian (active Venice), 1544 - 1628.

Made in Southern Netherlands (modern Belgium), Europe

c. 1655-1656

Oil on panel

6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches (17.1 x 12.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
Cat. 694

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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The woman in this painting is Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit trees. Teniers's copy of Palma il Giovane's painting was etched by Jan van Troyen, who was active in Brussels from 1633 to 1663. Teniers must have made his acquaintance while employed as the archduke's painter in that city. Van Troyen was one of the most important printmakers in the project, completing fifty-six etchings in the Theatrum Pictorium.