The Wallace Collection

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The Smokers
  • David Teniers the Younger (1610 - 1690)
  • The Smokers
  • Southern Netherlands
  • 1644
  • Painting
  • Oil on copper
  • Image size: 36.5 x 50.2 cm
    Frame size: 57 x 71 x 5 cm
  • Signature: 'DAVID TENIERS. F.'
    Inscription: '1644'
  • P227
  • East Drawing Room
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • The Smokers is a tavern scene influenced by Adriaen Brouwer, showing the vice of smoking, as three peasants roll tobacco, fill a pipe and inhale. The discarded shoe indicates the men’s unwillingness to leave such a congenial interior and the mussel shells warn of the poverty to which such behaviour will lead.