Adriaen Brouwer

painting of man with long curly hair, wearing buttoned shirt, large collar, cloak and gloves

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641)
Adriaen Brouwer, ca. 1634
Oil on panel
8 1/2 × 6 3/4 in. (21.6 × 17.2 cm)
The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry KBE, Boughton House, Northamptonshire

The work of the painter Adriaen Brouwer, whose subjects were often drawn from low-life and taverns, was sought after by the most discerning collectors of his time, including Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt. Van Dyck’s grisaille was probably made in 1634, when Brouwer was living with Van Dyck’s frequent collaborator, the printmaker Paulus Pontius. It served as the model for an engraving by Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert.

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