Attributed to David Teniers II

Antwerp, 1610 – Brussels, 1690

A ‘Singerie’ with Monkeys playing Cards

Signed ‘D. TENIERS.FEC.’, lower right
Oil on canvas
H. 28 cm. W. 38,5 cm.

Anonymous sale, Christie’s, Amsterdam, 13 November 1995, as lot nr. 63, with ill.;
Private collection, The Netherlands

This painting is known at the RKD in The Hague under nr. 6377

Singerie’ is the French word for ’Monkey Trick’. It is a genre depicting monkeys aping human behaviour, often fashionably attired, intended as a diverting sight,
always with a gentle cast of mild satire.

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