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.


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


REFERENCE
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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