- Reference number
- Teniers, David (Flemish); Uden, Lucas van (Flemish)
- Villagers' Lunch
- Ca. 1660
- 42 cm x 58 cm
- Género y sociedad
- On display
- Colección Real (colección Isabel Farnesio, Palacio de La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia, 1746, nº 453; llevada a Madrid en 1759; Palacio de Buenavista, Madrid, 1766, nº 453; Palacio Real Nuevo, Madrid, gabinete colgado de verde, 1772, nº 453; Palacio Real Nuevo, Madrid, 1794, cuarto del Príncipe-oratorio, 1794, nº 45).
Some villagers smoke and chat at the door of a tavern. A woman is coming out the door, carrying the food they were waiting for. On the right, some peasants chat in a friendly manner. The church of a nearby village is visible in the background, and across the plains, another town is visible.
Here, Teniers had Lucas van Uden paint the landscape. The latter used a warm evening light derived from his studies with Rubens (1577-1640). He also based his work on compositional schemes similar to those of landscapes by Joost de Romper (1564-1635), incorporating elements from Jan Brueghel (1568-1625), such as the twisted tree trunks behind the house.
Teniers continues to repeat his own schemes, figures and elements, such as the utensils in the foreground, which was habitual in all his genre scenes.
This painting first appears in Spain in 1746, as part of Queen Isabel Farnesio's collection at the la Granja Palace.