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Old Age in Search of Youth

Artist:
David Teniers the Younger (Flemish, Antwerp 1610–1690 Brussels)
Date:
1650s
Medium:
Oil on panel, over traces of underdrawing in black
Dimensions:
9 x 6 11/16 in. (22.8 x 17 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.126
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed under the subject beneath a margin line, about 11 mm from the bottom edge: 3 palme hooge / 2 palme breet (painted over).
On the verso, a fabric label reads: Countess of Strafford / 28 March 1923, with 1205 and 126 (the latter presumably the MMA accession number) added in pen.
Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, England; his sale, Christie's, London, 26 July 1886 (Lugt 45934), lot 89 (to Philpot for 5.5 pounds); countess of Strafford; her sale, 28 March 1923.
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