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Artist: Adriaen Brouwer (Flemish, 1605-1638)
Title: 'A Wounded Man'
Size: 26,5 x 20 cm (10,4 x 7,8 inch)
Signed: no signature
Inventory no.: 978KL3
The painter was born in Oudenaarde. He was a Flemish painter who was active in Flanders and the Dutch Republic in the first half of the 17th.century.
Brouwer was an important innovator of genre painting through his vivid depictions of peasants, soldiers and other ‘lower class’ individuals engaged in drinking, smoking, card or dice playing, fighting, music making etc. in Taverns or rural settings.
Brouwer contributed to the development of genre of tronies, head or facial studies, which investigate varieties of expression. In his final year he produced a few landscapes of a tragic intensity. Brouwer’s work had an important influence on the next generation of Flemish and Dutch genre painters.
He left only a small body of work amounting to about 60 works. Just a few of his works are signed, while none is dated.
The painter died in January 1638 in Antwerp.
One can find his work in ;
Metropolitan Museum of Art-New York and other museums all over the world.
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