David Teniers the younger was the most popular painter of 17th century village scenes and scenes of peasant life in those villages. Teniers, a Flemish artist (1610-1690) was born in Antwerp, and gained international renown throughout Europe and especially in France. His wife Anne was the daughter of Jan Brueghel. Teniers was granted a patent of nobility and also acquired a country house in the mid-1600s. This lovely engraving on what appears to be celluloid or some other plastic material, made to look like ivory or bone. The panel itself is quite thick and heavy, and is framed and matted and dated on the back Aug. 1, 1972. Size of the reproduction art work is 11" wide and 10" long, framed. Image size is 7.5" x 6.25". The matting is a pewter-colored linen which is a nice contrast to the silvertone frame and black lines of the engraved surface.