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Adriaen Brouwer (1605-1638)
Adriaen Brouwer was born in Oudenaarde, Belgium. His works are typically detailed and small, often adopting themes of debauchery, drunkenness and foolishness. Brouwer himself spent much time in the alehouses of Flanders and Holland. Both Rubens and Rembrandt owned a number of his works.
Barbar Shop
Card Players
Bitter Draught
Peasants Fighting
Smoking and Drinking
Seated Drinkers


The Card Players
Oil on panel, 25 x 39 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

Adriaen Brouwer was one of the most original talents in Flemish art. Brouwer's version of the popular theme, The Card Players, is a genre piece in a small format, with marvelous, velvety colouring.
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