Aributed to Adriaen Brouwer
A fat man man with his hand in his half-opened jacket.
Oil on Board 16,5 cm x 23,5 cm
Adriaen Brouwer often portrayed peasants as drunkards and hoodlums.
In the background, a dune landscape trees and bushes .
the paint is applied very thinly with smooth, accurate brushstrokes.
Brouwer came from Antwerp, but also worked in Haarlem and Amsterdam for a while. His comical scenes influenced Dutch painters of everyday life.
Adriaen Brouwer, A Fat Man, c. 1634 - 1637 at the Mauritshuis Museum.
Adriaen Brouwer From Wikipedia,
Adriaen Brouwer (Oudenaarde, c. 1605 – Antwerp, January 1638) was a Flemish painter 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 the genre of tronies, i.e. 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.