David Teniers the Younger was a Flemish painter. He was born in Antwerp on December, 15 1610 and died in Brussels on April, 25 1690. He was probably trained by his father. David Teniers was the most famous 17th-century painter of peasant life.
In 1651 Teniers moved to Brussels where Archduke Leopold became his main employer. The archduke had assembled a famous collection of paintings, which became the nucleus of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Teniers' picture gallery paintings were based on this collection.