Oil painting on copper, A Boor Holding a Jug and Brandishing a Pipe, attributed to Adriaen Brouwer (Oudenaarde 1606 – Antwerp 1638). A half-length of a boor in a blue hat with brown fur trim, and brown belted tunic, frontal, behind a table, on which he holds a jug with his left hand, whilst brandishing a smoking clay pipe above his head in his right hand.
In around 1683 catalogue and 1683 valuation list and thence by descent until acquired in 1948 by HM Government when Sir Lyonel, 4th Bt (1854 – 1952) and Sir Cecil Tollemache, 5th Bt (1886 – 1969) presented Ham House to the National Trust, and entrusted to the care of the Victoria & Albert Museum, until 1990, when returned to the care of the National Trust, and to which ownership was transferred in 2002
Ham House, The Dysart Collection (purchased by HM Government in 1948 and transferred to the National Trust in 2002)
Marks and inscriptions
Verso: on the back (according to Peter Thornton and Maurice Tomlin, ‘The Furnishing and Decoration of Ham House.’ Furniture History: The Journal of The Furniture History Society, Vol.XVI, 1980, p.87): A Droll of Miscars £2...Tinears [now removed]; and on two separate labels: B / 2752 [in ink], with 98 added in pencil; and in brown ink, bold [1683 Estimate]: 32
Makers and roles
attributed to Adriaen Brouwer (Oudenaarde 1606 – Antwerp 1638), artist
previously catalogued as school of David Teniers, artist