1610 – 1690
The Antwerp painter of international importance, David Teniers the Younger became famous for his genre paintings depicting the lives of the middle classes and farmers. He also did not avoid depicting scenes from the world of tramps, beggars and gypsies. As a famous painter he became, in 1651, a court painter and a director of the picture gallery of the Austrian emperor Leopold Wilhelm in Brussels. A great admirer of Teniers art was also the Spanish king Philip IV who had a whole gallery built for the painter's works.