GUESS WHO? David Teniers II, Self-Portrait at the Age of 34

David Teniers II (1610-1690)

Our portraits have a lot to tell about themselves, but is it enough for you to recognize them?

Can you guess who this fashion-conscious young gentleman is? Admittedly, his attire is a bit misleading and doesn't really match his profession. 

A) Painter Gonzales Coques poses here for his brother-in-law David Ryckaert III after he became a member of the Guild of Saint Luke in 1640. 

B) The unknown gentleman is a rich Antwerp citizen with a great sense of fashion.

C) This is a self-portrait of David Teniers II. For this special occasion, the painter has changed his painter’s vest for a fancy lace collar. He looks like a real seigneur! 

Need help? Feel free to consult the downloadable visitor guide.

For those of you who can't get enough and already want to experience the story of the history of portraiture, there is an exhibition catalogue available which can be sent to your home (for a fee).