Peasant Wedding, 19th century copy after the painting, dated 1650, held by the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, unsigned, oil on canvas, 30-1/2 x 41-1/2 in.; fine original gilt wood and composition frame, 40-3/8 x 51 in.
Note: A note for the original painting on The State Hermitage Museum website states,
"This subject has its origins in the painting Peasant Wedding by Pieter Breughel the Elder (Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna) and in a lost composition by the same artist - Peasant Wedding Dance, known to us from an engraving by Pieter van der Heyden. The engraving was accompanied by an inscription, the last line of which hinted at the bride being pregnant. Continuing the 16th-century Netherlandish tradition, Teniers depicted the bride alone, without the groom, seated at the table against the background of a cloth bearing the design of three crowns. The groom is absent as he was not supposed to meet his bride until the actual wedding party. The half-withered tree in the centre of the composition is an allusion to the bride's mature age."
four patches verso with related retouch, crackle with some circular bruising, abrasions, slightly yellowed varnish, fill at lower left edge; frame with some losses to composition, areas of restoration