Painted when the common man still met at the butts for an afternoon of shooting and relaxation. Then hopefully, off to the pub for a pint. I love to scan old images for the details. Some nice redware jugs, probably for beer, a great little bench, and clothing details for the historical-minded. Most interesting to me are the bows themselves, as the ones depicted here are reflexed recurved flat bows. Also notable is the conspicuous absence of anything like a quiver. I expect everyone just showed up with a handful of arrows tucked into the belt.
Here are a few older posts on archery from previous years.
2 thoughts on “Archery in Art; David Teniers the Younger”
Beautiful painting. And looks like a fun time.
I took archery in college.