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Painting of a Smoker by Adriaen Brouwer Sought for Exhibition

In the fall of 2023, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Antwerp (KMSKA) will host its first international loan exhibition since its major reopening. For this project, curators Nico Van Hout and Koen Bulckens are trying to locate a painting of a smoker attributed to Adriaen Brouwer. The picture last appeared at auction in Milan in 2009. See the auction catalogue (PDF file) for additional information.

Please contact Nico Van Hout ( Koen Bulckens or ( if you have any information about the location of this painting. Any clue to its whereabouts would be much appreciated.

Attributed to Adriaen Brouwer (ca. 1606-1638), Smoker, unknown collection