8
8
Workshop of Pieter Brueghel the Younger (Master B)
Brussels 1564 - 1637/8 Antwerp
THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 132,250 EUR
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8
Workshop of Pieter Brueghel the Younger (Master B)
Brussels 1564 - 1637/8 Antwerp
THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 132,250 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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Workshop of Pieter Brueghel the Younger (Master B)
Brussels 1564 - 1637/8 Antwerp
BRUSSELS 1564 - 1637/8 ANTWERP
THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI

Provenance

Dr. C.F.K. van Aalst, Hoevelaken,
His sale, London, Christie's, 1 April 1960, lot 15;
Sale, London, Sotheby's, 19 October 1977, lot 29;
Anonymous sale, London, Phillips, 6 April 1995, lot 34.

Literature

G. Marlier, Pierre Breughel le Jeune, Brussels 1969, p. 315, no. 8.
K. Ertz, Pieter Breughel der Jüngere, Lingen 2000, vol. I, p. 319, no. A 279, reproduced, as probably by Master B.

Catalogue Note

This composition is based upon an original painted by Pieter Breughel the Elder in the Museés Royeaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (inv. no. 3929), generally dated around 1556. A number of versions of this composition exist, of which the prime large-scale version is the one generally accepted as by Pieter Breughel the Younger in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia (inv. no. 83-73).1 Ertz has assembled a group of derived works which he separates into two distinct hands: Meister A and Meister B.2  To the latter Master he attributes the present picture, which he considers of very high quality, especially shown in the rich draperies.

1.  See Ertz under Literature, pp. 306-9, 317, no. E 267, reproduced.
2.  Idem, pp. 306-10, 317-320, nos. A 273 and further.

 

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