Lot 8
  • 8

Circle of Joseph van Bredael

10,000 - 15,000 GBP
18,750 GBP
bidding is closed


  • Joseph van Bredael
  • A river landscape with figures on a bank and in boats
  • oil on copper
  • 39.5 by 50.5 cm.; 15 1/2 by 19 7/8 in.


With B. Koetser, London (according to a label on the reverse).

Catalogue Note

The present painting is based on a work by Jan Brueghel the Elder known in two versions: one in the Clowes Collection, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the other in Campione, Silvano Lodi Collection (see K. Ertz, Jan Brueghel der Ältere, Cologne 1979, cat. no. 101, p. 574, and cat. no. 257, pp. 600-01, the latter reproduced p. 187, fig. 215).  There is a further version by Jan Brueghel the Younger in Antwerp, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Inv. no. 910 (see K. Ertz, Jan Brueghel der Jüngere, Freren 1984, pp. 218-219, cat. no. 35, reproduced).  The present work differs from these in the inclusion of the travellers in the lower right foreground and some other details. A version of this composition attributed in full to Bredael was sold in these Rooms 27 April 2006, lot 13, for £25,000.