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FOLLOWER OF PIETER BRUEGEL THE ELDER | A pair of landscapes: A) estuary view with boats tied up below peasant dwellings; B) harbour view with a castle on a rocky outcrop

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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Description

  • Follower of Pieter Bruegel the Elder
  • A pair of landscapes: A) estuary view with boats tied up below peasant dwellings; B) harbour view with a castle on a rocky outcrop
  • A) Pen and brown ink;
    B) Pen and brown ink over black chalk;
    bears old attribution in brown ink, lower left: Breugel
  • Both 70 by 141 mm

Provenance

Teodor de Wyzewa (1862-1917), Paris (L.2471)

Catalogue Note

Almost certainly originating from the same sketchbook, these two rapid landscape sketches were surely made by one of the various talented artists working in the Netherlands in the later 16th century, who were greatly influenced by the groundbreaking drawing style of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569).  Particularly close in handling are some of the foreground details in Bruegel's Mountain Landscape with Ridge and Valley (circa 1552), in Braunschweig1, but taking the sheets in their entirety, the overall approach in these delightful drawings seems closer to that of Jacob Savery (circa 1565-1603).
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