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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Jan Breughel the Younger
ALLEGORY OF WAR AND PEACE
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138

PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Jan Breughel the Younger
ALLEGORY OF WAR AND PEACE
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Jan Breughel the Younger
ANTWERP 1601 - 1678
ALLEGORY OF WAR AND PEACE
oil on copper, laid onto panel
70 x 87.1 cm.; 27 1/2  x 34 1/8  in. 
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Provenance

Generalkonsul Hans Klenk (1906–83), Mainz-Gonsenheim, by 1968.

Exhibited

Mainz, Kunstgeschichtlichen Institut der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Werke alter Meister aus Privatbesitz, 7 May – 30 June 1968, no. 12 (as Jan Brueghel the Elder).

Literature

R. Hamann-MacLean, Werke alter Meister aus Privatbesitz. Sammlung Hans Klenk, Mainz. Nachtrag Kritische Anmerkungen, Ergänzungen und Korrekturen, Mainz 1969, p. 4, cat. no. 12 (as Circle of Jan Brueghel the Elder);
K. Ertz, Jan Breughel the Younger (1601-1678), Freren 1984, pp. 395–97, cat. no. 235, reproduced p. 396 (as 'probably produced toward the end of the 40s').

Catalogue Note

The iconographic meaning of this painting is unclear, interpreted variously as an Allegory of Peace and War or Spiritual and Worldly Wealth, or as a representation of the Sun, the zodiacal sign, Leo, or the month of August. Other versions of the composition (with differences in the details and figures) include two paintings on copper, both signed lower left, sold London, Christie's South Kensington, 31 October 2013, lot 13 (70 x 88.2 cm.) and Munich, Hampel, 30 June 2016, lot 766 (69.8 x 88.4 cm.).

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