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156

THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Follower of Jan Brueghel the Elder
TRAVELLERS ON A PATH WITH A HORSE AND CART, PIGS AND A DOG, IN A LANDSCAPE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF A VILLAGE
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
156

THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Follower of Jan Brueghel the Elder
TRAVELLERS ON A PATH WITH A HORSE AND CART, PIGS AND A DOG, IN A LANDSCAPE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF A VILLAGE
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Follower of Jan Brueghel the Elder
TRAVELLERS ON A PATH WITH A HORSE AND CART, PIGS AND A DOG, IN A LANDSCAPE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF A VILLAGE

Provenance

Bishop of Bristol (as Jan Brueghel the Elder; according to an old handwritten label on the reverse);
Anonymous sale ('The Property of an European Foundation'), New York, Christie's, 12 January 1996, lot 78 (as Jan Brueghel the Younger; with erroneous Provenance and Literature);
With Richard Green, London (as Jan Brueghel the Younger), from whom acquired by the present owner.

Catalogue Note

This painting is closely related to that by Jan Brueghel the Younger formerly with Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna (with which the present work was mistakenly identified in the 1996 sale at Christie's).1 Both compositions have clearly been executed in the spirit of Jan Brueghel the Elder, but in contrast to the Galerie Sanct Lucas painting, the viewpoint in this work is drawn back to encompass more details, such as the additional animals and figures in the foreground, and to enable an increased sense of recession. The silvery blue tonality of the present work also suggests that it may date to the late 17th century.

1 Oil on panel, 21 cm. diameter; see K. Ertz, Jan Breughel the Younger (1601–1678), Freren 1984, p. 247, cat. no. 66, reproduced in colour fig. 14.

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