18TH CENTURY FOLLOWER OF JAN BRUEGHEL THE ELDER | STILL LIFE OF FLOWERS
Property from a Private Collection, New York
18TH CENTURY FOLLOWER OF JAN BRUEGHEL THE ELDER
STILL LIFE OF FLOWERS
oil on copper
copper: 9 by 6⅞ in.; 22.9 by 17.5 cm.
framed: 17 by 15 in.; 43.2 by 38.1 cm.
The copper is flat and stable, though a few of the corners are a little bent. The varnish has been recently freshened so the image is crisp and reads well. When framed, a small spot of loss is visible at upper right with some minor frame abrasions on the edge. When unframed, further spots of loss are visible along the edges as a result of old framing. Inspection under UV reveals scattered spots of retouching to the background and ledge. The flowers appear to be well preserved. Painting can hang as is. Offered framed.
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Likely datable to the 18th century, this painting appears to be a pastiche of two late sixteenth century still lifes attributed to Jan Brueghel the Elder in the Galleria Borghese, Rome.1
1. Oil on copper, 12 by 16 cm., inv. no. 516; oil on copper, 28 by 21 cm., inv. no. 362. See Cataloghi dei Musei e Gallerie d'Italia. Galleria Borghese. I dipinti, vol. II, Rome 1959, reproduced under illustrazioni, figs. 220 and 221.