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Jan Breughel the Younger | Frans Francken the Younger

Madonna and Child with St. Anne and St. John the Baptist, surrounded by a flower garland

Jan Breughel the Younger | Frans Francken the Younger

Jan Breughel the Younger | Frans Francken the Younger

Madonna and Child with St. Anne and St. John the Baptist, surrounded by a flower garland

Madonna and Child with St. Anne and St. John the Baptist, surrounded by a flower garland

Jan Brueghel the Younger

Antwerp 1601 – 1678

Frans Francken the Younger 

Antwerp 1581 – 1642

Madonna and Child with St. Anne and St. John the Baptist, surrounded by a flower garland


signed lower right of the cartouche: ffranck

oil on panel

panel: 21 ½ by 16 ½ in.; 54.6 by 41.9 cm.

framed: 27 ½ by 22 ¼ in.; 69.9 by 56.5 cm.

The panel consists of a single plank that is flat, stable, and beveled on the top and bottom edges of the reverse. The image reads well beneath the varnish with fine details of flowers visible and the signature intact. Fine lines of retouching in the dark background have slightly discolored and are visible in raking light but are not distracting. Under UV inspection, the aforementioned background retouching is visible, as well as some retouching along the edges to address frame abrasion. The varnish is otherwise thick and may obscure an earlier campaign of retouching. The painting is in very good condition and can hang in its present state. Offered in a decoratively carved giltwood frame with nameplate reading "Jan Brueghel 1568 - 1625 / Frans Francken 1581 - 1642."


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With Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna;

Private Collection, Vienna;

With Newhouse Galleries, New York;

Mr. and Mrs. F. Howard Walsh, Fort Worth, TX;

Walsh Family Art Trust.

Frans Francken the Younger and Jan Brueghel the Younger frequently collaborated on paintings of this type with a Catholic image at center, painted by Francken, and a floral garland surrounding it, painted by Brueghel. The present lot is an especially fine example of their collaborative works, which were popular in their native Antwerp, a Catholic center. The iconographic tradition for this imagery comes from a centuries-old tradition of adorning Christian statues with floral wreaths on feast days.