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Paul Bril

A river landscape with a fort

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Estimate:

60,000

to
- 80,000 GBP

Property from the Schuybroek Collection

Paul Bril

Paul Bril

A river landscape with a fort

A river landscape with a fort

Estimate:

60,000

to
- 80,000 GBP

Lot sold:

119,700

GBP

Property from the Schuybroek Collection

Paul Bril

Antwerp circa 1554 - 1626 Rome

A river landscape with a fort


signed on the inn sign centre left, with a pair of spectacles (bril in Dutch)

oil on copper

unframed: 19 x 28.5 cm.; 7¾x 11¼in.

framed: 27.5 x 36.5 cm.; 10⅞ x 14⅜ in.

The copper plate is flat and stable. The paint surface is slightly dirty with a discoloured varnish. There are small discoloured retouching visible scattered throughout, notably in the sky and particularly the upper left corner. There is minor frame abrasion along all four margins including a handful of tiny losses. Inspection under ultraviolet light confirms all this. The painting is in overall good condition. 


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Mrs Elliot, Norwich (according to a label on the reverse);
Dr Hans Wetzlar, Amsterdam, by 1963;
His posthumous sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby’s, 9 June 1977, lot 12, when acquired.
Laren, Singer Museum, Modernen en Toen 1570-1630, 15 June - 1 September 1963, no. 31 (incorrectly listed as plate 33 but in fact not reproduced).

A presumably larger version on canvas, with differences limited to the figures, is in the collection of the Fondazione Banca di Roma.1 Cappelletti dates it to the second decade of the 17th century.


1 F. Cappelletti, Paul Bril, Rome 2005, p. 278, cat. no. 111, reproduced (no measurements are given).