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Jan Brueghel the Elder

A wooded river landscape with a fish market and fishing boats near a village

Property from the Grasset Collection

Jan Brueghel the Elder

Jan Brueghel the Elder

A wooded river landscape with a fish market and fishing boats near a village

A wooded river landscape with a fish market and fishing boats near a village

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Property from the Grasset Collection


Jan Brueghel the Elder

Brussels 1568 - 1625 Antwerp

A wooded river landscape with a fish market and fishing boats near a village


signed and dated lower left: BRUEGHEL 1619

oil on copper

40.6 x 59.1 cm.; 16 x 23½in.


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格拉塞特典藏


老楊・布呂赫爾

1568年生於布魯塞爾,1625年卒於安特衛普

《林中河景︰漁市場與漁船》


款識︰藝術家簽名並紀年BRUEGHEL 1619(左下)

油彩銅畫板

40.6 x 59.1 公分;16 x 23 ½ 英寸

The following condition report is provided by Henry Gentle who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's:


The copper support is well preserved, it is flat without any undulations. There is a small 4cm curved raised ridge in the sky with minor paint loss. The paint layer is well preserved and is stable and secure. U-V light shows a scattering of microscopic pin prick paint losses across the sky and into the water that have been carefully and sensitively reduced with recent restoration. Fine details, particularly through the figures, are well preserved and the energetic textured brushwork and impasted highlights are retained. An area of natural thinness to the more thinly applied paint can be seen beneath the carts and horses in the foreground. Removal of a patchy discoloured varnish would improve the chromatic and tonal integrity of the composition. The buildings through the mid ground have lost some of their modelling, a result of compromised glazing in this area. Overall, the painting presents well. The signature is well preserved.



"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Captain Sir Bruce Stirling Ingram, O.B.E., M.C. (1877–1963);

His sale, London, Sotheby's, 11 March 1964, lot 10 (as signed and dated 1610), for £10,000 to Agnews;

With Thomas Agnew & Sons, London;

Anonymous sale ('The Property of a Gentleman'), London, Christie's, 29 November 1974, lot 98, for 22,000 Guineas;

Where acquired for the Grasset Collection.

The Illustrated London News, January 1938, p. 8;

Auswahlkatalog, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Bonn 1977, p. 121, under no. 61;

M. Díaz Padrón et al.Pedro Pablo Rubens (1577–1640), exh. cat., Madrid 1977, p. 32, no. 8, reproduced p. 192;

K. Ertz, Jan Brueghel der Ältere 1568–1625. Die Gemälde, Cologne 1979, pp. 164, 222, and 594, no. 218, reproduced fig. 284 (as dated 1610);

F. Goldkuhle, I. Krueger and H.M. Schmidt, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn. Gemälde bis 1900, Cologne 1982, p. 100 (as dated 1610);

K. Ertz in Breughel - Brueghel, exh. cat. Essen, Vienna and Antwerp, 1997-98, p. 222, note 2, under cat. no. 60, reproduced (as by Brueghel the Elder);

K. Ertz and C. Nietze-Ertz, Jan Brueghel der Ältere 1568-1625. Kritischer Katalog der Memälde, Lingen 2008-10, vol. I, pp. 282–83, no. 130, reproduced (as dated 1610);

F.G. Meijer in Brueghel to Canaletto, European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection, exh. cat. San Diego, 2016, p. 8, no. 2, reproduced in colour;

S. Thomas, in A Feast for the Eyes, European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection, exh. cat. Saint Petersburg, Florida, 2019, pp. 24, 96, no. 15, reproduced in colour.

London, Royal Academy, Exhibition of Seventeenth Century Art in Europe, 3 January – 12 March 1938, no. 113 (as dated 1610; lent by Sir Bruce Ingram);

Bruges, Groeningen Museum, L'art flamand dans les collections britanniques, August – September 1956, no. 57;

Madrid, Palacio de Velázquez (Parque del Retiro), Pedro Pablo Rubens (1577–1640), December 1977 - March 1978, no. 8;

San Diego, The San Diego Museum of Art, Brueghel to Canaletto, European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection, 2 April – 2 August 2016, no. 2;

San Diego, The San Diego Museum of Art, on loan 2016 – 2019 (when part of the Genre & Myth display, 2017 – 2019);

Saint Petersburg, Florida, Museum of Fine Arts, A Feast for the Eyes, European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection, 23 March – 2 September 2019, no. 15.