Property from an Important Private Collection

Pieter Brueghel the Younger

The wedding procession

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January 26, 05:50 PM GMT


2,000,000 - 3,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from an Important Private Collection

Pieter Brueghel the Younger

Brussels 1564 - 1637/8 Antwerp

The wedding procession

signed and dated lower right:  P.BREVGHEL.1630

oil on oak panel

panel: 29⅛ by 48 ⅞ in.; 74 by 124 cm.

framed: 38 1/2 by 57 1/2 in.; 146.1 by 97.8 cm. 

Jules de Pauw, Brussels;

His sale, Brussels, Le Roy, 3 April 1914, lot 6;

With Galerie Brunner, Paris, 1928;

Osborne Kling, Stockholm;

His sale, London, Christie’s, 28 June 1935, lot 13, to Howard for £357;

With Eugene Slatter, London, 1943;

Geoffrey J. Hart, London, by 1956;

With Galerie Robert Finck, Brussels, by 1969;

From whom acquired by M. Boissevin, Florence;

By whom sold London, Sotheby’s, 12 December 1973, lot 30, for £90,000 to M. de Botton;

Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby’s, 23 June 1982, lot 38, for £140,000;

Anonymous sale ("The Property of a Trust"), New York, Sotheby’s, 26 January 2006, lot 9, for $2,704,000;

With Johnny van Haeften, London;

From whom acquired by the present owner in 2006.

G. Gluck, "Die Darstellung des Karnevals und der Fasten von Bosch und Brueghel," in Gedenkboek A. Vermeylen, Bruges 1932, p. 81, cat. no. 71 (with incorrect dimensions);
Apollo 62 (December 1965), p. 179;
G. Marlier, Pierre Brueghel le Jeune, Brussels 1969, p. 173, cat. nos. 6,7 and possibly cat. no. 8, reproduced fig. 93 and in color p. 169;[i]
M. Dِíaz Padrón, "La Obra de Pedro Brueghel el Joven en Espana," in Archivo Español de Arte (1980), p. 309;
K. Ertz, Pieter Brueghel der Jüngere, Lingen 1988/2000, vol. II, pp. 635, 703, cat. no. E822, reproduced fig. 507.
Brighton, Museum and Art Gallery, Paintings and Furniture from the collection of Mrs. Geoffrey Hart, 1956, no. 3.