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    Sale 7448

    Old Master and British Pictures

    7 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 107

    Circle of Jan Brueghel II (Antwerp 1601-1678)

    A village landscape with a kermesse

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Jan Brueghel II (Antwerp 1601-1678)
    A village landscape with a kermesse
    oil on a copper engraver's plate
    10 x 14½ in. (25.5 x 36.7 cm.)


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    The copper plate support on which this picture is painted was originally used to print the Game of the Goose in an edition that was published by F. van den Wijngaerde (1614-1679). The Game of the Goose, which consists of a spiralling gameboard pattern with 63 fields, was apparently invented by Francesco I de' Medici as a gift for Philip II of Spain in circa 1580, and spread quickly in popularity across Europe.

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    Provenance

    Admiral Sir Frederic Brock, G.B.E., K.C.M.G., C.B., (1854-1929), by whom bequeathed to his nephew John Errington Lang, and by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY