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    Sale 7633

    Old Master & British Pictures (Day Sale)

    3 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 134

    Jan Breughel II (Antwerp 1601-1678)

    An extensive river landscape with boats coming down the river to dock by a village

    Price Realised  

    Jan Breughel II (Antwerp 1601-1678)
    An extensive river landscape with boats coming down the river to dock by a village
    oil on panel
    15 x 24½ in. (38.2 x 62.3 cm.)


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    This composition derives from an original by Jan Brueghel the Elder which is known in two versions: one dated 1612 in the Indianapolis Museum of Art; and another in a German private collection (see K. Ertz, catalogue of the exhibition, Brueghel-Brueghel, Lingen, 1998, p. 186-7, no. 57, illustrated, and fig. 57b.). The younger Brueghel took over the running of his father's studio after his death in 1625 and much of his output during the next decade was indebted to his father's compositions. The popularity of this particular subject is attested to by the existence of two further versions by Brueghel the Younger: one in the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp; and another sold at Sotheby's, London, 6 December 2007, lot 149, £108,500 (see K. Ertz, Jan Brueghel der Jüngere, Freren, 1984, pp. 218-9, nos. 34 and 35, both illustrated).

    This lot is sold with certificates from Dr. Walther Bernt (May 1979) and Professor Klaus Ertz (June 1988), both confirming the attribution to Jan Brueghel the Younger.

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    Provenance

    Acquired on the Paris art market in the 1970s by the father of the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY