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    Sale 11936

    Old Masters: Part II

    14 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 206

    Jan Brueghel II (Antwerp 1601-1678)

    Travelers with carts and a wagon on a country road, a city beyond

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    Jan Brueghel II (Antwerp 1601-1678)
    Travelers with carts and a wagon on a country road, a city beyond
    oil on copper
    4 ¾ x 7 7/8 in. (12.1 x 20 cm.)


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    This bright and sparkling scene, which appears to take place in autumn just as the leaves have begun to turn, is a fine example of Jan Brueghel II's ability to capture the myriad details of a sweeping vista on the intimate scale of a cabinet picture. The younger Brueghel's paintings frequently employ motifs devised by his father, and indeed this beautifully-preserved copper owes much to the expansive landscapes developed by Jan Brueghel I. Arguably his finest pictures in the genre, wide-angled or 'broad' landscapes most likely emerged in Jan Brueghel I's series of pictures showing The road to market, of which the earliest known painted example dates to 1601 (formerly with Kaplan, London, 1956).

    Provenance

    with Richard Green, London (according to a label on the reverse).