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Alexander van Bredael (Antwerp 1663-1720)
Alexander van Bredael (Antwerp 1663-1720)

A frozen canal before an Italianate terrace, with townsfolk disporting and noblewomen on sledges, a town beyond

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Alexander van Bredael (Antwerp 1663-1720)
A frozen canal before an Italianate terrace, with townsfolk disporting and noblewomen on sledges, a town beyond
signed 'A.V. BREDAEL' (lower right)
oil on canvas
26 x 32¼ in. (66 x 82 cm.)

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Alexander van Bredael was the third son of Pieter van Bredael, the founder of the notable Antwerp based painting family. He became a master of the Antwerp Guild of Saint Luke in 1685 and Peter Snayers was his pupil in 1694. He is primarily known for his street and market scenes, and pictures of religious festivals.
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