15 - 16 November 2016
The Property of a Private Collector, Berlin (lot 95)
Circle of Jan Breughel I (Brussels 1568-1625)
An extensive, hilly landscape with carriages and peasants on a sandy path
with indistinct initials 'J...' (lower left)
oil on copper
8.8 x 13.2 cm.
Collection Konstantin Somov & Alexander Benois, St.Petersburg, from where acquired by the owner in the 1930s (according to verbal information from the owner).
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The artist of this refined small landscape on copper was clearly inspired by the oeuvre of Jan Breughel I, as well as familiar with pictorial motifs, such as the char embourbé, from Sir Peter Paul Rubens.
Please note that the lot is sold unframed.
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