5 July 2005
Circle of Pieter Brueghel the Elder (Breda circa 1525-1569 Brussels)
Two ships on a broad estuary, figures on a path in the left foreground
with inscription 'brueghel'
pen and brown ink, the verso with dark grey bodycolour, on an 18th Century Dutch (?) mount
4 3/8 x 7¾ in. (111 x 195 mm.)
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