New York, Park Avenue
23 May 1997
Joseph Bredael* (1688-1739)
An extensive wooded Landscape with Travellers on a Path in the Foreground
oil on panel inset into panel
11 1/8 x 15 1/8in. (28.2 x 38.4cm.)
Kurt Schmitt, Thun, Switzerland.
Paul Schmitt, Thun, Switzerland.
Private collection, New York.
with Newhouse Galleries, New York as Jan Breughel II.
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The Frances and John L. Loeb Collection, 1982, no. 5, illustrated as Jan Breughel II.
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