26 January 2001
JOSEPH VAN BREDAEL (Antwerp 1688-1739 Paris)
A river landscape with travellers and other figures on a path and boats moored before a village
signed 'JBREDA F' ('JB' linked, lower right)
oil on panel
12¼ x 15 7/8 in. (31 x 40.3 cm.)
Mrs. Duff, Heydon Hall, Norfolk; Christie's, London, 25 July 1924, lot 1, as 'A. Breda' (18 gns.).
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The present composition is based on a River Landscape by Jan Brueghel the Elder in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Inv. no. 2878, with numerous differences in the boats and the grouping of figures.
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