4 July 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Manner of Pieter Brueghel II
A Village in Winter with a Peasant Woman and Child by a frozen Pond and Men brawling outside a Tavern
with signature 'P. Brueghel'
oil on panel
9½ x 13 7/8in. (24.2 x 35.2cm.)
with P. de Boer, Amsterdam, 1962
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G. Marlier, Pierre Brueghel le Jeune, Brussels, p. 419, fig. 264, no. 4, as by Pieter Brueghel the Younger.
Laren, Singer Museum, Modernen van Toen, 1570-1630, 1963, no. 54.
Other versions of the present picture show a woman supporting a drunken man, however x-ray photography does not reveal such a motif.
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