Oil on oak panel with parquet
Old gilded wood frame with Berain decoration
Total dimensions : 70 x 60 cm.
Jan Brueghel the Younger was a Flemish Baroque painter born in 1601 and died in 1678.
He was the son of Jan Brueghel the Elder, grandson of Pieter Brueghel the Elder and nephew of Pieter Brueghel the Younger.
Around 1615, at the age of fourteen, he joined forces with his friend Antoine van Dyck, himself only sixteen years old, and they set up their own studio.
His second son was the painter Abraham Brueghel (1631-1690).
His work takes up the main subjects of his father, but his touch is more personal, he likes to represent a lush nature with dense forests, shaded by a dominant blue in the distance.
In our painting, the painter describes with precision a wooded landscape where a couple of goatherds are walking along a stream leading their goats. Birds are flying in the sky and in the lower left corner, hidden among the reeds, a pair of ducks.
Exceptional state of conservation
13 000 €