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Jan I Brueghel

Belgium (1568 -  1625 ) Wikipedia® : Jan I Brueghel
BRUEGHEL Jan I The Feast Of Acheloüs

Christie's /Jul 8, 2016
63,324.79 - 88,654.70
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Variants on Artist's name :

Breughel Jean Dit De Velours

Bruegel Jan I

Brueghel Jan, The Elder

 

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Jan I Brueghel - Wide Landscape With Windmills

Jan I Brueghel - Wide Landscape With Windmills

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Lot number: 1022
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Lot 1022: Jan Brueghel the Elder, Wide Landscape with Windmills Signed lower left: H BREUgEL (probably added or amended)Klaus Ertz dates this work to 1611, as Jan Brueghel is known to have painted a number of similar landscapes at that time (cf. Ertz & Nitze-Ertz, op. cit., p. 324ff) , which he dubs the "Spada group" after the first known work (Ertz, op. cit., p. 164f).Jan Breughel manages to evoke a distant panorama. He achieves this by dispensing with obvious distinctions between fore, middle, and backgrounds, using the far horizon as a main feature of the composition. Only the looming silhouette of the windmill reaching into the sky breaks the horizon line. The fore ground is rendered in brown tones, and the mid ground is brightly lit by the light of the sun, whilst the background fades into a clear blue. The artist depicts the sun just behind the front windmill, simultaneously lending a lighter accent to the sky and accentuating the windmill structure. Small landscape works such as this, carefully painted in vivid colours on copper, were popular collector's items and were often given as royal presentations. The placement of the figural and architectural staffage, the skilful use of colour and light, as well as the artist's total confidence in the small format all show Jan Brueghel's maturity. He was working as court painter to the Stadtholder of the Southern Netherlands at the time this work was painted. Ertz mentions in the catalogue raisonné that the signature might be a later addition. 16 x 26 cm Jan Brueghel the Elder Oil on copper
Jan I Brueghel - A Winter Landscape

Jan I Brueghel - A Winter Landscape

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Lot number: 67
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Jan Breughel I (Brussels 1568-1625 Antwerp) and Hans Rottenhammer I (Munich 1564/5-1625 Augsburg) A winter landscape with villagers gathering wood and skaters on a frozen river, putti scattering flowers above with signature and indistinct date 'J. BREUGHEL 16...' (lower left) oil on copper 10¾ x 14¾ in. (27.4 x 37.4 cm.) Never before offered at auction, this remarkable panel appears on the market after several generations in a distinguished French collection in Nancy, where it was acquired sometime in the 19th century by Maurice Abraham de Zincourt. De Zincourt was an avid collector of Dutch and Flemish pictures of the highest caliber; his acquisitions included both the stunning Rottenhammer sold at Christie's, Paris, 21 June 2012, lot 15 (€1,241,000) that was almost certainly painted for the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II von Hapsburg, and the world record-breaking Mars and Venus by Joachim Wtewael, sold at Christie's, London, 3 July 2012, lot 8 (£4,633,250). Artistic collaborations like that in the present work were common in 17th-century Europe, and the Breughel family of painters was particularly fond of this practice. Jan Breughel I, son of Pieter Bruegel I, enjoyed a lucrative and highly successful career as a painter of landscapes and still-lifes rendered in exquisite detail and built many collaborative relationships with fellow artists working in both northern and southern Europe. Jan I was famed for his revolutionary attention to atmosphere and depth, which he combined with a clear appreciation for the genre scenes popularized by his famous father. In 1589, Jan I left the Netherlands on an Italian sojourn, traveling to Naples, Rome, and Milan. In the mid-1590s, he met Hans Rottenhammer I in Rome. Rottenhammer had arrived in Italy three years earlier after training with Hans Donauer in Munich, and his fortuitous encounter with Brueghel in the Italian capital led to many years of fruitful collaborations. Breughel's return to Antwerp in 1596 did not diminish the two artists' desire to work together, and they began a practice in which Breughel would start a picture in Antwerp and then send it by carriage to Rottenhammer so that he could complete the staffage. Here, Breughel would have been responsible for the meticulously rendered snowy landscape populated by skaters on a frozen stream and travelers making their way through a village, as well as the city beyond – almost certainly Antwerp – emerging out of the hazy distance. Rottenhammer, then, would have added the putti along the upper register, scattering flowers in blessing on the world below. Dr Klaus Ertz, to whom we are grateful, has confirmed the attribution to Jan Breughel I and Hans Rottenhammer I on the basis of firsthand inspection (written communication, 23 June 2016). Dr. Ertz further notes that the thick, heavy copper support is typical of production in Antwerp between 1600 and 1610, and suggests that the picture would likely have been started in Antwerp and then sent to Rottenhammer, at that time still in Venice, for completion. It would probably, as Ertz also suggests, have then been returned to Breughel for any finishing touches, including the addition of the flowers and blossoms scattered throughout the sky. Ertz dates our picture to c. 1605, pointing out that it relates to another version of the "revolutionary" composition now in the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan (inv. no. 75/26; see K. Ertz, Jan Brueghel II, Lingen, 2008-2010, III, no. 532), which was also painted around the same time. Two versions of a Baptism of Christ (one sold at Lempertz, Cologne, 19 November 2011, lot 1227 and now in a private Belgian collection; and the other sold at Christie's, London, 4 December 2012, lot 21) -- also collaborations between Breughel and Rottenhammer -- are dated by Ertz to c. 1608, and reveal an almost identical grouping of putti in the clouds at upper center.
Jan I Brueghel -  Venus And Adonis

Jan I Brueghel - Venus And Adonis

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Lot number: 59
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Jan Brueghel I and Hendrick van Balen (Brussels 1568–1625 Antwerp) and(Antwerp 1575–1632) Venus and Adonis, oil on copper, 49.7 x 69.5 cm, framed Provenance: Private European collection We are grateful to Klaus Ertz, who examined the present painting in the original, for endorsing its authenticity. A certificate is available (15th August 2016). Ertz writes: “The present painting, which in my opinion dates from the period around 1620, is preserved in good condition. What speaks in favour of this time of execution, besides the delicately painted landscape and the detailed flowers in the foreground, is above all the style of the figure painter, who in his early period modelled his figures after the slender type used by Hans Rottenhammer, whereas from the 1620s onwards they were rather reminiscent of the more voluminous type employed by Peter Paul Rubens, the artist’’’’’’’’s role model. In the first half of the 17th century it was an entirely common and even typical habit in Flemish painting for two painters specialized in different genres to team up, thereby creating compositions that seem amazingly homogeneous today. The ‘prime pairing’’’’’’’’ consisted of Jan Brueghel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens, followed by Jan Brueghel the Elder and Hendrick van Balen, who mostly collaborated for mythological compositions.” In the present picture, Jan Brueghel I painted the landscape, the animals, and the plants, while the figures were added by Hendrick van Balen. Hendrick van Balen, the author of the figures in this picture, was one of the foremost historical painters of his time. After his training with Adam van Noort, he became Master of the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke in 1592/1593. Shortly afterwards he appears to have made an extended tour of Italy. After his return to Antwerp he founded a studio, which quickly became one of the most successful and important ateliers in the city. Anthony van Dyck and Frans Snyders, amongst others, can be numbered among his 26 documented students. The landscapes of his colleagues, such as Jan Brueghel I, and II, G. van Coninxloo, F. Francken II, A. Grimmer, J. van Kessel, J. de Momper, F. Snyders, J. Tilens, L. van Uden, S. Vrancx and J. Wildens, were enlivened by Balen’’’’’’’’s small, elegant figures and scenes. These contrast the religious works of the artist’’’’’’’’s maturity, which are characterised by monumental and imposing figures. However, he principally produced small decorative paintings, usually on wood or copper. In these, the carefully considered compositions and luminous palette betray the influence of his German contemporary Johann Rottenhammer.
Jan I Brueghel - The Feast Of Acheloüs

Jan I Brueghel - The Feast Of Acheloüs

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Lot number: 119
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Lot Description Jan Brueghel I (Brussels 1568-1625 Antwerp) The Feast of Acheloüs signed and dated 'BRUEGHEL. 1606' (lower centre) oil on copper 4 3/8 x 4 3/8 in. (10.9 x 10.9 cm.) Special Notice These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’’’’’’’’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. This VAT is not shown separately on the invoice. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction. Lot Condition Report I confirm that I have read this Important Notice and agree to its terms. View Condition Report Provenance Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Musker; Sotheby’’’’’’’’s, London, 9 May 1973, lot 7, as ‘J. Brueghel’’’’’’’’ (£900). View Lot Notes >
Jan I Brueghel - Forest Landscape With Ramblers

Jan I Brueghel - Forest Landscape With Ramblers

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Lot number: 1232
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Lot 1232: Jan Brueghel the Elder, Forest Landscape with Ramblers Description: This copper panel is one of a group of works painted by Jan Brueghel the Elder around 1600 which mark the transition from the “world landscape” of the 16th century to the more realistic landscapes of the 17th. Previous landscape depictions had suggested an elevated viewpoint, but since the late 16th century, artists had begun to develop the Netherlandish flat landscape. These were composed as if seen from a much lower viewpoint with a correspondingly low horizon. The traditional, strict division of the landscape into three planes, with fore-, middle- and backgrounds each dominated by brown, green and blue tones respectively, was softened, allowing one main tone to prevail. This heightened the illusion of distance and three-dimensionality, creating works that one could almost step into. Other paintings from this group include works by Brueghel in the Ambrosiana in Milan (inv. no. 74/20, Ertz op. cit., p. 209, no. 86), the Prado in Madrid (inv. no. 1385, Ertz op. cit., p. 214, no. 89) as well as a further, similar piece sold by Lempertz in Cologne in auction 969, 20.11.2010 as lot 1035. Before Klaus Ertz attributed this work to Brueghel, it was traditionally ascribed to Roeland Savery. Brueghel's forest landscapes do indeed display strong parallels to Savery's works, although the latter was not quite as influential for the new style of landscape. It was probably due to the similarity of the two artists' wooded landscapes that the subsequent inscription “Savary” was added to the lower right of this panel. Notes: VAT: Margin scheme Provenance: The Stroganoff collection, Rome, until 1988. – Coll. of Lars Bomann, until 1988. – Auctioned by Phillips, London, 7.7.1992. – Private collection, Germany. Dimensions: 16.5 x 22.5 cm Artist or Maker: Jan Brueghel the Elder Literature: Klaus Ertz & Christa Nitze-Ertz: Jan Brueghel der Ältere (1568-1625). Kritischer Katalog der Gemälde, 4 vols., Lingen 2008-10, vol. 1, p. 214, no. 88, illus. p. 213. Medium: Oil on copper
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