Workshop of Pieter Brueghel the Younger (Antwerp circa 1564-1638)
Two peasants with a hen and a spindle oil on panel 22.5 x 28.7cm (8 7/8 x 11 5/16in).
The present panel may be compared to two similar works ascribed to unknown artists: Berger Collection, Stockholm, 1938; and with Gallery Frye and Son, 1996, the latter being closest in its composition (see: K. Ertz, Pieter Brueghel der Jüngere (1564-1637/38) (Lingen, 2000), vol. I, p. 181, nos. 158 and 159, both illustrated).