Jan Brueghel the Younger (Antwerp 1601-1678) and Joos de Momper (Antwerp 1564-1635) A country path with several wagons and other travellers on foot, a cowherd and his livestock leaving a woodland track in the foreground and an extensive landscape with two distant towns beyond
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Jan Brueghel the Younger (Antwerp 1601-1678) and Joos de Momper (Antwerp 1564-1635) A country path with several wagons and other travellers on foot, a cowherd and his livestock leaving a woodland track in the foreground and an extensive landscape with two distant towns beyond
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Jan Brueghel the Younger (Antwerp 1601-1678) and Joos de Momper (Antwerp 1564-1635)
A country path with several wagons and other travellers on foot, a cowherd and his livestock leaving a woodland track in the foreground and an extensive landscape with two distant towns beyond
oil on panel
45.4 x 77.9cm (17 7/8 x 30 11/16in).

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  • PROVENANCE:
    Acquired by the present owner's family in England in the late 19th century and thence by descent

    Having been hidden in a private collection for over 100 years, the present painting has hitherto been unknown to the art world and forms an exciting addition to the oeuvre of Jan Brueghel the Younger. While the hand of Joos de Momper can be identified in the technique of the panoramic landscape, the general composition is taken from a drawing by Jan Brueghel the Elder (Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett, Inv. Nr. 5544). The two central wagons were employed again by the younger Brueghel (in reversed positions) in a panel in the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg (see: K. Ertz, Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601-1678) (Luca, 1984), no. 23, p. 204, ill. p. 206). However, unusually, the overall composition of the landscape of this large panel appears to be unique to the known painted output of the Brueghels' studio.
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