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The Birdtrap by PIETER BRUEGHEL

PIETER BRUEGHEL the Younger

(FLEMISH, 1564 - 1637)

The Birdtrap ,

Price Sold

LOT DETAILS


Materials:

oil on panel

Measurements:

15.35 in. (39.00 cm.) (height) by 22.24 in. (56.50 cm.) (width)

Literature:

G. Marlier, Pierre Brueghel le Jeune, Brussels, 1969, p. 244, no. 19. K. Ertz, Pieter Brueghel der Jüngere (1564-1637/38): Die Gemälde mit kritischem Oeuvrekatalog, Lingen, 1988/2000, II, p. 617, no. E706, illustrated, where described as ‘besonders hell und lichtblau in der Farbe, eine gute eigenhandige Arbeit Pieters II’.

Provenance:

Auguste Coster, Brussels; his sale, J. & A. Le Roy, Brussels, 4 April 1907, lot 122. Anonymous sale [The Property of a Foreign Collector]; Sotheby’s, London, 8 July 1981, lot 30, where acquired by the father of the present owner.

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