Auctions → 7 and 8 May 2021: Jewellery and Watches - Art and Antiques → Art and Antiques → Pieter van Bredael: Extensive River Landscape
Oil/wood, 24 x 31,5 cm, up. ri. fragment of a monogramm. - Flemish landscape, figure and history painter, founder of an artist's dynasty. He learned his profession in the studio of David Rykaert III 1640-44. He worked in Spain for some time and travelled the Netherlands. In 1650 he became master of the St. Luke's guild in Antwerp, in 1689 he was made head of the local academy. Besides battle pieces he mainly painted rural markets in ancient ruins. Mus.: Antwerp, Den Haag (Mauritshuis), Bruges, Heidelberg, Montevideo a. others. Lit.: AKL, Thieme-Becker, Bernt.