BALEN, Hendrick van
(b. 1575, Antwerpen, d. 1632, Antwerpen)

Allegory of Abundance

c. 1615
Oil on panel, 66 x 93 cm
Private collection

This panel is the result of the collaboration between Jan Brueghel the Elder and Hendrick van Balen. It belongs to the line of Flemish painting dedicated to the allegorical portrayal of the seasons and their riches. Van Balen, a master in the portrayal of divinities, depicts them here in all their splendour. The luxuriant, verdant background was painted by Brueghel.