BRAMER, Leonaert
(b. 1596, Delft, d. 1674, Delft)

Peasants by a Fire

c. 1626
Oil on slate, 22 x 33 cm
Private collection

It is assumed that during his stay in Rome, Bramer worked for the illusionistic muralist Agostino Tassi. Some small pictures painted by Bramer in Italy, in particular stormy seascapes, are so similar to examples by Tassi that their attribution have gone back and forth. The Roman artist's influence is obvious even in more distinctive works by Bramer dating from the 1620s.