BRUEGHEL, Jan the Elder
(b. ca. 1568, Brussel, d. 1625, Antwerpen)

Woodland Road with Wagon and Travelers

Oil on copper mounted on panel, 9 x 15 cm
Private collection

This jewel-like painting is an example of Jan Brueghel the Elder's small landscapes on copper. On a surface approximately the size of a postcard, the artist has rendered a scene in astonishing detail.