BRUEGHEL, Jan the Elder
(b. ca. 1568, Bruxelles, d. 1625, Antwerpen)
Paradise Landscape with the Animals Entering Noah's Ark1596
Oil on copper, 27 x 36 cm
The present dated painting is one of the artist's earliest "Paradise landscapes," a genre that he was to pursue throughout his career. It combines Italian theology with the northern landscape tradition.