BRUEGHEL, Jan the Elder
(b. ca. 1568, Brussel, d. 1625, Antwerpen)
Oil on canvas, 129 x 189 cm
This canvas shows a spring landscape with elegant company on a tree-lined road. It was painted in collaboration with Joos de Momper. In their many collaborative works, de Momper's large, broadly painted landscapes provided atmospheric settings for Brueghel's figures, while they, in turn, animated de Momper's vast landscape views.