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

Wooded Landscape with Figures Crossing a Bridge

Oil on oak panel, circular, diameter 21 cm
Private collection

In the years leading up to and around 1600, just after his return to Antwerp from Italy, Brueghel painted a number of small landscapes of circular format, on panels each measuring 21 cm in diameter. This is such a work, but one that is exceptional in the group for not being on a religious theme.