Although the design of this painting is clearly very close to the work of Jan Brueghel I, some weaknesses in the technique have led scholars to suggest that this might be the work of a follower, perhaps by his son, Jan Brueghel II, who took over his father's studio in Antwerp following the death of Jan I in 1625. There exists a close variant of the Oxford painting by Jan I (Sotheby Parke Bernet, 13 January 1978, lot 127).
Where to see this painting?
The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
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