Jan Brueghel d. Ä.:
Picture "Returning from the Market", framed
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Picture "Returning from the Market", framed
Jan Brueghel d. Ä.:
Picture "Returning from the Market", framed

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limited, 950 copies | original Dietz replica | oil on copper | framed | size 35.5 x 45 cm (h/w)

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Picture "Returning from the Market", framed
Jan Brueghel d. Ä.: Picture "Returning from the Market",...

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Picture "Returning from the Market", framed

Flemish painter (1568-1625), son of Pieter the Elder. He was nicknamed "Flower" Brueghel because of his preferred motifs and "Velvet" Brueghel because of the soft colour tones. Original: Lower Saxony State Museum Hanover.

Original Dietz replica in 62 colours. Oil on copper. Limited edition of 950 copies. Size 35.5 x 45 cm (h/w).

About Jan Brueghel d. Ä.


In order to distinguish the Brueghels family, they were given epithets characterising their work. Thus, Jan Brueghel the Elder became known as the "Velvet" or "Flower" Brueghel. Indeed, his flower bouquets are among the most beautiful in Dutch painting. He composed an illusionistic flower paradise in a knowledgeable, exact reproduction of the flower shapes and colours of all seasons. Thanks to his training as a miniature painter, he was able to achieve this magnificent attention to detail.

Jan Brueghel was born in 1568 in Brussels as the second son of Pieter Brueggel the Elder. After his apprenticeship with the painter Coninxloo, he went to Italy and was admitted to the Antwerp Guild of St Luke in 1597. Here, he became friends with Peter Paul Rubens. The pinnacle of his career, however, was his employment as court painter to Archduke Albrecht of Austria.

Although Jan Brueghel took up his father's themes, such as landscape depictions or rural scenes, he never achieved his father's moralising effect. His skill lay in his use of colour: He achieved the velvety lighting effects of a relatively uniform colour palette through deliberately placed contrasts of light and dark, while the sumptuous floral still lifes are beguiling in their clear composition and colours.

Jan Brueghel the Elder, who had become a highly respected painter in Antwerp, succumbed on January 12, 1625, to cholera.