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An image of A wooded landscape with a bridge and sportsmen at the edge of the river by Paul Bril

Paul Bril

(Belgium, Italy 1553 or 1554 – 07 Oct 1626)

A wooded landscape with a bridge and sportsmen at the edge of the river
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

88.3 x 67.5 cm stretcher; 111.4 x 90.1 cm frame

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Purchased with funds provided by the Sinclair Gillies Deaccessioning Fund and Sam Hughes Memorial Fund 1998
Accession number
15th–19th c European art
Provenance (8)

Private Collection, 1748, Italy, unidentified 18th century Italian collection (label verso)

Otto E Messinger, circa 1910, Rome/Italy, in the collection of Messinger by 1910, see 'La Collection Messinger' by P d'Achiardi, 1910, plate no. 87

Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, 12 Nov 1918, Berlin/Germany, Anonymous sale, no.55 (with pendant).

Galerie Julius Stern, 02 Apr 1932, Dusseldorf/Germany, Anonymous sale. 'Gemälde alter und neuer Meister aus Privatbesitz', as 'Romantische Landschaft mit Jagdszene'

Abels Brothers, 1935, Cologne/North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany, [dealer]

Private Collection, pre 1997, Austria

Johnny Van Haeften Ltd, 1997-Aug 1998, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Johnny Van Haeften Ltd 1998. Johnny Van Haeften Ltd owned the painting in partnership with Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna.

Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna, 1997-Aug 1998, Vienna/Austria, Purchased by Galerie Sanct Lucas from an Austrian Noble Family 1997.

Bibliography (4)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales Annual Report 1999, 'Collections: European Art Before 1900', pg. 20-21, Sydney, 1999, 21.

P d'Achiardi, La Collection Messinger, Unknown, 1910, 172-5 (illus.). plate no. 87

Connell Nisbet, Look, 'Acquisitive minds', pg. 23-27, Newtown, Dec 2003-Jan 2004, 24 (colour illus.).

Luuk Pijl, Dutch and Flemish Old Master Paintings, Essay, London, 1997, (colour illus.). 10, no pagination