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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

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

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.

Bibliography (4)

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

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