A wooded landscape with a bridge and sportsmen at the edge of the river
1553 or 1554 - 07 Oct 1626
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
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', lot.no.11 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.
Referenced in 4 publications
Connell Nisbet, Look, 'Acquisitive minds', Sydney, Dec 2003-Jan 2004, pp 23–27: col illus p 24.
Luuk Pijl, Dutch and Flemish Old Master Paintings, 'No 10 – Paul Bril – A wooded landscape with a bridge and sportsmen at the edge of the river', London, 1997, no 10, col illus np.
Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 1999, 'Collections: European Art Before 1900', Sydney, 1999, pp 20–21: p 21.
La Collection Messinger, Unknown, 1910, pp 172–75, fig 87, illus p 173.