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A wooded landscape with a bridge and sportsmen at the edge of the river



Paul Bril

Belgium, Italy

1553 or 1554 - 07 Oct 1626

  • Details

    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
    15th–19th c European art
    Accession number

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    Artist information
    Paul Bril

    Works in the collection


  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 5 publications

  • Provenance

    The provenance of this work is under review and records will be updated as new details become available. The Gallery welcomes any information. Contact provenance@ag.nsw.gov.au

    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 Krinzinger, 02 Apr 1932, Düsseldorf/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.