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Sadeler, Aegidius, II; Brueghel, Jan, the Elder
Mountainous Landscape with Tobias and the Angel; No. 3 in a series of 17: Landscapes with Religious Scenes Mountainous Landscape with Tobias and the Angel; No. 3 in a series of 17: Landscapes with Religious Scenes
1595/96 1595/96

Jan Breughel the Elder was the most inventive of the artistic progeny of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, from whom he adopted the synthetic “world landscape” combining elements from various regions. Like his father, he also produced designs for prints, and here sets Tobias and the Angel in a rich landscape with forests and mountains and populated with lively groups of figures. While the series to which this print belongs is not devoted to the Book of Tobit, the artist has here used a scene from that narrative as the thematic focus of his elaborate landscape invention.

 
Sadeler, Aegidius, II; Brueghel, Jan, the Elder
Antwerp, Belgium 1570-Prague, Czech Republic 1629 Antwerp, Belgium 1570-Prague, Czech Republic 1629
Mountainous Landscape with Tobias and the Angel; No. 3 in a series of 17: Landscapes with Religious Scenes Mountainous Landscape with Tobias and the Angel; No. 3 in a series of 17: Landscapes with Religious Scenes
1595/96 1595/96
Engraving, state 1 of 2 Engraving, state 1 of 2
overall: 21.7 cm x 31 cm
Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010 Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010
53-046.073

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