Circle of JAN VAN KESSEL THE YOUNGER

Lot number

16

Estimated price

11000
16500

Description

Circle of JAN VAN KESSEL THE YOUNGER
“Seeing”, “Smelling”, “Hearing” and “Touching”
Oil on copper, 17.5 x 14.2 cm.
£ 10,000-15,000

Catalogue note:
This set of four panels were conceived as a group of allegories of the four senses;
seeing, smelling, hearing and touching. These compositions were immensely
popular throughout the 17th century. Jan Brueghel the Younger, Van Kessel’s
uncle, is also known to have made several copies of the Allegory of Air, each
of them with figures by Hendrick van Balen or his circle. Many further replicas
painted in and outside the workshops of both Brueghels survive, as do a small
number of much smaller versions by Van Kessel himself.

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