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

Paul Bril

(Belgium, Italy 1553 or 1554 – 07 Oct 1626)

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

15th–19th c European art
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
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.
Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna, 1997-Aug 1998, Vienna/Austria, Purchased by Galerie Sanct Lucas from an Austrian Noble Family 1997.
Private Collection, pre 1997, Austria
Abels Brothers, 1935, Cologne/North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany, [dealer]
Galerie Julius Stern, 02 Apr 1932, Dusseldorf/Germany, Anonymous sale. 'Gemälde alter und neuer Meister aus Privatbesitz', as 'Romantische Landschaft mit Jagdszene'
Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, 12 Nov 1918, Berlin/Germany, Anonymous sale, no.55 (with pendant).
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
Private Collection, 1748, Italy, unidentified 18th century Italian collection (label verso)