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
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', 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.