Authors

Jan Brueghel II, the Younger

Antwerp 1601 - 1678

Jan Brueghel II was baptised on 18th September 1601 at Saint George’s Church. He worked in his father’s studio, Jan Brueghel de Velours and in 1622 moved to Milan to work for Cardinal Federico Borromeo (his father’s patron). In Rome he met P. Bril, travelling all over Italy. In 1625, he returned to Antwerp for his father’s death and took over his studio. This same year he was named master of the St Lucas Guild and member of the De Violieren Chamber. He worked in the studio between 1625 and 1651. He collaborated with Teniers, van Thulden, van Avont, Rubens, van Kessel and van Balen. Jan Brueghel the Younger was a painter of still-lives, flowers, allegorical landscapes, mythological and religious scenes, and his works were often confused with his father’s, as he copied his compositions and motifs, but with more skill and delicacy and with an influence of Daniel Seghers in his garland illustrations. Of his eleven children, only three stood out as painters: Jan-Pieter, Abraham, and Jan-Baptiste.

Landscape with Figures

Landscape with Figures