Flemish painting and De Jonckheere Gallery's old master paintings
Provenance: private collection
This charming pair of coppers shows a tendency in the work of Rijckaert which has been favourably imbued with the influence of Paul Bril, who was one of the principal sources of inspiration for him and for the Flemish landscape artists of his generation. The atmosphere is, to say the least, picturesque, if not romantic, with the central fortress of one of the pendants perched on its craggy peak. The presence of mills, waterfalls and stone bridges being crossed by travelers are other motifs which recur in the artist’s work, as does the attention to the detailed rendering of the architecture, also characteristic of his artistic approach.
1587 - Antwerp – 1631
A Flemish landscape painter, Martin Rijckaert belonged to a family of five artists. His father, the painter and art dealer David Rijckaert I, was his first master, after which...