Alpine Landscape, An, with a Hermitage and Peasants travelling, (painting)
Brill, Paul 1554-1616
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 107 (Sale info: For Sale).
"A very beautiful romantic scenery, his manner of painting is true, sweet, and tender, the touchings of his trees is firm and yet delicate, his scenery, his situations and distances are admirable, most of them being taken from nature, and the masses of his light and shadow strong and judicious. It is remarkable of him that in the latter part of his life his landscapes were of a small size, but they are beautiful and exquisitely finished, and frequently he painted them on copper. The genuine works of this eminent master are now rarely to be met with, especially of a large size, and they afford prices that are extremely high in every part of Europe, where the polite arts are encouraged, and it seems that their intrinsic value is not diminished, since a very few years ago, one of the landscapes by this master, sold in holland for l160, and another at an auction in London for 120 guineas and upwards, and yet they were deemed cheaply purchased. Painted by Paul Brill, who was born at Antwerp, 1554, died 1616." [P. 16.]
Descriptive Catalogue of Original Cabinet Paintings, now arranged in the Gallery, Doggett's Repository of Arts, entrance at No. 16, Market-Street, and may be viewed every day, from 8 in the morning till sunset; being a truly splendid and valuable Collection of one hundred and sixty-four Cabinet Paintings in elegant frames; selected on the Continent of Europe, at the Expense of thirty thousand dollars, and are warranted to comprise the works of the Great Masters, from the 13th Century to the Present Time.