The Virgin and Child encircled with Flowers, (painting)
Breughel, Velvett and John Rothenamer
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 113 (Sale info: For Sale).
"These two artists generally combined together in works of this kind; the figures of Rothenamer, the flowers by Breughel, which makes their works more valuable. brueghel was the son of peter the old Breughel. In every part of painting, in colouring, in design, and in pencilling, he proved far superior to his father, and indeed, to all his cotemporaries in his style, and was dis- tinguished by the name Velvett Breughell. His genius at first directed him to paint fruit and flowers, after nature, which he executed with incredible neatness and delicacy. Sometimes he painted flowers in garlands or festoons, in which Rubens and other eminent masters inserted the figures, and at other times he was employed by steenwyk, mompart, Rothenamer, and van balen, to aid their pictures with his flowers. Rothenamer had a ready invention and his designs were correct, his attitudes were usually genteel, his tone of colour was agreeable, and his pictures were well finished, but he shewed his greatest excellence in his small sized paintings, in which he had the good fortune to be assisted by two celebrated artists, paul brill and velvett Breughel, who frequently painted the land- scapes, and back-grounds of his historical compositions. Painted by Velvett Breughel and John Rothenamer." [P. 17-18.]
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