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Inscription

lower edge, right of center: · BRVEGHEL · 1610 ·

Provenance

Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine [1658–1716], Düsseldorf;[1] by inheritance to his brother, Karl III Philipp, Elector Palatine [1661–1742], Düsseldorf, and from 1730, Mannheim;[2] by inheritance to his nephew, Karl Theodor, Elector Palatine, and from 1777, Elector of Bavaria [1724–1799], Mannheim, and from 1777, Munich; by inheritance to his successor, Maximilian IV Joseph, Elector Palatine and Elector of Bavaria, and from 1806, King of Bavaria, as Maximilian I Joseph [1756-1825], Munich; by descent in the Bavarian Royal Collection, Munich, from 1822,[3] and subsequently the Königliche Pinakothek (Royal Pinakothek, later Alte Pinakothek, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen), Munich, by 1838;[4] given, with another painting, 10 December 1935 to (Julius Böhler, Munich), in exchange for three Bernhard Strigel paintings;[5] sold 11 January 1936 to (Galerie Stern, Düsseldorf); Max Stern [1904-1987], Düsseldorf;[6] sold before September 1938 to Richard Friede [1883-1944], Bocholt, Germany,[7] and from 1941, New York;[8] by descent to his daughter, Ursula Friede Bamberger [1922-2019]; Ursula and Gerald Bamberger, Silver Spring, Maryland; sold c. 1992 to (Otto Naumann Ltd., New York) in partnership with (Roman Herzig/Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna); sold c. 1992 to (Bernheimer Fine Old Masters, Munich);[9] sold 1995 to Marietta Vok [d. 2019], near Villach, Austria; gift January 2018 to private collection, Italy;[10] consigned March 2020 to (David Koetser Gallery, Zurich); purchased November 2020 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1995
Inaugural Exhibition of Old Master Paintings, Otto Naumann Limited, New York, 1995, unnumbered catalogue, repro. and detail.
2021
Clouds, Ice, and Bounty: The Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Collection of Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2021, not in catalogue.
Bibliography
1751
Gool, Johan van. De Nieuwe Schouburg der Nederlantsche Kunstschilder en Schilderessen. 2 vols. The Hague, 1751: 2:559.
1979
Ertz, Klaus. Jan Brueghel der Ältere (1568-1625): Die Gemälde mit kritischem Oeuvrekatalog. Cologne, 1979: no. 222.
2008
Ertz, Klaus, and Christa Nitze-Ertz. Jan Brueghel der Ältere (1568-1625): Kritischer Katalog der Gemälde. 4 vols. Lingen, 2008-2010: 1(2008):158, no. 53, repro.
2009
Baumstark, Reinhold, et al. Kurfürst Johann Wilhelms Bilder. 3 vols. Exh. cat. Alten Pinakothek, Munich, 2009: 2:185, no. 56, repro.
2021
Rahusen, Henriette. "Jan Brueghel the Elder, Wooded Landscape with Travelers." Art for the Nation no. 63 (Spring/Summer 2021): 6-7, fig. 6.
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