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Jan van
Kessel Elder
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Jan van Kessel Senior (niderle. Jan van Kessel; 1626−1679) — Flemish painter.

As children begin to learn from Simone de Vos, and then from Brueghel the Younger, at 18 years of age has already recorded for the Guild of St. Luke in Antwerp. Wrote birds, flowers, landscapes, portraits, sometimes on mythological and religious subjects. The composition of his thought, the execution colorful; figures are weaker than others, portraits mediocre. Of his paintings — "the Holy Family in a garland of flowers" (Paris), "Landscape with animals and flowers", "the Barber Shop, Tobacco". The Hermitage has his picture "Venus eating a Volcano weapons for Aeneas".

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A Bruegel can be quickly spotted as a Bruegel, but which Bruegel? Even the seasoned experts admit that it is sometimes difficult for them to make head or tail of the works and family ties within this dynasty without looking up their family tree. Six artists sharing the same surname have been creating paintings for 150 years. They copied each other's works and signed them with each other's names…

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Jan van Kessel Elder. Insects with Common Hawthorn and Forget-Me-Not
Insects with Common Hawthorn and Forget-Me-Not
Jan van Kessel Elder
1654, 11.8×14.7 cm
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