The Flemish masters and other artists including Jan Breughel the Elder, painted on copper. They favored copper for its smooth surface which allowed fine detail, and its durability. Copper is more durable than canvas or wood panel as a support for oil painting, as it will not rot, mildew or be eaten by insects. Minor scattered inpainting. Provenance: From the Galleries of Frank J. Oehlschlaeger, Sarasota Florida
Overall size: 14 x 17 in. Sight size: 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.