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Landscape with Ceres (Allegory of Earth) Gm-00064401

Landscape with Ceres (Allegory of Earth) Gm-00064401

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Jan Brueghel the Younger (Flemish, 1601–1678); Hendrik van Balen (Flemish, 1575–1632) Shown separately or together, as in the Getty's Landscape with Allegories of the Four Elements, the four elements were a popular subject for Jan Brueghel the Younger and his collaborator Hendrik van Balen. Here, earth is represented by the goddess Ceres, who is surrounded with a satyr, putti, and a figure holding a sheaf of wheat. Ceres, the goddess of agriculture and fertility, was worshiped over a large part of ancient Italy.

Together Jan Brueghel the Younger and Van Balen often painted the four elements, which had also been part of the repertoire of Brueghel the Younger's father, Jan Brueghel the Elder. Brueghel the Elder taught his son the lush, decorative, yet highly detailed landscape and still-life style seen in this painting.

Van Balen, one of Brueghel the Younger's most consistent collaborators, was known for his attractive nudes. This panel was probably one of his latest works; he had begun painting figures for the Brueghel family years before, working with his friend Brueghel the Elder in addition to collaborating with Frans Snyders and Frans Francken the Younger.

Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

Wall Murals are printed on 42" matte finish, self-adhesive Kodak PhotoText fabric panels that combine and mount easily on a non textured wall surface. We can custom make to any size, just ask.

Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each canvas is hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.


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