Jan Brueghel the Elder
Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568 – 13 January 1625) was a Flemish painter, son ofPieter Bruegel the Elder and father of Jan Brueghel the Younger. Nicknamed "Velvet" Brueghel, "Flower" Brueghel, and "Paradise" Brueghel, of which the latter two were derived from his floral still lifes and paradise landscapes, while the former may refer to the velveteen sheen of his colors.
Many of his paintings are collaborations in which figures by other painters were placed in landscapes painted by Jan Brueghel; in other cases, Brueghel painted the figures into another artist's landscape or architectural interior. The most famous of his collaborators wasPeter Paul Rubens: the two collaborated on about 25 paintings including a Battle of the Amazons (Potsdam), Mars Disarmed by Venus(Getty Museum), The Fall of Man (Mauritshuis), The Five Senses (Prado), and several images of the Madonna and Child within a Flower Garland (Munich, Paris, Madrid). Hendrick van Balen and Joos de Momper were also regular collaborators with Brueghel.
Jan Brueghel the Elder 1615 "Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden" Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014
Jan Brueghel the Elder with Peter Paul Rubens 1617-1620 Virgin and Child surrounded by Flower and Fruit
Jan Brueghel the Elder with Hendrick von Balen before 1618 "Cibeles and stations within a festoon of fruit"
Jan Brueghel the Elder 1613 "The Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man" oil on copper 23.7 by 36.8 cm.; 9 1/2 by 14 1/2 in.