JOOS DE MOMPER & SEBASTIAN VRANCHX

WIDE MOUNTINOUS AREA WITH TRAVELLER AND A VILLAGE IN THE BACKGROU

MOMPER: 1564 Antwerp - 1635
VRANCKX: 1573 Antwerp - 1647
Panel, 62 x 93 cm

Essay

There is not much knowledge about Joos de Momper’s life. He obviously was member of  one of the grand painter’s-families in Antwerp. At the age of 17, in 1581, he became a member of  the Sanct Lucas Guild as a Master. Later researches were able to proof that he travelled to Italy, which was not certain before.

Joos de Momper is one of the most interesting Netherlands painters in the period of development from manierism to naturalism in landscape-painting.

 

        


Provenance

Hruschka Collection, Vienna
Art Dealer De Boer, Amsterdam
Private Collection Austria


Literature

Klaus Ertz, Josse de Momper, Catalogue raisonné, Freren 1986, no. 38, p. 467 reproduction p. 468.