Christ - Christ and the woman taken in adultery

Pieter Bruegel I the Younger (1564-1638)

c. 1600

Location : Philadelphia (USA). Philadelphia Museum of Art

Jesus write ‘He that is without sin’.

The painting is based on a painting of Pieter Bruegel the Elder in the Courtauld Institute Galleries in London. In this Gallery is also an engraving from Clemens Perret with the same composition.

A similar painting can be seen at Sotheby's London, auctioned on 4 jyly 2018
lot 32

G. Glück, Das grosse Breugel-Werk, Vienna and Munich 1951, p. 97, under cat. no. 50; rev. ed., Das grosse Breughelwerk, Vienna and Munich 1963, p. 68;

G. Marlier, Pierre Breughel le Jeune, Brussels 1969, p. 91, cat. no. 8, reproduced fig. 36;

J. Folie, in P. Roberts-Jones (ed.), Breughel. Une Dynastie des peintres, Brussels 1980, p. 146, cat. no. 83, reproduced;

K. Ertz, in Pieter Breughel der Jüngere – Jan Breughel der Ältere. Flämische Malerei um 1600. Tradition und Fortschritt, K. Ertz (ed.), exh. cat., Lingen 1997, p. 91, under cat. no. 7, note 1, reproduced fig. 1;

K. Ertz, in Pieter Breughel le Jeune – Jan Brueghel l'Ancien. Une famille des peintres flamands vers 1600, K. Ertz (ed.), exh. cat., Lingen 1998, p. 51, under cat. no. 9, note 1, reproduced fig. 9a;

K. Ertz, Pieter Breughel der Jüngere (1564–1637/8). Die Gemälde mit kritischem Œuvrekatalog, Lingen 1988/2000, vol. I, pp. 380, 382, 384 and 445, cat. no. 362, reproduced p. 382, fig. 273;

P.C. Sutton, Dutch & Flemish Paintings. The Collection of Willem Baron van Dedem, London 2002, pp. 74–77, cat. no. 11, reproduced in colour p. 75;

K. Serres, in Bruegel in Black and White. Three Grisailles Reunited, K. Serres (ed.), exh. cat., London 2016, p. 44, cat. no. 7, reproduced in colour p. 45.

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Oil on panel

Size in cm:

28,1 x 40,6

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