This painting bears witness to the technical skill of Jan Brueghel I. He represents an important link in the history of landscape painting. This work would have been painted around 1610 and exhibits a very refined technique in pushing the perspective of the panorama to the limit. To that end, he employed two colour zones: a brown in front of a blue. He depicts a number of his figures with their back to the viewer, and has them moving in the direction of a distant village, treatment that further underlines the perspective.


  • Title: Travellers on the Way
  • Creator: Jan Brueghel I (Brussels 1568 – Antwerp 1625)

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