Jan Brueghel the Younger 1601 – 1678


oil on copper (45 × 59 cm) — c. 1638 Museum Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

This work is linked to Genesis 2:21

Tags: Paradise

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The Terrestrial Paradise. In the background: the creation of Eve from Adam's rib.

This Jan Brueghel was a son of Jan Brueghel the Elder, who made around one hundred paintings of paradise-like landscapes, some with and others without a religious theme.

Jan the Younger sometimes borrowed elements from his father, such as the lions running in circles to the left in this painting. They also occur in his father's Animals Boarding the Ark. Senior by the way probably got them from Rubens' Daniel in the Lions Den.

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