Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Copying

After Pieter Brueghel the Younger Peasant Wedding
 This is a copy of a copy.  The original was by Pieter Brueghel the Elder.  The copy was by his son Pieter Brueghel the younger.       It recently came up for sale at Sothebys recently and sold for over 1.8 million. This copy is quite small relative to original and most of the challenge was working on the small scale 10"x 8". The faces were tiny.  The original is full of tiny details that call out characters.  Spoon in the hat - lady cradling the jug-couple up in the loft - check out the originals. 

Below are a mixture of studies from various sources.  

Black Bart -ink
 Study from a photo. 
After Alexandre-Louis Jacob ink 


Pepper _still life -ink
Drapery Study -ink

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