18 April 2001 | Rotterdam

During the preparations for the large Bruegel-exhibition (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam, The Metropolitan Museum New York, 2001/2002) OMD-expert Martin Royalton-Kisch of the British …

Museum Department of Prints and Drawings discovered that a drawing so far attributed to the circle of Jan Bruegel, kept in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, is actually by his father Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The drawing, representing a landscape with the travellers to Emmaus, appeared to be by the same hand as a similar landscape drawing in the Fondation Custodia, generally asccepted as by Pieter Bruegel the Elder; not only stylistic but also material similarities (same make of paper) were convincing to most specialists. The drawing belongs to the Franz Koenigs Collection in the Museum Boijmans. Martin Royalton-Kisch published his findings in Master Drawings in 2000.