Jan van Kessel the Elder - Saturn Devouring his Children
Jan van Kessel the Elder
Saturn Devouring his Children
Oil on canvas (relined). 40 x 55 cm.
Signed lower right: J.v.Kessel fecit.
Klaus Ertz dates this work to 1660. He considers it to be a pendant to Kessel's "Allegory of Peace" (op. cit. p. 387, no. 707). Both works are loosely based on pieces by Jan Brueghel the Younger.
Klaus Ertz, 13th July 2016
Franco-American private collection.
For information on this artist cf.: K. Ertz / C. Nitze-Ertz: Die Maler Jan van Kessel, 2014.