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Two for the Price of One! Collaborative Work Exhibited by Colnaghi at TEFAF

LONDON.- One of the highlights of the works being exhibited by Bernheimer-Colnaghi on their Stand No. 306 at TEFAF, 12 to 21 March 2010, will be the collaborative painting by Joos de Momper the Younger (1564-1635) and Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625), entitled Spring: a landscape with elegant company on a tree-lined road, with an asking price of around €3 million. These two major artists worked together on more than eighty paintings over a period of almost thirty years, a collaboration unique to 17th century Flemish art which continues to fascinate both collectors and art historians. This work, dated to 1618-19, displays the skilful integration of the figures and the landscape typical of Brueghel’s and de Momper’s partnership. The fineness and specificity of Brueghel’s technique focuses the eye while de Momper’s broad painting style, with sweeping bands of blues and