Jan Brueghel the
Younger (September 13, 1601 – September 1, 1678), was a Flemish
Baroque painter, and the son of Jan Brueghel the Elder.
He was trained by
his father and spent his career producing works in a similar style.
Along with his brother Ambrosius, he produced landscapes,
allegorical scenes and other works of meticulous detail. Brueghel
also copied works by his father and sold them with his father's
signature. His work is distinguishable from that of his parent by
being less well executed and lighter.
Jan the Younger was
traveling in Italy when his father died of cholera and swiftly
returned to take control of the Antwerp studio. He soon established
himself and was made dean of the Guild of Saint Luke in 1630. Jan
the Younger's best works are his extensive landscapes, either under
his own name or made for other artists such as Hendrick van Balen as
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