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Mouse with Roses Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)

Mouse with Roses

Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)

  • TITLE

    : Mouse with Roses
  • AUTHOR

    : Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
  • DATE

    : c. 1605 - 1611
  • TYPE

    : Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    : Oil on copper
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 7.2 × 10.2 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Miniature
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    : 17th century Flemish painting
  • ROOM

    : 7

In the Musaeum we read: “I note that Brueghel painted on parchment a mouse with some stems of roses and insects. I wanted to call particular attention to this parchment and make it known that its value can rest on the fact that even mice in it are enjoyable to look at” In actual fact, this miniature masterpiece is not on parchment but on copper, and it is most likely the “trifle, of little import” which Brueghel mentions in a letter to the Cardinal in 1605.

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  • TITLE

    Mouse with Roses
  • AUTHOR

    Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
  • DATE

    c. 1605 - 1611
  • TYPE

    Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    Oil on copper
  • DIMENSIONS

    7.2 × 10.2 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Miniature
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    17th century Flemish painting
  • ROOM

    7

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