A Blast Furnace Painting by Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625): a New Interpretation
Keywords:Brueghel, Flemish painting, blast furnace, patrons, iron masters
A small painting by Jan Brueghel the Elder, portraying a blast furnace, is to be found at Galleria Doria - Pamphilj in Rome. The authors discuss this painting while considering the contemporary Flemish paintings of ironworks. From the peculiarity of this painting, from the scene it portrayed and from news about Jan Brueghel´s stay in Italy, the authors conclude that this painting may represent a Bergamasque blast furnace built in Latium.
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