Rent Day, by Pieter Breughel the Younger (1564-1638).

Oil on panel, 77.5cm by 119cm.

The Flemish artist was well known for copying the peasant scenes and landscapes of his Dutch father, Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c.1525-1569).

He also produced his own compositions on the same themes.

The painting was part of a large bequest in 1933 to William, 5th Marquess of Exeter (1876-1956), from his aunt, Lady Newlands, a daughter of the 3rd Marquess and Marchioness of Exeter.

Four years earlier Lady Newlands, who was childless, had inherited most of the property of her late husband, Sir James Hozier, 2nd Baron Newlands.


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