"The Concert Of The Birds, Entourage Of Van Kessel, Beginning 18 Th"The concert of the birds, oil on canvas, dimensions 37 cm x 55 cm, with its red tortoiseshell frame: 55 cm x 73 cm, Flemish school from the beginning of the 18 th century, Van Kessel's entourage. The subject is neither religious nor mythological, it is the animal world that is self-sufficient and allows the painter to reproduce as faithfully as possible, the most appreciated birds of that time. It is a magical world, a bird paradise where all seem to live in harmony. Grandson of Jan Brueghel the Elder, Van Kessel became master of the Antwerp Guild in 1645. His paintings on large canvas are rare, he devoted himself to the execution of small paintings, with for subjects of predilection of insects and birds.