16th Century Flemish School landscape painting, manner of Adriaen van Stalbemt (1580-1662), oil on fabric, professionally mounted on board. Depicts a religious scene with a group of well dressed figures and lone dog, gathered beneath a tree foreground, some seated, some standing and others on horseback, listening intently to a central figure, presumably John the Baptist, who is attired in a simple tunic and holding a cross topped staff, with other figures, lake and trees background. Housed in a chipped carved wood frame with brass placard reading "Adrian van Staelbent/ 1580-1662". Sight – 16" H x 22 1/2" W. Framed – 25" H x 31" W. Provenance: an East Tennessee estate. CONDITION: UV light reveals several scattered small spots of inpainting throughout; possible repaired tear lower right quadrant at edge. Some scattered abrasions and minor losses to the frame.
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