The son of Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625), Jan Brueghel the Younger, learned his art in his father’s studio; after travelling in Italy for a few years, he returned to Antwerp when his father died in order to run the latter’s workshop. His creative production is intimately connected with that of Brueghel the father, to whom he remained faithful in approach, including among other things entrusting other artists with part of the work, especially the figures. Most of these works, mainly of a religious character, were produced with the help of Hendrik van Balen I (Antwerp 1575 – Antwerp 1632) who was one of Jan the Elder’s permanent assistants.