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Pieter Bruegel the Elder Christ Carrying the Cross oil painting


Christ Carrying the Cross
Painting ID::  85850
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Christ Carrying the Cross
Date 1564(1564) Medium Oil on oak panel cjr

   
   
     

Pieter Bruegel the Elder Christ Carrying the Cross oil painting


Christ Carrying the Cross
Painting ID::  85853
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Christ Carrying the Cross
Date 1564(1564) Medium Oil on oak panel cjr

   
   
     

Pieter Bruegel the Elder Magpie on the Gallow oil painting


Magpie on the Gallow
Painting ID::  85902
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Magpie on the Gallow
Date 1568(1568) Medium Oil on oak panel cjr

   
   
     

Pieter Bruegel the Elder Christ Carrying the Cross oil painting


Christ Carrying the Cross
Painting ID::  86403
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Christ Carrying the Cross
Date 1564(1564) Medium Oil on oak panel Dimensions Height: 124 cm (48.8 in). Width: 170 cm (66.9 in). cjr

   
   
     

Pieter Bruegel the Elder Magpie on the Gallow oil painting


Magpie on the Gallow
Painting ID::  86437
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Magpie on the Gallow
Date 1568(1568) Medium Oil on oak panel Dimensions Height: 46 cm (18.1 in). Width: 51 cm (20.1 in). cjr

   
   
     

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     Pieter Bruegel the Elder
     (Dutch pronunciation:c. 1525 - 9 September 1569) was a Flemish Renaissance painter and printmaker known for his landscapes and peasant scenes (Genre Painting). He is sometimes referred to as "Peasant Bruegel" to distinguish him from other members of the Brueghel dynasty, but is also the one generally meant when the context does not make clear which "Bruegel" is being referred to. From 1559 he dropped the 'h' from his name and started signing his paintings as Bruegel. There are records that he was born in Breda, Netherlands, but it is uncertain whether the Dutch town of Breda or the Belgian town of Bree, called Breda in Latin, is meant. He was an apprentice of Pieter Coecke van Aelst, whose daughter Mayken he later married. He spent some time in France and Italy, and then went to Antwerp, where in 1551 he was accepted as a master in the painter's guild. He traveled to Italy soon after, and then returned to Antwerp before settling in Brussels permanently 10 years later. He received the nickname 'Peasant Bruegel' or 'Bruegel the Peasant' for his alleged practice of dressing up like a peasant in order to mingle at weddings and other celebrations, thereby gaining inspiration and authentic details for his genre paintings. He died in Brussels on 9 September 1569 and was buried in the Kapellekerk. He was the father of Pieter Brueghel the Younger and Jan Brueghel the Elder. Both became painters, but as they were very young children when their father died, it is believed neither received any training from him.

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