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Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Sermon of St John the Baptist oil painting


The Sermon of St John the Baptist
Painting ID::  87397
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
The Sermon of St John the Baptist
1566(1566) Medium Oil on wood cyf

   
   
     

Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Sermon of St John the Baptist oil painting


The Sermon of St John the Baptist
Painting ID::  87398
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
The Sermon of St John the Baptist
1566(1566) Medium Oil on wood cyf

   
   
     

Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Sermon of St John the Baptist oil painting


The Sermon of St John the Baptist
Painting ID::  87399
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
The Sermon of St John the Baptist
1566(1566) Medium Oil on wood cyf

   
   
     

Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Sermon of St John the Baptist oil painting


The Sermon of St John the Baptist
Painting ID::  87400
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
The Sermon of St John the Baptist
1566(1566) Medium Oil on wood cyf

   
   
     

Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Census at Bethlehem oil painting


The Census at Bethlehem
Painting ID::  87406
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
The Census at Bethlehem
1566(1566) Medium Oil on oak cyf

   
   
     

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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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