Pieter the Elder Bruegel
Portrait

Pieter the Elder Bruegel (c. 1525 - September 9, 1569) was a Netherlandish Renaissance painter and printmaker known for his landscapes and peasant scenes (Genre Painting). He is nicknamed '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. (From Wikipedia)


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The Tower of Babel (detail) 21 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Tower of Babel (detail) 21
The Tower of Babel (detail) 18 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Tower of Babel (detail) 18
The Tower of Babel (detail) 16 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Tower of Babel (detail) 16
The Tower of Babel (detail) 19 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Tower of Babel (detail) 19
Christ Carrying the Cross (detail) 8 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Christ Carrying the Cross (detail) 8
The Tower of Babel (detail) 4 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Tower of Babel (detail) 4
The Tower of Babel (detail) 5 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Tower of Babel (detail) 5
The Tower of Babel (detail) 6 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Tower of Babel (detail) 6
The Tower of Babel (detail) 20 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Tower of Babel (detail) 20
The Tower of Babel (detail) 7 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Tower of Babel (detail) 7

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