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 Way of the Cross - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Way of the Cross
Prudence 1559 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Prudence 1559
The Organ Grinder - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Organ Grinder
Christ and the Adulteress - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Christ and the Adulteress
Two Chained Monkeys - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Two Chained Monkeys
Twelve Proverbs - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Twelve Proverbs
The Triumph of Death (detail 3) - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Triumph of Death (detail 3)
The Procession to Calvary [detail] II - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Procession to Calvary [detail] II
The Sermon of St John the Baptist (detail 7) 1566 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Sermon of St John the Baptist (detail 7) 1566
Peasant wedding (detail 2) - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Peasant wedding (detail 2)
The Peasant Dance (detail) - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Peasant Dance (detail)
The Procession to Calvary [detail] - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Procession to Calvary [detail]

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