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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Peasant Wedding (detail) - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Peasant Wedding (detail)
The Triumph of Death (detail) c. 1562 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Triumph of Death (detail) c. 1562
The Numbering at Bethlehem, Detail 1 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Numbering at Bethlehem, Detail 1
Sauls Suicide - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Sauls Suicide
Landscape with the Fall of Icarus - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Landscape with the Fall of Icarus
Calvary I - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Calvary I
Children's Games (detail 1) 1559-60 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Children's Games (detail 1) 1559-60
Peasant wedding (detail 1) - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Peasant wedding (detail 1)
Death of the Virgin - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Death of the Virgin
The Corn Harvest (August) - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Corn Harvest (August)
The Adoration of the Kings 1556-62 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Adoration of the Kings 1556-62
The Sermon of St John the Baptist (detail 1) 1566 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Sermon of St John the Baptist (detail 1) 1566

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