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Pieter Brueghel the Elder

Pieter Brueghel the Elder (c.1520 - 1569) was a Flemish painter, born in Bruegel[?]. He was the father of Pieter Brueghel the Younger and Jan Brueghel the Elder.

He specialised in landscapes populated by peasants, painted in a simpler style than the Italianate[?] art that prevailed at the time. Nicknamed 'Peasant Brueghel' to distinguish him from other members of the Brueghel dynasty.


  • Landscape with the Fall of Icarus c.1558
  • Netherlandish Proverbs 1559
  • The Triumph of Death c. 1562, Museo del Prado, Madrid
  • Dulle Griet (Mad Meg) c. 1562, Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp
  • The Tower of Babel 1563, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna
  • The "Little" Tower of Babel c. 1563, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam
  • The Procession to Calvary 1564, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna
  • The Adoration of the Kings 1564, The National Gallery, London
  • Winter Landscape with a Bird Trap 1565, Wiltshire, Wilton House
  • The Hunters in the Snow 1565, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna
  • The Harvesters 1565, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • The painter and the buyer c. 1565, Albertina, Vienna
  • The Blind Leading the Blind 1568
  • The Peasant Wedding 1568
  • The Peasant Dance 1568, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna
  • The Beggars 1568 , Louvre
  • The Death of the Virgin
  • The Fall of the Rebel Angels

The Tower of Babel by Pieter Brueghel the Elder

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