Landscape with Travellers and Peasants on a Track

1610, Jan Brueghel the Elder

On loan from the Peter Meyer Collection, © The Peter Meyer Collection

A convoy of travellers in horse-drawn carriages encounters a group of peasants dancing to the music of a violin.

A characteristic feature of landscape paintings by Jan Brueghel, son of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, is the way the background opens up to a vast valley, providing a view of the town in the far distance.


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