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Pieter Bruegel the Elder

active 1550/1; died 1569

Pieter Bruegel became famous for his painted landscapes, and for his interiors on themes traditionally associated with engravings and manuscript illuminations which, like his Biblical narratives, are crowded with anecdotal detail.

The Gallery's work is an uncharacteristic upright panel. It clearly shows the influence of the wit and menace of Bruegel's predecessor Bosch.