The sophisticated side

The sophisticated side of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Apollo Magazine)

“The first time that a ‘Peeter Bruegel’ surfaces in an appropriate document before then is in a 1551 record of admission to the Antwerp artists’ guild, the Guild of St Luke. If this is Bruegel himself – of which there is no guarantee – he would have most likely entered the guild between the ages of 20 and 25, putting the year of his birth somewhere between 1525–30.”

View of the Ripa Grande in Rome (c. 1555/56), Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

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