Portrait of Pieter Bruegel the Younger

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c.1564-1638

Flemish Northern Renaissance Painter

Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564 or 1565 - October 10, 1636) was a Flemish painter, known for numerous copies after his father Pieter Brueghel the Elder's paintings and nicknamed "Hell Brueghel" for his fantastic treatments of fire and grotesque imagery.

Pieter Brueghel the Younger was the oldest son of the famous sixteenth-century Netherlandish painter Pieter Brueghel the Elder (known as "Peasant Brueghel") and Mayken Coecke van Aelst. His father died in 1569, when Pieter the younger was only five years old. Then, following the death of his mother in 1578, Pieter, along with his brother Jan Brueghel the Elder ("Velvet Brueghel") and sister Marie, went to live with their grandmother Mayken Verhulst (widow of Pieter Coecke van Aelst). She was an artist in her own right, and according to Carel van Mander, possibly the first teacher of the two sons. The family moved to Antwerp sometime after 1578 and Pieter possibly entered the studio of the landscape painter Gillis van Coninxloo (1544-1607). In the 1584/1585 registers of Guild of Saint Luke, "Peeter Brugel" is listed as an independent master. On November 5, 1588 he married Elisabeth Goddelet, and the couple had seven children.

He painted landscapes, religious subjects and fantasy paintings. For this last category he often made use of fire and grotesque figures, leading to his nickname "Hell Brueghel".

Apart from these paintings of his own invention, Pieter Brueghel the Younger also copied the works his father had created by using a technique called pouncing. His genre paintings of peasants lack Pieter the Elder's subtlety and humanism, and emphasize the picturesque.

8 Pieter Bruegel the Younger Paintings

St George Kermis with the Dance Around the Maypole, Undated by Pieter Bruegel the Younger | Painting Reproduction

St George Kermis with the Dance Around the Maypole Undated

Oil Painting
$7589
SKU: YPB-8760
Pieter Bruegel the Younger
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Landscape with the Holy Family Arriving at the Inn, Undated by Pieter Bruegel the Younger | Painting Reproduction

Landscape with the Holy Family Arriving at the Inn Undated

Oil Painting
$4276
SKU: YPB-8763
Pieter Bruegel the Younger
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Adoration of the Magi, Undated by Pieter Bruegel the Younger | Painting Reproduction

The Adoration of the Magi Undated

Oil Painting
$9142
SKU: YPB-8764
Pieter Bruegel the Younger
Original Size: 38.5 x 56.5 cm
Private Collection

Massacre of the Innocents, a.1566 by Pieter Bruegel the Younger | Painting Reproduction

Massacre of the Innocents a.1566

Oil Painting
$10031
Canvas Print
$86.41
SKU: YPB-12229
Pieter Bruegel the Younger
Original Size: 120.5 x 167 cm
Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Tower of Babel, a.1563 by Pieter Bruegel the Younger | Painting Reproduction

Tower of Babel a.1563

Oil Painting
$8907
Canvas Print
$79.49
SKU: YPB-12230
Pieter Bruegel the Younger
Original Size: 49.5 x 66.5 cm
Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena, Italy

Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery, c.1600 by Pieter Bruegel the Younger | Painting Reproduction

Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery c.1600

Oil Painting
$4290
Canvas Print
$48.20
SKU: YPB-12231
Pieter Bruegel the Younger
Original Size: 28.1 x 40.6 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

The Adoration of the Magi, c.1595 by Pieter Bruegel the Younger | Painting Reproduction

The Adoration of the Magi c.1595

Oil Painting
$14143
Canvas Print
$93.45
SKU: YPB-12232
Pieter Bruegel the Younger
Original Size: 123.2 x 161 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Peasant Wedding Dance, 1607 by Pieter Bruegel the Younger | Painting Reproduction

Peasant Wedding Dance 1607

Oil Painting
$7941
Canvas Print
$52.63
SKU: YPB-12233
Pieter Bruegel the Younger
Original Size: 38.1 x 57.2 cm
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA

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