The head of a child by Parmigiano; a large picture by Breughel.
It is hardly a masterpiece, this Breughel, and is dingy in colour.
Like Breughel, he succeeded in bringing the Christian story close to the people's hearts amidst Flemish contemporary surroundings.
No one excelled our English master in this crowding of incident, not even Breughel or Teniers.
They have all the oddity, all the whim, and all the horror of the pencil of Breughel.
Breughel set into motion the mental machinery of the Temptation that never stopped whirring until 1874.
To the lover of Flemish paintings Breughel is one of the most characteristic and charming of them all.
Another artist in whose works Breughel's inspiration is apparent is Jacob Smits (b. 1856).
He, too, like Breughel, is fond of trussing up a human as if he were a pig and then sticking him with a big knife.