Brueghel, Pieter, the Elder

[ (broy-guhl) ]

A sixteenth-century Flemish painter known for his paintings of village scenes and religious subjects.

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notes for Brueghel, Pieter, the Elder

Brueghel's sons Pieter the Younger and Jan were also painters.

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