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Jan Brueghel, the Elder

c. 1568-1625 Belgium/Mannerism

 

Brief Biography-Jan Brueghel the Elder, born in Brussels, was the second son of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. He visited Cologne, and when in Italy, Paul Bril influenced his work, there he found patronage in Cardinal Federigo Borromeo in Rome and Milan. In Antwerp, he was Dean of the Guild and worked for Archduke Albert and Infanta Isabella. His work is considered superior to that of his father. He painted flower stills from which he got the name 'Velvet Brueghel.' However, some say he got the name from wearing velvet. He cooperated with his friend Rubens and other artists by inserting staffage into their paintings, and Rubens painted several figures in his works. He also painted landscapes, seaports, and markets. His style influenced many painters after him, including his sons, Jan II and Ambrosius. His daughter Anna, by his second wife Catherina, married David Teniers the Younger.

 

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archdukes albert and
isabella visiting

archdukes albert and isabella visiting the collection of pieter roose


bath of the nymphs

bath of the nymphs


coastal landscape

coastal landscape


great fish market

great fish market

paradise landscape
with the animals

paradise landscape with the animals entering noahs ark