This painting belongs to a small group of independent works by Brueghel the Younger. The dependence on his father is revealed stylistically, whereas the composition is entirely his own. The painting uses elements from a number of peasant life by Pieter Brueghel the Elder. It is signed: P.BREVGHEL.


  • Title: The Peasant Wedding
  • Creator: Pieter Brueghel the Younger
  • Creator Lifespan: 1564/65 - 1637/38
  • Creator Nationality: Flemish
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Antwerp
  • Creator Birth Place: Antwerp
  • Tags: Flemish, Antwerp school
  • Provenance: Collection Prince Serge Koudacheff, St. Petersburg, Fredrik Müller & Cie., Amsterdam 1905, Wilhelmina von Hallwyl, Stockholm 1905
  • Physical Dimensions: w680 x h430 mm (Without frame)
  • Painter: Pieter Brueghel the Younger
  • Artist info: The artist was the eldest son of Pieter Brueghel the Elder. Being one of the Master´s two sons Pieter Breughel the Younger had no problem being accepted into the Guild of St. Luke in Antwerp. This legacy overshadowed the fact that Pieter theYounger was only five years old when his father died and the fact that the renowned landscape artist Gillis van Coninxloo taught him how to paint. Pieter the Younger had a successful career in Antwerp, supervising a large studio which made replicas and variants of compositions by his father.
  • Type: Oil on panel
  • External Link: Image DIG 4480

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