Second son of Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1520/25–1569), Jan – known as "Velvet" or "Flower" Brueghel – was one of the principal representatives of Flemish painting around 1600.

On a small copper panel, Brueghel portrays in fine detail the everyday life of a rural community. Brueghel's work includes a whole group of such idyllic landscapes, his figures set with a delicate hand in natural surroundings, here once more rendered as a "world landscape". This work shows an extremely rare representation of a peasant's garden in the 16th and 17th centuries.


  • Title: Village Scene with Figures and Cows
  • Creator: Brueghel Jan the Elder (1568–1625)
  • Date Created: 1609
  • Physical Dimensions: w16.9 x h10.7 cm (without frame)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Residenzgalerie Salzburg, Image Fotostudio Ghezzi, Oberalm
  • Medium: Oil on Copper

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