BRUEGHEL, Ambrosius
(b. 1617, Antwerpen, d. 1675, Antwerpen)


Ambrosius Brueghel was a Flemish painter, the younger son Jan Brueghel the Elder. He continued his father's style together with his brother Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601-78). Their sons carried on the tradition into the 18th century. Pieter Bruegel (1520-69), usually known as Pieter Bruegel the Elder to distinguish him from his elder son, was the first in a family of Flemish painters. He spelled his name Brueghel until 1559, and his sons retained the "h" in the spelling of their names.