CLEVE, Marten van I
(b. ca. 1527, Antwerpen, d. ca, 1581, Antwerpen)

The Good Shepherd

Oil on panel, 50 x 73 cm
Private collection

It is thought that this composition is derived from a lost original by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. It appears that the painting influenced the work of Pieter Brueghel the Younger, who also treated the subject of The Good Shepherd, a popular moralizing theme in the 16th century.