BRUEGEL, Pieter the Elder
(b. ca. 1525, Brogel, d. 1569, Brussel)

Landscape with the Parable of the Sower

Oil on panel, 70 x 102 cm
Timken Art Gallery, San Diego

This panel is among the earliest signed paintings by Bruegel. In painting the peasant in the left-hand foreground, he was presumably thinking of the Parable of the Sower, who sows his seed on good soil and bad ground (Matthew 13).