BRUEGEL, Pieter the Elder
(b. ca. 1525, Brogel, d. 1569, Brussel)
The Census at Bethlehem (detail)1566
Oil on oak
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
No one pays Mary and the Christ Child any attention; children are enjoying themselves on the ice with skates, tops, and a stool which has been pressed into use as a toboggan.