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

The Census at Bethlehem (detail)

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.