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

Solicitudo Rustica (Country Concerns)

Pen and brown ink over black chalk, 244 x 352 mm
British Museum, London

During his journey abroad in 1552-54 Bruegel produced an extensive series of drawings of the Alps which later formed the basis a number of elaborate landscape designs engraved by other artists.

The picture shows a preparatory drawing for an engraving in the Large Landscapes series.