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

Magpie on the Gallow (detail)

Oil on oak panel
Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt

Bruegel depicted a plain with fertile meadows and fields, people cheerfully dancing, and a village lying concealed in the shadow of a clifftop castle.

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