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

The Sermon of St John the Baptist (detail)

Oil on wood
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

The exotic figures are not the result of fantasy, in 16th century Antwerp merchants, bankers and shipmen from all over the world stayed for shorter or longer time.

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