Graphics
by Pieter BRUEGEL the Elder

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. On his return to Flanders from his journey abroad, Bruegel began to work for the Antwerp engraver and print-seller Hieronymus Cock. In addition to use Bruegel's landscape drawings for engravings, Cock soon employed Bruegel on figure compositions as well. For the rest of his life Bruegel was active as both a painter and designer of prints, and the two activities were closely linked. His contemporary reputation and presumably much of his income depended on the designs he made for professionally engraved and widely circulated prints of landscapes and various themes of a religious or allegorical nature.

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The Ass in the School
1556
Pen and Indian ink, 232 x 302 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin


The Fair at Hoboken
1559
Pen and Indian ink, 265 x 394 mm
Courtauld Gallery, London


The Beekeepers and the Birdnester
c. 1568
Pen and Indian ink, 203 x 309 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin


Summer
1568
Pen and Indian ink, 220 x 286 mm
Kunsthalle, Hamburg


Landscape of the Alps
-
Pen and sepia ink
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Solicitudo Rustica (Country Concerns)
1552-54
Pen and brown ink over black chalk, 244 x 352 mm
British Museum, London


Seascape with a View of Antwerp
-
Pen and ink, 203 x 298 mm
Courtauld Gallery, London


The Painter and the Buyer
c. 1565
Pen and black ink on brown paper, 255 x 215 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna


Standing Gooseherder
c. 1565
Pen and ink, 245 x 149 mm
Kupferstichkabinett, Dresden


The Hare Hunt
1560
Etching and engraving, 223 x 291 mm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


Large Landscape with Trees and a Church
1554
Pen, red-brown ink, 333 x 466 mm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest


The Alchemist
-
Engraving, 343 x 448 mm
British Museum, London


St James the Greater at Hermogenes
1565
Engraving, 222 x 290 mm
Bibliothčque Nationale, Paris


Big Fishes Eat Little Fishes
c. 1556
Engraving, 229 x 298 mm
British Museum, London


Big Fishes Eat Little Fishes
1556
Pen drawing
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna


Superbia (Pride)
1556-57
Engraving, 225 x 295 mm
British Museum, London


Prudence
1559
Drawing on paper, 224 x 300 mm
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels


Gula (Gluttony)
1556-57
Engraving, 225 x 295 mm
British Museum, London



Summary of works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Paintings
Landscapes | Children's games | Proverbs
Village life | Demons and devils | Tower of Babel
Series of Months | Religious themes | St John the Baptist
Peasant life | Large figures | Miscellaneous
Graphics



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