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Pieter Bruegel : The Tower of Babel
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Pieter Bruegel the Elder

[Flemish Northern Renaissance Painter, ca.1525-1569]

• Also known as:  Pieter Brueghel I
• Relationships: Father of Jan 'Velvet' Bruegel and Pieter Bruegel II.
Grandfather of Jan Bruegel II.
Son-in-Law of Pieter Coecke van Aelst.
Bruegel's students included Lucas van Valckenborch.
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Original works by Pieter Bruegel available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteAlte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SitePieter Bruegel at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
The Wedding Dance, ca.1566

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
5 paintings online; see the "Netherlands 15th – 16th centuries" section

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Notable SitePieter Bruegel at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Alpine landscape, ca.1553

Notable SitePieter Bruegel at the Louvre Museum, Paris
The Beggars, 1568

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History  
A variety of artworks, with biographical info

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK
The Adoration of the Kings

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SitePrado Museum Database, Madrid   NEW!
(Linking to the Spanish-language version because it contains far more works than the English version)

Notable SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam   NEW!

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK
Massacre of the Innocents, ca.1565-67

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
23 works by or related to the artist

Drawings from the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan

Frick Collection, New York City   NEW!
The Three Soldiers

Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome
Battle off the Port of Naples

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Etchings by or after (mainly after) Pieter Bruegel

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Fortitudo (Fortitude)

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
The Tower of Babel, ca.1563

Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp, Belgium
Mad Meg (Dulle Griet)

National Brukenthal Museum, Romania

Oskar Reinhart Collection, Switzerland
The Adoration of the Magi in the Snow, 1567

Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome (in Italian)  

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
The Census at Bethlehem

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
Prudence, drawing

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Several works by Pieter Bruegel I

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas
Prudence, 1559, engraving after Pieter Bruegel's painting

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Pieter Bruegel at the The British Museum, London, UK

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, California
Parable of the Sower

Université de Liège Collections (in French)  

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City
Charity (Charitas)

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
2 works online when last checked

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
The Dutch Proverbs (Gemäldegalerie, Berlin)

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
The Harvesters (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

Notable SitePieter Bruegel at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SitePieter Bruegel at The Artchive  

Notable SitePieter Bruegel at The Athenaeum  

Notable SitePieter Bruegel in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Aiwaz Panopticon

Image archive with zoomable images

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)


Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

Olga's Gallery

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

The Halter Collection
4 paintings online

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Columbia University Visual Media Center
Explore Bruegel's The Netherlandish Proverbs

FBI Art Theft Program
The Temptation of St. Anthony

Rocbo Culture (in French)  
Geometric analysis of Brueghel's The Blind Leading the Blind (click "retour" to see more works analyzed)

The National Ossolinski Institute
Landscape with a Town in a Valley and St. Jerome, 1560

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Pieter Bruegel   
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Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Arcadian Galleries
Biography of the artist

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Dulle Griet, ca.1564

The New York Observer
"Copiously Lurid Bruegel Demands Great Patience", article by Hilton Kramer

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
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Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Prints and Drawings

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Inside Bruegel: The Play of Images in Children's Games

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Bruegel: The Complete Paintings

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Pieter Bruegel: Parables of Order and Enterprise

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The Mill and the Cross - Peter Bruegel's "Way to Calvary"

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