Jan Brueghel the Elder, aka Velvet Brueghel
(Belgian, 1568 - 1625)
Village Landscape with Self Portrait
by Jan Brueghel the Elder

Flemish painter and draughtsman, Jan was the son of Pieter Brueghel the Elder, brother of Pieter Brueghel the Younger, father of Jan Brueghel the Younger and Ambrosius Brueghel, father-in-law of David Teniers the Younger, grandfather of Jan Pieter, Abraham, and Jan Baptist Brueghel.

Jan Brueghel the Elder was born in Brussels and was the most talented son of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. He devoted his early career to flower painting and still lifes, and his suave renderings earned him the nickname "Velvet" Brueghel. His style was far removed from that of his father and elder brother, whose output featured crowded peasant scenes. Subsequently, Jan achieved fame for his beautifully detailed landscapes peopled with biblical and mythological figures. He also painted numerous landscape settings for numerous portraitists, notably the Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens. Many of these works in which he collaborated are in the Prado, Madrid. Jan's best works include "The Battle of Arbela" (1610, Musée du Louvre, Paris) and "Bowl with Jewels" (1618, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels).

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Name:Jan Brueghel the Elder
Dates:1568 - 1625
Self Portraits
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Museo Nacional del Prado(Spain - Madrid)19 artworks
Uknown owner16 artworks
Private collection15 artworks
Kunsthistorisches Museum(Austria - Vienna)10 artworks
The State Hermitage Museum - St Petersburg(Russian Federation - St. Petersburg)9 artworks
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten - Antwerp(Belgium - Antwerp)5 artworks
Alte Pinakothek - Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen(Germany - Munich)3 artworks
Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery - The Hague(Netherlands - The Hague)3 artworks
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister - Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden(Germany - Dresden)3 artworks
Kunsthaus - Zurich(Switzerland - Zurich)3 artworks
Szépmüvészeti Múzeum - Budapest(Hungary - Budapest)2 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1625).

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