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Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty

by Jennifer Scott and Amy Orrock Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
Pub Date:
02/2017
ISBN:
9781781300527
Format:
Pbk 96 pages
Price:
AU$32.99 NZ$34.77
Product Status: In Stock Now
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In February 2017 the Holburne Museum will present the first ever exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty in the UK. This accompanying publication will explore the development and diversity of this legendary dynasty of Flemish painters over four generations and 150 years.


 


From the proverb pictures and peasant festivals of Pieter Bruegel the Elder and his eldest son Pieter Brueghel the Younger to the exquisite flower pieces of Jan ‘Velvet’ Brueghel and the captivating cabinet paintings of Jan van Kessel, the book will unravel the mysteries of the dynasty, and will explore how Bruegel’s sons were able to emulate their father’s model despite having no access to his paintings.


 


The book will turn the spotlight on to the major Bruegel holdings in UK collections for the first time, telling the story of the dynasty through masterpieces from British public collections and a number of previously unseen works from private collections.


 
Dr Amy Orrock is an independent Curator and Bruegel specialist. She gained her doctorate on Pieter Bruegel the Elder in 2010 and since then has worked on exhibitions with the Royal Collection and the National Portrait Gallery.