Copyright Information close The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author's death. In other countries, legislation may differ. More… WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks solely. We use here Copyright term based on authors' deaths according to U.S. Copyright Law, that is 70 years. In other countries, the duration of copyright term may differ. Please check here copyright length according to your country's legislation before you consider reproducing images borrowed from Wikipaintings.org Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → Hunters in the Snow Pieter Bruegel the Elder Original Title: Jagers in de sneeuw Date: 1565 Style: Northern Renaissance Series: Seasons of the year Genre: genre painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 162 x 117 cm Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria Tags: animals, dogs, rivers-and-waterfalls, cottages-and-farmhouses, mountains File Source: www.artrenewal.org Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 750x527px, View all sizes In his typical peasant genre with landscape scene, Hunters in the Snow is one in a series of six (five surviving) paintings by Brueghel depicting the different seasons of the year. The scene is of hunters returning with their dogs from an unsuccessful hunting expedition. Scientists have used his portrayal of the wintry scene to corroborate evidence on the severity of the Little Ice Age, during which the painting was created. Also created during a time of religious revolution in the Netherlands, Brueghel is giving us a secular illustration of what country life should look like. Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Artworks by date LIST OF WORKS Featured works (8) All Artworks by Date (88) All Artworks by Name (88) STYLES Northern Renaissance (88) SERIES Seasons of the year (7) GENRES allegorical painting (16) cityscape (1) genre painting (27) landscape (11) marina (3) mythological painting (2) panorama (1) portrait (4) religious painting (21) self-portrait (1) sketch and study (1) Pieter Bruegel the Elder Featured works (8) All Artworks by Date (88) All Artworks by Name (88) Northern Renaissance (88) Seasons of the year (7) allegorical painting (16) cityscape (1) genre painting (27) landscape (11) marina (3) mythological painting (2) panorama (1) portrait (4) religious painting (21) self-portrait (1) sketch and study (1) Country Concerns Bruegel the Elder Pieter Ice Skating before the Gate of Saint George, Antwerp Bruegel the Elder Pieter Landscape with Christ Appearing to the Apostles at the Sea of Tiberias Bruegel the Elder Pieter Alpine Landscape Bruegel the Elder Pieter Big fishes eat small fishes Bruegel the Elder Pieter Crafty Bird Catcher Bruegel the Elder Pieter Pride Bruegel the Elder Pieter Soldiers at Rest Bruegel the Elder Pieter The Adoration of the Kings Bruegel the Elder Pieter The Ass in the School Bruegel the Elder Pieter View of Tivoli Bruegel the Elder Pieter The Adoration of the Kings in the Snow Bruegel the Elder Pieter The Parable of the Sower Bruegel the Elder Pieter Lust Bruegel the Elder Pieter Three soldiers Bruegel the Elder Pieter The Fight between Carnival and Lent Bruegel the Elder Pieter Netherlandish Proverbs Bruegel the Elder Pieter The Fair at Hoboken Bruegel the Elder Pieter The Fair on St. George's Day Bruegel the Elder Pieter The Gloomy Day Bruegel the Elder Pieter 1 Load more Advertisement.