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 Pieter Bruegel the Elder Ice Skating before the Gate of Saint George, Antwerp Pieter Bruegel the Elder Landscape with Christ Appearing to the Apostles at the Sea of Tiberias Pieter Bruegel the Elder Alpine Landscape Pieter Bruegel the Elder Big fishes eat small fishes Pieter Bruegel the Elder Crafty Bird Catcher Pieter Bruegel the Elder Pride Pieter Bruegel the Elder Soldiers at Rest Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Adoration of the Kings Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Ass in the School Pieter Bruegel the Elder View of Tivoli Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Adoration of the Kings in the Snow Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Parable of the Sower Pieter Bruegel the Elder Lust Pieter Bruegel the Elder Three soldiers Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Fight between Carnival and Lent Pieter Bruegel the Elder Netherlandish Proverbs Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Fair at Hoboken Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Fair on St. George's Day Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Gloomy Day Pieter Bruegel the Elder 1 Load more Advertisement.