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Portrait of an Old Woman

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Portrait of an Old Woman

Pieter Bruegel the Elder
  • Original Title: Portret van een oude vrouw
  • Date: 1563
  • Style: Northern Renaissance
  • Period: Brussels Period (1563-1569)
  • Genre: portrait, sketch and study
  • Media: oil, panel
  • Tag: female-portraits
  • Dimensions: 22 x 18 cm
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This is probably a study for a major painting. Bruegel painted no commissioned portraits, nor any of prominent contemporaries. He was uninterested in any cult of personality. However, this portrait of a peasant woman reveals just how capable he was of portraying faces with highly individual features.

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