Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564/5 – about 1638)

Two Peasants Binding Faggots Antwerp, about 1620 Oil on wood 36.2 x 27.3 cm Peasants binding a bundle of branches for firewood were often painted as one of winter’s labours.  The precise subject here is unknown, although it is clearly critical in tone.  The peasants, with their accomplice in the distance, look around suspiciously – … Read more