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Family of Jan Brueghel the Elder

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spacer Peter Paul Rubens

Sir Peter Paul Rubens was one of the most important painters of his time.
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spacer Jan Brueghel the Elder

Jan Brueghel the Elder, the son of the famed Pieter Bruegel the Elder, wasn't bad either...
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spacer Antwerp at the time of Brueghel and Rubens

Antwerp was artistically in a class of its own in the seventeenth century.
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spacer Paintings by Jan Brueghel

Paradise Landscape with Noah's Ark.
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Allegory of Air
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spacer Paintings by Jan Brueghel

Flowers in a Ceramic Vase
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spacer Rubens and Brueghel: Friends and Collaborators

Rubens probably painted the portrait as a gift for Bruegel and his family.
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In this beautiful picture in The Hague...
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This astonishing work may have been made for the Duke of Buckingham.
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Speaking of high-level patronage...
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spacer Was it unusual for artists to collaborate?

No, but some of the paintings produced in this way certainly were!
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spacer Why were the Rubens-Brueghel collaborations so special?

Two hands are better than one, and when the hands belonged to these two...
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spacer The birth of the connoisseur

Was the modern-day connoisseur born in seventeenth-century Antwerp?
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spacer The picture of pictures

Take a walk through a fantastical wonder chamber
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spacer The Elevation of Art

These connoisseurs derived a sense of identity from the role they played in Antwerp's art scene.
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