Netherlandish Proverbs

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This is probably one of many Pieter Brueghel the Younger studio copies of the original painting, painted in 1559, which now hangs in Berlin. It was the first painting to unite representations of a large number of proverbs. It is probable that about 100 are represented but many have not been identified.

Nuffield College, University of Oxford



Netherlandish Proverbs


oil on panel


H 85 x W 112.5 cm

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acquired following a loan default

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