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Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty

Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty

The Holburne Museum is proud to announce the UK’s first exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty, including recent attributions for two paintings from the Museum’s own collection. Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty unravels the complex Bruegel family tree, revealing the originality and diversity of Antwerp’s famous artistic dynasty across four generations through 35 works, including masterpieces from the National Gallery, Royal Collection Trust, the National Trust, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Ashmolean Museum and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

A key work in the exhibition is Wedding Dance in the Open Air, an oil painting from the Holburne’s own collection which, following conservation work and technical examination, can be attributed firmly to the hand of Pieter Brueghel the Younger. Previously thought to be the work of a copyist or follower of Brueghel, it now takes its place as the only version of this popular scene in a UK public museum. Together with Robbing the Bird’s Nest and the Visit to a Farmhouse, also featured in the exhibition, this new discovery makes the Holburne Museum the primary collection of Pieter Brueghel the Younger’s work in the UK.

Details

Start:
February 11
End:
June 4
Cost:
£10
Website:
http://www.holburne.org/events/bruegel-defining-a-dynasty-exhibition/?instance_id=10219

Venue

The Holburne Museum
Great Pulteney Street
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
Phone:
01225 388569
Website

Organizer

The Holburne Museum
Phone:
01225 388569
Email:
Website:
http://www.holburne.org/

Other

Full Name
Lukas Van Damme
Email
dr@flandershouse.co.uk