A Summit of Masterpieces

About half of all the extant works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder are on show in the Bruegel exhibition in Vienna.

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For the first time ever, a single exhibition unites Bruegel’s works in different media. Paintings, drawings and prints from different parts of the world meet at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. This was made possible by international collaboration between scholars, experts and lenders.

1

Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Haymaking
1565 // Oak panel, 114 × 158 cm // Prague, The Lobkowicz Collections, Lobkowicz Palace, Prague Castle

2

Pieter Bruegel the Elder
The Beekeepers
c. 1568 // Signed and dated lower right: BRVEGEL MDLXV[…] (cropped through the date); Inscription lower left: dije den nest Weet dije[n?] Weeten / dijen Roft dij heeten [Those who know where to find the nest, know it / but whoever robs it, owns it] // Pen and brown ink, 203 × 309 mm // Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett, inv. no. KdZ 713

Ron Spronk, the curator of the exhibition, on the show

Paintings, drawings and prints from all over the world are meeting at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

Paintings

THE DRUNK CAST INTO THE PIGSTY 1557
Private Collection

THE BATTLE BETWEEN CARNIVAL AND LENT 1559
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

CHILDREN’S GAMES 1560
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

TWO MONKEYS 1562
Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

THE SUICIDE OF SAUL 1562
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

THE TRIUMPH OF DEATH after 1562
Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

DULLE GRIET 1563
Antwerp, Museum Mayer van den Bergh

THE TOWER OF BABEL 1563
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI IN THE SNOW 1563
Sammlung Oskar Reinhart 'Am Römerholz', Winterthur

VIEW OF THE BAY OF NAPLES c. 1563
Rom, Galleria Doria Pamphilj

THE DEATH OF THE VIRGIN 1563/65
Banbury, Upton House, The Bearsted Collection

THE TOWER OF BABEL after 1563
Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI 1564
London, The National Gallery

CHRIST CARRYING THE CROSS 1564
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

WINTER LANDSCAPE WITH A BIRD TRAP 1565
Brussels, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique / Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België

THE GLOOMY DAY (EARLY SPRING) 1565
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

HAYMAKING 1565
Prague, The Lobkowicz Collections

THE RETURN OF THE HERD (AUTUMN) 1565
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

THE HUNTERS IN THE SNOW (WINTER) 1565
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

THE CONVERSION OF SAUL 1567
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

PEASANT WEDDING c. 1567
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

THE MAGPIE ON THE GALLOWS 1568
Darmstadt, Hessisches Landesmuseum

THREE SOLDIERS 1568
New York, The Frick Collection

BEGGARS​​​​​​​ 1568
Paris, Musée du Louvre

THE BIRDNESTER​​​​​​​ 1568
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

HEAD OF A PEASANT WOMAN c. 1568
Munich, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Alte Pinakothek

PEASANT DANCE c. 1568
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

Drawings

PATH THROUGH A VILLAGE 1552
Leiden, Universiteit Leiden

LANDSCAPE WITH A FORTIFIED CITY 1553
London, The British Museum

MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE 1553
Paris, Musée du Louvre

LANDSCAPE WITH SAINT JEROME 1553
Washington, National Gallery of Art

LANDSCAPE AFTER CAMPAGNOLA 1554
Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

LANDSCAPE WITH CATTLE AND A VILLAGE c. 1554
Antwerp, The Phoebus Foundation

LANDSCAPE WITH BEARS c. um 1554
London, The British Museum

BROOK WITH A FISHERMAN AND A WATERMILL c. 1554
Brussels, Bibliothèque royale de Belgique / Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België

PEASANTS AND CATTLE NEAR A FARMHOUSE c. 1554
Washington, National Gallery of Art

WOODED LANDSCAPE WITH RIVER VALLEY AND TRAVELLERS c. 1554
Private Collection

VIEW OF THE RIPA GRANDE IN ROME c. 1555/56
Chatsworth, The Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement

THE TEMPTATION OF SAINT ANTHONY c. 1556
Oxford, The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

PRIDE (SUPERBIA) 1557
Paris, Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt

EVERYMAN (ELCK) c. 1558
London, The British Museum

FAITH (FIDES) 1559
Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum

PRUDENCE (PRUDENTIA) 1559
Brussels, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique / Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België

JUSTICE (JUSTITIA) 1559
Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique

KERMIS AT HOBOKEN 1559
London, The Courtauld Gallery

CHARITY (CARITAS) 1559
Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

THE HARE HUNT 1560
Paris, Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt

TEMPERANCE (TEMPERANTIA) 1560
Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

RIVER VALLEY VIEWED FROM A HILL c. 1560/62
Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

THE FALL OF THE MAGICIAN HERMOGENES 1564
Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum

THE GOOSEHERD 1565
Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

THE BAGPIPE PLAYER c. 1565
Washington, National Gallery of Art

THE PAINTER AND THE CONNOISSEUR c. 1566
Vienna, Albertina

THE BEEKEEPERS 1568
Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Kupferstichkabinett

Prints

LARGE ALPINE LANDSCAPE 1555/56
Vienna, Albertina

VIEW OF THE TIBER, NEAR TIVOLI (PROSPECTUS TYBURTINUS) 1555/56
Vienna, Albertina

THE PENITENT MAGDALENE (MAGDALENA POENITENS) 1555/56
Vienna, Albertina

THE BELGIAN WAGON (PLAUSTRUM BELGICUM) 1555/56
Vienna, Albertina

RUSTIC SOLICITUDE (SOLICITUDO RUSTICA) 1555/56
Vienna, Albertina

WOODED REGION (PAGUS NEMOROSUS) 1555/56
Vienna, Albertina

SOLDIERS AT REST (MILITES REQUIESCENTES) 1555/56
Vienna, Albertina

THE TEMPTATION OF SAINT ANTHONY 1556
Vienna, Albertina

BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH 1557
Vienna, Albertina

PRIDE (SUPERBIA) 1558
Vienna, Albertina

ANGER (IRA) 1558
Vienna, Albertina

ENVY (INVIDIA) 1558
Vienna, Albertina

GREED (AVARITIA) 1558
Vienna, Albertina

SLOTH (DESIDIA) 1558
Vienna, Albertina

GLUTTONY (GULA) 1558
Vienna, Albertina

LUST (LUXURIA) 1558
Vienna, Albertina

THE LAST JUDGEMENT 1558
Vienna, Albertina

THE ALCHEMIST 1558
Vienna, Albertina

SKATERS BEFORE THE GATE OF ST GEORGE 1558
Vienna, Albertina​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

CHARITY (CARITAS) 1559
Vienna, Albertina​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

FAITH (FIDES) 1559 or shortly after
Vienna, Albertina​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

HOPE (SPES) 1559 or shortly after
Vienna, Albertina​​​​​​​

JUSTICE (JUSTITIA) 1559 or shortly after
Vienna, Albertina​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

PRUDENCE (PRUDENTIA) 1559 or shortly after
Vienna, Albertina​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

FORTITUDE (FORTITUDO) 1560 or shortly after
Vienna, Albertina​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

TEMPERANCE (TEMPERANTIA) 1560 or shortly after
Vienna, Albertina​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

THE HARE HUNT 1560
Paris, Fondation Custodia, Frits Lugt Collection

NAVAL BATTLE IN THE STRAIT OF MESSINA 1561
Vienna, Albertina​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

ARMED THREE-MASTER WITH DAEDALUS AND ICARUS c. 1561/65
Vienna, Albertina​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

ARMED FOUR-MASTER PUTTING OUT TO SEA c. 1561/65
Vienna, Albertina​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST c. 1562/63
Vienna, Albertina​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

THE DIRTY BRIDE OR THE WEDDING OF MOPSUS AND NISA 1570
Vienna, Albertina​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

THE DEATH OF THE VIRGIN 1574
Vienna, Albertina​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

We would like to thank the many institutions and lenders who have generously loaned us these fragile artworks. Bruegel’s works are among their most precious holdings.

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Opening hours

Open daily

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday

until 9 p.m.

Exhibition programme