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Pieter Brueghel the Younger (c.1564/5-1636)

Pieter Brueghel and his younger brother, Jan, were sons of Pieter Brueghel the Elder (c.1525/30-69). The exact date of birth of Pieter is not known, but he was admitted into the Guild of St Luke as master in 1584-5. Between 1588 and 1626 he had at least eight apprentices, of whom Frans Snyders was one. His studio produced copies of his father's peasant subjects that had remained popular, and although he had a very active studio that produced canvasses large numbers, Pieter's career was never as successful as his younger brother's. Because of his depictions of the underworld he earned the nickname "Hell Brueghel".

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