The Harvesters  1565

by Pieter Brueghel the Elder

In this work, the viewer is transported to a hot summer day in the Netherlands. It belongs to a series, commissioned by the Antwerp merchant Niclaes Jongelinck for his suburban home. The cycle originally included six paintings showing the times of the year. Apart from [i]The Harvesters[/i], which is usually identified as representing July–August, four other paintings of th...
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