Jan Brueghel the Elder
The second son of Pieter Breugel the Elder, nicknamed “Velvet” (his name also retaining the “h” in Breughel). He painted flowers, landscapes, and allegories. He is known to have sometimes worked with Rubens.
Jan Brueghel’s major works are The Battle of Issus, 1602 (Paris: Musée du Louvre); Forest’s Edge (Flight into Egypt), 1610 (St. Petersburg: Hermitage Museum); The Earthly Paradise, 1610 (Madrid: Museo del Prado).
- Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.