Peasants and Proverbs: Pieter Brueghel the Younger as Moralist and Entrepreneur

Friday 21 October 2022 (10:00) - Sunday 22 January 2023 (17:00)
Brueghel the Younger's 'Two Peasants binding Firewood' featuring two individuals looking round suspiciously as they gather firewood – suggesting they are stealing it.
Two Peasants Binding Firewood by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, c.1604-16, oil on wood, 36.2 x 27.3cm unframed. The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham (No. 44.11). © The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham.

Discover Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564 – 1637/38) as you have never seen him before – as a skilled craftsman in his own right, capable of far more than simply copying his father, Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

The star of the show will be Barber favourite ‘Two Peasants binding Firewood’ (pictured). The comical and colourful painting will be joined by three other versions of this composition, offering a unique insight into Brueghel’s creative processes and sharp entrepreneurial mind-set.

Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00 - 17:00. (closed Mondays)

Admission is free. To find out more, visit the exhibition home page

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