Jan Breughel the Elder (Biographical details)

Jan Breughel the Elder (painter/draughtsman; Flemish; Male; 1568 - 1625)

Also known as

Brueghel, Jan; Breughel de Oude, Jan; Bruegel, Jan; Breugel, Jan; Brueghel de Velours; Fluweelen Brueghel

Biography

Painter, born in Brussels. Son of Pieter Bruegel I (q.v.), father of Jan Brueghel II (q.v.). Working in Antwerp; 1589-1596 in Italy; 1596 back to Antwerp where he died. His daughter Anna married David Teniers the Younger in 1637.
N.B. For the spelling of the surname see under Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

Bibliography

Matthias Winner, 'Zeichnungen des Älteren Jan Brueghel', in Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen 3 (1961), Berlin, 1961, pp.190-241.
Klaus Ertz, 'Jan Brueghel der Ältere (1568-1625): Die Gemälde mit kritischem Oeuvrekatalog', Cologne, 1979.