Pieter Bruegel the Elder: The Peasant Wedding (1567)

(Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria)

A famous genre painting from the Flemish master Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Depicted is a large wedding which is taking place in a barn in the summertime. The bride is the woman sitting below the green textile with a paper-crown hung above her head (she also wears a crown on her head). The identity of the groom is uncertain and several have been suggested (assumed that the groom is present on the painting)- the man in the red cap serving food, the man eating with a spoon or the man in black or to the left of the largest figure, leaning back, with a mug in hand. The peasants are eating bread, porridge and soup which is served by two men on a door off its hinges. The man in black sitting on the far right could be Pieter Bruegel the Elder himself. Painting from 1567.

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