From the museum website, 23 March 2009
Among the most innovative and influential artists of his age, the beloved 16th-century Netherlandish painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder (ca. 1525/30–1569) was also a remarkable draftsman and designer of prints. This exhibition includes the largest number of drawings by the artist ever assembled, in addition to some 50 prints designed by him, as well as a selection of drawings formerly attributed to Bruegel. Culled from European and North American public and private collections, this exhibition presents the largest number of Bruegel’s drawings ever assembled and reflects recent advances in scholarship that have dramatically changed our view of the artist’s work.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder: drawings and prints
Nadine M. Orenstein, Manfred Sellink and others
Catalogue of an exhibition held in 2001 in Rotterdam (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen) and New York (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
XII + 323 pp., 32 cm.
New York (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and New Haven (Yale University Press) 2001