Ambrosius Brueghel

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Ambrose Brueghel or Ambrosius Brueghel (Dutch: [ɑmˈbɾoːzijʏs ˈbɾøːɣəl]; baptized 10 August 1617, Antwerp – 9 February 1675) was a Flemish Baroque painter who specialized in landscapes.

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His brother and nephews specialized in flower paintings and some have been attributed to him also.[1] He was the son of Jan Brueghel the Elder and Catharina van Marienburg and his work is similar to that of his older half-brother and teacher, Jan Brueghel the Younger, and Jan the Younger's son Abraham Brueghel.[2] He became a member of the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke in 1645.[1] In 1649 he married Anna Clara van Triest.[1] He became deacon of the guild in 1653, 1665, 1671 and 1673.[1] He is known for landscapes, though still life paintings are regularly attributed to him that are later reattributed to other flower specialists in the family, or popular earlier flower artists who signed works with monograms that could be read as "AB", such as Ambrosius Bosschaert or Osias Beert.[1]

He was primarily active in Antwerp, and travelled to Paris in 1650.[1]

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pieter Brueghel the Younger
 
Jan Brueghel the Elder
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ambrosius Brueghel
 
Jan Brueghel the Younger
 
Anna Brueghel x David Teniers the Younger
 
Paschasia Brueghel x Hieronymous van Kessel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jan Pieter Brueghel
 
Abraham Brueghel
 
Jan Baptist Brueghel
 
 
Jan van Kessel, senior

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Ambrosius Brueghel in the RKD
  2. ^ Van Miegroet.

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