The Return of the Herd

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The Return of the Herd
Pieter Bruegel (I) - The Return of the Herd (1565).jpg
Artist Pieter Brueghel the Elder
Year 1565
Type Oil on wood
Dimensions 117 cm × 159 cm (46 in × 62 12 in)
Location Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

The Return of the Herd is an oil on wood painting by Pieter Bruegel in 1565. The painting is one in a series of six works, five of which are still intact, that depict different times of the year. The painting is currently in the collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, located in Vienna, Austria. The autumnal colors of the landscape connect this particular painting to October/November.

The surviving Months of the Year cycle are:


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