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Category:The Tower of Babel (Rotterdam)

Pieter Brueghel the Elder: The Tower of Babel  wikidata:Q15295671 
Pieter Brueghel the Elder  (1526/1530–1569) Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q43270
Pieter Brueghel the Elder
Alternative names Pieter Breugel, Pieter Breughel, Pieter Brueghel, Peasant Brueghel
Description Flemish painter, draughtsman and printmaker
Date of birth/death between 1526 and 1530 9 September 1569
Location of birth/death Breugel or Breda Brussels
Work location Antwerp (1551–1563), Italy (1553), Brussels (1563–1569)
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Pieter Brueghel the Elder: The Tower of Babel
Title The Tower of Babel
Object type painting
It is the narrative from the Old Testament about the construction of the Tower of Babel, which should reach the sky, and was punished by letting everyone speak in another language.
Date circa 1563-1565
Medium oil on panel
Dimensions Height: 59.9 cm (23.5 in); Width: 74.6 cm (29.3 in)
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen  Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q679527
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Native name Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Location Museumpark 18, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates 51° 54′ 52″ N, 4° 28′ 23″ E Link to OpenStreetMap Link to Google Maps
Established 1841
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room 06 Collectie 15de-17de eeuw
Accession number 2443 (OK)
place of creation Brussels
Object history

by 1604: Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552-1612) (?)
by 1724/1746: Elisabeth Farnese, Queen of Spain (1692-1766) (?)

by 1955: Daniël George van Beuningen (1877-1955), Vierhouten
: bequeathed to the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, by Daniël George van Beuningen, Vierhouten
Exhibition history Van Eyck to Bruegel, 1400-1550. Dutch and Flemish painting in the collection of the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, , ISBN 9789069181370.
The collection enriched, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, , no catalog.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen collection online, as The tower of Babel, circa 1565, 59.9 × 74.6 cm (23.5 × 29.3 in).
RKDimages, Art-work number 26043, as De bouw van de toren van Babel (Genesis 11:4), circa 1563 (1558-1568), 60 × 74.5 cm (23.6 × 29.3 in).

Web Gallery of Art, as The "Little" Tower of Babel, circa 1564, 60 × 75 cm (23.6 × 29.5 in).
Other versions Bruegel painted three versions of the Tower of Babel. One is kept in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the second in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna (see Category:The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder), while the location of the third version (a miniature on ivory) is unknown.


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