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Pieter Bruegel the Elder: The Tower of Babel  wikidata:Q15293656
creator QS:P170,Q43270
Pieter Bruegel the Elder: The Tower of Babel
Series title The Tower of Babel
Object type painting
Genre religious art
The Tower of Babel. Bruegel painted three versions of the Tower of Babel. One is kept in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam (see Category:The Tower of Babel (Rotterdam)), the second in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, while the location of the third version (a miniature on ivory) is unknown.
Date 1563
date QS:P571,+1563-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium oil on oak panel
Dimensions Height: 114 cm (44.8 ″); Width: 155 cm (61 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,114U174728;P2049,155U174728
institution QS:P195,Q95569
Current location
Gemäldegalerie, 1st floor, room X
Accession number
Place of creation Antwerp (?)
Object history by 1566
date QS:P,+1566-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1326,+1566-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
: Nicolaas Jongelinck or Nicolaes Jonghelinck (1517–1570), Antwerp

(?): ownership transferred to the City of Antwerp

by 1604
date QS:P,+1604-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1326,+1604-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
: Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552-1612), Prague by 1662
date QS:P,+1662-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1326,+1662-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
: Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (1614–1662), Vienna Unknown date
Unknown date
: transferred to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Exhibition history

Signature and date bottom left: ·BRVEGEL·FE· / ·M·CCCCC·LXIII

On a building block

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Bilddatenbank, as Turmbau zu Babel.

RKDimages, Art-work number 241870, as The building of the tower of Babel (Genesis 11:4).

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur, object 00075573, as Der Turm zu Babel

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur, object 20183975, as Turmbau zu Babel

Web Gallery of Art, as The Tower of Babel.
Authority control
Source/Photographer Unknown
Other versions Category:The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Vienna)


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