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Brueghel Visits Central Park

May 2024
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As an art lover and docent with Wadsworth Atheneum, in Hartford, Connecticut, I found the cover of the December issue of American Heritage startlingly familiar. When I looked up Return of the Hunters , by Pieter Brueghel the Llder, the similarities diminished some, but they are there nonetheless: the same diagonal line of the hillside, the dark trees against the snow, and the groups of people in the distance. I thought you might be interested in the comparison, if you had not already thought of it; surely Glackens knew the painting Brueghel did more than three hundred years earlier.

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