Wonderful rendering of 19th Century peasants celebrating. Information provided by an online shopper provided the following information found on Wikipedia. Artist Pieter Bruegel intended this to have a moral sense rather than simply being an affectionate portrayal of peasant life. Gluttony, lust and anger can all be identified in the picture. The man seated next to the bagpipe player wears a peacock feather in his hat, a symbol of vanity and pride. The occasion for the peasants revelry is a saint's day, but dancers turn their backs on the church and pay no attention whatsoever to the image of the Virgin which hangs on the tree. The prominence of the tavern makes it clear that they are preoccupied with material rather than spiritual matters.This is a framed print with glass cover. Measures: 40 wide x 29 1/2 tall. Shipping Additional. Please call with any questions and for a shipping quote 410-745-3700.
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