Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Dutch, c. 1525–1569)
Children’s Games, 1560
Anyone for a good old-fashioned game of knucklebones or hoop rolling? You’ll find these and over 80 other children’s pastimes in the enchanting Children’s Games by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The Flemish master painter is known for artworks depicting a wide range of human behaviors in scenes of peasant life. Childhood during the mid 1500s involved far more than fun and games, and art historians have long pondered Bruegel’s purpose in creating this compendium of more than 200 children at play. Revisit childhood—16th-century style—with this amazingly detailed 2000-piece jigsaw puzzle.