Pieter’s two sons also become painters. Jan Bruegel went his own way and became a famous painter of landscapes, animals, flower arrangements, and so on. He also worked closely with and was a good friend of his fellow Antwerper Rubens. Pieter Bruegel the Younger, Jan’s older brother, mainly copied work by his father.
A small snowy landscape was probably Pieter Bruegel’s most popular composition. We know of more than a hundred copies of it, many of which come from his son’s studio. The copy in the Museum Mayer van den Bergh is a beautiful example.