Pieter Brueghel’s Masterful Lampoon of the Legal Profession

Pieter Brueghel the Younger’s ‘The Payment of Tithes’ is a satirical caricature of the legal profession. In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, discover what it tells us about Brueghel’s working technique and why this particular work is one of the best quality versions of the subject ever painted. A fascinating and unusual subject in Brueghel’s oeuvre, ‘The Payment of Tithes’ is available to buy now through Sotheby’s Private Sales.

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