The Return of the Herd

The Return of the Herd is an oil on wood painting by Pieter Bruegel in 1565. The painting is one in a series of six works (High Springtime is presumed lost) that depict different seasons. The painting is currently in the collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, located in Vienna, Austria. The autumnal colors of the landscape and the bare trees connect this particular painting to October/November.

The Return of the Herd
Pieter Bruegel (I) - The Return of the Herd (1565).jpg
ArtistPieter Bruegel the Elder
TypeOil on wood
Dimensions117 cm × 159 cm (46 in × ​62 12 in)
LocationKunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

The surviving Months of the Year cycle are:


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