The painting by Pieter Bruegel the Younger is dated 1604. This is one of the variations of the famous work of the same name by Peter Bruegel the Elder - the father of the artist, written in 1566. Hermitage work is somewhat different from the original Bruegel the Elder. Apparently, it was written according to the author's drawing on cardboard, remaining in the workshop, since the original was already with the customers.
The opening of the exhibition is timed to the Day of the Memory of Nikolai Nikolaevich Nikulin, a long-term keeper of the Dutch and German paintings in the State Hermitage Museum.