Two Flemish painters, Jacob (1525-1590) and his son Abel, whose styles are so similar that it is often difficult to distinguish between their works. They worked in Antwerp, painting mainly landscape and genre subjects in an attractive style, full of lively anecdote, that places them among the best followers of Bruegel, Jacob's work was praised by van Mander and others.
"Ghirlandaio" Microsoft® Encarta® Online Encyclopedia 2001
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