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"The Massacre of the Innocents"

Duration: 01:21

Bruegel's best-known painting appears to be a Christmas scene, but with a closer look, it becomes the massacre of a village, with the ghostly remnants of children who have been painted over in later years to conceal its true horror

Available since: Fri 17 Jun 2011


Christopher Lloyd
Keith Alexander

This clip is from

The Great Picture Trail Christopher Lloyd on Bruegel

26/31 Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures Christopher Lloyd explains why he loves Bruegel's works.

First broadcast: 01 May 1993

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