How did Mad Meg come back to Antwerp?

The purchase of Mad Meg by Fritz Mayer van den Bergh was an incredible discovery. In the documentary “How did Mad Meg come back to Antwerp”, museum director Carl Depauw tells the story of the young Antwerp collector Fritz and his mother Henriëtte, the key figures of the Museum Mayer van den Bergh.

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The museum bears the name of Fritz Mayer van den Bergh, a man of means, art connoisseur and eminent collector. Who was he? What role does his mother play in the story? What did he collect? And where does Pieter Bruegel come into it all?
The name of Pieter Bruegel the Elder is known worldwide. However, this was not the case in Fritz Mayer van den Bergh’s day. Again, he was ahead of his time. Bruegel’s works are now the undoubted high points of the museum collection.