Bril, Paul an eminent Flemish painter, the brother of Matthew, was born at Antwerp in 1556, and studied under Daniel Wortelmans, an obscure artist. He was engaged, on the accession of Sixtus V, to execute some considerable works in Santa Maria Maggiore, in the Sistine chapel, and in the Scala Santa, at St. John of Lateran. He died in Rome in 1626. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.