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Aberlin Tretsch

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(b Stuttgart, ?1510; d Stuttgart, 1577–8). German architect. A bondsman and the son of a poor family, he was self-taught and became adviser to the Dukes of Württemberg on artistic and...

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Abraham de Bruyn

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(b Antwerp, 1540; d ?Cologne, 1587). Flemish engraver and publisher. His earliest dated engravings are two series: Friezes with Hunting Scenes (1565–6; Hollstein, nos 61–6) and Ornaments...

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Abraham van der Doort

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(b ?1575–80; d London, before 23 June 1640). Dutch wax-modeller, drawing-master and administrator. He may have been the son of the engraver Peter van der Doort (fl c. 1590–1600) and the...

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Adam Elsheimer

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(bapt. Frankfurt, 18 Mar. 1578; bur. Rome, 11 Dec. 1610).

German painter, etcher, and draughtsman, active mainly in Italy. Although he died young and his output was small, he...

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Adam Kraft

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(active 1490–c. 1509).

German sculptor. Kraft was the leading late Gothic stone sculptor of Nuremberg. His origins are undocumented, though he may have been trained in Strasbourg....

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Adam van Düren

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(b ?Düren; fl 1487; dafter 1532). German mason and architect, active in Denmark and Sweden. His name and style, together with the Low German language of many of his inscriptions, indicate...

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Adenet Lescuyer

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(fl 1457–71). French illuminator. The earliest document relating to him is dated 1457, when he illuminated a manuscript for Joanna of Laval (d 1498), wife of René I, Duke of Anjou. In...

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Adriaen Collaert

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(b Antwerp, c. 1560; d Antwerp, 29 June 1618). Flemish draughtsman, engraver, print publisher and dealer. He was probably trained by the engraver and publisher Philip Galle, whose daughter...

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Adriaen de Weerdt

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(b Brussels, c. 1510; d Cologne, c. 1590). Flemish painter, draughtsman and engraver. He studied in Antwerp with Christiaen van de Queborn (c. 1515–78) and painted landscapes in the manner...

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Adriaen Isenbrandt

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(b ?Antwerp, early 16th century; d Bruges, before 21 July 1551). South Netherlandish painter. He became a master in the Bruges Guild of St Luke in 1510, at which time the records specify...

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