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Jörg the Elder Breu

(c. 1475—1537)

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Augsburg

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Renaissance Art.

(city, bishopric) Attested since the 8th century on the site of Roman Augusta Vindelicorum. A document of 1156 confirms the bishop’s lordship, conditioned by the citizens’ community. An...

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Danube School

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Term applied to a number of German and Austrian artists working in the early 16th century who were among the pioneers in depicting landscape (particularly the forests and hills of the...

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Habsburg

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One of the principal dynasties of central Europe from medieval to modern times.

Taking their name from a castle in Aargau, Switzerland, the family established a hereditary monarchy...

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Kriechbaum

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

German family of artists. The name is first documented in 1256 and 1280, and in 1401 Ulrich Kriechbaum of Wels was mentioned in a Passau toll-book. (1) Ulrich (Neunhauser) Kriechbaum took...

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M. S. Master

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(active in the decades around 1500)

The most outstanding of the late Gothic artists of Hungary. He is named from the monogram, accompanied by the date 1506, on a Resurrection ...

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Master of the Legend Scenes

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

(fl early 16th century). Austrian painter and woodcutter. He is named after two altarpiece wings with three scenes from the Legend of SS Cosmas and Damian: the Miraculous Healing of the Legnull...

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Munich

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Theatre.

Capital of Bavaria, had a rich cultural life from the 16th century onwards, but although Jesuit drama, first seen in 1560, flourished from 1606 to 1614 with plays written and ...

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Neuburg an der Donau

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Town in Bavaria on high Jurassic rock cut by the River Danube. From 1247 the town belonged to the Wittelsbachs, and it was granted a town charter in 1332. In 1392 it came under the control...

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Roundel, stained-glass

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Renaissance Art.

Single piece of colourless or non-pot-metal glass, either round, square, rectangular, or oval, that is painted with a self-contained design. A roundel rarely exceeds 300 mm in any...

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Sigmund Feyerabend

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 (1528–90) German publisher, one of the greatest of the 16th century.

Trained as an engraver, he arrived at Frankfurt (1559) and established himself as a publisher (without opening...

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