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BOELS, Frans (<i>died</i> 1594), Painter, miniaturist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BOELS, Frans (died 1594), Painter, miniaturist

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Dutch, 16th century, male.

Born in Mechelen; died c. 1594.

Painter (gouache), miniaturist. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, landscapes.

Frans Boels was the stepson and pupil of Hans Bol. He became a Protestant and followed his stepfather to Holland. Boels painted miniature landscapes and gouaches. His work is very rare, but is known to include Three Mountainous Landscapes with Mythological Figures (gouache) and The Four Seasons (gouache)

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