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BOSSCHAERT, Ambrosius, the Elder (<i>died</i> 1621), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BOSSCHAERT, Ambrosius, the Elder (died 1621), Painter

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Flemish School, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born in Antwerp, baptised 18 November 1573; died 1621, in The Hague.

Painter. Still-lifes (flowers/fruit), insects.

Antwerp School, Middelburg School.

In 1585, Ambrosius Bosschaert entered the Antwerp guild. Subsequently he emigrated to Holland for religious reasons, where he lived in Middelburg until 1615. He was a picture dealer in the town, and dean of the Middelburg guild between 1597

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