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CRITZ, John de, the Elder (1552 - 1642), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CRITZ, John de, the Elder (1552 - 1642), Painter

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British, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born c. 1552 or 1555; died 1642, in London.

Painter. Portraits.

Member of an Antwerp family, he went to England in 1568, and there is no doubt he travelled in France and Italy in 1580. De Critz was Serjeant Painter to the King from 1603 to his death, and executed a number of portraits. Very little is known about him except

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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