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GONÇALVES, Nuño - Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
GONÇALVES, Nuño - Painter

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Portuguese, 15th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects. Designs for tapestries.

Active at the court of Alfonso V (r. 1438-81) from 1451 to 1467, Nuño Gonçalves was accorded preferential treatment, which confirms that he was well-regarded. For the court, he prepared cartoons of tapestries to be manufactured in Tournai, Flanders.

Today very few works by Gonçalves remain, the most spectacular item being the polyptych of St Vincent in Lisbon. It

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