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LEU, Thomas de (1560 - 1612), Engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LEU, Thomas de (1560 - 1612), Engraver

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French, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1560, of Dutch origin; died 1612.


Thomas de Leu began his career in Antwerp, where his earliest influence was the Wierix family. He made a series of 25 plates depicting The Life of St Francis in addition to numerous historical portraits. After 1576, he worked chiefly in Paris for the printer Jean Rahel and is regarded as one of the most

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