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METSYS, Cornelis (1508 - 1580), Painter, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
METSYS, Cornelis (1508 - 1580), Painter, engraver

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Flemish, 16th century, male.

Born before 1508 or 1510, in Antwerp; died after 1580 or 1584, in Antwerp.

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes.

Antwerp School, Flemish School.

Cornelis Metsys was the son of Quentin Metsys. He was a master in Antwerp in 1531. Following on from Patenier, he painted a similar type of panoramic landscape but in a rather more anecdotal style

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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