Master of Amiens

(fl. c. 1515—1525)

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(fl c.1515–25). South Netherlandish or northern French painter. Friedländer in 1937 first proposed the Master as the author of three panels with Marian subjects (all Amiens, Mus. Picardie) commissioned by the Puy de Notre-Dame of Amiens in 1518, 1519 and 1520 (NS 1519–21). Around the Amiens panels he grouped three other paintings that he attributed to the artist: a Death of the Virgin (Antwerp, Mus. Mayer van den Bergh), a Virgin in the Temple (ex-P. Cassirer priv. col., Berlin, see Friedländer (1967–76), pl. 68) and a Nativity (San Francisco, CA, de Young Mem. Mus.). Foucart (see 1965 exh. cat.) noted that a fourth panel for the Amiens Puy, executed in 1521 (NS 1522) and surviving only in poor condition (Amiens, Mus. Picardie), was by the same hand.


From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.