Balthasar van den Bos

(b. 1518)

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(b's Hertogenbosch, 1518; d Antwerp). Flemish engrav-er. He is thought to have worked in Rome in the workshop of Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1470/82–1527/34). In 1543 he moved to Antwerp, where he joined the painters’ guild in 1551. He made reproductive engravings after such artists as Raphael (1483–1520), Giulio Romano (?1499–1546), Frans Floris, Lambert Lombard, Hieronymus Bosch and Marten van Cleve I, as well as from his own designs. Bos's earliest dated prints comprise a series of the Four Evangelists (1551; Hollstein, nos 6–9). His work was published by Hieronymus Cock and Hans Liefrinck.

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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.