Franz Brun

(c. 1559—1596)

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(fl ?Strasbourg, c. 1559–96). German draughtsman and engraver. He worked in the style of the Nuremberg Little masters. His many known engravings (Bartsch names 111; Passavant, 134) include animal and fencing scenes, military figures (in individual pictures of 1559), Turkish figures, rustic genre scenes, allegories, coats of arms and ornaments. The cycle showing Christ, the Twelve Apostles and St Paul (1562–3; b 1–13) is initialled, but Brun also used a monogram, formerly wrongly identified as that of Friedrich Brentel I. He has also been falsely attributed with a copy of Albrecht Dürer's Passion engraving, the work of another Franz Brun (fl Cologne, 1589–1652).

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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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