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Gerlach Flicke

(c. 1525—1558) portrait painter


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(b ?Osnabrück; d London, Jan./Feb. 1558). German portrait painter who worked in England from about 1545 until his death. With Eworth he was the outstanding painter working in England in the generation after Holbein, but few of his works survive. The most important are the signed and dated (1547) portrait of an unknown man (sometimes identified with the 13th Lord Grey of Wilton) in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, and the signed portrait of Archbishop Cranmer (probably 1546) in the National Portrait Gallery, London. Both of these are strong, vigorous works, showing Flicke as a painter of considerable distinction.

From The Oxford Dictionary of Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.


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