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Hans Hoffmann

(c. 1545—1550)


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(b ?Nuremberg, c. 1545–50; d Prague, between 14 Oct 1591 and 12 June 1592). German painter and draughtsman. He was first mentioned in 1576 in the Nuremberg Ratsverlässe as a painter and a citizen of the town. (It is uncertain whether he is the Hans Hoffmann who, with his wife Eva, baptized a son in the church of St Sebald in December 1572.) He lived in Nuremberg until 1584, when he was called by Duke William V of Bavaria to the court in Munich. From 1585 he was court painter to Emperor Rudolf II in Prague, where he received an annual salary of 100 thalers until his death.

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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.



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