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Adriaen Isenbrandt

(d. 1551)


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(b ?Antwerp, early 16th century; d Bruges, before 21 July 1551). South Netherlandish painter. He became a master in the Bruges Guild of St Luke in 1510, at which time the records specify that he was a ‘stranger’ and childless. Shortly afterwards he married Maria Grandeel, who bore him one child (d 1512). After his wife's death in 1537, Isenbrandt married Clementine de Haerne, with whom he had three daughters. One further daughter was born through an extra-marital relationship with the innkeeper Katelijne van Brandenburch. According to contemporary sources, Isenbrandt was famous and well-to-do. He held important posts in the Bruges Guild of Sculptors and Saddlemakers, serving as deacon nine times between 1518 and 1538 and as governor twice (1526–7 and 1537–8). In 1520 he worked on the decorations for the Triumphal Entry of Emperor Charles V into Bruges, and in the same year the guild archives mention his only official pupil, Cornelis van Callenberghe.

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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.



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