Jan Mandijn

(c. 1500—1559)

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(b Haarlem, c. 1500; d Antwerp, 1559). South Netherlandish painter of north Netherlandish origin. He was trained in Haarlem but moved to Antwerp before 1530. Pieter Aertsen was living with Mandijn c. 1535, when Aertsen moved from Amsterdam to Antwerp. In 1537 Mandijn painted a copper memorial plaque for the Bishop of Dunkeld in Scotland, and he collaborated on the decoration of triumphal arches for Philip II's entrance into Antwerp in 1549. He took on pupils in Antwerp until 1559, the best known of whom are Hans van der Elburcht (fl 1536–53), Gillis Mostaert and Bartholomäus Spranger. The connection with Mandijn may explain the common stylistic features of the work of Aertsen and van der Elburcht.


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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