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Nicolaas Rombouts

(c. 1450—1531)


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(b Leuven, c. 1450; d Brussels, 1531). South Netherlandish painter. He was one of several glass painters known from the archives to have been working in Leuven at the end of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th. Their works were thought to have been lost until in the mid-20th century Helbig attributed to Rombouts a series of stained-glass windows in Belgium. Son of Gauthier Rombouts, Nicolaas learnt his trade from the glazier Nicolas van Goethem, called Yenen, and married the sister of another glazier, Hendrik van Diependaele (d 1509). Around 1485 Nicolaas settled in Brussels, where he became official glass painter to Philip the Fair, Margaret of Austria and Charles V.

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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.


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