(b ?Mechelen, 1540–45; fl Antwerp, c. 1554–1600). Flemish painter, possibly active also in the northern Netherlands. A ‘Hansken’ or ‘Hans Verhaghen’ is mentioned in documents in 1554 and 1555 as an apprentice in Antwerp to the Mechelen doek schilder Anthoni Bessemers. In July 1572 a Hans Verhaghen married Janneken Aelbrechs in the church of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw in Antwerp. There was a painter by the name of Hans Verhaghen from Mechelen working around 1600 in Rotterdam and Delft, probably painting cartoons for the tapestry works. To what extent these items of information relate to the same person remains unresolved.
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Renaissance Art.