Domenicus Ver Wilt

(fl. c. 1544—1566)

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(fl c. 1544–c. 1566). Flemish painter and tapestry designer, active in Sweden. He was made a master of the Guild of St Luke in Antwerp in 1544 and worked in Sweden from 1556 to 1566. He executed decorations (1558–61) at Kalmar Slott in Småland and designed the cartoons for the monumental tapestries (1561–9; e.g. Stockholm, Kun. Slott) depicting the earliest mythical kings of Sweden and their history, as related by the historian Johannes Magnus, which were influenced by the Brussels tapestry style. A fine portrait of King Erik XIV (c. 1561; Stockholm, Nmus.), in the style of Antonis Mor, is also probably by Ver Wilt.

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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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