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Aberlin Tretsch

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

(b Stuttgart, ?1510; d Stuttgart, 1577–8). German architect. A bondsman and the son of a poor family, he was self-taught and became adviser to the Dukes of Württemberg on artistic and...

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Abraham de Bruyn

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

(b Antwerp, 1540; d ?Cologne, 1587). Flemish engraver and publisher. His earliest dated engravings are two series: Friezes with Hunting Scenes (1565–6; Hollstein, nos 61–6) and Ornaments...

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Abraham van der Doort

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

(b ?1575–80; d London, before 23 June 1640). Dutch wax-modeller, drawing-master and administrator. He may have been the son of the engraver Peter van der Doort (fl c. 1590–1600) and the...

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Adam Elsheimer

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(bapt. Frankfurt, 18 Mar. 1578; bur. Rome, 11 Dec. 1610).

German painter, etcher, and draughtsman, active mainly in Italy. Although he died young and his output was small, he...

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Adam Kraft

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(active 1490–c. 1509).

German sculptor. Kraft was the leading late Gothic stone sculptor of Nuremberg. His origins are undocumented, though he may have been trained in Strasbourg....

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Adam van Düren

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(b ?Düren; fl 1487; dafter 1532). German mason and architect, active in Denmark and Sweden. His name and style, together with the Low German language of many of his inscriptions, indicate...

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Adenet Lescuyer

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(fl 1457–71). French illuminator. The earliest document relating to him is dated 1457, when he illuminated a manuscript for Joanna of Laval (d 1498), wife of René I, Duke of Anjou. In...

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Adriaen Collaert

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(b Antwerp, c. 1560; d Antwerp, 29 June 1618). Flemish draughtsman, engraver, print publisher and dealer. He was probably trained by the engraver and publisher Philip Galle, whose daughter...

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Adriaen de Weerdt

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(b Brussels, c. 1510; d Cologne, c. 1590). Flemish painter, draughtsman and engraver. He studied in Antwerp with Christiaen van de Queborn (c. 1515–78) and painted landscapes in the manner...

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Adriaen Isenbrandt

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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...

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Adriaen Key

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(c.1544–after 1589),

Flemish portrait painter, the pupil (and possibly a relative) of Willem Key. He was admitted to the Antwerp Guild in 1568. His portrait of William of orange...

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Adriaen van Overbeke

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(fl c. 1508–29). Netherlandish painter. He was registered as a painter in the Guild of St Luke, Antwerp, in 1508 and accepted two apprentices in 1522. His known activity is restricted to...

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Adriaen van Stalbemt

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(b Antwerp, 12 June 1580; d Antwerp, 21 Sept 1622). Flemish painter and etcher. After the fall of Antwerp (1585) his Protestant family emigrated to Middelburg, but Adriaen later returned to...

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Adriaen van Wesel

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(b c. 1417; fl Utrecht, 1447–89). North Netherlandish wood-carver. His name first appears in 1447 when he became a warden of the saddlers’ guild in Utrecht, an office that he held nine...

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Adrian Vanson

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(fl 1570s–1602; dbefore 1610). Netherlandish painter, active in Scotland. He is first recorded in Edinburgh in June 1581, when James VI's treasurer paid him for two small paintings that had...

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Aertgen van Leyden

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(b Leiden, 1498; d Leiden, 1564). Dutch painter, draughtsman and designer of stained glass. Van Mander's extensive biographical account forms the basis of knowledge of the life and work of...

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Aix-en-Provence

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Renaissance Art.

This Roman resort town became a regional capital of Gaul in the late empire. Originally under the ecclesiastical control of Arles, it became an archbishopric in the 8th century, and ...

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Alan Maynard

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(fl 1563–c. 1584). French architect and sculptor, active in England. He was engaged by Sir john Thynne to work on his country house, Longleat, Wilts, in 1563, and he was active there...

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Alart du Hameel

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[de Hameel; de Hamel; Duhameel; Duhamel; du Hamel; Duhamiel; Dumeel; van Hameel] (b c.1449; d Antwerp, before 27 Jan 1507). South Netherlandish architect and engraver. He is first mentioned...

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Albert the painter

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[Albertus pictor; Albertus Ymmenhusen] (fl c. 1460; d after 1509). Painter and textile designer, active in Sweden. He was probably of German origin. He married in 1473 and was a burgher of...

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