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Anthonis van den Wyngaerde

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(c.1525–1571),

Flemish painter, draughtsman, and etcher who travelled throughout the Netherlands and in England, France, Italy, and Spain. In the course of his travels he made many...

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Augsburg

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(city, bishopric) Attested since the 8th century on the site of Roman Augusta Vindelicorum. A document of 1156 confirms the bishop’s lordship, conditioned by the citizens’ community. An...

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Château d' Anet

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A Renaissance chateau some 80 kilometres (50 miles) west of Paris. It was built between 1546 and 1552 by Henri II for his mistress Diane de Poitiers. The house and ...

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château of Chambord

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A royal chateau on the left bank of the Cosson, a tributary of the Loire. The chateau was commissioned by Francis I and construction began in 1519 on the site ...

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Cornelius Bos

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(c.1510–c.1566),

Netherlandish engraver. He was born in 's-Hertogenbosch (Brabant) and seems to have studied in Rome in the studio of Marcantonio Raimondi. He was settled in...

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Domenico da Cortona

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(c.1470–c.1549),

Italian architect and woodcarver who moved to France in 1495 at the invitation of King Charles VIII. He was probably the designer of the wooden model (now known...

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Dumonstier

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Family of French artists, active in various fields but mainly as portrait painters. About a dozen members of the family are recorded and several of them held court appointments. The ...

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Erhard Reuwich

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(c.1455–c.1490), Dutch engraver, born in Utrecht. In 1483 he accompanied Canon Bernhard von Breydenbach (chamberlain to the archbishop of Mainz), Graaf Johann zu Solms-Lich, and the Ritter...

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Francesco Terzi

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(c.1523–1591),

Italian painter and draughtsman. He was born in Bergamo and as a young man painted a large Crucifixion in the Church of SS Bartolomeo e Stefano in Lallo (near ...

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Hans Schwarz

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(c.1492–c.1522), German medallist and sculptor, born in Augsburg. He was the first German exponent of the portrait medal, an art that had been revived in Italy; the faces of Schwarz's...

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Jacques Coeur

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(1395–1456),

French merchant and banker, born in Bourges, the son of a wealthy merchant. In the 1430s he began to trade with Damascus, importing carpets and silks and amassing a ...

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Jan Zamoyski

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(1542–1605),

Polish statesman. He was educated in Padua and Paris, and on returning to Poland in 1565 was appointed as secretary to King Sigismund II. He subsequently supported the...

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Johann Neudörfer

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(1497–1563),

German type designer and biographer of artists, born in Nuremberg. His contemporary reputation centred on his mastery of calligraphy and his views shaped the final...

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Juan de la Huerta

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(fl.1431–62),

Spanish sculptor who in 1443 succeeded Claux der Werve as the artist responsible for the tomb of John the Fearless, duke of Burgundy (d. 1419), and his wife in ...

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Malmö

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At the beginning of the sixteenth century, the Danish town of Malmø, with a population of around seven thousand, was rivalled only by Copenhagen as the most important city in ...

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Master of Liesborn

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(fl. c.1460–90),

German painter whose name derives from an altarpiece painted for the Benedictine abbey in Liesborn (near Münster); six of the fourteen surviving fragments are in...

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William Rogers

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(fl. 1589–1604),

The first known professional English engraver. He may have been trained in the Netherlands, possibly in the studio of the Wierix family in Antwerp. He specialized...

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