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Lautensack, Heinrich

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00105360
Lautensack, Heinrich

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German, 16th century, male.

Born 3 February 1522, in Bamberg; died 14 January 1568, in Frankfurt.

Goldsmith, painter, engraver (burin/wood).

He was the son of Paul Lautensack, and lived with his father in Nuremberg in 1525. He is thought to have studied under Melchior, but he probably also studied drawing with his father. In 1550, he settled in Frankfurt. In 1553, he published a treatise on the subject of perspective, and is said to have founded the town's first ever collection of paintings. He produced engravings of genre and religious subjects which recall the style of Hans Sebald Beham....

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Subjects: Painting ; Metalwork ; Prints and Printmaking ; 17th-Century Art ; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400)

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