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Vliete, Gillis van den

Iris Kockelbergh

in Oxford Art Online

Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI:

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[Egidio Fiammingho; Egidio da Malines; Egidio della Riviera; Gilles de Rivière]

(b ? Mechelen; d Rome, bur Sept 4, 1602).

Flemish sculptor, active in Italy. He is first recorded in Rome in 1567, when he was said to be a native of Mechelen. He was involved in the restoration of antique sculpture and collaborated on a number of monumental works with Nicolas Mostaert (d 1601–4), a sculptor from Arras. His style is typically Northern Renaissance in its heavily pleated draperies, uniform faces and interest in detail. It is best exemplified in the marble reliefs for the tomb of Charles Frederick, Duke of Cleves (with Mostaert, 1576–9) in the German church of S Maria dell’ Anima, Rome; though overloaded, these compositions gain depth from a decentralized perspective. In the same church is the funerary monument of Cardinal Andreas Habsburg (marble, c. 1600), also a collaborative work with Mostaert.

BNB; NKL; Thieme–Becker G. K. Nagler: Neues allgemeines Künstlerlexicon, 13 (Munich, 1843), p. 217 G. L. Masetti Zannini: ‘Il monumento sepolcrale del principe di Cleves in Santa Maria dell’Anima’, ...

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Subjects: Sculpture and Carving ; Renaissance Art

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