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Wyngaerde, Anthonis [Anton] van den

Jane Shoaf Turner

in Oxford Art Online

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

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[ Vigne, Antoine de la ; Viñas, Antonio de las ]

(b ?Antwerp, c. 1525; d Madrid, 1571).

Flemish draughtsman, etcher and painter, active also in the northern Netherlands, Italy, France, England and Spain . Although few facts about his life are known, his movements can be reconstructed from his numerous topographical drawings, most of which are preserved in Vienna (Österreich, Nbib.; 53 drawings), Oxford (Ashmolean; 47 drawings), London (V&A; 31 drawings) and Antwerp (Plantin–Moretus Mus.; 23 drawings). He was apparently also active as a townscape painter, but none of his paintings is known. His earliest dated drawing is a View of Dordrecht (1544; Oxford). Also assigned to the mid-1540s is a panoramic View of London (Oxford), a drawing so large that, although previously kept rolled, it is now mounted as 14 separate sheets. In 1552–3 he was in Italy, where he made an elaborate etched View of Genoa, dated January 1553 (unique impression, Stockholm, Kun. Bib.) and probably drew views of Rome (e.g. four in Oxford; one in New York, Met.; one in Amsterdam, Rijksmus.) and Naples (Oxford). By ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Prints and Printmaking

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