Lucas de Heere

(c. 1534—1584) painter and poet

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(c.1534–1584), Flemish painter and poet, born in Ghent and trained in the Antwerp studio of Frans Floris. On returning to Ghent he established a school of painting; his pupils included Karel van Mander. His painting of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (1559) is in St Bavon's Cathedral in Ghent. Lucas lived in France from 1559 to 1561, working in Paris and Fontainebleau as a tapestry designer in the service of Catherine de Médicis. After his return to Ghent, Lucas became a member of the chamber of rhetoric and in 1565 published De Hof en Bloomgaerd der Poësien (‘The Garden and Orchard of Poetry’).


From The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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