Broeck, Crispin van den or Paludanus
Flemish School, 16th century, female.
Born c. 1524, in Mechelen; died from 1588-1591.
Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects.
Crispin van den Broeck was a pupil of Frans Floris in about 1555, and then a master in Antwerp. It is likely that he travelled in Italy, since he was a journeyman of the Confraternity of Romanists whose members were artists who had been to Rome. In about 1555, he married Barbara de Bruyne and, in 1557, paid for his right to leave Mechelen. On 19 May 1559, he was granted citizenship in Antwerp. On 19 February 1582, he was commissioned to work on preparations for the festivities for the entry into Antwerp of the duke of Anjou. That same year, he painted two pictures with Michel Coxyen for the courtroom at the council hall. In 1584, he moved to Middelbourg but had to return to Antwerp when threatened with the confiscation of his property by the authorities in Antwerp, treatment meted out to any citizen who abandoned the town. His pupils in Antwerp were Nicolas Ficet (1577), Henri de Ruit (1584) and Pierre van de Wal (1588)....