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French, 15th century, male.

Active during the second half of the 15th century.

Born in Auxerre.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Laurent Adam sculpted the episcopal throne in Rouen Cathedral from 1465 to 1469. This work was lost during the French Revolution.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

In 1484, Paolo Adanisio decorated an altar with predella for S Giovanni di Padova in Cerreto.

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Dutch, 16th century, male.

Active in the second half of the 16th century.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Utrecht School.

Jan Adriaensz. was a member of the corporation of painters in Utrecht in 1569. He is believed to be the author of Christ on the Cross which was donated to the convent of St Cecil in Calcar, then in the small German state of Cleves, by the Catholic priest of Amsterdam....

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French, 15th century, male.

Goldsmith. Religious subjects.

Adrien de Tours was paid a sum of 431 pounds and 10 sols in 1492 for the production of a shrine to St Eutrope.

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Swiss, 16th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Colmar: Scenes from the Life of St John the Baptist (1582, diptych); Annunciation (1582, diptych)

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Austrian, 15th century, male.

Active in Padua, in 1420.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues.

Paduan School.

Aegidius von Wiener-Neustadt sculpted a statue of The Archangel St Michael in Padua for the neighbouring parish of Montermerlo.

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Flemish, 16th century, male.

Active in Amsterdam in 1553.

Died 1575.

Painter, draughtsman. Architectural views, church interiors.

Flemish School.

Hendrick Aerts painted and decorated church interiors, one of which was engraved by J. Londerseel.

London, 1 Dec 1978: Interior of an Imaginary Cathedral during a Procession...

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Dutch, 16th century, male.

Born 1507 or 1508, in Amsterdam; died 3 June 1575, in Amsterdam.

Painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes, rustic scenes, portraits, interiors with figures, still-lifes. Church decoration, religious furnishings.

Amsterdam School, Antwerp School.

Pieter Aertsen was called Lange Pier (Long Peter) because of his height. He was the son of a stocking maker. He studied first under Alaert Claessen, and later, at around the age of 18, he went to study in the province of Hainaut. In Antwerp he lodged with his compatriot, the painter Jean Mandyn. Aertsen also worked in Louvain before returning to Amsterdam. He seems to have divided his time between his home town of Amsterdam and Antwerp. In 1535 he was nominated a free master of the Guild of St Luke in Antwerp. In 1547 he was a municipal councillor in Amsterdam. In 1552, having returned to Antwerp, he was admitted as a burgher of the city. He married the aunt of his student Joachim Bueckelaer. He returned to Amsterdam in 1556 and remained there until his death. He had three sons who all became painters....

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Dutch, 16th century, male.

Born 1482, in Wyck; died 1577, in Antwerp.

Painter. Religious subjects. Designs for stained glass.

Richard Aertsz. was the son of a poor Dutch fisherman. His leg was amputated after having been badly burned and, as a result, he chose a profession that could accommodate his handicap. Due to his remarkable talent he was sent to study with Jan Mostaert the elder, who was then a successful artist in Haarlem. The young Aertsz. was reportedly likable and witty, and these personal qualities and his exceptional circumstances were perhaps a factor in making him a favoured student. It is certainly true that when Aertsz. left Mostaert his work showed a talent superior to that of his master. His first work was a painting of scenes from the life of Joseph, which he produced on the panel flaps of the high altar in the main church of Haarlem. He then went to Antwerp, and was made a member of the town's Academy in ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Naples towards the middle of the 16th century.

Painter. Religious subjects. Decorative schemes.

Neapolitan School.

It is not known with whom Pietro Afesa studied. His surname derives from the province where he was born. He came to Naples where he occupied a creditable position among the excellent painters living in the city at that time. He was commissioned with the decoration of public buildings and is known particularly for his ...

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Portuguese, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born c. 1475; died c. 1540.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Jorge Afonso lived in Santo Domingo and was brother-in-law of the painter Francesco Henriques. In 1508 he was appointed court painter to King Manuel I and in about 1529 to John III. He ran a studio in Lisbon where his son-in-law Gregorio Lopes, his nephew Garcia Fernandes and many other artists worked, including, in ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active from 1511 to 1540.

Born in Sassoferrato (Ancona); died, in Cupramontana (Ancona).

Painter, sculptor, architect. Religious subjects.

Many of Pietro Paolo Agabiti's paintings decorate the churches of his native town. Santa Maria del Piano has a Virgin with St Catherine and St John the Baptist...

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Agapic  

Italian, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1540, on the island of Cherso.

Painter. Religious subjects.

School of Rome.

Agapic lived in Rome around 1562-1576. His St Jerome, dated 1563, which he painted for the Illyric college, still survives.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Giacomo Agnelli is known for three paintings: Madonna Surrounded by Angels, with Four Saints (1561), at S Francesco d'Acquaviva; Madonna Seated on a Throne with Two Saints beside Her (1565) in the church at Collina; and ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Activec.1500.

Born probably, in Siena.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Geneva: Madonna

Siena (Accademia): a painting, attributed

Article

Italian, 15th century, male.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

Squarcione School.

Paduan School.

In 1489 Agnolo Zotto painted a fresco of the Crucifixion in the old refectory of S Justine in Padua. He was the father of Andrea d'Agnolo.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 1418, in Florence; died before 1498, in Perugia.

Sculptor, architect. Religious subjects.

Florentine School, Perugian School.

The son of the weaver Antonio di Duccio, Agostino d'Antonio di Duccio produced works in marble and terracotta of the Della Robbia type. His earliest known works are four low reliefs in Modena Cathedral. While living in Florence in ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Lucca School.

In 1578, Agostino da Massa was commissioned to decorate the ceiling of the Liberta chapel in Lucca Cathedral. He is also responsible for the paintings in the vault above the cathedral's S Regolo altar.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Pavia in 1491.

Born 15th century, in Pavia.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Pavia School.

Agostino da Montebello was a pupil of Leonardo Vidolenghi, whose daughter he married. However, as an artist he was closer to Borgognone. In 1491 he painted the great fresco of the ...

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Italian, 13th – 14th century, male.

Born in Siena; died 1350.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues, monuments.

Sienese School.

Agostino di Giovanni was a product of the Pisani School. He married in 1310 and had two sons, Giovanni and Domenico, who were chosen as 'capomaestri' for the construction of Siena Cathedral. He often worked with the former....