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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Modenac.1487-1490.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

According to the chronicler Lancillotto, Giovanni Aretusi executed some large works including frescoes and a Pietà for a chapel in S Carmine, Modena. However, he is best known for his miniatures; he painted a great many ensigns and coats of arms for tournaments, gold caskets and wedding chests for the court of the Duke of Ferrara. In ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Modena and Rome.

Died 1523.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

Pellegrino Aretusi studied under his father Giovanni in the late 15th century. In 1509 he executed an altarpiece for the hospital of S Maria de Ballu (later S Maria della Neve) which did much to enhance his reputation....

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Born in Triana.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

Antonio Arfián worked in Seville. He started out as a commercial artist and sold his works abroad, mainly to Spanish America. In 1550 he joined the studio of Vargas, who had recently returned from Italy, and worked hard at changing his style, taking advice from Vargas; his efforts were soon rewarded. Among his works is a panel for the high altar of Seville Cathedral (...

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French, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1540, in Besançon.

Painter. Religious subjects.

In 1564 Pierre d'Argent the Elder was sent to study in Italy at the expense of Cardinal Granvelle. On his return home he worked for his benefactor, painting a number of portraits and religious subjects between ...

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Flemish, 15th century, male.

Born in Antwerp; died 1493.

Painter. Religious subjects. Designs for stained glass.

Flemish School.

In 1549 Lucas Ariaens was admitted to the Confraternity of St Luke of which he was to be the dean five times. He was one of a number of skilled artists who were employed to embellish the church of Our Lady in Antwerp. He was involved in the making of the decorations celebrating the wedding of Charles the Bold in ...

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Spanish, 15th century, male.

Active at the end of the 15th century.

Painter.

Arias was a painter in the service of Isabella the Catholic of Spain. He decorated a celebrated prayer book for the queen and also illuminated antiphonaries for the cloister of Sto Tomás in Avila....

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Italian, 12th century, male.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

A native of Modena, in 1237 this artist painted a fresco for the apse, in the church of S Maria di Cartignano in Bussi, Abruzzo.

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French, 13th century, male.

Born in St-Jean-d'Angély.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

This artist's name appears on the base of a large relief showing the Scene of the Crucifixion, above the porch of the church of St-Hilaire in Foussais, Vendée.

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French, 16th century, male.

Active in St-Germain-en-Layec.1542.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues.

Christophe Auldre made a wooden tabernacle decorated with figures for a high altar, stone statues of the four evangelists and St Apollonia, and a large wooden statue of an angel.

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Italian, 12th century, male.

Born to a family originally from Gubbio.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Neapolitan School.

This artist must have painted the fresco of the Archangel Michael in the church of S Maria di Vettorino in Gubbio. According to Baldinucci there is evidence of a painter of this name working in Naples....

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Portuguese, 16th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Cyrillo mentions Avelar as one of the oldest Portuguese painters. According to Taborda he worked in 1510 and painted for the covent of Belem. Carvalho tells us of paintings by the artist above the main staircase as well as works by Arrerino. However, he does not attribute the painting of ...

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Flemish, 16th century, male.

Died 13 November 1604, in Mechelen.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Flemish School.

Jan van Avont I was the father of Rombaut, Jan II and Abraham van Avont. He rarely signed his works. A Gloria in the church of Our Lady in Mechelen has been attributed to him....

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Spanish, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 16th century, in Biscay; died 1610.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

In 1603, Juan de Azaldegui enlarged the high altar of the parish church of Renteria, and in 1605 executed four statues for the altar. In 1608 he carved a Passion...

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

In Valladolid in 1578, Azcutia painted a Portrait of St Elizabeth and decorated the S Miguel chapel in the church of S Pablo. In 1596 he executed paintings in the main chapel of the church of the Virgin in Castrobeça. In ...

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German, 16th century, male.

Active in Rochlitz (Saxony).

Sculptor.

In 1522 Paul Babst made a group representing Christ on the Mount of Olives for the church of Penig.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Verona at the beginning of the 15th century.

Painter. Religious subjects.

There is a reference to a painting by Baccalari in the church of S Zeno at S Giovanni Ilarione near Verona, signed: Dante de Baccalari, 1409. He may be the same as the artist who painted the cloister of Bressanone Cathedral....

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Flemish, 16th century, male.

Born 1560, in Antwerp; died probably c. 1590 or 1591.

Painter. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects.

Antwerp School, Flemish School.

Jacob de Backer first studied with the painter A. van Palerme and was known at this period as Jacob van Palermo. Later, probably after ...

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Spanish, 15th century, male.

Born c. 1410, in Valencia; died 16 July 1461, in Valencia.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Valencian School.

In 1440, King Alfonso V of Aragon summoned Jaime Baço to Naples. Some years later he commissioned him to decorate an altar for the church of S Maria della Pace; this was destroyed in ...

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Swiss, 15th – 16th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

All the work by this master is marked with a carnation crossed with a sprig of lavender. Both pairs of panels in the museum in Dijon are from the Altarpiece of the Passion, which came from the chapel of the Three Magi in the Swiss town of Baden, hence the name given to this master....

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Veronac.1445-1451.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Bartolomeo the Elder was the son of Giovanni Badile. His signature is found at the bottom of a votive fresco in the church of S Pietro Martire in Verona. The painting shows the ...