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German, 15th century, male.

Born c. 1435; died 1504.

Painter, miniaturist, illuminator, writer, printer. Religious subjects.

School of Alsace.

Hans Baemler's name appears for the first time in 1453. He established himself in Augsburg as a printer. His name appears on two miniatures, a Crucifixion...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 6 March 1475, in Caprese, near Arezzo; died 18 February 1564, in Rome.

Painter, draughtsman, sculptor, architect, engineer, poet. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, nudes, portraits.

At the time of Michelangelo’s birth, his father, Ludovico, son of Leonardo Buonarroti Simoni, was resident magistrate for the Republic of Florence in the small, fortified town of Caprese, but soon after the family returned to Florence. Michelangelo lost his mother when he was six years old, and the family’s financial situation was poor, though previous generations of Buonarroti had been rich and powerful and among the ‘priori’, or governing councillors, of Florence. Michelangelo’s father would therefore have preferred a business career for his son, but Michelangelo was encouraged by his friend Francesco Granacci in his artistic ambitions. He prevailed over his father, and on 1 April 1488, at the age of 13, he joined the large workshop of the painters Domenico and Davide Ghirlandaio. His apprenticeship agreement bound him to them for three years....

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born c. 1435, in Castello di Collordalo, near Urbino; died 1 August 1494, in Urbino.

Painter, poet. Religious subjects.

Urbino School.

Known chiefly as the father of Raphael, Giovanni Santi was himself a talented artist. His Virgin and Child in the National Gallery in London makes it clear that not only was Raphael his son, but also inherited his feelings and sentiments. The works of father and son seem to stem from a similar ideal and conception, a certain tender gracefulness. It would be possible to take Giovanni's works for early Raphaels....

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Flemish School, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1550, in Antwerp; died between 03 and 9 November 1605, in Treviso (Veneto), Italy.

Painter, engraver (etching), poet. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, genre scenes, landscapes with figures, seascapes.

Toeput went to Italy around 1580 and lived in Treviso for a long time. Most of his career seems to have been spent in Italy, and he had a reputation as a skilful painter of fairs and markets....

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Flemish School, 12th century, male.

Died 1158, in Liège.

Painter, musician, writer.

Waselin painted religious subjects on canvas that were paraded in church possessions during Lent.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born probably in 1540 or 1542 or 1543, in San Angelo in Vado; died 20 July 1609, in Ancona.

Painter, draughtsman, writer. History painting, religious subjects, portraits.

Federico Zuccaro was the younger brother of Taddeo Zuccaro, under whom he studied in Rome. He was soon qualified to assist his brother and, with the consent of Pope Pius IV, worked alongside Taddeo and Barocci on the decoration of the Belvedere. Zuccaro painted, among other compositions: ...