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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active during the first half of the 16th century.

Painter. Religious subjects.

The master painted an altarpiece in Segovia signed A.B., seven panels of which can be found in the Prado in Madrid. His work shows the influence of Gerard David....

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16th century, male.

Painter. Portraits.

Lived and worked in France towards the end of the 16th century.

Monaco, 16 June 1989: Portrait of a Woman (oil on panel, 13¾ × 10½ ins/35 × 26.5 cm) FRF 333,000

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16th century (?), male.

Monogram of a painter.

Believed to be the monogram of Abraham de Bruyn. Defer cites a full-length portrait with this monogram of Isabella of Austria, wife of Charles IX, dressed in a resplendent gown. The figure is turned to the left and holds her gloves in her left hand and a fan in her right....

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16th century, male.

Painter. History painting.

Bryan's Dictionary cites this artist as being born in Austria or Westphalia and justifies his inclusion on the grounds of an altarpiece dated 1511 and preserved in Vienna. The altarpiece in question no longer features in the catalogue of the imperial gallery in Vienna....

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15th – 17th century (?), male.

Monogram of a painter.

Cited by Ris-Paquot.

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A. M.  

German, 14th – 17th century (?), male.

Monogram of a draughtsman, engraver (wood).

The monogram A. M. is found on an engraving on wood of a View of the Town of Meissen.

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15th – 17th century (?), male.

Monogram of a draughtsman, engraver (wood).

Monogram found on a three-plate chiaroscuro etching of Absalom's Death at the Hands of Joab.

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German painter and draughtsman, active also in Italy and Bohemia. One of the foremost painters of the circle gathered at the Prague court of Emperor Rudolf II (see Habsburg, House of family, §I, (10)), he synthesized Italian and Netherlandish influences in his portraits and erudite allegories....

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German, 16th – 17th century, male.

Active also in Rome.

Born 1552, in Cologne; died 6 January 1616, in Prague.

Painter. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Prague School.

Aachen named himself after the town of Aachen, Germany, where his family came from and where his father was born. He showed a remarkable talent for drawing from a very young age and as a result was sent, at 16, to study under Jerrigh, a Flemish painter who had settled in Cologne. Aachen worked as his apprentice for nearly six years, studying the works of Spronghen in particular, who was then at the height of his fame. He went to Venice around 1574, where the works of Tintoretto made a profound impression on him. In 1575 he went to Rome, where his works attracted attention. He remained in Italy until 1587. He subsequently went to Cologne, and then Munich in 1589, on the invitation of William V, Duke of Bavaria. From 1592 he worked as a painter to the court of Rudolf II, which moved to Prague in 1596. He was one of several court artists sent around Europe by Rudolf II to buy works of art for the imperial collection. In 1602 he was awarded the title of advisor to the emperor. He kept his title and duties after the death of Rudolf and the accession of Emperor Matthias....

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active at the end of the 16th and at the beginning of the 17th centuries.

Born in Rome.

Painter.

Son of the line engraver Mario dell'Abacco, and grandson of the architect Antonio dell'Abacco, Antonio di Mario dell'Abacco's work is not known but his name appears, followed by the title of painter, in records of ...

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Dorigen Caldwell

Italian painter and draughtsman. He was one of the most important artists of the first Fontainebleau school, which was developed at the French court by Rosso Fiorentino and Francesco Primaticcio, and he introduced the Italian Mannerist landscape into France.

He was almost certainly trained by his father, ...

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Abbate  

Swiss, 16th century (?), male.

Active in Geneva.

Painter. Genre scenes.

According to Füssli, Abbate painted a canvas entitled Charity at the Palazzo Zambeccari in Bologna. He probably belonged to the Dell'Abbate dynasty.

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Persian School, 16th century, male.

Active at the end of the 16th century.

Born to a family originally from Shiraz.

Painter, draughtsman.

Abdous Samad worked at the Persian court and while there was chosen by the Mogul Emperor Humayun to teach drawing both to himself and to his son Akbar, the heir to the throne. He took over from Mir Sayid Ali and completed the illumination of the poet Amir-Hamzah, who recounted the adventures of the uncle of Mohammed. He ended his days as head of the royal treasury....

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Indian, 16th century, male.

Painter, miniaturist.

Abdus Samad was born in Shiraz, Iran. He was a renowned painter, calligrapher, and an influential figure in miniature painting. He was brought, along with Mir Sayyid Ali, to India by the Mughal emperor Humayun (1530–1540 and 1555–1556...

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Abel  

French, 16th century, male.

Active in the middle of the 16th century.

Painter. Religious subjects.

A reference to Abel, whose first name is not given, is found in a passage by Malvasia. The reference confirms that he received 100 Roman crowns for a copy of ...

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Andreas Stolzenburg

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German, 16th century, male.

Active in Praguec.1560.

Died c. 1565.

Painter, draughtsman. Monuments.

Florian Abel was the brother of the sculptors Bernhard and Arnold Abel, and was commissioned to produce the sketches for the tomb of Emperor Maximilian, which was to be sculpted by his brothers. He was paid 249 florins and 40 kreutzer for this task. He is believed to have drawn the plan for Frederick I's memorial, which was sculpted by Colin, as well as plans for the memorials to Frederick's wife, the empress, and to Maximilian II. His will, dated ...

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German, 16th century, male.

Draughtsman.

Johann Abelin inspired an etching, dated 1569, of the town of Kempten, Germany, by the wood engraver Hans Rogel.

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Bohemian School, 16th century, male.

Active in Prague, probably during the 16th century.

Painter, sculptor.

Simon Abels' work includes the altar in Prague's Týn church, a powerful combined work of sculpture and painting which was apparently inspired by Dürer's Virgin.

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Swiss, 16th century, male.

Active in Brugg.

Painter.

Brugg School.

A reference to Hans Aberlin dated 1531 is in the archives of the town of Brugg, Switzerland.