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Candid, Peter [Candido, Pietro di Pietro; Witte, Pieter de]locked

(b Bruges, c. 1548; d Munich, March 1628).
  • Brigitte Volk-Knüttel

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Netherlandish painter, tapestry designer and draughtsman, active in Italy and Germany. He was one of several Italian-trained Mannerist artists employed by the courts of Europe and was the leading figure in Munich from 1600 to 1628. His versatility led Sandrart to describe him as a ‘universal painter’. When he was about ten years old he emigrated to Florence with his parents—his father, ...

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