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date: 28 January 2020

Master of the Byzantine Madonnalocked

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German, 16th century, male.

Painter.

Leipzig School.

Born in Saxony, this artist worked in Leipzig between 1510 and 1520. He acquired the name of 'Master of the Byzantine Madonna' on account of the Byzantine appearance of his paining of the Virgin. He was pre-eminent in the Leipzig School on the eve of the Reformation, and several of his works survive in the museum there and in Merseburg Cathedral, where there are two altarpieces, one dedicated to the ...

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