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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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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Naples at the end of the 15th century.

Painter. Religious subjects.

In 1498, Luigi dell'Abate collaborated with François Pappalettere on the decoration of the convent of S Giovanni in Capua.

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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, 14th – 15th century, male.

Active at the end of the 14th and at the beginning of the 15th century.

Painter.

Abd al Havy was a pupil of Shams al Din. In 1393, Tamburlaine (Timur) took him to Samarkand, where it is believed that he ran the city’s artistic workshops. No work has been attributed to him with any certainty....

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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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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, 15th century, male.

Active in Ulm.

Painter.

Gregorius Abel is mentioned in 1493 in the accounting records of the city of Frankfurt.

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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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French, 15th century, male.

Active in St-Maximin (near Marseilles).

Born c. 1375; died May 1450.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures. Decorative schemes.

Andreas Abellon was a Dominican prior. Archives studied by Albanès record that the convent bought three historiated tapestries in 1444, which could have been painted by Abellon. He may have been the decorator of the chancel of the chapel, which was built between ...

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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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Italian, 15th century, male.

Activec.1400.

Born in Venice.

Painter.

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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.

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German, 15th century, male.

Active in Augsburg.

Died 1505.

Painter.

Augsburg School.

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German, 15th century, male.

Active in Wiener Neustadt.

Painter, glass painter.

Hans Ableger worked as apprentice to the painter Konrad Herer and bequeathed a sum of money to him in his will. He was invited to work at the court of Emperor Frederick III in ...

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Abraham  

German, 15th century, male.

Died 1453.

Painter.

A painter of this name, called Abraam or Alebram d'Alemaigne, lived in Lyons in 1418 and 1453.