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Flemish School, 16th century, male.

Active in Italy.

Born 1523, in Bruges; died 2 November 1605, in Florence.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, genre scenes, landscapes, architectural views. Murals, designs for tapestries.

Antwerp School.

A pupil of Pieter Aertsen in Antwerp, Van der Straet was a guild master at Antwerp in 1545 and worked in Lyons for Corneille de la Haye. He then went to Venice and Florence, where he worked for the Medici family and met Vasari. John of Austria summoned him to Naples, and he then returned to Florence. He is thought to have returned to Flanders around 1576-1578....